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The air conditioner is perhaps the least thought about function on the interior of our cars, but arguably one of the most important. But like most of the systems in a car, it is prone to damage and may need Air-Con servicing at the hands of the professionals at In Town Automotive.
If you are experiencing any of the following problems then it may be time for you to get your A/C system checked:
Weak airflow can be quite frustrating at times, operating the A/C at maximum and still not feeling cool enough. The days when heat and humidity come together the problem amplifies to a whole new level and you may find it hard to put up with it any longer. For this reason it is necessary that you notice the reduced airflow early on and not wait for the problem or weather to become worse.
Reasons behind weak airflow:
- There is a possibility that mildew or mould accumulates in the evaporator core due to moisture that develops during the cooling process. This accumulation makes it difficult for cool air to reach the air vents.
- The blower hose is responsible for supplying air to the blower unit and when this hose becomes loose the system may have a weaker airflow.
- The ventilation fan may be facing some issues. When the fan is not blowing, airflow can be weaker than usual.
- There are several seals in an air conditioning system such as core case seals, evaporator core case seals and blower house seals. When these seals open up, the system can have air leaks leading to reduced air flow. The A/C systems primarily work in sealed conditions and are quite sensitive when it comes to leaks because a leak exerts additional pressure on the compressor in order to cool effectively.
If you are experiencing reduced air flow in your system then you should schedule an A/C performance check with us as we specialise in Air-Con servicing.
Is there any warning that the system may give me?
While some vehicles have built in Driver Information Centres (DIC) which display the status of many systems installed in a vehicle, this system may not be installed in many cars. For more information, you should refer to the Owner’s Manual.
Ineffective A/C Cooling
There could be many reasons behind ineffective cooling of an A/C system. When a system begins to display such symptoms, it is advisable to book your vehicle in as soon as you can because a delay in these matters is likely to worsen the problem and increase the cost of repairs.
Possible reasons behind lack of cold air:
- Sometimes a failed o-ring, hose, seal or component can result in Freon leak.
- The refrigerant charging hose or expansion tube has become clogged.
- Failure of the compressor clutch or compressor itself.
- Failure of blower motor resistor or blower motor.
- Failure of the evaporator or condenser.
- Vacuum Leaks.
- Failure of fuse, control module, switch, relay, solenoid or blend door.
Leaks can be fatal to the A/C system as they can make air conditioning an open system. Detecting faults in the system early can help you save a lot of money as a repair in initial stages is always inexpensive.
When leaks are ignored for a long time, the problem may aggravate causing moisture to enter the A/C system and also damage expensive and vital parts. So, if you don’t want to lose your cool, schedule an A/C performance check with us today and get the best deal on Air-Con servicing.
A/C dispenses warm air after few minutes of cooling
A/C systems are often unpredictable and it is quite difficult to keep them running for years without any problem. The only thing you can do is get your system inspected by professionals like us on a regular basis and get Air-con servicing so that problems do not aggravate to the point that you’re faced with a huge repair bill.
- Clogging of expansion valve - The expansion valve is responsible for distributing the optimum amount of refrigerant to the evaporator. When this valve gets blocked, the refrigerant is unable to flow into the evaporator. Clogging of this valve can lead to the freezing, if there is some moisture present in the system.
- Faulty compressor clutch - In order to ensure that the correct pressure is maintained by the compressor the clutch should be correctly engaged with the compressor. When the right pressure is not maintained there could be warm air coming through the vents.
- Blown fuse - Due to some problems the fuse may become short and this could result in less power reaching certain parts in the system.
- Leaks - In a system where moisture is present, it can have a damaging effect on the system and these damages result in leaks. The mixture of refrigerant and moisture produces corrosive acids that bring about deterioration of seals and components which causes air to leak out of the system.
By opting for Air-Con Servicing you can get rid of all these problems and once again experience the bliss of cold air coming through the air vents.
Foul odour emitted from the A/C
There could be many reasons why an A/C system produces a nasty smell in a car, but the most common reason is a dirty air cabin filter and this problem can be avoided only by replacing the filter which is a part of Air-Con servicing.
Accumulation of mould in the system is a major reason behind the system emitting a foul odour. Sometimes water can remain in the evaporator case due to blockage of the case’s drain and this leads to the formation of mould.
It does not take great investigative skills to be able to detect leaks but it isn’t so simple that any person can do it. You need to let professionals have a look at the system to get these leaks detected and for this reason you should book an Air-Con Servicing appointment with us today.
How we can detect leaks in your system?
- Refrigerants are often pre-mixed with a U.V dye which shows up under black light. By running a black light over the A/C system we can detect leaks in the system.
- Leaks can also be detected by using a special device known as a sniffer. It homes in on the refrigerant’s chemical compounds and notifies us of a leak in the system.
Why Choose In Town Automotive for Air-con Servicing?
Just like any other part of your car, your car's air-conditioning system needs regular servicing to ensure optimum performance yet unfortunately gets put at the bottom of the "to-do" list throughout the long winter months. As the Great British summertime approaches and the days begin to get warmer a working air-con can be a very welcome blessing when out on the road.
Your car air-conditioning system may be working "OK" but a failing air-con unit can begin to put your car's engine under additional unnecessary strain when trying to operate which can lead to electrical surges, fuel inefficiencies and drained batteries.
So, having your air-con serviced at In Town Automotive will not only keep you cool in those welcome summer days but can help you to save money in the long run.
An integral part of the A/C system is the cabin/pollen filter which acts as a protective barrier between you, the driver, and the external elements such as pollution, bacteria, pollen and unpleasant outside smells. Overtime a build-up of bacteria and particles in your car's pollen filter causes restricted airflow to your air-con so a replacement of the filter is recommended at regular intervals for the health of both your car and yourself.
Just like any other part of your car, your car's air-conditioning
system needs regular servicing to ensure optimum performance yet unfortunately gets put at the bottom of the "to-do" list
throughout the long winter months. As the Great British summertime approaches and the days begin to get warmer a working air-con can be a very welcome blessing when out on the road.
Your car air-conditioning system may be working "OK" but a failing air-con unit can begin to put your car's engine under additional uneccessary strain when trying to operate which can lead to electrical surges, fuel inefficiences and drained batteries.
So having your air-con serviced at In Town Automotive will not only keep you cool in those welcome summer days but may also save you money in the long run.
An integral part of the A/C system is the cabin/pollen filter which acts as a protective barrier between you, the driver, and the external elements such as pollution, bacteria, pollen and unpleasent outside smells. Overtime a build up of bacteria and particles in your car's pollen filter causes restricted airflow to your air-con so a replacement of the filter is recommended at regular intervals for the health of both your car and yourself.