When you think about refrigeration, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the appliance in your kitchen. However refrigeration also plays a significant role in an air conditioning system. Air conditioners absorb heat from the air in your home and release it outside by evaporating refrigerant (chemical) in a coil in the indoor unit. The refrigerant then absorbs heat through the coil and the gas travels down to the condenser unit condensing it back into a liquid to release outside.
It is important to know that refrigerant is never actually consumed by the air conditioner however if a leak occurs refrigerant levels could be low. Call a refrigeration specialist at Cloud 9 Home Comfort immediately if you notice liquid leaking from your air conditioner.