Q: Air conditioning blowing hot and won't keep charge

asked by on February 02, 2016

The air conditioning is blowing hot and won't keep a charge.

If the AC system won’t hold a charge, there is a leak somewhere in the lines or other components. Leaks can be tested for by using a UV dye. Due to the danger involved, I would recommend having a mechanic who is certified in AC come to your home or business to run an inspection on your heating and AC system.

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