If you are an HVAC professional, you have likely stumbled upon some heated discussions about the efficacy of AC leak sealants. Both online and in-person, debate among AC/R professionals rages over whether or not AC leak sealants can be used to effectively and safely seal holes in HVAC systems. There are a few myths surrounding the effectiveness of an AC leak sealant in repairs, and we will debunk some of these myths in this week’s blog. Take a seat and get ready to dive into the facts and myths of leak sealants!
MYTH: An AC Leak Sealant Will Clog Systems and Diagnostic Equipment
If you’ve ever talked with someone about leak sealants, you have probably heard about a friend of a coworker of someone who had trouble with them one time. There seem to be a lot of people with second- or third-hand anecdotal evidence of clogging occurring in a system due to an inferior stop leak. You should not let these tales scare you away from high-quality leak sealants. While it is true that AC leak sealants that contain polymers can clog HVAC systems and testing equipment, there are high-quality repair products that are 100% polymer-free and will not cause clogs. Cool Air Products has a variety of stop leak formulas, all polymer-free, that will allow you to seal holes without clogging or gumming up your equipment or HVAC systems. When it comes to potential clogs, you just need to look at your tools; polymer-free leak sealants from Cool Air Products are designed to work without causing blockages.
MYTH: Stop Leak Products Are Not a Permanent Fix
Another myth that plagues stop leak products is the perception that these compounds are simply a cheap, temporary fix that will eventually require further repair. Again, this myth is based on folks using inferior products or not following manufacturer’s directions. Cool Air’s line of AC SmartSeal products is specially formulated to create a strong, permanent seal, even in harsh conditions. AC SmartSeal products work with a variety of refrigerants to fix leaks for good. Assuming you have addressed the root cause of the holes and have applied the leak sealant correctly, you should have a fast, easy, and permanent repair.
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.