Is your AC unit pumping out warm air or just not reaching the same crisp cold temperatures it used to? A Freon leak could be the culprit.
Freon is a gas refrigerant that is necessary for removing heat from the air and cooling your home. When Freon is low it can result in warmer air coming from your unit, and higher electrical bills. If there is a leak, it also poses a serious health risk. Freon is an ozone depleter and a highly toxic substance that should be avoided at all costs.
If you suspect a Freon leak, never attempt cleanup on your own. Always hire a professional to further inspect the area and unit, using proper personal protective gear.
Signs You Might Have a Freon Leak
Fixing a Freon Leak
Freon leaks can be challenging to deal with and should only be handled by a licensed professional. In some cases, repairs can be made, but in others replacement of the unit may be advised.
If you suspect a Freon leak, shut off your unit at the breaker or thermostat (stay away from the leak). Your next move is to call a pro to evaluate the damage and verify the leak.