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!
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.