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Home Air Conditioning
Gas Recharge & Leak Repairs

Gas leak, gas recharge, gas top up, gas refill, air conditioning re-gassing – did we miss any other variants of “re-gassing a home air conditioning”? 

For consistency, we will be referring to this action as ‘re-gassing’ for the rest of this page.

First of all – There is no such thing as “just top up the gas” in my air conditioner. It is unnecessary, illegal, and most of all extremely dangerous to our environment.

Generally, people are surprised that re-gassing a system without finding the leak source is illegal. A qualified and licensed air conditioning technician must carry out extensive tests to identify and repair the leak. 

After repairing the gas leak, a nitrogen pressure test is conducted to make extra sure that the leak is entirely fixed. Once this is done, the pipes are cleaned to remove moisture and other contaminants.  Plus, the technician must conduct future proofing measures to make sure there are no gas leaks.

After the tests have proven there are no gas leaks, the air conditioning system can now be re-gassed.

Mandatory procedure & licensing

Before you go ahead to book in just any technician you found on Gumtree to repairs your air conditioning from a suspected gas leak, make sure you are aware of the Australia and New Zealand refrigerant handling code of practice 2007. This code contains mandatory procedures and licenses that:

“In Australia, any person whose business includes the manufacturing, installation, servicing, modifying, or dismantling of any refrigeration and/or air conditioning equipment which:

fluorocarbon refrigerant, must ensure that they and/or any of their employees who handle fluorocarbon refrigerant are appropriately licensed under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 and any regulations that supersede it.

Basically, this means that any air conditioning technicians that installs, service, repairs, or replace your air conditioning should be licensed.

A licensed and qualified HVAC technician must record and track their refrigerant (gas) usage. If this is not done, the business could lose their operating license and the individual would not be able to install, service, repair or replace any air conditioning in the future.

Don’t be fooled by an inexperienced or unlicensed technician who tells you “I’ll come out and top your system up for you / It just needs a re-gas”.

What is a gas recharge on air conditioning system?

There is no reason to re-gas on a correctly installed air conditioner.  Some of the reasons why you might have a gas leak causing you heating/cooling issues are:

Re-gassing a system refers to replenishing the air conditioning system with fresh refrigerant

It is not another ‘promotional label’ on an air conditioning company. Being licensed means that the technicians must deal and track refrigerants responsibly. When audited, individuals and businesses can face hefty fines (respectively, up to $63,000 and $315,000) and even lose their license to operate if it is found that they have misused refrigerant. 

Check out this fact sheet from the Australian Refrigeration Council

Why is refrigerant such a big deal?

Refrigerant that leas into out atmosphere can deplete our ozone layer and contribute to global warming. The ozone works as a protection against UV radiation from the sun. UV radiation is liked to skin cancer, and other genetic damage in humans and living organisms.

In Australia, only companies that have an Arctick License can operate with refrigerant. An Arctick licensed operator must follow strict and mandatory procedures regarding the sale, usage, and disposal of refrigerants. –
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Frequently Asked Questions

How often does my home air conditioner / split system need to be re-gassed?

Surprisingly you should never need to have your split system or ducted air conditioner re-gassed. When your system is installed correctly and all the required checks are completed, the chances of your air conditioner leaking gas is very minimal. Re-gassing can be done but there are mandatory procedures to follow to make sure there is no leak in the system.

Why do I need a gas recharge and leak repair on my air conditioning?

Our experience tells us that generally air conditioner leaks are due to inadequate installation practices. If the system is installed to industry standards, the average lifespan of a home air conditioner is anywhere from 10-15 years, depending on the year and the environment it is in.

Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit Needs A Gas Recharge & Leak Repair​

There are a few initial signals to indicate your air conditioning system might be leaking refrigerant gas or have no gas at all:

It is crucial to have regular maintenance conducted on your air conditioning system. At Alliance, we recommend having your air conditioner maintained on a yearly basis. This will decrease the chances of your AC needing major repairs.

Air conditioning gas
recharge & leak repair costs

Like many things, air conditioners come in different models, size, and types. Air conditioning gas cost is calculated per kilogram. Similarly, refrigerant also come in different types and each are priced separately.

A qualified Alliance technician must carry out checks on your air conditioner to identify any leaks, carry out repairs, and identify the appropriate gas type needed for your air conditioning before re-gassing your system.

The most common refrigerant types are:

R32: Most commonly used by leading air conditioning manufacturers such as Daikin.

R410A Puron: Puron is a replacement for R22 Freon as it is a better refrigerant.

R22 Freon: In 2020, Freon is a prohibited substance, only recycled R22 refrigerant can be used in existing R22 systems.

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Alliance Climate Control is qualified to take care of your home air conditioning should you need to repair a leak and re-gas your air conditioner. Our licensed air conditioning technicians have years of experience thoroughly inspecting different types of systems and re-gassing them responsibly.

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