When HVAC professionals encounter small leaks in AC/R systems on the job, there are a few ways they can go about fixing them. One tool that more and more technicians are using is air conditioner repair putty. Repair putties are pastes that are often comprised of two different agents which are kneaded together, applied, and allowed to cure. They are great tools when repairing small leaks in AC/R systems. Read on to learn more about how to use air conditioner repair putty when repairing small leaks.
Last week, we discussed methods of detecting and removing acid in air conditioner systems. This week’s topic is somewhat related; AC coil corrosion is often a result of exposure to organic or inorganic acids. Some suggest that the uptick in AC coil corrosion that HVAC professionals have seen in recent years is the result of homes with increased insulation. When airflow is reduced due to better construction and insulation practices, compounds like acetic acid, formaldehyde, and acetone remain inside the home for longer. When these compounds come into contact with copper air conditioner coils, it results in formicary corrosion. This post will discuss methods of detecting and treating leaks due to AC coil corrosion.
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.
Whether you are working on a home’s air conditioning unit, a commercial refrigeration system, or a motor vehicle, finding leaks within AC/R systems can be a challenge. Advances in HVAC systems and technology have made this easier over time, but it is still vital to use the right tools for the job when it comes to finding and stopping leaks. Read on to learn more about what to look for in an air conditioner UV dye, how to use UV dye for leak detection, and how to properly get rid of it after use.
When HVAC professionals are called out for a job, there are a wide variety of appliances that require maintenance. Each machine you service has a wealth of potential problems, and each potential problem can require a different diagnostic kit, tool, or product. All of that is to say: AC/R technicians have to have a lot of tools. One way to keep your work truck clean and your toolkit light and organized is to opt for AC coil cleaner tabs instead of liquid coil cleaners. Read on to discover the benefits of switching from liquid coil cleaners to AC coil cleaner tabs.
It’s a debate that has been raging for years: should AC leak sealant products be used internally in air conditioning and refrigeration systems? While some folks use secondhand anecdotes of lousy leak sealant experiences to support their arguments against internal sealants, the reality is that modern leak sealants like AC SmartSeal are specially designed and manufactured to be perfectly safe and effective for use in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Read on to learn more about why AC leak sealants are effective for internal use in AC/R systems.