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Written on: July 27, 2016

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If you feel warm air blowing in from your vents when the AC is running – or if you’ve noticed frost or ice forming on your outside central air conditioner lines – your air conditioner could be low on refrigerant.

As the outdoor portion of your cooling system experiences wear and tear from the elements, it can create leaks in the system that are often not visible to the naked eye. Over time, these leaks can deplete it of refrigerant, causing your system to perform poorly – or not at all.

Your system uses refrigerant to transfer heat away out of your home. When levels are low, it often indicates a leak. During our annual HVAC tune-up and inspection, our technicians check for leaks and monitor refrigerant levels to be sure your system is performing at its best.

Freon (also called R22) – the refrigerant used in most AC systems – is being phased out and replaced with refrigerant that is less harmful to the ozone layer. Because of this, the price of Freon is rising, which will make recharging your system more expensive until the phase-out is complete – something to keep in mind when weighing the benefits of servicing vs. replacing your AC system.

If you find that your system is not cooling your home the way it once was – or if you notice that your system needs to be recharged annually – it may be time to consider a new, high efficiency air conditioning system that uses a more economical and environmentally friendly refrigerant. With great Specials that can save you thousands on a new system, it might be worth the investment – especially if your system is 10 years old or more.

Contact Walton today to learn more and get a FREE estimate on a new air conditioner for your Pennsylvania home!

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