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What Exactly Is Refrigerant?

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Last week we talked a little bit about short cycling, and how one of the main causes of this serious problem was a refrigerant leak. In truth, refrigerant leaks cause a lot of different problems, both for your home and your air conditioner. It can be so bad that sometimes we get the question “Why even use refrigerant? What’s the point of this chemical being in an air conditioner?”

Refrigerant is absolutely required for your air conditioner to even work at all. It’s a chemical that’s at the center of your AC’s cooling process, and if it’s leaking from your system, then you need to schedule AC repairs in Gastonia, NC.

Without refrigerant, your air conditioner would just be an oversized fan and nothing more. It’s thanks to this material that your air conditioner even has the capability to cool your home.

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