HVAC Are you familiar with HVAC refrigerant or Freon? How can you tell if there is a leak?

A heat pump or air conditioner system is protected. If it is low on refrigerant, you can find a leak.

Freon or refrigerant leaks can be identified

Methods that an HVAC contractor in North Myrtle Beach will use to find leaks.

  • Perform a visual evaluation for signs of oil leaks with refrigerant.
  • Use a high-viscosity bubble leak detection tool on the link and the joint.
  • Use a special tool to detect halide leaks.
  • Electronic leak detection instruments
  • A shot of fluorescent color as well as a unique light detection technique.
  • High Pressure nitrogen is the best option.

What causes Freon or refrigerant leaks?

The most common possible causes are as follows:

  • System resonance over a certain period of time.
  • Damage or misuse from outside sources
  • Stress fractures on the copper/aluminum due to age and vibrations
  • Service valves can wear out over time.

Why is it so important to locate the refrigerant leak quickly?

  • HVAC in North Myrtle Beach run less efficiently when they have less refrigerant.
  • The life expectancy of the compressor is reduced. The motor receives less air conditioning when the charge is low.
  • Both refrigerant and services are costly
  • Acid and contamination can cause premature compressor failure.

What happens if you find a leak?

If necessary, remove and properly deal with infected refrigerant with the help of an HVAC contractor.

  • Use tools or a lantern to fix the leak mechanically.
  • Use a filter drier ( s) to install acid/or moisture.

To get rid of any moisture or air, vacuum the entire system using a high-powered air pump.

  • Test the system by recharging it with refrigerant.

Stay cool this summer and avoid leaks in your heating and cooling system. Call North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you with any HVAC system problems.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air
1001 2nd Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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