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Ideally, the refrigerant in your air conditioner should last through the entire lifespan of the unit. Leaks can sometimes develop that make this impossible, resulting in warm air blowing around the home. When your air conditioner begins to reach a certain age, many people automatically assume that the culprit is low refrigerant caused by a leak. If this is the problem, simply recharging the air conditioner can restore cool air to your home once again for a short period of time.

Unfortunately, not everyone can recognize the telltale signs that the refrigerant is low. You should know what the first signs are that you may have a refrigerant leak in your unit. Take a look at these top three signs that your central AC needs recharging.

High Temperature on the Thermostat

The first place that many homeowners will look when determining a problem with their central AC is the thermostat. It will often read at an absurdly high temperature compared to the actual setting on the machine. While this could indicate a broken thermostat, it may also demonstrate that your air conditioner simply isn’t keeping up with the summer heat. Attempt to turn your thermostat off and on again to see if anything changes.

One trick to determine if your thermostat is broken is to turn it up very high to eighty-five or ninety degrees. Allow it to stay here for twenty minutes or so, giving the unit plenty of time to adjust. Follow this step by turning it back down low to sixty degrees, listening for your AC unit to turn on again. If this all happens correctly, then the thermostat is not your most likely issue. However, you may still want to follow this short guide to determine if the issue could be your thermostat.

Room Temperature Air in the Vents

Place your hand over the vents in your home and take note of what you feel. Is the air cold or is it room temperature? Vents that are blowing warm or room temperature air could be a surefire sign that your AC unit needs recharging. Experts recommend waiting fifteen minutes before calling an expert to take a look at your unit. After all, every air conditioner will blow out some warm air when it first kicks on. Giving it fifteen minutes allows the air to cool down sufficiently unless there is a problem with the refrigerant.

Frost on the Unit

Head outside to take a look at the overall condition of your air conditioning unit. If you see frost around the connectors, fans, hoses, or any other parts of the AC unit, you probably have a refrigerant leak. The coolant in your central AC can easily freeze the other elements it comes in contact with. When you can see frozen elements around the unit, you know that it is leaking and likely needs to be recharged and the leak needs to be addressed before further damage is done.

Do you think that your central AC needs to be recharged? Make sure that you receive service from Classic Air Conditioning and Heating, one of the top air conditioning companies in San Antonio!

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Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
2022-04-18
William Bragg
William Bragg
2022-04-08
We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
Jeffrey Fields
Jeffrey Fields
2022-03-26
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
2022-03-10
Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!
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