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.
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.