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locating leaks in your ac
As summer time approaches, it's about time to begin looking at our air conditioning system if it is
working properly. Leakage may be the probably one of the most very common issue in air
conditioner. Searching out the cause of the leak is usually a tedious and time-consuming. The
leaking Freon could come essentially around the machine from tubes to a accumulator to your
tiny pressure switch gone bad. The EPA has made it even more stringent policies in working with
refrigerant leakages. The days of topping off the air conditioning unit with just a few cans of R12
are longer over. These days also minor leakages should located and repaired. Here comes the hitechnology to save your day. There are certain procedures that Air Conditioning Repair locate and
repair refrigerant leakages. Each method does have its disadvantages and benefits and use
depends upon the circumstance. The three most often used are electronic refrigerant leak
detector, ultraviolet dye leak detection kit, and ultrasonic leak detector units.
1. Electronic Refrigerant Leak Detectors
This known as the fastest and also the least difficult to work with from the 3 options. In most
cases you've got no idea where the refrigerant leaking is and also have to define the potential
locations.
An electronic refrigerant leak detector will take you very close to the spot of the problem and from
that point you can find more. Most of the better models allows to crank up the level of sensitivity
when you found the place. For minor water leaks you can wrap the assumed area in cling wrap or
perhaps a rag to try to manage the refrigerant. When you unwrap the area, put in the refrigerant
leak detector to check out if you can get a reading. Do not forget, refrigerant is more heavy than
air and it'll sink down. It is advisable to sniff under tubing and compartments when looking for it.
2. Ultrasonic Leak Detector
It is the advanced leak detector and the newest detector to find the refrigerant leaks. It run using
the key of sound detection. Instead of sniffing for refrigerant gas it will listen for the noise it makes
as Freon escapes the system. To use an ultrasonic leak detector the unit needs to be pressured
in order for the refrigerant to leak out and produce noises. Aside from that, the area is required to
be quiet. Always remember it's searching for noise so the background noise would not be good. It
is the primary issue with running an ultrasonic leak detector. Only a few Air Conditioning Repair In
Reseda are very good enough for doing this things successfully.
3. Ultraviolet Dye Leak Detectors
This specific detector works by injecting this in the ac system and this will flow with the refrigerant.
Usually, most of the ac repair firm get an ultraviolet leak detection kit that has got all the tools
required to finish this task. Generally these kind of kits come with ultraviolet lamp or ultraviolet
flashlight, a dye injector, safety glasses and ultraviolet dye. This method is regarded as the
technically advanced of the three and it is the messiest. You have to inject the ultraviolet dye into

the system and wait for it to leak out.
The dye might be messy and get in all places. It gets in you're A/C system, your refrigerant
manifold indicators and so to you. On the other hand at the time you shine your ultraviolet flash
light and spot the leak, and figure out exactly where it is.
I already said, every tools does have its pro and cons. For the newbie, I would advise an
electronic refrigerant leak detector and the professional Ac Repair In Reseda should be served
with the ultraviolet leak detection kit.


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