In 1930, the Du Pont Company developed a chemical they called Freon 12. It was and still is used as a main component in the cooling process for air conditioners and refrigerators. Freon is a refrigerant. In HVAC and refrigerator units, it enters as a low temperature gas and is compressed in metal coils until it becomes a high temperature liquid, which creates evaporation. It is the air blowing over the coils that creates the cooler air. The technical name is chlorofluorocarbon, or CFC. Freon is stable, colorless, nontoxic, noncorrosive, nonflammable, and almost odorless.
If an air conditioner stops working efficiently, it may be because the Freon or other refrigerant needs to be replaced. Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians are trained to replace Freon and service your property's air conditioning unit. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766 to schedule service!