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  • Writer's pictureJesse Gonzalez

How To Know If My A/C Needs Freon?



If you have an air conditioner, it is important to know when your A/C needs freon. Freon is a refrigerant that helps cool the air inside a home or commercial building. Without it, the air conditioner will not be able to produce cold air efficiently. Here are some signs that may indicate your A/C needs more freon:

1) Poor Airflow - If you notice weak airflow coming from the vents, this could mean that your A/C does not have enough freon and therefore cannot push as much air through the system.


2) High Electric Bill - If your electric bill suddenly spikes for no noticeable reason, low levels of freon in the A/C could be the cause.

3) Hot Spots - If there are hot spots in your home that do not get cooled properly, this may also be an indication of low freon levels.

4) Odd Noises - Another sign could include odd noises coming from the A/C unit. This is usually caused by a lack of lubrication due to insufficient freon levels, which can cause the moving parts to grind against each other.


If you experience any of these signs, it is important to have a professional inspect your air conditioning system and determine if more freon is needed. Otherwise, you may end up dealing with expensive repair bills due to damages caused by too little refrigerant in the system. It is better to catch the problem early and take care of it before it leads to more expensive repairs.


Hope this helps!

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