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Refrigerant Leaks: Why You Should Care

Heat pumps and air conditioners need refrigerant to generate hot and cold air, which is why it’s important to take precautions against leaks. It’s equally important to take action as soon as signs of refrigerant leaks are noticed.

What Happens When HVAC Refrigerant Leaks?

HVAC refrigerant isn’t consumable like furnace fuel; as long as the heat pump or air conditioner doesn’t spring a leak, it won’t have to be topped off. A heat pump or air conditioner pumps refrigerant through stages of compression and condensation, which produces both hot and cold air, depending on which stage or mode is used. Refrigerant lines may get worn out over long periods of use. They’re invisible unless the HVAC covers are removed, therefore signs of an impending leak aren’t easily noticeable