During the summer, your home is a refuge from the hot weather thanks to your air conditioning system. On hot days, there’s little better than stepping inside and feeling the rush of cool air. While you might know your AC system requires regular maintenance from expert HVAC contractors, you might not know that it may also require recharging. Below is an explanation of AC system recharging along with the warning signals that indicate a need for it.
The Basics of Recharging Your Home’s AC System
What Does Recharging an AC System Entail?
Recharging an AC system doesn’t mean plugging it into the wall to power up a battery as you do with other devices, such as your phone. Instead, AC recharging refers to refilling the refrigerant levels. The Environmental Protection Agency has enacted a law that states only HVAC contractors that have been certified can complete this task since refrigerant is hazardous if it’s not handled properly.
How Do I Know My System Needs to Be Recharged?
If an AC system remains healthy, it shouldn’t have low refrigerant levels, as the refrigerant is designed to have greater longevity than the unit itself. When the refrigerant seems to be too low, it often indicates a greater problem. Make sure to call HVAC contractors to recharge your system if the vents in your home produce warm air or if the AC unit has developed frost. The air won’t cool to the desired temperature if the refrigerant is leaking, and the pipes and other parts of the system will become frozen when the refrigerant has seeped into places where it shouldn’t be. A professional should also inspect the system for leaks during regular maintenance.
Is your AC unit showing signs of requiring a recharge? Hunter Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing expert HVAC services to residents and businesses of High Point, NC, since 1931. Their fully trained team of HVAC contractors specializes in new installations, HVAC repair and maintenance, and environmentally-friendly heating solutions. They’re also known for their fast and reliable service, which includes 24/7 emergency care. Give them a call at (336) 882-3367 or visit their website to learn more about how their heating and air services can improve your home’s level of comfort.