The overcharge we’re talking about here has nothing to do with the initial price of an air conditioner. An AC system is overcharged if it has too much refrigerant in it. The amount of refrigerant in an air conditioner is known as the system’s charge, and each AC model is designed to use a precise charge. Either too little (undercharged) or too much (overcharged) is bad news for the AC. It leads to malfunctions, poor performance, and an eventual system breakdown.
As you get into your summer preparation in West Chester, PA, we want to address the danger of the overcharged AC. Unfortunately, unscrupulous people posing as HVAC experts often advise homeowners they need to “refill” or “top off”their AC’s refrigerant before summer. This is 100% false! We’ll go into the overcharged AC problem more below.