Air conditioning systems are complex, but as long as they’re regularly maintained, they have the durability to last for many years with only occasional troubles.
But there are a few common air conditioning problems to watch out for—and few can create as much trouble as a leak that allows the system’s chemical refrigerant to escape. Leaking refrigerant will be catastrophic for an AC if it’s not fixed, and the only people who can fix it are licensed HVAC technicians.
If you notice your AC is losing cooling power, is making a hissing sound, or is developing ice along its indoor coil, it may have leaking refrigerant. Don’t delay having the system professionally repaired!