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Nope, Your Refrigerant Should Never “Run Out”

Technician's hand working on an air conditionerYour air conditioning system is a complex piece of equipment. The majority of homeowners understand the basics of this system and how it operates, but not necessarily its more complex underpinnings. We’re an HVAC company so we’re well-versed in air conditioning systems of all makes, models, and sizes. But we’re reasonable—we don’t expect you to know every last detail.

If you’re looking for service from a reliable team here in Utah make sure you contact us. We specialize in air conditioning repair in Ogden, UT. If you’re noticing that something is a little “off” with your air conditioning you can contact our team to get your system up and running like new again.

Debunking the Myth

There’s this common misconception among homeowners that the refrigerant in an air conditioning unit can “run out.” Often, we’ll get calls in the summer months from individuals asking for their refrigerant to be “topped off” or “refilled.” Our technicians are experts so they’re always ready for a repair job. The problem , however, is that the root of the request here is wrong. Truly understanding how your home’s air conditioning system works can save you a headache down the line so we want to take a moment to debunk a widely circulated refrigerant myth.

Your air conditioner doesn’t deplete your refrigerant levels as it works to cool your home. A lot of the time homeowners understand refrigerant as the fuel source of an AC unit. Your refrigerant doesn’t supply any energy to your air conditioner. Electricity powers your AC. You can think of refrigerant as a tool to cool your air. If your refrigerant levels have lowered then it means the system has experienced a leak.

What to Do About the Issue

Once you’ve discovered that low refrigerant level is a real issue it’s time to act. The best step to contact a professional about the issue. Low refrigerant levels mean that air conditioner is losing refrigerant either through leaks along the lines or at connection points. If this occurs then you need a professional to seal the leak in your home and then replenish the lost refrigerant.

Continuing to run your air conditioner on low levels of refrigerant puts your system at risk. Your air conditioner will lose immense amounts of cooling power but also the compressor will suffer damage functioning without the refrigerant. Running your system this way is an easy way to damage your system catastrophically.

Why You Should Choose Our Team

We’re a family run business here at Rentmeister Total Home Service. We’ve worked in Layton, UT and the surrounding area for over 50 years. We understand everything plumbing to HVAC and know how to satisfy Utah residents because we’re members of the community ourselves. We put our hard work and expertise to good use—let us show you by scheduling an appointment with our team today!

If you’re having trouble with the refrigerant in your air conditioner make sure you handle the issue sooner than later. You can contact our professionals at Rentmeister Total Home Service today to schedule an appointment with our team.

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