About Refrigerant Leaks in Woodbridge, IL
Most home AC systems refrigerant is R-22 or Freon. Freon is hazardous to the environment if not properly contained. You should never need to add or change Freon unless there is a leak; any refrigerant that is removed has to be extracted and filtered by a refrigerant recycling or recovery machine. And this must be done by a certified technician using a certified recycling or recovering machine.
Even a 10 percent loss of Freon or R-22 could not only result in an undue amount of wear and tear on your unit, it could mean an increase of 20 percent in your energy costs. It is highly recommended to check your refrigerant once a year to make sure you have the proper level of Freon. If the level is low, then that means you either have a leak that needs to be fixed or the proper charge was never added to your system.
There can be severe consequences associated with low levels of Freon. This problem can result in failure of your compressor, freezing of the evaporator coil, reduced system efficiency and others. A leak of Freon will not get smaller; it will only become larger over time.
Stress, worn service valves, unit vibration and physical damage from pets, lawn mowers, etc. can cause a leak. Even for a very small leak, the unit may need to be pressurized for as long as 24 hours. Once the leak is repaired, your technician will re-connect the system, vacuum it and re-charge with refrigerant.
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