How to check air conditioners for leaks
The best air condition in your home could be leaking, and that’s because your air condition is connected to a compressor.
The compressor may be in the wrong location, or it’s not properly installed, according to a report released Wednesday.
The Air Conditioning Information Center (ACIC) released a study showing that more than 2,000 of the more than 300,000 ACVs sold in the United States have leaky compressors.
The ACIC’s study says that in 2014, there were more than 9,800 air condition units with leaks that needed to be fixed, according a statement.
“The air conditioning industry has been plagued by a series of leaks and issues over the last few years,” said ACIC President John R. Fertig.
“We need to do everything we can to fix the problems and help prevent future leaks.”
The report comes on the heels of another report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which found that nearly one in 10 homes had at least one leaky compressor in the previous year.