Let’s dive into an essential process called brazing, which plays a crucial role when it comes to repairing refrigerant systems or replacing equipment. We know it might sound a bit technical, but don’t worry—we’ll break it down for you.
Picture your heating and cooling system as a complex network of tubes that carry refrigerant, the magical substance responsible for heating and cooling your home. These refrigerant tubes wind their way through distributor tubes, expansion valves, and coils that make up your ac unit.
Here’s the important part: Proper installation of these refrigerant lines is key. At Capital City Heating and Cooling, we take the time to ensure all your lines are properly connected through a process called brazing. This creates strong joints at the indoor and outdoor coils, giving your system the stability it needs.
During the brazing process, we use nitrogen to solidify these joints and to minimize oxidation or rust. By doing so, we prevent particles from clogging up your system, which keeps everything running smoothly over time!
Once the brazing process is complete, we go the extra mile by pulling the refrigerant lines into a vacuum. Why? Well, we want to make sure there’s no moisture lurking in your system. Moisture can condense over time, which can be harmful to your compressor down the road. A proper vacuum reading of 500 microns or less indicates a moisture-free system.
Here’s where Capital City stands out: We take the extra step of tracing nitrogen throughout the refrigerant process. This helps us ensure that no debris is left behind, allowing your system to operate at its optimal performance and reach its expected lifespan. It’s just one of the many ways we adhere to manufacturer specifications when installing equipment.
When it comes to heating and cooling your home, Capital City Heating and Cooling has you covered. Trust us to handle the intricate details so you can enjoy a comfortable, worry-free living environment.