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Debunking the Myth of Frequent AC Recharging


One of the most common myths surrounding air conditioning systems is the belief that they need to be recharged with refrigerant regularly. At Just Better Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we understand the importance of dispelling this misconception to ensure our customers’ HVAC systems operate efficiently and cost-effectively.

The Reality: Refrigerant Loss is Uncommon

  • Modern air conditioning systems are designed to be closed-loop systems, meaning that the refrigerant circulates continuously without the need for regular recharging.
  • If the system is properly installed and maintained, refrigerant loss should be minimal and infrequent.
  • Regular recharging can actually be a sign of a leak or other underlying issue that needs to be addressed.

When Recharging Might Be Necessary

While frequent recharging is not required, there are certain situations where it may be necessary:

  1. After a major repair that involves opening the refrigerant circuit
  2. If a leak is detected and repaired
  3. During the installation of a new air conditioning system

Importance of Professional Maintenance

Instead of relying on frequent recharging, it is crucial to have your air conditioning system professionally maintained and inspected regularly. This will help identify and address any potential issues, such as leaks or other problems that could lead to refrigerant loss.


At Just Better Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we prioritize educating our customers and dispelling common myths to ensure their HVAC systems operate efficiently and cost-effectively. By understanding the reality of refrigerant loss and the importance of professional maintenance, homeowners can avoid unnecessary expenses and prolong the lifespan of their air conditioning systems.