Freon is a refrigerant used in HVAC applications, and as you imagine, it’s supposed to stay in the line where it runs through your system. When leaks happen, they do more than just impede upon the operation of your air conditioner. They can actually cause problems for your heat pump or ductless heater on top of it.
So does a Freon leak affect heat? Yes, but not in the way you might expect. It can cause your heater to freeze entirely, depending on the severity of the leak, or it can lead to overheating. When a Freon leak happens, it’s a roll of the dice. Let’s help you make heads or tails of it.