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Can anyone recommend: Air con recharging. Engineer required.

Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:21pm
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Finally getting back to La zenia after a year away, will be there on 18 th June to make sure our apartment is still there. When we were there last year I discovered that the A/c wasn’t up to scratch, think it needed re charging. Can someone possibly recommend an air conditioning engineer who can be pre booked to attend to this during our stay. Just the name and contact details would suffice, but an email address would be most helpful so that I can make a definite arrangement, date and time etc. Many thanks and most appreciated. Cheers!

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:00am

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:00am

Hew wrote on Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:21pm:

Finally getting back to La zenia after a year away, will be there on 18 th June to make sure our apartment is still there. When we were there last year I discovered that the A/c wasn’t up to scratch, think it needed re charging. Can someone possibly recommend an air conditioning engineer who ca...

...n be pre booked to attend to this during our stay. Just the name and contact details would suffice, but an email address would be most helpful so that I can make a definite arrangement, date and time etc. Many thanks and most appreciated. Cheers!

Any air con engineer is not a “proper” engineer if he says it just needs recharging? There will be a reason for recharging, almost certainly a leak on the system, which needs to be repaired otherwise the same scenario will occur again and again…

Recharging is a short-term fix, compare it to a leaking car radiator, except that instead of leaking harmless water, the air con system will be happily discharging refrigerant gas into the atmosphere - and contributing to the worlds greenhouse effect 

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:18pm

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Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:18pm

Stevec61 wrote on Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:00am:

Any air con engineer is not a “proper” engineer if he says it just needs recharging? There will be a reason for recharging, almost certainly a leak on the system, which needs to be repaired otherwise the same scenario will occur again and again…

Recharging is a short-term fix, compare it to a leaking car radiator, except that instead of leaking harmless water, the air con system will be happily discharging refrigerant gas into the atmosphere - and contributing to the worlds greenhouse effect ...

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I can live with that! Just want it re charging because it has a slow leak, and re charging will meet my short term requirements. In today’s age we don’t use Freon or similar refrigerants any more which pollute or affect the atmosphere. Non the less,  thanks for your opinion 

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Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:02pm

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Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:02pm

Hew wrote on Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:18pm:

I can live with that! Just want it re charging because it has a slow leak, and re charging will meet my short term requirements. In today’s age we don’t use Freon or similar refrigerants any more which pollute or affect the atmosphere. Non the less,  thanks for your opinion 

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Slight problem with what you want. No doubt someone will do it, but a pressure test should be carried out before a recharge. If it fails the pressure test (a leak), it is actually illegal to just refill now. There is always the possibility that the leak could be so small that it will pass a pressure test.

Sorry. Maybe I should reword that. I was 'told' you cant just recharge, by a reputable air conditioning company that I know I can trust. This was in the UK though, where there does appear to be proper regulations.

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Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:02am

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Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:02am

swcoulthurst wrote on Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:02pm:

Slight problem with what you want. No doubt someone will do it, but a pressure test should be carried out before a recharge. If it fails the pressure test (a leak), it is actually illegal to just refill now. There is always the possibility that the leak could be so small that it will pass a press...

...ure test.

Sorry. Maybe I should reword that. I was 'told' you cant just recharge, by a reputable air conditioning company that I know I can trust. This was in the UK though, where there does appear to be proper regulations.

Same regulations worldwide, just not enforced or regulated consistently 

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Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:04pm

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Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:04pm

swcoulthurst wrote on Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:02pm:

Slight problem with what you want. No doubt someone will do it, but a pressure test should be carried out before a recharge. If it fails the pressure test (a leak), it is actually illegal to just refill now. There is always the possibility that the leak could be so small that it will pass a press...

...ure test.

Sorry. Maybe I should reword that. I was 'told' you cant just recharge, by a reputable air conditioning company that I know I can trust. This was in the UK though, where there does appear to be proper regulations.

Yes, I would expect a pressure test or vacuum test prior to recharging. It hasn’t been recharged in 10 years, so very likely a slow leak. I know that Freon is being phased out and replaced by Puron these days, which is a long term solution to ozone depletion, but maybe not in every country as yet.

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