How Refrigerant Helps Your Home Air Conditioner – Part 2

In this second part of this article about how refrigerant can help your air conditioner at home, we are going to continue answering some of the most common questions your reliable air conditioning experts from Good Guys Home Services get: 

How Often Should You Service an R401A AC Unit?

R401A air conditioning units should be serviced yearly. The R-401A refrigerant is pretty durable, but there are also a number of other reasons why you will want to get your system serviced every year. Good Guys Home Services recommends that you get your system checked out at least once a year to ensure that your system is running in top condition, and to prevent any major problems from arising.

What’s the Lifespan of a 410 AC Unit?

The useful life of a 410A system is more or less indefinite as long as the system is maintained properly. 410A refrigerant has a very low-pressure drop, meaning that it is much more efficient than other types of refrigerant. 410A also has a near-perfect recovery rate, which means that the 410A refrigerant returns to its liquid state more quickly than other types of refrigerant, allowing it to continue to work efficiently.

Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your 410 AC Unit

Some signs of 410A refrigerant wear are:

Your AC Is More Than Ten Years Old

If your R410A AC unit is over ten years old, it may be time to consider replacing it. This is especially true if your unit is over ten years old and it spends a considerable amount of time turned off. 410A refrigerant is very good at maintaining its properties over time, but it will naturally degrade over time. It is likely that your 410A air conditioner will have some issues after ten years, so it can be a good idea to replace the unit before you have major problems.

The Unit Is Leaking Refrigerant

A 410A refrigerant leak can happen for a number of reasons. One of the most common causes of a 410A refrigerant leak is a faulty evaporator coil. 410A is a very enduring refrigerant, but it can become damaged over time. If the evaporator coil on your 410A air conditioner becomes damaged, the refrigerant will leak out of the unit, causing your air conditioner to fail. If your air conditioner has a refrigerant leak, it is likely a good idea to replace the unit as soon as possible.

The AC Is Not Cooling Your Home As Much As You Want

If your air conditioner is not cooling your home as much as you want it to, it is probably a good idea to get the AC serviced. AC units that are not running efficiently will not cool your home as well as they should. If your AC unit is not cooling your home as well as you want it to, you can get it serviced. You may be able to use a 410A refrigerant to get your AC to cool your home better than it is now.

Your Energy Bills Are Skyrocketing

If your 410A air conditioner is not running efficiently, you may notice that your energy bills are much higher than they should be. 410A refrigerant is very efficient, and it is likely that you will be able to save money on your energy bills if you get your system serviced. If you notice that your energy bills are much higher than they should be, you may have a 410A refrigerant leak.


Some of the most common questions that we get regarding air conditioners are about 410A refrigerants. Hopefully, we have answered those and have given you the information you need. If you have more questions or you need your air conditioning unit serviced, make sure to contact a reputable team of technicians. 


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