5.3003.13 Refrigerant Charge Evaluation

Topic: 
Forced Air
Subtopic: 
System Assessment and Maintenance
Desired Outcome: 
Properly charged system
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3003.13a
Prerequisite

Leak detection, air flow, and refrigerant line inspection will be checked and repaired to determine need for refrigerant charge

Eliminate possible sources of other problems before addressing refrigerant charging

5.3003.13b
Qualified contractor

Charge will be tested and work performed by a qualified contractor

Refrigerant charge will be in accordance with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / ACCA ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America, www.acca.org 5 QI HVAC HVAC Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning Quality Installation Specification refrigerant charging requirements for mixed humid, hot humid, marine, and hot dry climates

Ensure compliance with codes and environmental regulations

Ensure proper equipment charge

5.3003.13c
Documentation

Contractor will provide documentation of work performed

Maintain record of work performed

5.3003.13d
Quality assurance

External static pressure will be measured and documented

EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov refrigerant charge log will be provided

Ensure external static pressure is within range in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Ensure quality workmanship