It’s never any fun to suffer through a hot summer day without AC. For your air conditioner to work, however, the unit will need to have a certain amount of refrigerant in it. In this article, air conditioner repair experts from Cooper Brothers discuss the signs that your air conditioner contains too much refrigerant.
Shutting Down Entirely
Adding too much refrigerant to an air conditioner can damage it. To prevent this from happening, most air conditioners have safety switches to detect pressure changes and automatically shut the unit off if needed. If this happens, your air conditioner won’t turn on until a professional has examined it and manually reset the switch.
Squealing from the Compressors
If you begin to hear squealing from the AC unit’s compressors, it means that you or someone else has added too much refrigerant to the unit. This spells bad news — the squealing sounds mean your AC has sustained some damage and it will likely require repairs to get the unit in working order once again. For assistance in repairing your AC, turn to air conditioner replacement experts at Cooper Brothers.
Rising Energy Bills
Do you notice your energy bills increasing despite regularly maintaining your air conditioner? If so, it’s possible your AC has too much refrigerant, which causes the lines to convert heat at a higher temperature than the equipment is designed to handle. This requires a lot of extra power to produce cold air, which in turn causes your energy bills to spike.
Need an expert to service your home’s HVAC system? Look no further than Cooper Brothers, Inc. When it comes to air quality, HVAC and residential heating services, we are the leading experts in the area and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.