Have you ever wondered if your air conditioning system needs more Freon? Do you know what Freon does or doesn’t do?

What exactly is Freon and how is it used?

Freon is a refrigerant – well, technically the word Freon is a trademarked name and refers to a lot of different refrigerants. It most commonly is used in conjunction with R-22 but everyone says Freon when they are talking about refrigerants so we will too.

So what does Freon actually do?

Freon absorbs the heat from your indoor air and transfers it outside.Your air conditioner recirculates this cool air into your home to cool your home.

Does Freon get used up?

No, Freon is circulated around your air conditioning system to cool your air and unless there is a leak, no Freon is lost in the process. However, you can start to run low on Freon due to a leak.

Here are some signs of a potential leak:

  • Your air conditioner is running but it is blowing hot air.
  • Water accumulation due to condensation.
  • House takes forever to cool off.
  • You see ic on the copper lines from your unit to the indoor coil
  • High electric bills (because your air conditioner has to run longer to cool your home)

If I have a leak, what do I do?

One of our professional technicians will be happy to find and fix the leak, and then add more Freon. Our $99 precision air conditioning tune-up and professional cleaning available. We will find the leak, add the correct level of Freon and make sure everything is functioning properly on the rest of your unit.

This article was provided by American AC Heat Plumbing. Since 1983, American Air has been providing professional air conditioning and heating service and repair.


James Smith

As you can tell from our humble beginnings in 1981, we began as a family-owned business and stayed a locally owned air conditioning and heating company in Los Angeles county for nearly 40 years.