Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating Repair Service - HVAC Contractor in Prescott AZ
 

Contact us today for emergency repair if you heating and cooling systems

Our Testimonials:

 

 

Refrigerant Freon Levels - Is It Full?

Refrigerant Freon Levels and pressure, is what helps your air conditioner do its job. It's expensive, so certain contractors will try to find ways to say you need more than necessary.

Don't get scammed on Freon!

I invite you to come and participate/watch while your air conditioner is being charged!

We weigh all refrigerant that is added to your unit instead of just guessing. If your A/C is low on Freon, chances are there's a leak because an A/C unit does not naturally lose freon. If they merely fill your A/C up with Freon and don’t offer to perform a leak search, you may be getting scammed.

If there are oil spots around the access valves, the caps may have become loose, are missing a valve stem or were simply not replaced correctly. (We actually had a customer who had another company out that didn't replace the cap correctly and they had lost 9#s of expensive R-22!)

Also, have the contractor stay awhile as you test your A/C to see if it's working properly after the contractor says he is done. You should be able to feel the difference coming out of your supply vents right away.

Freon has become a sort of synonym for air conditioning refrigerant, just as many people say Kleenex rather than
"facial tissue" and Band-Aid rather than "adhesive bandage."

The original form of Freon, called R-22 in the industry, has now been banned by the EPA and is being phased out because it produces harmful chlorofluorocarbons, which destroys earth's ozone; most homeowners refer to any type of refrigerant as "Freon."

Myth: A/C  Refrigerant Freon Levels have been "used up" and needs to be regularly replaced.

Regardless of whether you call it Freon, refrigerant, R-22 or R-410A, it is never "used up." The refrigerant is simply re-circulated through your air conditioner and used over and over.

That means the only time you’ll need to replace the Freon in your air conditioner is if there is a leak somewhere in the refrigerant circuit.

So, how can I tell if I need more Refrigerant Freon Levels?

Since your air conditioner never uses up refrigerant, you'll only need more if your system has sprung a leak.  Unfortunately, the only way to truly know if your A/C is low on refrigerant Freon level is to test it using specialized gauges.

Some symptoms include poor cooling and high humidity, longer than normal run times as well as as icing of the evaporator coil. A dirty or restrictive filter can mimic low refrigerant symptoms. Check and change your filter to make sure it isn’t that before you make an appointment.

Because most homeowners do not own and do not know how to use these gauges, you're usually best off having a trusted air conditioning professional come check your A/C's Refrigerant (Freon) Levels.

Tip: This test is usually part of an air conditioning tune-up. So if you think you might need more Freon or refrigerant in your A/C, schedule a tune-up. This service is usually only a little more than a service charge and will have the added benefit of giving you a complete picture of the health of your A/C system.

 

Are your electric bills unusually high? Have your refrigerant Freon levels checked today! Contact Rich of Prescott Air Conditioning Repair at 928-308-1254 or schedule a cooling assessment/service call.

Share:

 

Posted to: Air Conditioning Repair Articles

 

All Blog Posts

 

Follow:

Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating on youtubePrescott Air Conditioning & Heating on blogger
Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating on youtube Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating on blogger 
© Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating | Photo Credits | Privacy Policy | Website Design by iPrescott Business Solutions
Review:
"Thank you for your excellent service! On a cold winter morning, we discovered that our heater was broken. You returned our call very quickly and came out to fix our..." read more
- Catherine V
 
Review:
"Rich and Brenda showed up within an hour of us contacting them, assessed the problem with our furnace, had the broken part on hand (!!! It's a 26 year old..." read more
- Jodi P.
 
Review:
"Best service I have ever received. Rich and his wife arrived at our residence in a timely manner, very nice people. Rich explained in detail our issue with our AC..." read more
- Lt. Major Leonardo L. Prescott, AZ
 
Review:
"Brenda and Rich were very helpful. I called and left a message at 10 am on a Saturday, they called back an hour later, and we had our ac up and..." read more
- Ian O. Prescott, AZ
 
Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating 5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating in Prescott AZ | Full Service Gas Furnace and Cooling Repair
5 out of 5 stars Thank you for your excellent service! On a cold winter morning, we discovered that our heater was broken. You returned our call very quickly and came out to fix our furnace very quickly. Thank you! We have tropical birds and need to keep our house warm for them as well as ourselves. You are professional and prompt and your work is excellent. Thank you for your service! You may use this testimonial however you please.
Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating in Prescott AZ | Full Service Gas Furnace and Cooling Repair
5 out of 5 stars Rich and Brenda showed up within an hour of us contacting them, assessed the problem with our furnace, had the broken part on hand (!!! It's a 26 year old furnace!!!). They were extremely friendly, professional, explanatory and obviously care about the work they do. We had quite a few problems, and the 2 other HVAC folks said "just replace the thing" and took a service fee. While Rich tended to agree that it needs replacing, he made sure he got the unit working, inspected and was confident in its safety as a stop gap. Could not recommend them more. It's quite rare to get such thorough, professional.
Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating in Prescott AZ | Full Service Gas Furnace and Cooling Repair
5 out of 5 stars Best service I have ever received. Rich and his wife arrived at our residence in a timely manner, very nice people. Rich explained in detail our issue with our AC system and how it occurred. He fixed my problem and provided some tips to keep our system up to par. The best part of the whole thing, they cared about their customers and it showed. You can trust that they will give you an honest quote and do what they can to fix your problem without taking you to the bank. Thank You Prescott Air Conditioning & Heating!
Prescott Air Conditioning and Heating in Prescott AZ | Full Service Gas Furnace and Cooling Repair
5 out of 5 stars Brenda and Rich were very helpful. I called and left a message at 10 am on a Saturday, they called back an hour later, and we had our ac up and running by noon that day. Fast, friendly, easy to schedule and reasonably priced. As a local in Prescott I highly recommend them.