When you are servicing an AC/R unit, there are a few different ways to approach leak repair. Some technicians prefer internal liquid sealants, and others prefer external putties. When it comes to fixing refrigerant leaks, technicians and clients both want a permanent, reliable fix. To that end, some professionals choose to utilize both internal and external HVAC repair products for some repairs. This practice allows HVAC professionals to reinforce their repairs and get the best of both products. In this week’s blog, we will discuss the benefits of combining different types of HVAC repair products when fixing refrigerant leaks.
There are a few ways that acid forms in AC/R units and the result of acid buildup is corrosion and damage to sensitive parts of the system. Much of the time, the cause of the presence of acid in AC/R systems is a burnt-out compressor. While replacing the compressor can often save the system, you must also remove all traces of acid from the refrigerant for your repair to be successful in the long term. Read on to learn more about why acid formation occurs in AC/R systems and how you can effectively remove AC acid residue.
When it’s time to pull out your blowtorch and weld some components together in an HVAC unit you’re servicing, what do you use to protect the area around the weld? A surprising number of folks surround the area with a wet rag, or they use nothing at all. Welding and brazing AC/R components without the proper heat absorption products can cause parts to warp, bend, discolor, or break. In this week’s blog, we will discuss a few reasons why you should bring air conditioner heat absorption putty with you on every call.
As you know, keeping air conditioner coils clean has numerous benefits. Systems with clean coils often need less service, they operate more efficiently, and they have a longer life. All of these things benefit the customer, so it behooves you to help your clients keep their coils clean. However, air conditioner coil cleaners can be incredibly inconvenient to tote around; many old fashioned cleaners consist of large bottles of liquid that must be sprayed through a system. Fortunately, the experts at Cool Air Products have designed a series of air conditioner coil cleaners in tablet form. These tablets are compact, lightweight, and easy to use and transport. Read on to learn more about air conditioner coil cleaners from Cool Air Products and how they edge out the competition.
When servicing AC/R systems, you likely experience issues of different severity. While some parts or units need to be replaced entirely due to damage or corrosion, some fixes can be relatively quick and straightforward. Formicary corrosion is a typical result of acid in AC/R systems, and this often causes refrigerant to leak through tiny holes in the system. Fortunately, the pinprick holes left behind by acid can often be repaired once the acid is removed. Internal sealants that are manufactured today are an excellent repair option for HVAC technicians, as they allow for quick, easy, and cost-effective AC/R repair. Read on to learn why you should use internal sealants to stop refrigerant leaks.
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.
When you go out to service AC/R systems in residential settings, it can seem like you are flying blind. While homeowners can describe the way that they see their systems malfunctioning, they often cannot tell you precisely what the problem is. In this blog, we will discuss some common complaints that point to air conditioner corrosion and which tools you can bring to service the system in question.
When you are on the job repairing AC/R systems, you never know what problems are going to come your way. Assessing and repairing leaks in air conditioner units can be a challenge, especially when you only have a limited amount of space for tools in your truck or tool kit. Fortunately, Cool Air Products has formulated a wide range of air conditioner leak repair products that are small, easy to use, and fit into any tool kit, no matter how small. In this blog, we will discuss external sealants. External sealants are an excellent solution for air conditioner leak repair.
If you have been using the same AC repair products for a long time, you may be wondering if there are better air conditioner leak sealants out there. What makes an AC leak sealant suitable? Many HVAC professionals have similar thoughts on the subject: a product should be healthy and safe to use, it should seal leaks permanently without clogging equipment or creating damage, and it should be a simple and cost-effective tool. Read on to learn about the characteristics of high-quality air conditioner leak sealants.
When customers complain of decreased AC/R performance, HVAC professionals can have their work cut out for them trying to figure out why. In many cases, refrigerant leaks are the culprit. Refrigerant leaks can be as small as the head of a pin, but their effects can be catastrophic on HVAC systems. How can AC/R experts find these leaks? While there are many different methods of leak detection, this post will go over two leak detection products for refrigerant leaks: injectable UV dye and fluorescent leak detector spray.