Lutz, FL Air Conditioning Repair Tip: Signs of Leaks

May 16th, 2013 by Charlene Ierna

You rely heavily on your home’s AC to bring you cool, crisp, refreshing air all day long during the long hot summer, and that’s why it’s critical to take care of any problems immediately, as well as enrolling professional routine maintenance. One problem that you may encounter with your air conditioning system is leaks, whether of air or of refrigerant. In this post, we’d like to keep you informed about some of the signs of leaks you should look out for. If you’re in need of comprehensive Lutz, FL air conditioning repair service, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today!

Let’s take a look at a few signs that you may have a leak somewhere in your air conditioning system:

  • Warm air: If you notice warm air coming through your ductwork, first check the thermostat to make sure that you’re calling for cool air. If that doesn’t help, then you may have an air leak in your ductwork that is bringing warm air from somewhere within your house (the attic, or crawlspace) or directly from outside into your home. This can be a serious problem, because it makes your AC attempt to compensate for the invasive, unfiltered air, in addition to contributing to your lack of comfort.
  • Inadequate cooling: The refrigerant that circulates throughout your coils and compressor must be at a certain level at all times in order to transfer heat properly. If it falls below this level, then it must be recharged, but that also indicates you have a leak. Your refrigerant circulates through a closed system and does not expend itself during the cooling process. A professional will need to perform a series of leak detection tests in order to find the cause of the leak.
  • Smell: If you find the air coming out of your ducts has a strange smell to it, then it may be pulling in air from another area of your home, such as your attic or crawlspace, or even from the area between your walls. Another sign of a ductwork leak

Make sure you take care of any leaks in your AC before the summer begins in earnest. For comprehensive Lutz, FL air conditioning repair, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today! 

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