Aircon Gas Top Up

Even the most advanced and well-maintained aircon system fails, if its coolant reservoir is not up to the required level. In this case, we recommend aircon gas top-up.

There are many reasons for this low refrigerant problem. It may be due to leaks, improper installation and poor quality copper pipes. Time and usage can also have a drastic effect on the refrigerant level.

At LK Brothers, we come across a lot of aircon repair and servicing issues, and a significant problem is regarding refrigerant depletion damage.

Most of the consumers who are using air conditioner have heard of the term “refrigerant” but have no idea of its importance. They often ignore the signs of low volumes of this liquid and that never end well for them. This results in customers often coming to us with aircon which stop working due to lack of the fluid or gas.

Fortunately, we have the perfect solution for most of their problems. We check the system for the possible causes of the fluid depletion, and once we have dealt with it, we refill the anti-freeze fluid.

Our Aircon Gas Top Up Price

Most of the modern system uses are built according to global standards and use either R22 or H410 gas. Luckily, we have both these variants. Check out our aircon gas top up prices:

R410A $60 – $150
R22 $40 – $120
  • For multiple units, please contact us for a quotation.
  • Inspection of aircon problem under our maintenance contract will be FREE of charge.
  • We provide a warranty of 90 days.

Why Your Aircon Need Gas Top Services

There is no specific reason for why you need an aircon gas top up for the aircon system. First and foremost, the refrigerant level is low. It could be due to just leakage over time because of usage while other times it’s due to external agents.

The problem may also arise due to incorrect installation, poor quality of copper pipes, increased distance between the two units of a split air conditioning system and many more.

However, the most common and the most critical factor that results in aircon refrigerant depletion is leakage. Apart from the lower efficiency of the cooling system, leakage is also a contributor for ruining both human health and environmental balance.

Symptoms Of Low Refrigerant Levels

Air-conditioners are a closed type system, which means you cannot open it after every few days to check the pipelines and reservoir. Even the gauges are not always an effective way to detect leakage.

However, the aircon units have their ways of giving low refrigerant alerts. Just look for the following signs, and you will know the right time for the aircon gas top up. You may want to engage our troubleshoot service for a detailed inspection.

Cooling Level

Air conditioners of all kinds work on the same mechanism, which is called the condensation cycle. In this process a liquid compound absorbs the heat from indoor and then dispense it to the surrounding, reducing the temperature of the surroundings.

It is obvious that you cannot expect the air conditioner to cool your place if this liquid is not adequate.

However, check all the other factors before coming to a conclusion. It is possible that you have a direct sunlight source or have set the thermostat for level than required temperature.  In some cases, restricted air flow also contributes to the low efficiency of the cooling system.


Every air conditioner has two heat exchanging unit, the condenser, and the evaporator. Now the evaporator is responsible for absorbing indoor heat while the condensing unit dispenses the heat energy into the environment.

If the quantity of coolant decreases, the heat balance of these parts gets disturbed. Hence, you will see an accumulation of ice or frost on the evaporator coil and its nearby regions.

In some cases, the area near the leakage spot and the air conditioner housing also gets affected.

Hissing Or Bubbling Sound

The coolant in the air conditioner system has to undergo a quick change in phase. Therefore, the refrigerant inside the air conditioner system is usually highly pressurized.

When there is damage in the pipelines or coils, this anti-freeze liquid escape with a very high speed, producing a hissing sound. If the ruptured spot is big enough, you will hear the sound as it will be significantly audible.

High Energy Bills

When the refrigerant decreases, your aircon has to run for a longer duration to maintain the temperature or at least try to reach it. It may use more energy (and thus electricity) to cool the same surroundings.

As a result, it will consume more electricity than usual, and you will see a drastic rise in the electricity bill.

The Cooling Unit Doesn’t Start

Lack of anti-freeze fluid in the air conditioning increases the overall effort of all the motors and system. The increasing effort has a drastic effect on the parts and sometimes burns them completely.

Therefore, some manufacturers started to install a safety mechanism in their air conditioning system. This mechanism detects the problem and turns off the air conditioner in case of a problem.

Bonus Tip

If you have any idea about opening the air conditioning system, you can use the condenser pipes to confirm the quantity of aircon gas or liquid. The inlet of the evaporator is usually freezing cold if the refrigerant is adequate.

Why Should You Hire Us For Gas Topping Up

Aircon gas top up is not about just buying a can of compressed gas and filling it. It’s a lot more than that. You need to know the correct variant of refrigerator you need, have proper tools while taking into account a few more factors.

In addition, you need some knowledge and skills to detect and fix leakages. Considering that the aircon gas is completely colorless and odorless, it’s not going to be easy. Therefore, it’s better if you let us handle the gas top up and repair works.

At LK Brothers we take pride in finding out the root cause for you. We also provide aircon servicing, repair, maintenance, and chemical wash, providing a wholesome aircon service for you. We have years of experience in these works and have the best methods to deal with all the complications of this scenario.