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Charleston AC Refrigerant Leak Repair


Should you suspect a residential or commercial 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

  • 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.

LimRic Air Conditioning has helped the residents and business owners of Charleston, SC with refrigerant leaks and all other air conditioning repair and replacement concerns for more than 50 years.

At LimRic, customer satisfaction is our priority. You can rest easy on our service pledge of “Call Today, Comfortable Tonight!” With our QuickComfort guarantee, we promise that if we can’t fix your HVAC unit on the first service visit, we will provide you with a temporary replacement until we can restore it to working order.  With over 22 fully stocked service vehicles and multiple locations in Charleston and Mt. Pleasant, our same day service guarantee is no gimmick.

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