An air conditioning system’s refrigerant—also commonly known as a Freon—is what cools the air the system releases. This refrigerant is in a durable metal loop, so assuming nothing goes wrong, it should last the life of your AC unit.
Sadly, though, that isn’t always the case, and things often go wrong. Freon lines can crack. At Gillece Services, our technicians can provide prompt and effective repairs on the chance that your air conditioner refrigerant leaks. We’ve served the Pittsburgh, PA, area for over 40 years and offer flat-rate pricing with unbeatable service.
If you notice moisture pooling around your AC unit, it might be time for a evaporator coil service. Call us today so we can assess your unit!
How to Spot a Refrigerant Leak
Like any mechanical device, your air conditioner wears over time. Eventually, your refrigerant’s metal pathways can corrode, causing it to leak out. Low freon levels will cause your AC to struggle to perform.
Not sure if you have a leak problem? Here are some symptoms to watch out for:
- Frozen coils: Refrigerant coils can’t effectively absorb heat if they're low on Freon. Because of the surrounding condensation, these coils can freeze and cause even more damage to your cooling system.
- Higher cooling bills: Leaking refrigerant forces your AC unit to use more energy.
- Inconsistent performance: As coolant levels drop, your unit may start blowing warmer air periodically before doing so indefinitely.
- Odd sounds: When Freon leaks through a crack in the coils, it often produces a gurgling sound.
The earlier a refrigerant leak is caught, the less damage it will do to your AC. Call us right away if you notice any of the issues above.
AC Repairs and Freon Recharging
Whether you suspect a refrigerant leak or your AC is just acting weird, you can count on our skilled contractors at Gillece Services. We’ll inspect your system and repair any damage or perform a Freon recharge, if necessary, to get your cooling system back up and running.
Even if your issue isn’t Freon related, we have the skills and tools to repair AC problems of all types. Our team has worked on ductless and central air conditioners from every brand and can fix yours too!
Poor cleaning and general maintenance are the leading cause of refrigerant leaks. We can provide regular AC tune-ups to keep your unit in top shape and reduce the need for repairs.
Work With Pittsburgh’s Top AC Repair Company
Fixing a leak and recharging the refrigerant is not a DIY affair. Only experts certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can handle refrigerants, and retailers won't usually sell them to unlicensed customers. Air conditioning coolant also needs to be stored under high-pressure conditions, which can be dangerous for non-professionals.
Let us handle all of the heavy lifting, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the cool air from your newly fixed unit!