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What is a refrigerant and why is it important?

accheckThe Importance of Refrigerant

The HVAC system is a complex machine, but it isn’t able to generate the cool air that keeps your home comfortable without a little bit of help. Refrigerant is an essential component of any air conditioning unit. Most air conditioning systems are split systems, which means that the HVAC system has components both in and outside of the house that are connected by a series of air ducts, which run through your walls and ceiling and push conditioned air throughout your home and through the vents. This is what provides your home with the central air, which is pretty much essential for living in North Florida.

However, the HVAC system isn’t able to condition air to the temperature of your choosing by this system alone. Instead, it requires support from refrigerant, which provides the proper charge to manipulate the temperature of the air that is taken into the system so that it is cool and comfortable as it is pushed out through the vents.

Without refrigerant, air can flow through the HVAC system but it won’t be changed. The result of this is room temperature or even warm air being pushed through the vents. This is one of the more common issues that people experience with their HVAC system. If your system is out of refrigerant for too long it can lead to serious damage and need for repair, but if addressed early enough—or if prevented through proper maintenance—you can keep your home cool and comfortable by ensuring that you have the right type and amount of refrigerant in your HVAC system at all times.

Recharging Refrigerant: The Best Practices

You need to make sure that the refrigerant in your air conditioning system is properly charged, otherwise you won’t get the cool airflow that you are looking for.
If your air conditioning system isn’t running as cool as it once did, then the best action to take is to contact All Weather Contractors for a refrigerant charge. This is one of the most least-understood practices in all of HVAC maintenance and care. While it may sound simple enough to handle on your own, the type and exact amount of refrigerant used is essential to delivering the right results, and every HVAC system has its own needs. For your HVAC system to work at its maximum efficiency, it is best that the coils, filters and blower are inspected, cleaned and repaired in any way necessary when the refrigerant is charged. Keeping up with regular maintenance like this is the best way to ensure that the entire HVAC system does not break down.

For more information about refrigerant and why it is important, or to have your air conditioning unit charged, contact All Weather Contractors.