Air conditioners work by drawing in room air and absorbing its heat before transferring it to the outside environment. In a closed system, it accomplishes this by continuously evaporating and condensing a refrigerant gas known as Freon. This gas is confined within the coils of the air conditioner. However, in the proper (or incorrect) circumstances, Freon can leak from your air conditioner.
Applying a soapy water solution to the condenser and evaporator coils is the best DIY technique to see if your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak. If the soap is bubbling up, your air conditioner is leaking. Our services are also good at aircon water leaking.
Although we previously stated that Freon is odorless, it does emit a chloroform-like odor. If you smell something like this, turn on your air conditioner right away. It’s a solid sign that your air conditioner is leaking Freon if it happens with the next thing on this list.
Ice on the Evaporator Coil or Copper Lines
Ice build-up on the copper lines or evaporator coils is a sure symptom of a refrigerant leak. When your system is unable to chill your home because it lacks the appropriate refrigerant, the copper lines or evaporator coils can collect as much heat as the refrigerant. Condensation forms, as a result, freezing the lines or coils.
It Takes More Time for Your House to Cool
The refrigerant absorbs heat from your home and transports it to the outside. However, if you don’t have enough refrigerant in your system, it won’t be able to chill your home as effectively as it should.
If the air that is being blown is hot
In the heat transfer process of an air conditioner, compressed nitrogen is employed as an agent. If this spills, your AC’s capacity to function will be endangered. While there are many other mechanical causes for your air conditioner not cooling, a Nitrogen leak should not be overlooked.
A compressor that is constantly running
The compressor of an air conditioner cycles on and off to maintain a specific temperature, as you may know. Because the leak has harmed your air conditioner’s capacity to regulate temperature, the thermostat will start sending signals to the compressor that it isn’t doing a great job of chilling your space. This will drive the compressor insane, and it will continue to run until it reaches its destination.
Unfortunately, while the Freon is leaking, the air conditioner will not be able to reach its purpose. This continual surgery would not only be a terrible story for your AC, but it will also be a sad narrative for your wallet.