Refrigerant is a chemical substance that is utilized in cooling systems such as air conditioners, freezers and refrigerators. The cooling system uses the chemical reaction created by the refrigerant gas to remove the heat from air in an enclosed space. In the case of an air conditioner, this air is then forced through the system, into the duct work and throughout the structure of the building. The refrigerants of the past were hazardous and toxic. The more modern refrigerants used are safer and have fewer environmentally damaging factors.
If a cooling system that you have is no longer cooling properly, it is likely that it needs new refrigerant. There comes a time when the refrigerant needs to be replaced in any cooling system. This should be trusted to a professional and in some locations it is necessary for that professional to have special certifications and licensing to do the job because of the hazards of the refrigerant if let into the air. Enlisting the services of a professional is going to provide the best results and get you back online with your cooling system. Refrigerant is the key to your cooling unit doing its job of keeping the building cool.