Julius Banks, program manager for the Environmental Protection Agency reviewed common mistaken ac beliefs at ACCA's 32nd Annual Conference. Do your service techs know them?
Myth 1. Residential homeowners must repair leaks. "You'd be surprised how many homeowners are told by technicians they'll be fined if they don't repair a leak," says Banks. Owners and operators of appliances (including homeowners) must repair leaks only if the charge is 50 pounds or greater of a CFC or HCFC refrigerant and the appliance is leaking at a rate greater than 15% annually.