When your A/C system does not cool the cabin properly, it might be time to recharge the system. It is frustrating, and uncomfortable when your air conditioning is inoperable on a hot day in Chicago. Refrigerant is the liquid that runs through your A/C system cooling it down as it flows, to ultimately convert hot air into cool. Without this liquid, your air conditioner won’t be able to do its job. If you notice that it’s taking too long to cool down the cabin, an inspection or A/C recharge by the qualified team at Brach's Auto Center may be necessary. Without enough refrigerant in the system, your A/C won’t be able to create cool air in the summer and might not be able to defrost in the winter. Your A/C is a closed system. A lack of refrigerant is a big sign that something is wrong. If ignored long enough, additional damage to the air conditioning system could occur. This is why it is important to contact Brach's Auto Center at the first sign of AC trouble. From a safety standpoint, there is a minimal safety risk, but the air in the cabin can become uncomfortable. From an environmental point of view, there is significant impact because leaking refrigerant is poisonous and could be ingested by children, pets, and other animals. If your air conditioning system is in need of a recharge or inspection call Brach's Auto Center in Chicago, IL at 773-238-0606 today.