Updated: April 29th, 2024

Refrigerant, commonly referred to as freon, plays a crucial role in your air conditioning system. It is a vital chemical compound that facilitates the proper heating and cooling functions of your AC unit, ensuring that your home maintains comfortable temperatures.

Dangerous Effects of a Refrigerant Leak

Is your AC working poorly? Perhaps it can’t maintain the set temperature, so it isn’t keeping your home as comfortable as usual. Maybe your energy bills have skyrocketed. You could have a refrigerant leak and not know it.

When the freon is odorless and tasteless, it is harmful to both your health and the environment. The air becomes contaminated, which can cause several health issues. Below are some health issues that could be caused by a refrigerant leak in your home:

  • Headaches
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Mental confusion
  • Persistent coughing
  • Irregular heartbeat

If you notice any of the symptoms above, you should visit a doctor as soon as possible. Refrigerant poisoning is dangerous and should be treated immediately. After a visit to the doctor, call an expert from Titan Heating & Air for a heating repair and air conditioning repair.

Signs of a Leak

Your AC may have leaks due to several reasons. We advise our clients to use our experts for regular maintenance visits. The visits allow our experts to spot and repair any damage before any severe problems occur. Some signs your AC has leaks are:

  • Hissing sounds
  • Holes and cracks in the unit
  • Tears on the walls

It is important to note that warm ducts do not always mean a leak. Sometimes, warm ducts indicate a dirty filter, clogged filter, or a problem with your ductwork. You should call our contractors to clean or replace your filters and ducts as needed.

Contact Us

At Titan Heating & Air, we are dedicated to giving our Georgetown clients energy-efficient products and high-quality service. We’re proud to offer comprehensive repair, installation, and maintenance services for AC and heating systems. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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