Finding holes in AC/R systems can be a challenge. Frozen units are often malfunctioning due to a loss of refrigerant, and finding all leaks in the system is an essential part of making lasting repairs. From the age-old soap bubble test to modern electronic leak detectors, there are plenty of methods that one can use to detect leaks in HVAC units. Read on to learn about different methods of leak detection and why you should consider adding air conditioner UV dye to your toolkit.
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 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.
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.