Caldwell AC Repair, Installation & Replacement
Do you have a leak in your AC? We can help with all your home-cooling needs. Call (208) 585-5868 for expert Caldwell AC repair, installation & replacement.
Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning is the top HVAC business in Idaho serving Caldwell, ID and surrounding areas. Our technicians are all fully licensed and insured to provide top-notch service. Do you have an air conditioning emergency that needs urgent repair? Call us 24/7 for same-day service.
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Dangers of Refrigerant Leaks
A leaking air conditioning system is one of the most common problems we encounter. If you notice a slightly gas-like odor, it’s likely a refrigerant leak better known as Freon (R-22). As Freon is full of chemicals, ventilate your home as much as possible and limit your exposure to it. Schedule a professional repair job as soon as possible.
Here are a few dangers from exposure to refrigerant:
- Health. Hazards can range from mild symptoms such as dry, itchy skin to more severe problems such as heart palpitations and shortness of breath.
- Atmosphere. R-22 is a type of chemical-class known as chlorofluorocarbons. It is well-documented that Freon depletes the ozone layer and contributes to global warming. Refrigerant that leaks outside your home may also harm the soil and any nearby plants.
- Damages your AC. If refrigerant is leaking that means your AC system is likely running low on coolant levels. This causes the compressor to overwork and wear down.
- Increases energy use. A leaking air conditioning unit is an inefficient one. More energy is required to run the AC as the compressor must work harder to keep up.
What is an Evaporator Coil?
An evaporator coil is the component of an AC unit that transfers heat. It works by removing hot air inside and transferring it outside. Refrigerants such as Freon or Puron flow through the evaporator coils helping to generate cooler air inside a home.
You may notice that your air conditioning is no longer producing cool air. This may indicate a problem with the evaporator coil. A common issue is dirt and dust build-up on the evaporator coil that blocks the coolant from reaching the warm air. Another issue is frozen evaporator coils. While you may think, “the colder the better”, it doesn’t quite work out that way. Frozen refrigerant causes inefficiencies in the heat transfer and need to be properly thawed out.
At Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer a wide range of home-cooling services including refrigerant leak repair and evaporator coil services. Call us at (208) 585-5868.