Air Conditioning Repairs Brisbane
Air Conditioning re-gas and leak repair
Who can re-gas my Air Conditioner
Working with refrigerants?
Any person who handles refrigerant or works on RAC equipment must hold a refrigerant handling licence. Handling a refrigerant means doing anything with the refrigerant, or a component of RAC equipment, that carries the risk of its emission, including:
- decanting the refrigerant; or
- manufacturing, installing, commissioning, servicing or maintaining RAC equipment, irrespective if whether or not refrigerant is present; or
- decommissioning or disposing of RAC equipment where refrigerant is present.
The refrigerant handling licence and refrigerant trading authorisation cover all fluorocarbon refrigerants: chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons. Examples of these include R12, R22, R134A, R410A and R404A.
Fluorocarbon refrigerants are harmful to the environment if emitted to the atmosphere. Under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995, persons handling refrigerant must hold a current Refrigerant Handling Licence. This licence is issued by ARC on behalf of the Australian government and can be obtained by completing the online licence application form on this website.
To read about current penalties under the Ozone legislation view ARC Fact Sheet 11
What is an Air Conditioning re-gas
Frequently Asked Questions
No it will not be damaged as units these days have precautionary electronics to stop the air conditioner running if there is no gas or pressure present
No you should never have to get your air conditioner re gassed the only reason you would need a re gas is if the installation was not perfect and there is a very small leak that was missed by the technician or the leak has materialized due to vibration
Think you Air Conditioning needs to be re-gassed?
Here are the most common ways to tell if your air conditioner needs a re-gas.
It’s well worth Snap Air Conditioning organise the scheduled maintenance to conducted on your air conditioner system. We will pick up if it is running low on gas or is about to and fix the problem right there and then. What we usually see every year is at the beginning of summer people are completely unprepared, they switch on their air conditioning and realise it’s out of gas, usually on the first hot day of summer. You will find it very hard to get a technician out there quickly for a re gas in this period due to the volumes of calls every company gets.