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Freon Recharge in Port St Lucie, FL

We’re a family-owned, locally-operated heating and cooling contractor proudly serving residents throughout the Port St Lucie, Florida, area. Our HVAC technicians are fully licensed, insured, and background-checked for your safety and peace of mind. With over 20 years of repair experience, our pros can handle everything from minor repairs to complex system installations.

Reach out to us today at 772-879-1414 to book an appointment.

Port St Lucie Freon Replacement

Port St Lucie residents who own an air conditioner over 20 years old may wonder whether it’s still possible to get a freon recharge or if they need to purchase a new system. The short answer to the first question is yes. However, let’s dig into why replacing your air conditioner may be a better option.

Although the production of Freon was phased out in 2020, you may still be able to purchase it for your home HVAC system, but it’s only available through certified technicians and is in limited quantities. Once the remaining stock of Freon is gone, that’s it, which is why Freon replacement is becoming prohibitively expensive.

Because of the rising price of Freon, a good question to ask is whether it’s better to get a recharge or purchase a new system. Here are a few things that may help you decide.

Age of the unit

Air conditioners that use Freon are typically close to the end of their lives, so if you need an expensive refrigerant refill, you’re better off getting a new system.

Frequent repairs

Because systems that use Freon are reaching the end of their lives, they often require more expensive repairs the older they get. At some point, you must weigh the repair costs against purchasing a new air conditioner to see which is the better value in the long run.

Air conditioner refrigerant leak

If the air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. However, depending on how old your system is and the damage, springing for a new unit might be more cost-effective.

If you need Freon repair or replacement, call the pros at First Choice Plus Plumbing, Restoration & Air for a consultation and to discuss your system replacement options.

Our AC Refrigerant Leak Services

Your air conditioner is a complex machine, so when it’s not producing the cooling comfort you desire, it’s challenging to know the problem and how to solve it. If you’re not getting cold air like before, there’s a good chance it’s a refrigerant issue, and here’s how to diagnose it.

  • Hissing noise: Check the outdoor unit and listen for a hissing sound, which indicates that the refrigerant is leaking.
  • Ice: Another sign of low refrigerant levels is ice buildup on the refrigerant lines. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the indoor air and releases it outside. But if the refrigerant levels are too low, it can’t absorb heat causing the lines to freeze.

It is important never to attempt to handle refrigerant or repair an air conditioner yourself, as it can be dangerous and is regulated by federal law. Call the certified experts at First Choice Plus Plumbing, Restoration & Air to be safe.

Advanced AC Refrigerant Leak Repair Solutions

Our team of seasoned technicians brings over 20 years of experience to deliver efficient and reliable refrigerant leak repair services. Here’s a glance at the state-of-the-art solutions we provide:

Freon Recharge and Replacement

In a landscape where Freon is becoming scarce and expensive, we offer both recharge and replacement services to keep your system running smoothly.

Diagnostic and Repair Services

From hissing noises to ice build-up on the refrigerant lines, we can diagnose and address the complex issues that lead to a loss of cooling power.

Safety and Compliance

Handling refrigerant requires expertise and compliance with federal regulations. Our certified technicians ensure safe and legal servicing of your AC system.

Cost-Effective Alternatives

We understand the dilemmas of frequent repairs and the high costs of Freon. Our experts can consult with you on whether repair or system replacement is the most economical choice for your situation.

Long-Term Quality of Life

With our indoor air quality services, we go beyond repairs to ensure that your air conditioning contributes to a healthier, more breathable home environment.

Eco-Friendly Repair Methods

Our team employs environmentally-conscious practices in every repair, ensuring your AC runs efficiently with minimal environmental impact.

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