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Freon Leak Detection

Freon leak detection is not normally a big deal. It is a big deal if you keep adding Freon to your air conditioner every year. Freon is the lifeblood of your home air conditioner. It provides the cooling for the compressor in the outdoor air conditioning unit and it provides the heat transfer in the evaporator coil in your home (the indoor cooling coil). Freon also carries the oil through the system lubricating the internal components of your air conditioning system. No Freon – Means No Cooling in Your Home. No Freon – Means No Lubricating Oil in the Compressor. No Freon – Means the Compressor will over heat.
Those are just some of the reasons to find any Freon leaks and fix those Freon leaks. The price of Freon keeps going up and it is expected to continue to rise. All Freon R22 is recycled. There are Several Methods of Freon Leak Detection
Electronic Freon Leak Detection
Visual Freon Leak Detection
Pressurization Freon Leak Detection
Fluorescent Dye Freon Leak Detection
Electronic Leak Detection
This usually just involves usually a high tech digital sniffer that hunts for the chlorine that is released when the Freon leaks out.  Going over every part of the system, every joint and every weld can find many leaks, but this method leaves a lot to be desired. It is labour intensive and you can receive false positives for Freon leaking.
Visual Freon Leak Detection
This is merely using your eyes and looking for the tell-tale signs of Freon leakage. Freon contains oil and when that oil leaks out it makes a mess. Once an oil leak is witnessed we used a soap bubble solution to visually identify the presence of Freon gas escaping. This does work and it is the simplest low tech way of finding large Freon leaks. It will not find the small Freon leaks. Most Freon leaks are small.
Pressurization Freon Leak Detection
This is an old fashion component replacement method of finding a leak. I think it really is just designed to replace system components rather than identify and repair a Freon leak. This involves cutting the system  apart and pressurizing each component, the line set, the evaporator coil and  the conditioning unit to the same pressures and then waiting a couple of weeks.  Upon return that portion of the system that is lower pressure is the component that is leaking and it can be replaced. This type of Freon Leak Detection is very time consuming. You can except to pay upwards of $500 just for Freon leak detection and then the component replacement and reassembly of the system.
Freon Leak Detection Using the Dye Method
Simple and straight forward. Your air conditioner isn’t cooling because it is low on Freon. A dye is injected into the system with the Freon while charging your system and testing it. The dye is inexpensive
Irrespective it’s better to get your air conditioners checked regularly and maintained properly. You can even read information on reputable sites like http://www.airconperthwa.com.au/ and find out more information.

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