We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Refrigerant refers to the gas that travels through your air conditioner and undergoes phase changes to cool your home. There needs to be a proper amount of refrigerant flowing through the system for it to function correctly. If you have maintenance done on your A/C or there is a leak somewhere, your refrigerant may be low and the efficiency of your system will be dramatically decreased.
There are several signs indicating you may be low on refrigerant:
Your pipes have an oily coating
You see ice on the coils of your system
You have noticed overall low efficiency
You feel warm air coming from the vents when the A/C is set to cool
A qualified HVAC technician can check your system and determine whether or not it needs a recharge. If this is the case, he will recharge the system by following a process that adds the proper amount of refrigerant to your A/C system. This will allow the system to cool your home without working harder than necessary. It can save you money on your energy bill, prevent the system from completely breaking down, and keep your home cool.