Acidic coolant is a major cause of corrosion and leaks in AC/R systems, and HVAC professionals must be on the lookout for any symptoms of air conditioner acid and the risk factors for its formation. When acidic fluids are suspected, HVAC technicians have to confirm the presence of acid, determine the cause, remove all acidic residues, and seal any holes in the system. This can be a challenge, but the team at Cool Air Products has created a range of useful tools to support HVAC professionals every step of the way!
Risk Factors for Air Conditioner Acid Formation
There are a few ways that acidic residues can form inside an AC/R unit. Any time that contaminants enter the system, there is the potential for these compounds to react and form acids. While air conditioner acid can create pinholes due to formicary corrosion, holes and leaks can, in turn, introduce impurities to the system and produce more acid. Excessive heat is another risk factor. The heat caused by a burnt-out compressor motor, failing fans, or incredibly hot weather can accelerate acid formation in a system. Keeping an eye out for these risk factors can help HVAC professionals make quick diagnostic decisions and confirm their suspicions with the right tests.
Testing for the Presence of AC Acid
If you suspect acidic compounds in a system, the first thing you can do is confirm the presence of acid with a reliable test. Acid-Test by Cool Air Products is a fast, portable, and accurate testing kit that is compatible with all lubricants. Each testing kit contains four tests, and the easy-to-read test consists of a liquid that changes color when exposed to acidic compounds. Acid-Test is ideal for getting fast results in the field, and it is incredibly inexpensive when compared to laboratory tests.
Removing Acidic Residues
Once you have confirmed the presence of acid in a system, you must remove all acidic residues to prevent further corrosion and damage. Cool Air Products has created No-Acid, an injectable acid neutralizer, to assist in the repair of AC/R systems. No-Acid bonds with acidic residues, neutralizes them, and stabilizes the pH of a system’s lubricants.
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.