Air Conditioner : Simple Answers

With summertime heat facing us it’s no time to be without an air conditioned car that functions nothing less than perfect, putting out cooling air for your driving pleasure and comfort. Unfortunately when the first heat wave hits us is usually when we discover that our air conditioning is not cooling the way it should and we are generally on the road in over 100 degree heat! If this sounds too familiar don’t be a victim again this summer, here are some really good suggestions to keep you driving in cool style.

Why isn’t my air conditioner blowing cold air?

Autocraft Answer:
Your air conditioning system uses refrigerant to create cold air. The most common reasons Orangevale motorists lose their cold air have to do with the refrigerant.

Air-Conditioner-Simple AnswersThe first is not enough refrigerant. Refrigerant is a gas in the system and very small holes in a hose, seal or coupler can allow enough to leak out to prevent the creation of cold air.

Another potential problem for Orangevale auto owners is contamination. Over time the inside of the rubber hoses can deteriorate and little bits of rubber can clog up various filters and other vital parts of the minivan A/C system, preventing proper circulation of the refrigerant. And a component could also be worn or broken. So the first step for Orangevale auto owners who can’t cool their minivan is a thorough air conditioning inspection, looking for leaks and worn parts. In fact, Federal law requires an inspection before adding refrigerant. Some states do not allow topping off a leaking system.

Once any vital repairs are made, refrigerant is added. At the same time, special oil is added to the system. This oil cools and lubricates various components as it circulates along with the refrigerant. If you have a refrigerant leak, you also have an oil leak – and it’s vital that both be replenished for proper function and protection of your A/C system.

Sometimes overlooked by Orangevale motorists is the fact that a worn serpentine belt (which drives the A/C compressor) leads to belt slippage which puts additional strain on the compressor. Replacing your serpentine belt and belt tensioner on schedule at Orangevale will extend the life of your A/C compressor and other vital belt driven accessories.

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Orangevale, CA 95662

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