HVAC systems are great when they are working as they should.
However, they can become a considerable burden when they fail to deliver results because of a mishap that occurred because of one reason.
One of the silent issues that may interfere with the proper delivery of a heat pump, an AC, or a furnace is a leak. Knowing how to identify such leaks will help you diagnose and fix the issue in a good time, sparing you the strain that comes with HVAC unit replacement. A silent leak may go unnoticed until when the situation is irreversible. Rather than let things get to this point, consider identifying potential leaking areas to improve the HVAC’s situation. One of the first areas that leak is the suction line or line set. This can be well hidden unless you have an idea of where the leak is. It is possible to incur repeated costs because you missed it the first time. The other refrigerant leak location can happen in the evaporator coil. In this case, a simple mistake like a screw scrubbing against the coil could cause a hole in the coils and lead to a leakage. Unless you suspect such an issue, it can continue for a while. A leak in the evaporating coil can also occur when old evaporator coils wear off due to vibrations and constant movements that cause them to rub against surfaces constantly. Condenser coils may also leak when these coils rub against something sharp and cause a puncture to occur. When dealing with heat pumps, the leak can happen in the accumulator, especially if made of steel since they rust and get punctured.