Air Conditioning (AC) Recharge Cost
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We recommend adding leak detection dye when recharging the A/C system to assist in finding any future refrigerant leaks.
A/C systems may require recharging if they become weak and do not perform well or if they start to make unusual noises.
Adding refrigerant to a poorly functioning A/C system without first diagnosing the problem may result in overcharging. This has been known to cause damage to the A/C compressor, resulting in a very expensive (and avoidable) repair.
"Stop leak" compounds are not recommended, as they are temporary solutions and can damage A/C components, resulting in expensive repairs.