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Your air conditioning unit still works, but it simply isn’t blowing cold air into your home anymore. When you finally get tired of having hot air pushed around the house, you may start to wonder whether you can add a little bit of refrigerant to the system on your own. Adding this almost-magical ingredient can often spur a little bit more cold air into your system. However, many homeowners are rightfully hesitant to perform this household chore on their own. Is it even safe to add refrigerant to your air conditioner on your own?

Before you decide to start adding more refrigerant to your home’s HVAC system, make sure you ask an AC repair professional in Boerne tx or read up on whether it’s safe to do this task on your own.

Should I add my own refrigerant to the air conditioner?

The short answer is that you should leave this home maintenance task up to the professionals. There are significant risks associated with handling refrigerant if you aren’t properly trained with the right equipment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, handling this ingredient puts you at risk for toxicity, flammability, asphyxiation, and other ailments related to the toxic nature of this chemical.

Not only will you be putting yourself at risk physically, you will also be breaking the law. The EPA stipulates that it is a law to have a professional who is certified perform this task. Before you hire an HVAC technician to come out to your home, make sure that you ask whether they have their EPA certification. They should also have a card to verify that they are indeed certified.

Adding refrigerant won’t fix the problem

Simply adding a little bit of refrigerant isn’t going to make your air conditioner run better for an extended period of time. The refrigerant in your unit should last for the entire lifespan of the air conditioner unless there is a leak. It may be a slow leak that will take a while to drain out the new refrigerant or it could be a much larger problem that needs to be addressed immediately. Without the proper experience and training, most homeowners can’t identify exactly where the leak in their unit is.

However, this means that all of the refrigerant you are adding to the unit is bound to disappear once again. It is best to have a professional come in to survey the possible damage before adding more refrigerant to the unit. This can save you more money in the long run because it will allow your new refrigerant to last as long as it is truly supposed to.

When you need more refrigerant in your air conditioner, don’t attempt to make this repair at home. You need the help of an experienced and certified professional. Go ahead and give Classic Air Conditioning and Heating a call so that our experienced air conditioning company can help you! We are all EPA-certified and ready to help you pinpoint the leak and place more refrigerant in your unit.

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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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