The air conditioning unit in a car is often overlooked—until it breaks down. And by the time it happens, it’s usually too late for quick troubleshooting. Unlike your home air conditioner, your car air conditioner is more complicated. see more
Your car’s air conditioner is a machine that works similarly to your cardiovascular system. The compressor is the heart of the air conditioner, pumping Freon as a refrigerant in the system. When air is compressed, freon, a mixture of gas and liquid, causes it to cool.
When Freon levels are low, your auto air conditioning system will not perform as well as a standard household air conditioner. Before the machine has a big failure, have a technician check the Freon levels on a regular basis.
The Freon’s ability to bring hot air away while leaving cold air behind is determined by the pressure applied to it. This is aided by the air that enters the condenser. This is why, for older models of air conditioners, the temperature is often cooler when the car is running at full speed than when it is stopped. This enables the compressor to pump Freon more forcefully and quickly. As a result, the air conditioning system is much more effective.
Make sure the electric cooling fan that takes in air is working properly to keep the output of the auto air conditioning unit running smoothly and to avoid temperature changes. For it to be successful, it must spin very quickly.
The functions of your auto air conditioner, as well as all aspects of vehicle performance, are affected by motor overheating. When the motor fails, the fan can not work as well as it should. The additional heat generated by the engine would make it difficult for the air conditioner to cool the vehicle. Make sure your motor is in good working order. Always have a bucket of water on hand to keep your motor cool and prevent it from overheating.