Though the vast majority of homeowners in the country own air conditioning systems, relatively few of them are aware of how they actually work. This may not seem like a big deal. After all, how many systems in your home do you operate just fine without knowing how they work? The difference here is that the more you know about the inner workings of your air conditioner, the better you’ll be able to recognize when it needs repairs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most important parts of your air conditioner: the refrigerant line.
The Refrigerant Line
When your air conditioner is installed, it is given a “charge” of refrigerant. This is the liquid that gives your system the ability to siphon heat from the air in your home and release it outside. The refrigerant is not consumed during operation, but is recycled through the system throughout its life. Without it, the air conditioner would be useless. The refrigerant line is what carries the refrigerant between the indoor and outdoor units.
Problems with the Refrigerant Line
The refrigerant line itself is often made of copper, mainly due to the metal’s resistance to rust. Though it can last a long time, copper is still vulnerable to developing leaks. This is most often due to pitted corrosion, which opens up small pinhole leaks in the piping. If not treated, the leaks can eventually drain the system of its refrigerant. This can create a whole slew of other problems, and will eventually lead to a system breakdown. If you should notice liquid dripping out of your air conditioner at any location, call a professional to examine it right away.
If your air conditioner is in need of repair, call Roznovak’s Services. We provide air conditioning services throughout Georgetown, TX.