You might believe it’s time to recharge your window air conditioner with a new refrigerant when it sends out less-than-cool air. However, all the machines may need a good cleaning. Unless the closed-loop system develops a leak, refrigerant does not need to be recharged.
It’s not a good idea to recharge a window AC unit yourself because the refrigerant contains ozone-depleting contaminants. It’s preferable to leave refrigerant recharging and leak repair to certified AC repair in London, Ontario.
To recharge your air conditioner on your own, follow these simple steps.
Disconnect The Device
Unlike central air conditioners, window air conditioners require that you unplug them from the wall socket they are plugged into to turn off. To take them apart and check their inner workings, all you have to do is disconnect them.
Open The Window Air Conditioning Unit
Most old window air conditioners just require you to slip their front ends out of place before exposing whatever is within. Others, particularly the newer ones, will require the use of a screwdriver to disassemble. By reading your unit’s owner’s handbook, you can figure out what method is best for you.
Repair The Leak If There Are Any
You don’t need to fix your unit if it has a slow leak because simply enhancing the system will be enough to compensate for refrigerant leaking. If the leak is severe, you may need to solder the place where the refrigerant is seeping back together.
Connect The Compressor To The Valves
Locate the compressor and the two lines that come out of it by consulting your unit’s manual. After that, connect the compressor line to the service valve included in your kit. One open line should still be coming out of the compressor. Connect it to the faucet’s valve. Your Freon package will include both of these valves.
Insert The Freon Kit Into The Valves
Every Freon kit includes a specific graphic demonstrating how to connect the two valves (service and tap) to the Freon container. You should position the refrigerant tank/Freon tank correctly between the two valves using this diagram.
Recharge Your Unit
Ensure that everything is securely connected and that there is no risk of leaking. Then, turn on your window air conditioner and adjust the power to the highest setting. As soon as the service and tap valves are connected to the Freon tank and the air conditioner, the refrigerant will flow from the tank and into the unit. The air conditioner will essentially force Freon into the device.
Find out how much Freon your unit needs, look in the owner’s manual or get in touch with AC repair in London, Ontario. When the Freon tank’s gauge indicates that the limit has been reached, turn off the device. Turn on your air conditioner after unplugging it and removing the service and tap valves.