What kind of problems can you have with your air conditioning system?
Your car’s air conditioning system works primarily as a heat exchanger, dissipating heat from the high pressure condenser to the low pressure evaporator. The liquid refrigerant (Freon) enters the evaporator core as a liquid, but when changed to a gas, it cools the incoming air.
The evaporator is also responsible for removing the humidity from the air, which defrosts your window and allows you to see clearly with temperature variations from inside to outside. Therefore, the system will be important for visibility during the winter months as well.
This whole process requires an adequate amount of fluid, or refrigerant, in the system. Therefore, if there are leaks (usually in the lines, compressor, condenser, or evaporator), the system will not work as designed.
Some common problems with air conditioning systems can be as simple as a blown
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fuse, dirty cabin filter, or low refrigerant level. These issues usually are relatively easy and inexpensive to repair, replace, or service.
The process of “evacuating and recharging” your A/C system involves recovering the fluid (refrigerant), removing impurities and deposits from the old refrigerant, and then restoring the refrigerant level to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If the level of coolant removed is particularly low, there is probably a leak. We will find the leak and let you know what needs to be done to seal the system.
If the problem is more complex, replacement of a compressor, condenser, evaporator or other critical components may be required. We know that pinpointing the exact problem, and/or the location of a leak first is very important, so that we can identify and accurately repair the problem part.
If you notice that your air conditioning system is not as cold as it used to be, or if the volume of air blowing from the vents has decreased, we can restore your system to its optimal operating condition.
If you are not sure if your car’s A/C is cooling properly, feel free to stop by anytime for a complimentary “vent temperature check”.