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What color of hoses go to the low port of your home air conditioner so you can add freon?


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2005-09-15 11:36:47
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If your air conditioner blows air but it's not cold air then you probably need freon in your air conditioner

Yes you can if you have the tool, knowledge, and of course the freon. Youtube has instructional videos to help you.

There are EPA guidelines that must be followed whenever you deal with refrigerant. If you are not EPA certified, you should not be dealing with checking the charge of your unit. Having said that, here is the answer to your question The hose colors are typically: Blue for suction(low side) Red for liquid(high side) Yellow for refrigerant tank

Actually no technical skills needed to check the Freon level. Home central air conditioners have a Freon scale on it. One just need to read the scale and determine whether the level of Freon is sufficient.

Depends on the size of the unit and when it was built. Modern A/C units contain no Freon (R12). It was banned in 1996. Call a home A/C professional.

No easy way of doing this. These units do not come with service valves.

Your compressor has possibly stopped working. If you are lucky, the serviceman will only have to replace the freon to get it going again.

Never. A properly operating AC unit will have no leaks, thus never need recharging.

The answer should seem obvious... you have a leak. It could be anywhere in the system, which is unfortunate for you. You'll probably need a tech to come and do a leak test on your system.

Depends on the air conditioner. Older units use a form of Freon that is no longer manufactured, and you cannot buy it. Some window type units are sealed, and have no provision to add refrigerant. Your best bet will be to talk with the service staff at a local heating and air conditioning company.

That sounds reasonable to me. I have in my home, a very large (22,000 BTU) through-the-wall air conditioner, designed to cool three large rooms. It uses 3.5 lbs of freon. A whole-house unit I can easily see using as much as 9 lbs.

Only if that is what is was built and designed to use.Only if that is what is was built and designed to use.

It is advisable to call a technician to repair your air conditioning. He will solder the damaged pipe so that the freon wont leak anymore. Besides being dangerous, the lack of freon makes your air conditioner to work badly, and even stop refrigerating.

Go to your nearest HVAC&R distributor present your EPA Certification card and purchase the refrigerant.

There is no freon in a home sprinkler system.

No. Freon is non-toxic, but one can suffocate from breathing Freon, just as one might suffocate from breathing carbon dioxide and not getting fresh air within 10-30 seconds, or so. Freon's lack of toxicity is precisely why it revolutionized refrigeration, particularly in the home, in the 1930s.

There is no set amount required by different AC units, it may be listed on the mfg. tag on the unit but that is just the factory charge and may be different for lines over 25 feet. The freon in older home units is R-22 and isn't avilable to non licensed people. If your unit needs freon, it leaked out. someone should find the leak and give a quote on fixing it. If you are not licensed, it is illegal to sell you freon for private use. It is best to pay someone to take care of this task and then you will be more certain of having a working air conditioner. They have the training and tools to do a proper job.

Make sure it's draining properly. Condensate, if it is allowed to remain stagnant, builds up an odor. If you have built up mould in the evaporation coil, you may need to have it professionally cleaned. Freon has no odor.

Most home systems use R-22 refrigerant. R-410a, known as PURON, is also an increasingly used refrigerant. If you see a pink sticker on the outdoor unit, it will say on the tag with the model and serial numbers r22 or 410a. "Freon" is a trademark of DuPont, and is NOT the real name of refrigerant. "Freon" was R12 and is no longer made.

The installer if the unit is still under warranty, which is usually one year after the installation. Otherwise the home owner.

Home freon and R-12 freon for vehicles (yes) but not R134a freon which you can get at any autozone..................

No Of course you can. There are worldwide distributors of these chemicals. However, there are limitations on new manufacturing and importation, so substitutes are being found. Freon is a brand name for CFC Refrigerants so the question in the US is are you EPA Certified-- then is it cost efficient.

If your central air conditioner isn't cooling your house anymore, you might need to have more freon or coolant added. You will need to call a professional.

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