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Question DetailsAsked on 7/6/2017

do you need to replace your air conditioning unit if it is leaking freon

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Not if you can find the leak, which is doable, though for a slow leak may take several weeks or more using a dye in the refrigerant to visibly "tag" the leak point. Though if the compressor or evaporator coil is what is leaking they are generally not repairable unless the leak is just at a connection, so (especially with older units - say 10-15 years old or older) the issue of repair or replace comes into play.
Here are links to a number of previous similar questions with answers which should help: = more including more in-depth discussion of the repair/replace decision factors can be found in the Home > HVAC link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

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