Can refrigerant leaks be detected during routine maintenance, or is a separate inspection required?

Refrigerant leaks can often be detected during routine maintenance, such as during filter changes or coil cleaning. However, a separate inspection may be required to thoroughly inspect the system and detect leaks. This is especially true for systems that have been operating for an extended period or have a history of leaks. A dedicated leak detection inspection can help identify potential issues before they become major problems, reducing downtime and environmental harm.