Acid can form inside HVAC units in a variety of ways. Inorganic oils can form at high temperatures due to refrigerant degradation. This usually occurs when a compressor motor burns out. These acids will stay in the system even after the faulty motor is replaced unless an HVAC technician removes them. How can HVAC technicians tell when there is acid in a system, and how can they remove all residues? This blog will discuss methods of detecting and removing air conditioner acid.
Detecting Acid in HVAC Systems
If you suspect that a system has acid, use a Cool Air Products testing kit. Cool Air’s Acid-Test is a product that tests for acid in all types of lubricants and provides accurate results within seconds. Each box fits easily in any toolkit and contains four tests. When Acid-Test comes into contact with oil, it changes color to indicate the oil’s pH. Not only is Acid-Test effective, but it is also non-toxic, biodegradable, and non-flammable. This cost-effective testing kit is an excellent addition to any work truck, toolbox, or AC/R supply shop.
Removing Air Conditioner Acid
If the unit you are servicing has a burnt-out compressor motor, you must replace the motor and remove acid from the system. No-Acid is a product designed by Cool Air Products specifically for removing acid residues from AC/R systems. AC/R technicians can add the No-Acid syringe to their toolkit and have plenty of fluid to treat AC/R systems. Unlike some other dilute products, No-Acid is concentrated and only requires 0.2 fluid ounces per gallon of system. No-Acid removes acid residues, prevents the formation of acid in the future, and can prolong the life of the replacement compressor motor. Like Acid-Test, No-Acid is compatible with all lubricant types.
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.