Is it unhealthy to an AC system to run when freon is low?


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Old 06-08-12, 09:01 AM
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Is it unhealthy to an AC system to run when freon is low?

does it impact lubrication of compressor?

i am happy with system i have and it does a good job reducing humidity and discharge temps are near 60 degrees. however, when its closer to 90-95, the cooling capabilities diminish.

this appears to be due to a very hot attic space where air handler is.

it may also be due to a lower freon level (ie. maybe due to a very slow leak over time) which may be impacting the robustness of systems cooling capability.
 
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Old 06-08-12, 02:28 PM
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it can be unhealthy for the compressor depending upon how low the refrigernat charge is.
 
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Old 06-08-12, 07:08 PM
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discharge temps should be roughly 55 degrees or so. low charge can definately be bad for the system. without the proper charge, your compressor will not be properly cooling itself down and you will lose a decent amount of capacity. i sent you a pivate message as well.
 
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Old 06-08-12, 07:11 PM
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Attic temps have nothing to do with this
 
 

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