Not only would they have to flush the lines clean, but they’d have to build a brand new condenser altogether
There have been instances where my anxiety got the better of me when it comes to repairs. I was convinced my transmission was failing on my car late last year. It would struggle to shift into higher gears as I’d push gasoline to the engine. After two weeks of the same symptoms, I took the car to a transmission specialist. Thankfully, my transmission was fine. The culprit was a broken catalytic converter on the exhaust system, which chokes out the engine as you give it increasing levels of gas. Instead of paying upwards to $2,000 for a new transmission, I found a new catalytic converter for $140 and paid a mechanic $50 to weld it into place. Now my car is working fine and better than it ever has since I’ve owned it. I wish I could say the same about my air conditioner, as it’s starting to worry me every time I hear the condenser kick on. It’s creating this loud metallic screech that sounds like a combination of rattling and low frequency oscillations. My hope was that the problem was from a dead frog stuck in the fan blades or just some normal reaction to summer air conditioner use. Unfortunately, the worst ended up being the case. The HVAC technician explained that somehow a contaminant as small as a drop of water got into the refrigerant lines and was slowly killing the compressor inside my HVAC condenser unit. Not only would they have to flush the lines clean, but they’d have to build a brand new condenser altogether. I’m just thankful that it is still under warranty.
Commercial air conditioning