In these broiling days of summer, turning on the air conditioner is the first thing that you are likely to do when entering your car. Pushing your face towards the car air conditioner vents as chilled air starts pouring into the cabin, nothing beats the sweet relief.
Today more than 99 percent of all new cars are air-conditioned. Air Conditioning was once a luxury, now it is a necessity. In the earlier days of motoring, cars were open bodied so manufacturers believed no special provisions were required. Come to the turn of the century & the progressive change to closed body vehicles around 1908, inventors started to look at the best way to contrive a comfort cooling system. Wow, with the weather warming up it is just amazing to think, how did people then get along in their cars without air conditioning system?
Let’s understand how the air conditioning unit in your car functions –
The air conditioning unit in your car has three important parts:
- Compressor – Refrigerant(a low-pressure gas) enters the compressor. The compressor then puts the gas under pressure and sends it to the condenser.
- Condensor – Inside the condenser, the pressurized gas is cooled to form a high-pressure liquid to cool the automobile. Then the liquid refrigerant will pass through a receive dryer which removes any water from the refrigerant and then reaches the evaporator.
- Evaporator – The only part of the air conditioning not located in the engine component. The refrigerant enters the evaporator at around 32 degrees Fahrenheit(0-degree Celsius) cooling the evaporator coil. A fan that blows over the evaporator coil pushes the cold air inside the cabin.
How will you know if your car’s air conditioning system is doing its job perfectly?
Having a proper functioning air-conditioner will not only ensure that you have a comfortable ride, but it is safe for your health. In order for the unit to function smoothly, your car’s air-conditioning system needs to be regularly serviced and maintained. Here are a few things that you need to know :
- Do you hear strange noises from your air conditioner suddenly? Some noises could be early symptoms of a compressor failure, check out immediately.
- Sometimes you may get odd smells. This could be due to infrequent use of air conditioners. Bacteria mold & fungi may start growing, these smells can cause flu and headache-like symptoms.
- Don’t worry if you see stank of water forming under your car after using the air conditioner. That’s just a normal feature of the system, it is only water dripping from the evaporator.
- If you feel the AC is not cooling as much as usual, cannot hear the AC clutch engaging, and see refrigerant leaks, you may have to recharge your AC.
- Sometimes there’s excessive moisture inside the car, this happens when the evaporator gets blocked or detached allowing the condensation to build up inside the evaporator.
Do you see any of the above problems in your car’s air conditioning system? Speak to our Car Care Experts@ Tyre Empire for car A/C repairs and services. Call us on 9008000000 or schedule a visit today !