When customers report a malfunctioning AC unit, refrigerator, or other AC/R system, there are a few potential culprits. Refrigerant leaks due to corrosion in AC coils are a common occurrence, and the first step in AC leak repair is locating any holes in the system. There are a few ways to detect these holes, and Cool Air Products has developed two products that can be used either internally or externally for leak detection. Read on to learn more about tracking down leaks in AC/R systems, and consider adding these two products to your AC leak repair arsenal.
Internal and External Leak Detection Methods
Cool Air Products offers two different leak detection products for use in AC leak repair. Brilliant UV Dye is an injectable indicator, and Best Bubbles Fluo is a spray for external use. HVAC technicians can inject Brilliant into AC/R systems to pinpoint any holes where the product and refrigerant leak through. When exposed to UV light, Brilliant causes these holes to fluoresce. Best Bubbles Fluo works in a similar manner, except it is applied externally as a spray. Simply apply Best Bubbles Fluo to the area where you suspect a leak, and the viscous formula will cling to the tubing and create a bubble where refrigerant is leaking. Like Brilliant, Best Bubbles Fluo illuminates under UV light.
Tools to Carry for AC Leak Repair
When going off-site for AC leak repair, be sure to bring any leak stop products, testing equipment, and PPE that you might need. Tools and products can take up room in your truck or toolbox very quickly. Fortunately, both Best Bubbles Fluo and Brilliant are portable and easy-to-use leak detection methods. Brilliant comes in small syringes that can be tossed into a glove box or pocket, and Best Bubbles Fluo comes in a spray bottle. When packing tools for AC leak repair, be sure to carry leak detection products as well as a source of UV light and a tool to remove any indicator dye. Cool Air Products has designed a UV Dyes Remover to get rid of any trace of indicator from AC/R systems, preventing false leak indication in the future. With these tools in your kit, you can rest assured that you will be able to find any leaks in a malfunctioning unit.
HVAC Repair Products That You Can Trust to Get the Job Done Right
Cool Air Products manufactures high-quality HVAC repair products that are designed with HVAC and AC/R professionals in mind. We work with wholesalers around the country to distribute quality repair materials that are 100% non-toxic, eco-friendly, and safe for the user.
Cool Air’s founders are professionals with over 50 years of experience in HVAC, plumbing, and wholesale distribution. We offer AC/R specialty chemicals, leak sealants, performance chemicals, heat absorption products, and more, all using the latest technology available on the market.