What to do about a freon leak after having freon placed and inside furnace coils continue to freeze up?
ANSWER: Contact the manufacturer and inquire if they repair or replace the units with freon leaks. Also ask them if they can refer a repair shop near the town you live in. Quite simply, putting more freon in it will leak out and it will keep freezing up. Fix the leak. >>>> More times than not the leak is not in the coils. It could be any one of the 4 piping connections (2 on the furnace and 2 on the condenser) and if the installer did not use a single line set, any of those additional joints as well or somewhere else in the condenser. Coil leaks are rare for the most part. Usually the hardest part of leak repair is finding it.
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Is it necessary to replace your furnace if you have a new compressor and the coil is freezing up and may be leaking freon but the tech can't find a leak but wants to replace it for 3000?
Answer . \nNever hurts to get a second oppinion.
Get putty from Auto Zone or Wal Mart, Epoxy Gator and JB Weld Stick are the 2 common products to fix leaking. I came across this article, that guy used Permatex Proxy though: …http://www.simonlee.net/blog/archives/918. But not sure if this kind of fixes will violate the local building code or insurance policy, I am not expert, but I know Putty does work.
Out of the MANY different types of air conditioning and freon, I can safely say many of them use oils that are brightly colored. Green, fluorescent green to be clear. And I do… mean a green that will startle you in any quantity. The oil usually has a near mineral oil smell. It is very thin as oils go, and will spread out over a large area typically becoming so thin that color is hard to determine if an oily spot is found. These oily spots indicate a leak. Note: some appear yellowish but all that I have seen are very very noticeable.
It a word, no. Without a leak, the freon level in your unit should stay the same for years and years.
No, they hav`nt invented that yet
A smell inside is usually a bad evaporator coil.
The coil you are referring to is the evaporator, it is inside the air-handler, which also contains the heater. The evaporator freezes up when the air conditionong system is lo…w on refrigerant. What happens, is that since the refrigerant is low, it expands more than normal which cools the evaporator more than it is designed to. As the air passes throught the evaporator, moisture in the air freezes on the cold evaporator fins. This will eventually turn into a block of ice, which will impede the air flow. Once the air flow is restricted, the air conditioner will not cool very efficently if at all. Remember that the air conditioner vapor system is a sealed system. The refrigerant will last forever unless it leaks out, so you need to find and repair the leak to stop it from re-occuring. Some companies will just recharge it, especially if it's a very small leak. That way, you'll have to call them again when it starts to freeze up.
Have a shop perform a leak test with a halogen detector.
Freon is odorless, but it is possible to smell the refrigerant oil that could also be leaking.
No, the leak is propably the compressor shaft seal which is behind the clutch.
Bottom line: Start by checking the ducts and turning up the thermostat a few degrees. If you still have problems call a pro. Reason: The most common cause of icing on the… evaporator coils is insufficient air flow. Check to make sure the ducts are clear of any obstructions or debris, particularly the inlet duct. Also make sure that you have not closed too many of your outlet registers. If there is plenty of airflow but you are still getting icing, you are probably over-working the system. You may need to turn up your thermostat and deal with slightly warmer indoor temperatures until the weather cools off. One final possibility, some systems have a hot gas bypass valve to prevent icing and if it is not functioning properly, that could be the culprit. I mention this last because it is not very common in home air-conditioners. If yours has one and it isn't working that would require professional assistance to diagnose and repair.
The cooling coils are very small in domestic freazers. Yes it is possable to stop the leak however it may take more time, and labor cost to find the leak than it would to repl…ace the unit outrite.
Freon is odorless; you cannot smell it.
it will give you a head ache and get you high if you inhale right by the leak, but it wont seep through your vents and make you sleepy
Freon is a nerve gas and will cause you to twitch over time. More immediate effects would be death by asphyxiation. Freon is heavier than air and if breathed it will settle in… the bottom of your lungs and not come out. Have your Technician check your system and if he adds freon but does not fix the leak fire him immediately and please contact the EPA for this is very dangerous and illegal. Not to mention the fact that it is a huge rip-off to the customer.
If you have the car running and freon 12 gets in the air cleaner mixes with r12 you have fosgene gas the same stuff used in world war 1 its a nerve gas be carful