Benefit of extra Freon?


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signots

OK I have a 25 year old house in suburban Chicago. Central AC is about 22 years old. I had it serviced Friday for the first time in a long time and I'm 2# short which the tech added (I wasn't home so thus my question). I knowthat fluids for everything need to be at the full level (oil, coolant car,for example) and I understand what happens if oil or coolant is low. What's the harm/ benefit to my system to have the correct amount of Freon? Will it run better, cooler, avoid future problems, what?
 
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Tony Hwang

OK I have a 25 year old house in suburban Chicago. Central AC is about 22 years old. I had it serviced Friday for the first time in a long time and I'm 2# short which the tech added (I wasn't home so thus my question). I know that fluids for everything need to be at the full level (oil, coolant car, for example) and I understand what happens if oil or coolant is low. What's the harm/ benefit to my system to have the correct amount of Freon? Will it run better, cooler, avoid future problems, what?
Hi,
You answered your own question.
 
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Tony944

Think of your car will it run better with oil in crankcase or without
also same for gas will run better or worst without the gas in a tank.
I don't think that you are need or require explanation there.
 
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signots

Think of your car will it run better with oil in crankcase or without

also same for gas will run better or worst without the gas in a tank.

I don't think that you are need or require explanation there.
Tony H and Tony 944: thanks!
 
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TimR

Down 2 pounds?

that's a lot, it might have only held 4.

Hope they fixed the leak.
 
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The Daring Dufas

Down 2 pounds?

that's a lot, it might have only held 4.

Hope they fixed the leak.
I've actually had good luck with Cliplight stop leak in many systems
with tiny impossible to find leaks. Yea I know, any leak can be found
but if the time and labor to find a tiny leak exceeds to cost of the
stop leak, I'm going with the stop leak. ^_^

TDD
 
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TimR

I've actually had good luck with Cliplight stop leak in many systems

with tiny impossible to find leaks. Yea I know, any leak can be found

but if the time and labor to find a tiny leak exceeds to cost of the

stop leak, I'm going with the stop leak. ^_^



TDD
Down 2 pounds doesn't sound like a tiny leak, though. It shouldn't have been cooling at all.
 
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The Daring Dufas

Down 2 pounds doesn't sound like a tiny leak, though. It shouldn't have been cooling at all.
I find a lot of those leaks at the service valves. For some reason a lot
of repair techs don't test there first. I have a tool that lets me
change the Schrader valves without losing any refrigerant. ^_^

TDD
 
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Too much or too little refrigerant and the system does not perform well . May damage / accelerate wear , also .

With a system with a tiny / very slow leak , I can see adding a tiny amount of extra refrigerant to try to compensate a little , for the leak . But I am talking about a very small amount extra . Not enough to significantly reduce performance of the system or cause mechanical issues .

God bless
Wyr
 

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