Is it dangerous to release 134A? Not really as long as you keep from letting it spray on you or breathing it. But it is illegal for a shop to do that, we have to use a machine.
I would ask a local shop if they would recover and recharge it when you are finished. That way you would also know if you have a leak as they will vacuum it prior to recharge. It will cost a bit but you will not need to guess on the recharge.
What was the issue with the old compressor? If it failed internally you might want a shop to do the entire job as compressor failure can mean that other components also need to be replaced to prevent the new compressor from being damaged, or the system from functioning correctly.
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 AT 8:09 AM