Denver Air Conditioning Repair
When it comes to a broken auto air conditioning system, the problems are easily identified. It’s hot, and the air cooling down your car, is not cooling down your car. What do you do? Denver AAMCO Auto Air Conditioning Repair is here to supply you reliable, trustworthy air-conditioning diagnostic repair. It is our goal to provide you with the most expertise and up to date information in regards to how your air conditioning in your vehicle works, and how to cautiously identify problems.
First, Understanding How Air Conditioning Works
For every air-conditioner they follow the same mechanics and concepts of anything that creates a cooler temperature. Freon is a commonly used word in the A/C jargon, but how does Freon work in your system? Freon is placed in a pressurized sealed system that slowly gets warmer by absorbing heat. Through the absorption of heat, your car is able to push out cooler air which keeps you happy in your vehicle. How did this ingenious device for your vehicle begin? It all started with the same concepts around cooling your refrigerator. In fact very few modifications were made to bring the same system which keeps your veggies cool, to keeping you cool on hot days. Freon has been discovered to be a destroyer of the ozone layer, for this reason many cooling systems are moving away from using this chemical.
Parts of an Automotive Air Conditioning System
To identify any problems you may have with your air-conditioning system, you should first understand the components that go into your system. If you are unable to safely handle this yourself, it is best to get an expert to handle your A/C system to avoid further damage and more costs.
Compressor – Essential component which compresses (flattens or pressurizes) the refrigerant chemical in the A/C system.
Refrigerant – Chemical component which used to be Freon but is now R-134a, is compressed and absorbs heat cooling the air that is pushed out.
Condenser – The condenser changes the heat absorbed refrigerant from a gas to a liquid. The Condenser also pushes out the warm air that has been absorbed from the chemical.
Expansion Valve – The hardest working valve in the air conditioning system which works to drop pressure in the refrigerant and gauge the flow of air.
Evaporator – The evaporator is where the magic happens for your vehicle. The evaporator transfer heat to your refrigerant allowing the air to be pushed out to be cooler.
Receiver– Filters the chemical refrigerant to keep the system running smoothly.
Quick Fixes to A/C Not Always the Best Approach
When you are checking your A/C system, the first thought is to add more refrigerant to your vehicle. For some situations this could be the fix. If filling up the refrigerant and the air is still not cool, more serious avenues must be considered. At AAMCO Colorado Denver Air Conditioning Repair being safe is always out first caution. With many pressurized valves and chemicals, it is important to exercise great caution before loosening valves without knowing the proper safety precautions.
If you have any questions regarding your air conditioning system, or any auto maintenance feel free to ask our mechanics and see if our expert mechanics can offer any advice in keeping your car running smoothly.
Air Conditioning Questions
How do I diagnose my A/C System?
To be honest, we have tried to give a diagnosis for air-conditioning systems, but are afraid to say there is one way to diagnose. Failing to diagnose correctly and looking at the different signs correctly can allow individuals to think their system is running fine when in fact it could be failing on them. Many websites or mechanics will tell you to check the pressure valve, but this valve only tells you the pressure it doesn’t tell you the coolant levels. Your best option is to receive a proper diagnosis from an expert.
I think my A/C has a leak, what do I do?
You can use many methodologies to identify a leak in your air conditioning system; the most common is a dye that is inserted into your coolant system. Typically a UV Dye is used so that it is not visible unless being viewed under a black light. Running the dye through the system will expose any leaks in the hoses or valves.
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