Your vehicle’s air conditioning system does not create cold air. How it works is that it actually takes the heat and moisture out of the air that is already in your car, leaving behind cooler air. Which is why it takes a while for it to start feeling cool. The Freon refrigerant resides in the air conditioning system and the compressor compresses the Freon into a high-pressure state causing it to liquefy. It travels through the high-pressure lines to the condenser. The condenser which is similar to a small radiator, puts the liquid in contact with fresh air on the outside of the vehicle, which absorbs the heat from the liquid. It then flows into the expansion valve or orifice tube where it is restricted and becomes gaseous into the low-pressure side of your air conditioning system. Finally, it flows into the receiver bag that removes and collect unwanted moisture and impurities. The clean gaseous Freon travels to the evaporator and it now absorbs heat from the air passing through to leave behind the cooler air. Magically -- your fan blows cooler dry air into your car’s cabin!
The Freon travels back down to the compressor to get compressed back into the high-pressure gas and begin the process again. The Freon, also, carries dispersed oil that helps to keep the air-conditioning compressor lubricated, while operating. Your Freon staying charged is *crucial* to the proper operation and lubrication of the air conditioner compressor.
Where does Cutshaw Automotive come in to the equation? If your Freon gets low, you’re Air Conditioning system can still operate, but it may lose some of its cooling effect, it can shorten the cycle, or it can damage the compressor because it isn't being properly lubricated, while operating. We can do a simple check of pressure. Or we can give a thorough check of the operation of the compressor, it’s clutch and belt, check the high and low pressures of the system while operating, check proper control panel operation, check heater blower fan and engine cooling fan operation, check for restrictions in the system, check for proper air flow through the condenser and evaporator and check for any obvious leaks. We're your care-free car care in Richmond. Trust Cutshaw!
9/2/2020 03:00:17 am
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10/1/2021 03:17:25 pm
I am thankful that this post shared that one of the signs that our air conditioning unit needs to be serviced is when the air is not cool. My wife and I noticed that our air conditioning unit has been letting out warm air. I will definitely make a point to have an experienced technician called to have it serviced before it escalates.
10/5/2021 09:43:14 am
I want to make sure that I get my air conditioning system put together properly, but I'm not sure how to go about it. It makes sense that I would want to get a professional to help me out with repairing it properly.
10/16/2021 06:37:10 pm
Sometimes we don't understand why our air conditioner is not cold enough. If the air conditioner is not cold enough the condenser coils may be dirty and loaded with debris.
Thanks for helping me understand that the clean and cooler air will pass through the evaporator of the unit. That is interesting to know now that I will be needing an HVAC installation service for my home before next month when I move. I just need to be informed to ensure that I will be able to know how the unit works and know if I need help if there are issues.
11/12/2021 08:41:56 am
If you don't change the filter for a long time, it can become clogged and hinder air movement. If this is the case, the evaporator coil may freeze, rendering it incapable of cooling the air. The filter traps airborne particles that flow through the ductwork before they do major damage to the air conditioner.
11/30/2021 04:35:20 pm
Here are the five most common causes of not cooling AC and how to solve it.
12/1/2021 08:30:32 am
When you walk through the door and are greeted by warm, stuffy air, you might be a bit confused.
12/28/2021 02:50:44 pm
An air conditioner is a system that is used to cool down a space by removing heat from the space and moving it to some outside area. The cool air can then be moved throughout a building through ventilation.
1/15/2022 04:57:02 pm
Air conditioning does not cause common cold but initiates a number of phenomena that lead to the common cold. First, air conditioning hastens the spread of viruses that cause cold.
3/19/2022 04:27:36 am
Ducted air conditioning are a great way to improve the efficiency of your ducted air conditioning system and provide an easy way for you to add extra cooling capacity in areas that need it.
5/7/2022 10:55:06 am
Your air conditioner relies on refrigerant to cool your home and may produce condensation as it operates. Neither of these liquids should accumulate or leak into your home, Thank you for sharing your great post!
9/11/2022 11:27:13 pm
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10/6/2022 10:22:29 pm
It's interesting to know that the Freon should be charged all the time, because it is crucial to the operation and lubrication of the air conditioner compressor. There must be a problem with that aspect of my vehicle, because it hasn't been giving enough cold during the hottest times of the day. It can be uncomfortable, especially when we have a pet with us while traveling. So I hope to find a car air conditioning service that we can trust to completely fix this issue.
11/10/2022 09:42:50 pm
Thank you for mentioning that it then enters the expansion valve or orifice tube, where it is constrained and turns gaseous before entering the low-pressure side of your air conditioning system. My sister reported that the air conditioner in her car is blowing hot air. I'll advise her to visit a shop for auto air conditioning repair so they can figure out what's wrong.
3/18/2023 03:06:41 am
The air conditioner compressor in a car is an electromechanical device which operates on the principles of thermodynamics to facilitate the cooling process. The device utilizes a refrigerant, such as Freon, to ensure that the transfer of heat from inside the vehicle to outside occurs efficiently. Seriously lots of excellent advice. Awesome stuff.
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