If an air conditioner is not cooling as well as it once was, it may need Freon. Some signs of this include the air conditioner being turned up to the highest setting, but barely producing any cold air, or cold air not coming out at all. Another sign is if large amounts of water are leaking from the air conditioner's air handler.Know More
An additional sign that an air conditioner may need Freon is if the unit's pipes freeze over or if the unit's outside lines frost over inside of the condenser.
Freon is used to transfer heat from inside a building. After it absorbs the heat, it transfers the hot air outside to cool the air down. The cooler air is transported back inside the building, and the process repeats itself. The Freon inside the unit continuously circles through the system, so the air conditioner does not need regular refilling. If the air conditioner is low on Freon, it is most likely caused by a leak in the unit. An air conditioner should receive an HVAC tune-up at least once a year to help prevent leaks from occurring. The best time to schedule a tune-up is in the spring before cooling companies become booked with summer orders.Learn more about Heating & Cooling
A 3-ton air conditioning unit can hold 6 to 12 pounds of Freon, depending on the unit. The exact amount of Freon needed is determined by a variety of factors, such as the type of unit and where it is installed.Full Answer >
Most vehicles need 25 to 35 pounds per square inch of Freon on the low side if the vehicle is running with the air conditioner on its coldest setting and fastest fan speed. The amount of Freon a vehicle uses is measured in pounds per square inch, or psi.Full Answer >
Freon gas is somewhat dangerous to handle and should only be handled by a professional. If a person is overexposed to it, he might suffer confusion, dizziness and disorders of the cardiovascular or central nervous system.Full Answer >
After purchasing the Freon, attach the can to the air conditioning compressor, open the can, replace the Freon, close the can and repeat the steps as necessary. It is extremely important to prevent the Freon from touching the skin as frostbite will occur.Full Answer >