MWalton Oct, 11, 2019
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.
MWalton Sep, 20, 2019
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.
MWalton Sep, 13, 2019
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.
MWalton Aug, 30, 2019
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.
MWalton Aug, 23, 2019
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.
MWalton Jul, 26, 2019
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.