A/C Refrigerant Leaks in Buffalo

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Should you suspect a residential refrigerant leak, we suggest contacting a professional right away.

Not only do air conditioning leaks cause discomfort and annoyance, but some refrigerant leaks, particularly much older systems, can be dangerous to the health and well-being of those surrounding or breathing in the air from the leaking system.

The bottom line is that properly installed and professionally maintained air conditioning units should never leak.  Always work with professionally trained technicians when it comes to installing and servicing air conditioning units to avoid unnecessary and costly repairs down the line.

That being said, if your system was hastily or inappropriately installed, here are some tell-tale signs to watch out for that may be symptoms of a refrigerant leak.

Signs of a Refrigerant Leak in Your Buffalo Home

  • Temperature Decline: A clear and somewhat obvious sign of a refrigerant leak is a gradual but steady decline in your air conditioning’s cooling capabilities.
  • Ice Formation: Ice formation is not a sign of a normally regulating air conditioning unit.  Ice is typically formed when the air conditioning unit tries to compensate for low amounts of refrigerant (such as Freon) due to a leak.
  • “Soap Test”: One way to test for a leak is to perform a “soap test.”  We suggest placing a mix of water and soap around the areas you think may be leaking—if bubbles form, there is most likely a leak.

While these signs and tests may bring peace of mind so that you know what is happening and what to expect, when it comes to refrigerant leaks, it is always in your best interest to contact a trained professional.  This is especially important when dealing when there exists the possibility of breathing in harmful chemicals.

Roy’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling has helped the residents of the Buffalo and Western New York area with refrigerant leaks and all other air conditioning repair and replacement concerns for nearly two decades.

If you suspect an air conditioning leak, contact us right away, and keep your home and family comfortable and safe.

About Roy’s

Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling specializes in home improvement installations and repair services.  Family-owned and operated since 1974, we’ve built our reputation on four decades of superior customer care and expert service.  With quality, reliability and efficiency always in mind, Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is committed to providing outstanding service and quality work.  In 2012, Roy’s was named Buffalo’s Best Plumber by Artvoice, a popular newsweekly.