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Blog Title: Is adding alchoholic additives in the refrigeartin system of the air conditioner recommended?

Main Que: Is adding alchoholic additives in the refrigeartin system of the air conditioner recommended?

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  • Query By: Jose Baker (New York, NY)
  • Date: 09/20/2016

Answer: HVAC technicians often recommend adding alcohol-based additives in refrigeration systems. This is because alcohol does not let moisture to freeze and thereby affect the metering device. However, adding alcoholic additives is not recommended. As modern desiccants, such as zeolite are prone to absorb these additives to an even greater degree than moisture. They will release certain amount if moisture in to the system that they had absorbed to soak in these additives.

  • Replied By: George Michael (Stockton, CA)
  • Replied Date: 10/22/2016