What if the HVAC unit has a refrigerant leak?
Most people would be tempted to have their refrigerant or Freon*, as most people call it, refilled, as to try and avoid costly repairs or replacing the unit. This tends to only exacerbate the problem and could end up being more costly in the long run. Many people believe that, over time, an air conditioner uses up the refrigerant. Most believe when the warm air starts blowing, they just need a recharge like in their automobiles. In reality, an air conditioner or heat pump has a sealed refrigerant system that should never “use up” or run out of refrigerant.
Signs I may have a refrigerant leak?