Question by  nirml007v2yahoocom (19)

Is my Rheem air conditioner leaking water of freon?

There's a liquid dripping from my air conditioner. Is it more likely to be water or freon? How do I find out?


Answer by  malone (4817)

Freon is a gas. If freon is leaking from the unit, there's nothing to see. It is most likely water that is dripping from the unit, which is very common.


Answer by  kipcat (1964)

R22 refrigerant boils at -40F at atmospheric pressure. If it was refrigerant there would be frost on the area where it boiled away.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

It is unlikely that the liquid dripping from you air conditioner is Freon. The cooling coil and the return line to the compressor are colder than the air around them and that will cause water to condense from the air. Freon turns to a gas at room temperature.


Answer by  BillyBingham (65)

There is no need to worry about liquid dripping from any a/c unit. In most cases it is simply condensation. Freon will not drip from the unit, it will turn into a gas as it leaks.


Answer by  les59 (852)

When you notice liquid from an AC unit, it is mostly likely water. Note the smell, color and texture. Water will come from condensation.

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