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3 Ways to Discover Refrigerant Leak in Your Commercial HVAC

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How do commercial services make a difference when it comes to low refrigerant?

Work with an HVAC provider that offers commercial services to get the most from your heating and cooling equipment. This is especially true when it comes to matters like leaking refrigerant. A leak can pollute the environment in and around your business. A leak impacts system performance too. If the problem goes ignored, it can lead to expensive repairs or replacement.

Here are three ways a technician can check for a refrigerant leak:

1. During a Maintenance Check

Your annual cooling system maintenance check includes cleaning, lubing and checking refrigerant levels to make sure your air conditioner is ready for warm weather. Foregoing this check is an easy way to miss a leak. Avoid disruption of service and an expensive emergency follow-up visit by scheduling a maintenance visit at the start of the season -- or better yet, enroll in a maintenance plan!

2. Hearing a Hiss

Low refrigerant is the result of a leak. You can sometimes hear the leak near your outdoor unit. It sounds like a hiss, similar to when a ball or balloon gets a puncture. Unlike a small inflatable toy, a leak in an HVAC system requires professional solutions to keep your system running and to keep your home safe.

3. Iced Refrigeration Line

Air conditioners can freeze for a few different reasons, including low refrigerant. As solution moves slowly through the lines, the line gets colder and eventually creates condensation. When things get cold enough, the condensation freezes. A technician will help you rule out the cause of a leak in your refrigerant line, and a permanent fix will help you get the most out of your unit.

Call our team at Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning to handle all of your commercial services, from regular maintenance to repairs and whole-system replacement.

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