Does Refrigerant Wear Out?

There’s a popular belief that over time, the refrigerant in your air conditioning system will wear out and disappear. But that’s simply not true. According to the US Department of Energy, a system that’s low on refrigerant not only wastes electricity, it might also be a danger to the environment.

Got Leaks?

According to www.energy.gov, “If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’s specification, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment.”

Trained Leak Detectors

Here at Buckley Heat Air Solar our technicians are trained in leak detection. They’ll be able to determine which parts are leaking and what needs to be done to fix it. If it’s a simple repair, they may be able to fix it on the spot. If it’s more involved, we’ll give you an estimate and set an appointment to bring your system back to maximum cooling efficiency.

Regular AC Tune-Ups

Leak detection is only one part of our recommended seasonal tune-up. We’re open every day except Sunday so call us today or set an appointment by CLICKING HERE. Isn’t it time to make your Sacramento summers more enjoyable.