In a previous post, we addressed the problems that occur when an air conditioner leaks refrigerant. The refrigerant in an AC is supposed to stay at the same level for the entire lifespan of the system. This set amount is known as the air conditioner’s charge, and if it drops below the factory-set level, it will cause numerous problems culminating in the compressor burning out.
However, the opposite situation is also a problem. The charge of an AC must be precise. If an air conditioner has more refrigerant in it than it’s supposed to, it’s known as overcharged—and it will also lead to a dead AC unless repair technicians bleed out the excess refrigerant and restore the correct charge.