In order for your air conditioning system to operate the way it is supposed to, it needs refrigerant. This substance is vital to the cooling process. That said, we’d like to address a common misconception about it: refrigerant does not get used up.
If your system is starting to lose refrigerant, it isn’t because the refrigerant is being used as a fuel would be. Your refrigerant runs within a closed-loop system. When the air conditioning system starts to lose refrigerant, it means that the AC has a leak. A leak in one of the refrigerant lines is something that requires prompt repairs. We’ll explain more about refrigerant leaks below.