I had my furnace and evaporator coil replaced November 17, 2006. It got hot in my last night so I turned on the AC and I noticed that it didn’t seem to be cooling so I turned the system off and went into the attic to see if the vapor line coming from the coil was cool, that’s when I heard a noise that sounded like a flat tire. It appears that the small liquid line going to the evaporator is leaking at the point where it was welded. I could not tell if it was sucking air in or leaking Freon out, it seems to be sucking in when I put my finger around the line the noise stopped a little.
I’m not a DIY. I just would like to know the correct procedure for correcting this type of mistake, before I call the contractor who installed it out to fix it. Like for instance is he suppose the vent the whole system, fix and test the weld or is it okay for him to just try to fix the weld?. Seems to me if it was leaking the whole system is possibly contaminated with air and should be vented.
The contractor who did the job was the lowest bidder and the least experience and he was not my choice. I was forced to use him by my real estate agent because she had to pay the bill to resolve a mistake she made in the sells contract so, she found the cheapest person she could get.
I would appreciate any feedback