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Low Refrigerant Charge: The Root Of Your Air Conditioner Icing Problems

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Low Refrigerant Charge: The Root Of Your Air Conditioner Icing Problems

In an air conditioner, the refrigerant plays one of the most central role in the cooling process. This is because it is the refrigerant’s change of state, from a liquid state to a gaseous state, that produces the cooling effect necessary to cool the air being blown over the unit’s evaporator coils. Given the central role that the refrigerant plays in the cooling process, problems are bound to arise when the amount of refrigerant in an air conditioner falls below the recommended levels. The formation of ice on the evaporator coils is one of the most common ones. Low refrigerant and coil icing In order for a refrigerant to effectively change states, a process that makes the cooling process possible, there needs to be not only a change of temperature but also a change in pressure. At the evaporator...

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