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Del-Air Refrigerant plays a key role in your air conditioning in that it transfers heat out of or into your home, depending on the season. When refrigerant levels are not where they should be, the efficiency of the system begins to decrease, and your comfort level can suffer. In fact, a report by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America reveals that a system that’s low on refrigerant costs 20% more to operate annually. Here are the three most common symptoms of low coolant:
  • Air That Is Barely Cool: Refrigerant plays a key role in the function of your AC system. By absorbing heat in the air, refrigerant enables the unit to cool your home. If the air coming out of your system is warm or barely cool, the problem may be one of insufficient refrigerant, and it’s a good idea to have the unit evaluated by a professional.
  • High Energy Bills: Utility bills too high to handle? The issue may be a lack of refrigerant in your unit. After all, if refrigerant levels are low due to a leak, the AC has to work longer and harder to achieve the same cooling results. Having your unit inspected is the best way to reduce those energy costs and extend its life.
  • AC Running Constantly: A constantly running AC system is a sign that your refrigerant levels could be perilously low. When refrigerant is leaking, the unit must run more frequently to achieve the desired temperature on your thermostat. As a result, your house takes an inconveniently long time to cool down.
Protect Your Energy Bills This Year If you haven’t had your system cleaned and inspected recently, call Del-Air for help. Our expert technicians can quickly determine if the coolant in your system is to blame for the problems you are experiencing. Once we identify the issue, we can correct it and start you on the road to lower energy bills. For more information about our air conditioning services, or to schedule an appointment with our HVAC team, call (855) 972-9943. We look forward to serving your HVAC needs for years to come.

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