and when you take out the old stuff, what do you intend to do with it? Home AC units do not typically leak the way auto units do, simply because the home unit is sealed. Auto units have an exposed pulley shaft that always leaks a little refrigerant so cars are always putting refrigerant into the air. Homes, however, do not. Just leave it alone until the AC unit fails, then replace everything. Pretty sure there is a leak so that takes care of the 'what to do with the old stuff' issue. Want to fix the leak and heard about the Enviro-Safe products (Google for info) and supposedly it is comapatible with all units (even on top of R-22) and runs at a lower pressure which not only puts less stress on the unit but results in a 20-45% drop in electricity consumption, which is very enticing to me since I live in Florida. Your thoughts? ==Discussion== The stuff you are talking about is probably R-410 which is the new blended refrigerant. This uses a different oil than R-22, so if you make the change you need to blow the current refrigerant lines. 410 runs at higher pressure so I do not know which replacement you are talking about.
Envirosafe sells R22a, a propane based freon that they claim is compatible with R22 systems, but to add this to your system legally you have to first have your system evacuated of reg. freon 22 by a recovery sytem, it is against federal law to release it into the atmosphere as well as mixing different types of freon. The good news is that it costs less than R22, they claim it is more efficient than R22 and you don't need a license to buy it. Although you seem to know what you are talking about just one question what is the difference in reg. FREON and R-22?
How do you add freon to a 1999 Honda Passport
a ford fusion does not have freon it has 134r take it to a mechanic
You take it to a shop. Personal posession of freon in the US is illegal.
There is no freon in a home sprinkler system.
You will definitely lose all of your Freon when you replace the high pressure switch. Once the high pressure switch is loosen the Freon will begin to access the system.
It came with R12 Freon. As R12 is cost prohibitive, have the unit converted to R134a refrigerant or a similar substitute.
Not without conversion.
Freon does not generally need to be replaced. However over time, systems sometimes have a small leak and need to have coolant added. A Freon gauge can confirm if you need to have Freon added.
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No. Dex-cool is an engine coolant. Freon (134r) is a gas used in the automotive AC system.
Typical for our market (atlanta) $29.95 for service and freon 19.95 per pound -- also offered at 49.95 including one pound of freon.
You can replace freon depending on how much you need for as little as twenty dollars. It more than likely will require labor which will add at least 75 dollars to this price.
First of all if the system is low or empty of freon, you have a leak. Replacing the freon without repairing the leak would be a waste of money not to mention allowing the freon to escape into the atmosphere. It would be best to take it to a garage and have a professional do the job for you.
The original freon (refrigerant) in the 1989 Dodge Dynasty's was R12. The amount of R12 it was supposed to use was 32 ounces. R12 freon is no longer available because of environmental concerns. Most such systems were converted to use R134 or R134A refrigerant, which is much less efficient in terms of cooling. Another type of refrigerant that is still available (which is better than R134) is called Envirosafe.
When your air conditioning isn't cold
Its too old and you'd most likely have to take it to a mechanic to have them drain the old freon, which is illegal to drain yourself due to bad fumes for the atmosphere and they'll replace it with I believe RA12 or something of the sort. If the pump/hose is bad they'll have to replace that too to ensure no problems with the new freon. I'm actually about to do it on my '87 Calais here very soon.
The freon pipe broke and released all our air conditioning freon into our house. Is this dangerous and is it expensive to replace?
Never, unless you have a leak.
You need a licensed mechanic/service technician to replace or otherwise service air conditioning systems that use freon.
Not without some specialized equipment. Any good A/C repair shop can remove the Freon, replace the switch, and install the same Freon again, thus loosing none.
One of the biggest jobs is leaky coolant systems. So you need to be licensed to use Freon which is a serious business now. Then you might have to replace capacitors or repair electrical faults, things or that nature.
No... The engine cooling system has nothing to do with the vehicle's air conditioner.
The freon has to be removed and the pressure released from the ac system. Then the valve can be removed and replaced. The system will need to have a vacuum pulled and freon put in again.