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HVAC Refrigerant Leak Guide

HVAC claims are often complex, but a leak in the refrigerant circuit can create a whole new level of difficulty. Most HVAC systems provide air conditioning through the use of refrigerant. This chemical compound produces cooling when expanding or vaporizing. The refrigerant is pumped through copper tubing by a compressor and moves through a condenser coil, a metering device and an evaporator coil. If refrigerant leaks from any of these components, the cooling capacity will suffer and eventually cease to function altogether.

Because these leaks can prevent your insured’s HVAC system from cooling, understanding why this happens, how to test for leaks, and how they can be repaired is important for handling claims during warmer months.

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