If your client’s unit is suffering from a blown compressor motor, they likely have AC acid in their system. If left untreated, this acid can cause or worsen corrosion, damage components, and harm any replacement compressor parts that you install. For these reasons, AC/R professionals know the importance of treating AC acid swiftly and thoroughly. HVAC technicians must be able to accurately detect acid in lubricants and remove all acidic residues from a system for their repairs to be effective. Read on to see how you can effectively detect and remove AC acid in AC/R systems so that you can make lasting repairs.
One of the most common causes of refrigerant leaks in AC/R units is the presence of acids in the system. While technicians can patch holes, leaks are likely to reoccur unless the acid is removed from the system. How do these acids form? How can HVAC technicians safely and effectively remove these acids? In this week’s blog, we will explore the causes of acidic refrigerant and one method used to remove air conditioner acid.
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.