If you need refrigerant added to your system, then you probably have a leak somewhere that is allowing the refrigerant to escape into the atmosphere. The gas is under high pressure, and every area should be tested for weakness. If a company comes to your home and the technician adds refrigerant but doesn’t conduct a free leak check to find and fix the leak, this is called a “Gas and Go.”
The company just likes selling you refrigerant. That’s easy. Finding and repairing a leak can be much harder. Rather than throwing your money away on shoddy practices, you need to know that 70 percent of the time you are breathing the refrigerant that is leaking.
Many people are allergic to the chemical and can display different symptoms. We aren’t medical professionals, but it makes sense that inhaling refrigerant would have an effect. Since the refrigerants are heavier than air, they sink down to where you and your family breathe.