HVAC DIY Tips & Tricks
Freon is a brand name for a group of refrigerants used in air conditioning, heat pumps, and refrigeration systems. It is a colorless, odorless gas that helps cool and dehumidify the air inside buildings and appliances.
Although Freon is a brand name, it has come to be referred to in the HVAC industry as a synonym for “refrigerant” or cooling agent.
The long answer: Freon is the name of a registered patent for a commercial non-combustible gas refrigerant manufactured by DuPont.
A refrigerant is a substance used in a refrigeration system to transfer heat from one place to another. It is typically a gas that is compressed and circulated to cool the air.
Freon circulates through your AC system via a series of refrigerant lines. This substance travels through the system and undergoes a refrigeration process to cool your home.
Understanding how Freon works can help homeowners maintain their AC units and identify potential issues before spending big bucks on calling out an HVAC contractor!
Homeowners should be aware that handling Freon can be extremely dangerous and that they should hire a certified HVAC technician to do this job when needed.
Freon is a known pollutant that has damaging effects on the environment, including the destruction of the ozone layer.