Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

The most likely cause of an air conditioner cooling problem is no refrigerant (Freon) in your A/C system. A lack of Freon in some vehicles will cause your air conditioning compressor not to turn on due to a low pressure safety switch. This protects your expensive air conditioning compressor from possible damage caused by a lack of lubrication.

Compressor failure problems are also common enough. Typically due to a of loss of lubrication, which in turn can be caused by low refrigerant in your system, or a blockage in the orifice tube, which will effect refrigerant and oil from circulating to the compressor correctly. Built up moisture in your A/C system allows ice to form and block the orifice tube causing a restriction that stops the flow of freon and oil (pag oil) through your A/C system. In most cases the air contamination due to a leak in the system that should be rectified

A/C Compressor – Why do A/C compressors get replaced? Well, they leak (number one issue), compressor clutch electrically fails and mechanical failures are the major culprits of this issue. When there is an issue you want to rectify it ASAP. The longer you wait, the more costly repairs will get.

A/C Condenser – Why do condensers have issues? Your condenser collects contaminants and oil out of the refrigerant (freon) from the compressor by means of your vehicles expansion valve. If your condenser is dirty (clogged), flushing moves sludge through the system. This is how other components get damaged and bills go up.

A/C Evaporator – What causes evaporator core problems? Your evaporator coil is an important part of your A/C system. Moisture can develop on fins causing mold mildew to form which is no good. Sometimes this mold can clog your drain tube. It’s good practice to turn the a/c off before you park, to help dry the moisture.

A/C Drier – Also known as an A/C accumulator.  A/C driers are used to absorb water completely and avoid the A/C compressor from seeing contaminants. Moisture is enemy #1 for your A/C system. Moisture in a system mixes with refrigerant and forms a corrosive acid. If you think there is moisture, change accumulator or drier to save money.