A Refrigerant Leak

When I arrived house from work yeahterday, I noticed that it was unusually sizzling inside, i thought this was odd because my home was usually a cool plus comfortable temperature, despite the fact that I assumed that maybe I was having a sizzling flash or something, and when I took a look at the thermostat but, I noticed that my thermostat was set to my proper temperature! The only difference was that the actual temperature of my home was a few degrees warmer.

I waited for the a/c to power on so I could guess the cool air exit the air vents, despite the fact that I was shocked when the air was lukewarm.

From this, I could tell that the a/c was laboring, however it wasn’t cooling my home as it should have been. In my mind, I assumed that it needed refrigerant, so I called an HVAC professional to come check it out. When he arrived, he told me that my refrigerant definitely didn’t need a refill unless there was a leak, then a popular myth that people tend to believe is that a/cs use refrigerant to cool the home when that isn’t the case. The refrigerant simply turns to gas as it disaffixs the sizzling air from the home plus then returns to liquid form. There should be no need for a refrigerant “top off” unless it’s leaking, unluckyly, this was my issue. The wonderful news however was that the HVAC professional was able to patch the small hole plus then replace the refrigerant that was lost.

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