How Long Does an AC Recharge Last?

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If your car’s air conditioning system is not delivering the cold air that you need to be comfortable in hot weather, it is probably low on refrigerant. This could be because of a leak in the system, and when leaks occur, obviously the refrigerant level drops. Then, your air conditioning will shut down in order to prevent damage to the compressor. Vehicle owners often operate under the misapprehension that all they have to do is “top off” the refrigerant from time to time, but that is not actually how it works.

Any time that your AC becomes low on refrigerant, it should be flushed, and the refrigerant replaced. This ensures that you always have enough refrigerant in the system to keep your air conditioning working properly, ensuring your comfort and that of your passengers. So, how long does an AC recharge last? Your air conditioning is not something that runs constantly, so unless you live in a very hot climate, you can usually expect a recharge to last at least three years. Of course if you want to, you could take the proactive approach and plan for a recharge every three years as part of your routine maintenance, but as long as you’re staying cool, your air conditioner really doesn’t need a recharge.

Signs that your AC may need a recharge include:

  • Not enough cool air
  • AC blowing only warm air
  • Defroster not working

If you suspect that your refrigerant is low, A mechanic can check out your air conditioning, and if necessary, do an AC recharge for you.


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David

9 years of experience
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David
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Cruze - Car AC Repair - Orlando, Florida
David was here before the time, great. First time ever to have my car service at my house, so much easier to deal with one person instead of a garage.
Lincoln Town Car - Car AC Repair - Orlando, Florida
David was pleasant, on time and very well trained. Very informative. Great service. Highly recommend.

Ben

40 years of experience
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Ben
40 years of experience
Mitsubishi Eclipse - Car AC Repair - Houston, Texas
WOW great service .Ben supper friendly he take care my son car AC better than taken it to a shop and you had to wait all day and miss up your plane for the day .these guys they know what the wright thing for your car with honesty.
Mazda 3 - Car AC Repair - Houston, Texas
Ben was able to come to the appointment early to make the repair and did a great job explaining the issue and showing what he did to make the repair. I highly recommend him!

Edmundas

16 years of experience
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Edmundas
16 years of experience
Ford Thunderbird - Car AC Repair - Winter Park, Florida
Very knowledgeable, willing to help with ancillary functions, very professional. Explained the details of his findings.
Nissan Altima - Car AC Repair - Oviedo, Florida
Edmundas was extremely professional and went above and beyond expected -- espcially in providing all data and current state of my vehicle. The expereience was great and I would recomend Edmundas to all of my associates. Thank you!

Braxton

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Car AC Repair - Orlando, Florida
On time, courteous, didn’t sell me something I didn’t need, quick and a/c is working great! Would call him again and recommend.
Hyundai Sonata - Car AC Repair - Orlando, Florida
He was great even though it was a repair that could not be done he was helpful about giving me the info I needed

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