As we move toward the season when folks gather indoors more often, you may be thinking about ways to keep your home ready for guests, and ways to keep your guests comfortable and happy in your home. You may also be thinking about how to take steps to reduce risks to their health and yours. A whole-house air purifier can offer you some peace of mind, so you can relax and breathe a little easier while you enjoy autumn celebrations with your friends and family.
Air conditioners are complex systems with many components. One of these components is refrigerant. It’s easy for people to imagine that it gets used up or depleted, but this is absolutely not the case. Refrigerant circulates between evaporator coils and condenser coils, turning into a gas and into a liquid again over and over, absorbing heat indoors and releasing it outdoors.
Your air conditioner consumes energy in the form of electricity, but it does not consume refrigerant. When it was manufactured, it was made with exactly the amount of refrigerant it needs for this purpose. But why have you heard of AC units being low on refrigerant? Why would that happen, and what should you do about it?