I often get asked by our customers; “Why should I change that leaky air conditioner’s coil this time of year when I don’t need air-conditioning?”. My answer is; “Because its venting freon into your home and you and your family are breathing it in”. With a chemical name like Chlorodifluoromethane you know it can’t be good for you to breathe in.
Breathing air that is contaminated with Freon can cause respiratory difficulties, organ damage and, in some cases, death. Symptoms can vary depending on the extent of the Freon exposure, but even a small amount of exposure can cause serious symptoms in humans. Mild symptoms of Freon exposure include excitability, dizziness, changes in heart rate and headaches. The lining of the throat or nose may become[...]