Refrigerant Leaks

It’s pretty simple — you want your commercial HVAC unit to cool your business. Refrigerant is largely responsible for this; refrigerant evaporates in the coil of your unit, removing heat from the air and cooling your business. A refrigerant leak can cause your unit to malfunction, leading to warmer temperatures, higher bills, and, if not caught quickly, costly repairs. All Temp, experts in air conditioning replacement St. Cloud, can help you recognize the signs of a refrigerant leak. 

Metal Vents on a Rooftop

Signs of a Refrigerant Leak

Luckily, there are a lot of warning signs leading up to a refrigerant leak. Keep an eye out for these symptoms: 

Loss of Cooling Power
Refrigerant’s main job is to cool your home. When your commercial HVAC unit is experiencing a refrigerant leak, it will no longer be able to cool your business. If you notice you’re constantly heading to the thermostat to turn down the temperature, your unit might be in trouble. 

Frozen Coils
The coils in your HVAC unit are responsible for absorbing heat, and refrigerant helps them do this. If the coils on your commercial unit are frozen, it means there is a lack of refrigerant in the unit — which can indicate a leak. 

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Hissing Sounds
Refrigerant leaks occur as a result of holes or cracks in the coils that circulate the refrigerant. Air escaping through these cracks can cause a hissing sound. If you notice your system is hissing, you most likely have a refrigerant leak somewhere in the unit.

Not Blowing Cold Air
The point of your commercial HVAC unit is to blow cold air. If the air coming from the vents in your business is warm, your unit may have a refrigerant leak. 

Higher Electric Bills
If your system is unable to cool properly, it has to work harder. You’ll see that hard work reflected in your electric bill. Higher-than-normal electric bills can indicate an issue with the unit.

If your unit is experiencing any of the above symptoms, it’s time to bring in a professional. All Temp, the air conditioning replacement St. Cloud professionals, offers emergency repairs. Give us a call at (407) 857-7800 any time, any day of the year, and we can help get your commercial HVAC unit working again!

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