As HVAC professionals know, AC/R systems with copper coils are ubiquitous in day-to-day life. Unfortunately, pros also know that AC corrosion causes these systems to become inefficient and fail over time. There are plenty of contributing factors that lead to AC corrosion and refrigerant leakage. Knowing your clients’ risk factors and being able to determine the root cause of formicary corrosion in their units is crucial. In this week’s blog, we discuss some of the leading causes of AC corrosion as well as detection and repair methods for subsequent pinhole leaks.
There are a few ways that acid forms in AC/R units and the result of acid buildup is corrosion and damage to sensitive parts of the system. Much of the time, the cause of the presence of acid in AC/R systems is a burnt-out compressor. While replacing the compressor can often save the system, you must also remove all traces of acid from the refrigerant for your repair to be successful in the long term. Read on to learn more about why acid formation occurs in AC/R systems and how you can effectively remove AC acid residue.
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.