Since there was no way of knowing how long the cooling unit had been leaking, he suggested recharcing the refrigerant and hoping for the best
About five years ago, I relocated from the northeastern part of the country to the south. I chose Tampa, Florida, because of the gorgeous weather and the white beaches of the Gulf Coast. Real estate in Tampa is rather expensive. I had some difficulty finding property within my budget. I finally managed to purchase an adorable little bungalo-style house with a decent amount of property. The selling price was reasonable because the property had stood empty for quite a few years. The former owners had walked away midway through a renovation project. One of the bathrooms was gutted down to the studs. There were portions of the kitchen floor removed and missing cupboards. I am quite handy and enjoy making home improvements. I looked forward to completing the updates and designing the living space to my preferences. One of my concerns was the central air conditioner. The unit was obviously old and had not been well cared for. I wasn’t eager to invest into a brand new air conditioner while also paying for building materials and outfitting a bathroom and kitchen. The air conditioner surprised me by working perfectly for three years. One summer day, I noticed the house felt overheated. There was warm air flowing from the vents. I checked the thermostat and then hired a local Tampa HVAC contractor for repairs. The technician found a small refrigerant leak. Since there was no way of knowing how long the cooling unit had been leaking, he suggested recharcing the refrigerant and hoping for the best. The repair cost me two hundred dollars and lasted one year. When there was nothing but warm air coming from the vents once again, I decided it was time to buy a new air conditioner.