Fair price to fix central air conditioner leak & refill with freon
Hi there. I have a central air conditioner and was just told that there is no freon in it. The repairman said we have a leak somewhere and he will need to find it, repair it and then refill the system with freon. He already looked for obvious leaks (found nothing) next, he he'll check weld points and do a detailed search to find it. Is there some type of a price range that would be fair for this type of repair. My system is only 5 years old - a Trane XL13i. Thanks!
Re: Fair price to fix central air conditioner leak &...
Put freon on my central air,4 days later its empty,hotair again coming out of the vent,how do i find the leak.cant afford a new one....help my emial is: firstname.lastname@example.org
i appreciate any bodies help...thanks a lot...
Re: Fair price to fix central air conditioner leak &...
Make sure that all service caps are tightened with a wrench after refill of freon. I also have a small leak in my AC but it took a whole year for the next refill. A bad AC "professional" just wanted to replace my AC for more money. So he might have loosened the service caps on purpose to let the new freon leak. I'll have to replace the evaporator coil (13 seer) eventually for $1,800.
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If it is working ok, no.most small AC units don't even have a place to refill. When a refill is needed it is due to a hole or other damage and must be repaired and a valve added for refilling. Freon will not evaporate or go bad from age. On a car A/C it will leak from a bad or dried out seal or bad valve which a small unit doesn't have.
Hi, I cannot dispute the price the dealership quoted. That said, a leaking A/C hose cannot be repaired. It needs to be replaced. These are vehicle specific parts so can get expensive. It also costs to vacuum the A/C system and refill with the the system with freon. The system ran out of freon because of the leaking hose, put in more freon with the leaking hose it all leaks back out. So in effect the repair is a new hose, and a refill. Hope this helps settle your confusion, Wayne
Hi, you are right, some companies will just replace your compressor, without charge once it's under guarantee, if they replace your compressor and want to charge you to refill your system, it's not fair, because they normally use a system to remove freon from a/c, clean it and reused back in a/c when they replace compressor, if they didn't replace compressor, they can't charge you for freon, because they didn't use , if your system had a leak, yes, they can charge you , for repair of leak, and refilling with freon. good luck.
If you have access to your piping system you may use a soap bubbles to test the pipe connection. the leak gas will blow the bubbles if there is leaking. But if your system is out off freon gas, you can not use this method. just try it check the connection first put the bubbles around it.
well! there several factor to be consider in
insufficient cooling effect,
1. under charge, low charge of freon
how to detect: Check oprerating current
using clamp ammeter ,
clamp on one line and
take reading compare
this to rated current on
manuals if below
your system is under
freon 22 ,if same is good
check also on sight
glass located on hi side
if bubbles appear your
system is under charge
irecharge if clear still
Freon 22 and others are refrigerant gas and easily evaporate when they escape on athmospheric pressure.they are dagerous to our athmosphere if they expose,they destroy our stratosphere that filter sunlight coming to earth the radio active of sun cannot enter or block by stratosphere if this destroy radio active affect our mother earth.
so in charging freon,they should not escape or leak in our athmosphere take all necessary precaution,there is international law about freon leaking on air,try to update on this issue.
2. evaporator coil and blower should always maintain in obstruction and paricles blocking the fin.if the ice is developed on eveporator this mean evaporator is dirty need to be clean also with fan and blower.they cannot blow air sufficiently due to ice solidified on fin to block air passage.also, on condenser tube fin don let to distored rejection of heat sufficienly help good evaporation of freon .
if fan and blower has insufficient in blowing of air, change bearing, perfomance
will improve in full effeciency.
so cheers and have a nice day to london
Try putting in a.c. leak detector first to pinpoint where the leak is coming from...That can be a costly repair if you take it to a shop especially if you can't find the leak yourself !! Well best of luck..hope this was helpful
when the freon is released from the unit,you have to repair the leak,pull a vacumm to rid any moisture in system then refill with freon,if you dont have the equipment,it would be cheaper to just replace the unit