How often does the air conditioner need to add refrigerant? In this hot summer, air conditioners are an indispensable household appliance for everyone. Some of the old air conditioners will have a poor cooling effect or no cooling at all. This is probably not because the air conditioner is broken, but needs to be added with refrigerant. We will have questions, how often does the air conditioner need to add refrigerant?
We all know that the refrigeration of the air conditioner depends on the refrigerant inside. When is there a shortage of refrigerant? It is common that the air conditioner can be started normally and the air can be discharged normally, but the air is not cold. Open the air conditioner panel and take off the filter. If there is no obvious condensed water distribution on the evaporator, it means that there is a lack of refrigerant. There are generally two situations when adding refrigerant.
1. It is normal for the air conditioner to use refrigerant for about 5 years. It is normal for the air conditioner to have a loss of refrigerant. It is normal to add refrigerant once every 5 years. However, if the new air conditioner has only been used for 1-2 years and there is a shortage of refrigerant, it means that the air conditioner is leaking refrigerant and requires quality examination.
2. Refrigerant needs to be added after the air conditioner is moved. During the process of air conditioner relocation, we need to collect refrigerant. It is normal for refrigerant to be lost during this process, and the relocation personnel cannot guarantee that it will not be lost. Therefore, it is generally necessary to add refrigerant to ensure normal use after moving the machine.