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How Do I Know If My AC Needs Freon?

A very common question from homeowners is how to know when your AC needs more refrigerant. This is because many homeowners worry that their AC won’t cool their homes in the summer months without it. However, the refrigerant in air conditioners works a bit differently than many people believe.

What is Freon?

Freon is the name of the chemical refrigerant used in air conditioners today. It is simply the part of an AC that cools the air. The refrigerant flows through the coils of your AC, where it absorbs heat from inside the house and releases it outside, cooling the air in your home.

When Should Freon Be Added?

Unlike car refrigerant, your AC should never need more Freon. The coils where it flows are an enclosed space, meaning that Freon shouldn’t run out. The only way your AC can be low on Freon is if there is a leak in the system, so contact a professional if you believe your AC is leaking refrigerant.

How to Know If Your AC Needs Freon

Because leaking Freon is a major problem for an AC system, homeowners should learn to recognize the signs of low refrigerant. Your AC may be leaking refrigerant if you notice these signs:

  • The AC runs constantly without cooling the house
  • The air from your vents isn’t cold
  • You have abnormally high energy bills (because the system runs continuously
  • There’s ice on the refrigerant lines
  • Bubbling or hissing sounds happen when the AC isn’t running

If you recognize any of these signs, contact your AC company right away. Act fast to prevent more chemical refrigerant from escaping into the environment and return your AC to working order.

Contact a Professional

It’s important to contact a reputable company for all AC repair services, but especially for a refrigerant leak. If your technician suggests “topping off” the refrigerant in your system, they aren’t actually fixing the problem. Ensure that the technician repairs the leak first.

When it comes to AC repair, Pensacola relies on Express Air Conditioning and Heating to do the job right. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Why We're Different

Our Customers in and around Pensacola know they can trust us with their households repair needs. You can be confident when one of our servicemen visits you house, you will receive top-notch, professional service that is second to one.

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Our Technicians are knowledgeable, skilled and proficient and they can repair any households appliance, AC, or heating unit. When we come to your house to make repairs, you know you're getting the best in the industry.
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Our prices won't break your bank. No one wants to take out a second mortgage to repair their air conditioner or stove, so we make things easier for you by giving you the best service at the lowest possible prices.
We make a customer service a top priority. Other appliance repair companies take forever to arrive, and when they finally get there, they don't fix it right. At Express Air Now, we'll come to your house to make the repairs when you need them not when it's convenient with us. And rest assured we'll fix it right in the first time.

What Our Customers Say

Very Satisfied

Kerry came out and check out our AC and gave us a report, was very happy with his work and look forward to getting serviced in the future with these guys. Very satisfied.

Chase Miller

Knowledgable and Quick

Excellent service and an abundance of knowledge. Found problem rather quickly and got the job done with no obstacles to hold him back.

Charles Olson

Prompt Service

Prompt, courteous, professional service. Quickly located and corrected problem. Would highly recommend.

Bryan Martinez

Highly Recommend

Awesome service, arrived on time diagnosed my problem and got me up in running in no time at all. Highly recommend their services.

Jamie Ledger

Quick and Professional

Kerry was great! Our AC went out last night and Express was here within hours and fixed it very quickly! I’ve been using Express for years and highly recommend them!

Trey Rumley

Excellent Service

Excellent service! Came out late on a Friday evening and finished the job promptly on Monday. Thrilled to have our AC unit back up and running!

Eve Carey