Signs of AC Refrigerant Leaks You Should Not Ignore this Winter

Even during the winter months, your heating system uses the refrigerant in your air conditioning system to generate heat. In most cases, these leaks are often associated with air conditioner issues, but when the leak occurs in the winter, it can have devastating consequences for your system and the people who live in your home. Regular HVAC maintenance checks can help to reduce your risk of leaks all year long.

Signs of AC Refrigerant Leak


There are many signs that your refrigerant may be leaking. Signs that a leak is present includes:

  • Your heat output isn’t what it used to be
  • Finding it difficult to keep the inside of your home warm enough
  • Hissing noises around or near the heat pump
  • Ice building up on the coils of the heat pump is also indicators

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Comment by Franco Oyuela on February 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

A refrigerant leak can cause your AC unit to work harder than normal. If your utility bill has unexpectedly skyrocketed, your air conditioner may be leaking.

When AC units experience a refrigerant leak, they lose the ability to reach the set temperature on your thermostat. A faulty unit may also run longer than usual.

It should only take a functional air conditioning system about 15 minutes to properly dehumidify your home.

Ice crystals are a tell-tale sign of a refrigerant leak. It’s important to check your evaporator coil (indoor coil) periodically for new formations.

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it might be time to give your local HVAC contractor a call.

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