Air Quality | “Freon” is a trademark name of Dupont and it represents many different refrigerants, the most common being R-22. We’ll just say Freon from now on.
So what does it actually do?
Freon is a “heat transfer fluid”. In other words, it absorbs the heat from your indoor air and transfers it outside, cooling the air down. Then that same cooled air is recirculated back into your home for everyone to enjoy.
How do I know if my air conditioner has used up too much Freon?
Freon isn’t ever “used up” like a car uses gas or oil. It’s just circulated around your A/C system to cool your air. No Freon is lost in the process.
However, there are signs that you may be running low on Freon due to a leak.
There are some tell-tale signs that’s the case.
Signs your air conditioner needs more Freon
- Supply ducts/registers are blowing hot air even when your A/C is running and your thermostat is set to “cool.”
- Water has accumulated on the floor by your furnace due to condensation.
- House takes forever to cool off.
- Ice has built up on copper lines from a/c to indoor coil
- High electric bills (because your air conditioner has to run longer to cool your home)
- House takes longer than normal to cool off
If you have the above signs you may have a leak and your air conditioner may be low on Freon.
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