Refrigerant level

July 16, 2019

Understanding the Signs of Low Refrigerant

Low refrigerant in your central air conditioner may begin with an assortment of initially insignificant symptoms. As the refrigerant charge drops, however, these minor issues can turn into major dysfunction, eventually shutting down the system completely. Refrigerant absorbs heat from the airflow inside your house at the system evaporator coil, then conveys it to the outside condenser coil where it’s released into the air. The level of circulating refrigerant is a very precise specification. If it declines below that amount, […]
June 12, 2018

What You Should Know About Refrigerant

Most of us know that refrigerant is the substance that is key to the cooling process, but few of us have ever seen it. It flows mysteriously through our HVAC systems, absorbing heat from our homes’ interiors as a cool, low pressure liquid, and then is pumped outdoors as a hot, high pressure gas, where the heat is exhausted by a fan, then does it all over again. That’s more than most homeowners know about refrigerant. But because laws governing […]
August 19, 2014

Maintain Your A/C Mid Season with These Easy Tips

The best time to perform maintenance on your air conditioner system is during spring, just before the peak usage in the summer season. It is important to maintain your A/C to improve efficiency and to prevent breakdowns and costly repair bills. Regular preventative maintenance will improve the efficiency of your A/C, thereby saving you money, and will prolong the lifecycle of your unit. What Should an HVAC Contractor Check? All the electrical connections should be checked, tightened or replaced. The […]
April 29, 2014

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Seasonal HVAC Maintenance this Spring

Performing seasonal HVAC maintenance is vital, as it helps keep your system running efficiently, prevents small problems from becoming large problems and can prevent service calls. And because you don’t discover a major problem until you need the unit, it’s usually during the hottest time of the year that the unit breaks down.  Therefore, you’ll want to schedule your seasonal HVAC maintenance appointment before the hot weather kicks in. Items that need attention: Air filters: This is an ongoing process. […]