When we think about a leak, we usually think about our plumbing pipes. This isn’t the only place that a leak can occur though. You can also encounter leaks in your air conditioner too. But the concern here isn’t about when your AC is leaking water (although that isn’t good either). We are talking about when your AC develops a refrigerant leak.
Refrigerant is the thing that makes your air conditioner what it is. Without this fluid, your system would essentially just serve as a whole-house fan. And while those fans can come in handy, if you have an air conditioner you deserve a system that works how it is meant to–by creating cold air.
So, is your system leaking refrigerant? Let’s look at how to tell, why it is such a problem, and how to fix it.