What is the procedure of Aircon Pressure Test?
Aircon pressure test starts off by pumping in nitrogen dioxide into the copper pipes, fan coil unit and condensing unit of the air conditioning system. By monitoring gas levels over a period of time and noting drops in gas level. We can identify the specific copper pipe of the air conditioning that is leaking. After locating the part that is leaking. The affected area will be assessed in order to determine the scope of repair work necessary. For components easy to access, such as certain parts of the piping works, the repair work is minor and only the affected area needs to be replaced. On the other hand, for leakage areas that are less accessible, major replacements may have to be made where either the entire system is changed or replaced and a new air conditioning unit is installed.
We will need to conduct aircon pressure test over a period of two to seven days as the equipment must be left at location in order to record gas pressure over time. You will not be able to use that particular Air-conditioner during that period of time. The pressure tests cost about $150 per fan coil unit. There may also be additional charges depending on the location of the gas leak. For example, it can cost more than $300 in order to change one set of copper pipes, assuming that the built in furniture is not obstructing it. These costs are averages and will vary depending on the model of air conditioning system.
An Aircon pressure Test is necessary when there is a suspected gas leak in the air conditioning system. When there is a gas leak, it is extremely difficult o to identify accurately the exact part of the air conditioning unit that is leaking. The leak could occur at various sites including internal components such as the fan coil unit, compressor or copper pipe. When you suspect that there is a gas leak in your air conditioner, you should contact an experienced technician to identify the leaking point. Further repair work might be necessary before topping up with the refrigerant gas- either R22 or R410A.
For regular maintenance purposes, air conditioning units in homes should be serviced every three months. This allows for efficient and smooth functioning of the air conditioning unit. This minimizes leakage, reduces damage, improves efficiency and lowers electricity bills. It is crucial that you do not overlook a necessary pressure test. If you suspect a gas leakage, the test will definitely minimize the numerous detrimental effects that would arise from delayed servicing.
At Silverback Air-conditioning Solutions, experienced and qualified technicians are trained to conduct pressure tests for your air conditioning units. Call our friendly staff to clarify any information or to arrange for your Air Conditioner Pressure Test today!