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BillyHvac, Journeyman HVAC Tech
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My outdoor ac unit is in constant need of a charge. When they

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My outdoor ac unit is in constant need of a charge. When they come no one seems to be able to find the source of the leak. Now I don't know if it's me but it seems when the Freon is low I get a weird faint chemical smell and taste in my mouth. Am I going nuts?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  BillyHvac replied 2 years ago.

This is very possible.....when they cant find a leak it is generally in the coil that sits inside the ductwork.

And of course when this leaks it is in the duct that supplies air to the home. I do not know how thorough they were looking for the leak...but it requires getting inside the ac coil compartment to check.

When a leak is not found the most common spot is inside coil