A home wine cellar owner in Irvine, Orange County recently called M&M Cellar Systems to ask for help regarding a leak in their wine storage cooling equipment. A team of HVAC technicians were sent to assess the problem, and they found that the refrigeration system had a leak and was already low in Freon. The team fixed the problem by sealing the leak and replacing the lost refrigerant. This project is a good example why homeowners should only work with licensed wine cellar refrigeration technicians like M&M Cellar Systems.
Service Call to Fix a Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit in Irvine
An owner of a home custom wine cellar in Irvine, Orange County recently called M&M Cellar Systems because they needed help with their cellar’s climate control system. There was a leak in the cooling equipment and the problem could worsen if not dealt with promptly.
HVAC Technicians Identified Leak Location and Sealed It
The team of HVAC experts went to the client’s residence to inspect the condition of the wine cellar. They found that it was leaking of Freon and had to be repaired immediately. Before the repair could begin, they first had to find the leak’s location.
The team injected a UV detectable dye into the cooling unit and allowed it to circulate through the system for a month. The leak was found inside the equipment. The team had to disassemble the unit to gain access to the problem and fix it accordingly. The HVAC technicians applied a stop leak to seal the refrigerant leak.
Click this link to watch the video on Youtube:
Custom Wine Cellar Refrigeration Los Angeles – Service Call Refrigerant Leak – Part Four
Replacing the Cooling Unit’s Refrigerant
The most cost-efficient way of repairing problems like this leaking cooling unit is by draining out its Freon and reusing it after the leak has been sealed.
Before the leak was sealed, the HVAC professionals removed the refrigerant from the cooling system. They kept the Freon clean and away from the contaminants, so that they could recycle it. The team used a whole can of stop leak to seal the hole. Then, when the leak was completely fixed, they added the recovered refrigerant back into the cooling system.
Through the process of recovering Freon, the team of M&M Cellar Systems cellar cooling technicians made sure that none of the refrigerant was wasted or discarded, because it is harmful if released to the air. Freon is destructive to the environment because it can damage the earth’s atmosphere.
Once the team was finished with the repair, they had to come back again after a month to reevaluate the effectiveness of the stop leak. The client was pleased with the team’s service.
Why You Need to Hire an HVAC Professional
Most of the time, the problems with cellar cooling units that wine collectors complain about are those that can be avoided of you hire an HVAC professional from the beginning. Only a licensed HVAC technician should install, maintain, and repair your wine cellar cooling equipment.
The most common mistake that home wine cellar owners commit is hiring an air conditioning technician instead of a wine cellar climate control expert. An air conditioning person may sometimes be able to install a wine cellar cooling unit correctly, but they are generally not capable of providing maintenance and repair services that cellar cooling systems need. Unlike cellar cooling technicians, air conditioning technicians are not familiar with the components of wine refrigeration units. They also are not trained i