Freon is recycled throughout an air conditioning unit, and should not need to be added to the unit unless the system has a leak. In some areas, Freon is a regulated substance and cannot be obtained without the proper lic... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Some tips for adding Freon to a home air-conditioning include obtaining the right type of Freon, wearing protective gear, identifying the point of Freon leak and repairing it, adding small amounts of the refrigerant at a... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Stopping an air conditioner leak depends on the cause of the leak. Air conditioners may leak because of anything from a clogged condensate drain line to a dirty air filter. After discovering a leak, immediately turn off ... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling
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