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What to Expect From a Refrigerant Leak


Refrigerant leaks are not normal. When your heat pump or air conditioner is set up on the first day you get it, it’s charged with enough refrigerant to theoretically last its entire lifespan. Only when something goes wrong, like through constant weathering or a repair need that crops up, does your system need more refrigerant. So, if you’re noticing that your system requires refrigerant recharges every few months, you’re likely suffering from a leak.

Are there other ways to tell if you’re suffering from a refrigerant leak? Absolutely. We’ll cover all of those signs today.

In regards to what needs to be done when you notice a leak coming from your AC unit in Grand Rapids, MI, this is a bit more complicated. Either the leak needs to be patched by a professional, or you’re suffering from a more insidious problem that requires a closer look.

Ways to Tell You’re Dealing with a Leak

Refrigerant leaks aren’t always obvious. Sometimes an air conditioner can seem completely normal but, in reality, it’s slowly siphoning away excess energy and money from your wallet because it doesn’t have the optimal amount of refrigerant inside of it. Regardless of how your refrigerant leak came to be, it’s important in the here and now for you to catch it and address it with the help of a professional. Here are a few ways to detect a refrigerant leak:

What Needs to Be Done?

This is the tricky part. Luckily, you’ve got the help of qualified professionals to make it not-so-tricky.

Contact the professionals at GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc.

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