Ask Adam"Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He hasbeen involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales.His main interest is in customer comfortIs Your A/C SystemLosing Refrigerant?Adam Kem, OwnerOfficial Heating & CoolingIn a perfect world your A/C unit should not lose any refrigerant.Unfortunately, leaks do occur and sometimes they are virtuallyimpossible to find. The problem could be in the evaporator coil, lineset or condenser.Typically leaks are found around brazing joints, fittings, or servicevalves. Refrigerants are in an oil base so any oily areas are usuallyindicative of a leak. Those are the easy ones to fix. The difficult onesare usually in the evaporator coil or condenser. A common problemwith older systems is when dogs urinate against a condenser. Theurine is highly corrosive and will erode the condenser fins which willlead to a refrigerant leakThe methods used to find leaks are:Visual Look for oily residueAudible Listen for a hissing soundSoap Bubbles Shows if a leak is presentElectronic Instruments that emit an audible sound whensensing escaping refrigerantDye Coloring agent injected and aftlight to see signs of dye on surface around leak24 hours using a UVIf these methods fail to find the leak then it may be time to replacethe equipment. (Especially if the equipment is over 10 years old.)If you have any HVAC questions, call me direct at 815-404-4634or email adam@officialhvac.comOne size system does NOT fit allLexie says...Save energy & increase comfortwith a professionalload calculation by OfficialOFFICIALHeating & Cooling800-350-HVAC (4822)officialhvac.comFACTORYAUTHOREEDDEALERiCANPS AwDNATEBB8ACarrier3 TimeHonoreeTEIStum to the experts Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort Is Your A/C System Losing Refrigerant? Adam Kem, Owner Official Heating & Cooling In a perfect world your A/C unit should not lose any refrigerant. Unfortunately, leaks do occur and sometimes they are virtually impossible to find. The problem could be in the evaporator coil, line set or condenser. Typically leaks are found around brazing joints, fittings, or service valves. Refrigerants are in an oil base so any oily areas are usually indicative of a leak. Those are the easy ones to fix. The difficult ones are usually in the evaporator coil or condenser. A common problem with older systems is when dogs urinate against a condenser. The urine is highly corrosive and will erode the condenser fins which will lead to a refrigerant leak The methods used to find leaks are: Visual Look for oily residue Audible Listen for a hissing sound Soap Bubbles Shows if a leak is present Electronic Instruments that emit an audible sound when sensing escaping refrigerant Dye Coloring agent injected and aft light to see signs of dye on surface around leak 24 hours using a UV If these methods fail to find the leak then it may be time to replace the equipment. (Especially if the equipment is over 10 years old.) If you have any HVAC questions, call me direct at 815-404-4634 or email adam@officialhvac.com One size system does NOT fit all Lexie says... Save energy & increase comfort with a professional load calculation by Official OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com FACTORY AUTHOREED DEALER iCAN PS AwD NATE BB8 A Carrier 3 Time Honoree TEIS tum to the experts

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Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort Is Your A/C System Losing Refrigerant? Adam Kem, Owner Official Heating & Cooling In a perfect world your A/C unit should not lose any refrigerant. Unfortunately, leaks do occur and sometimes they are virtually impossible to find. The problem could be in the evaporator coil, line set or condenser. Typically leaks are found around brazing joints, fittings, or service valves. Refrigerants are in an oil base so any oily areas are usually indicative of a leak. Those are the easy ones to fix. The difficult ones are usually in the evaporator coil or condenser. A common problem with older systems is when dogs urinate against a condenser. The urine is highly corrosive and will erode the condenser fins which will lead to a refrigerant leak The methods used to find leaks are: Visual Look for oily residue Audible Listen for a hissing sound Soap Bubbles Shows if a leak is present Electronic Instruments that emit an audible sound when sensing escaping refrigerant Dye Coloring agent injected and aft light to see signs of dye on surface around leak 24 hours using a UV If these methods fail to find the leak then it may be time to replace the equipment. (Especially if the equipment is over 10 years old.) If you have any HVAC questions, call me direct at 815-404-4634 or email adam@officialhvac.com One size system does NOT fit all Lexie says... Save energy & increase comfort with a professional load calculation by Official OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com FACTORY AUTHOREED DEALER iCAN PS AwD NATE BB8 A Carrier 3 Time Honoree TEIS tum to the experts Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort Is Your A/C System Losing Refrigerant? Adam Kem, Owner Official Heating & Cooling In a perfect world your A/C unit should not lose any refrigerant. Unfortunately, leaks do occur and sometimes they are virtually impossible to find. The problem could be in the evaporator coil, line set or condenser. Typically leaks are found around brazing joints, fittings, or service valves. Refrigerants are in an oil base so any oily areas are usually indicative of a leak. Those are the easy ones to fix. The difficult ones are usually in the evaporator coil or condenser. A common problem with older systems is when dogs urinate against a condenser. The urine is highly corrosive and will erode the condenser fins which will lead to a refrigerant leak The methods used to find leaks are: Visual Look for oily residue Audible Listen for a hissing sound Soap Bubbles Shows if a leak is present Electronic Instruments that emit an audible sound when sensing escaping refrigerant Dye Coloring agent injected and aft light to see signs of dye on surface around leak 24 hours using a UV If these methods fail to find the leak then it may be time to replace the equipment. (Especially if the equipment is over 10 years old.) If you have any HVAC questions, call me direct at 815-404-4634 or email adam@officialhvac.com One size system does NOT fit all Lexie says... Save energy & increase comfort with a professional load calculation by Official OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com FACTORY AUTHOREED DEALER iCAN PS AwD NATE BB8 A Carrier 3 Time Honoree TEIS tum to the experts

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