Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Professional Air Conditioning Repairs’

Refrigerant Reminder: You Don’t Need to Add Any (Unless There’s a Leak)

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

question-mark-badgeWe’ve dealt with this question before, but we hear it often enough that we want to address it now at the point of summer where it often comes up again. You do not need to add refrigerant to your air conditioning system before it “runs out.” This is a common misconception about air conditioner operation. Refrigerant is essential to how an air conditioner runs—it’s a chemical that allows the system to move heat from inside a home to outside—but it isn’t the energy source for the system and it isn’t depleted through normal use.

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