A vehicles climate control system is comprised of multiple, smaller systems that work together to maintain a comfortable cabin environment
Able to affect and regulate the internal temperature through a cycle of processes
Climate Control Systems is primarily used to improve the comfort levels of both drivers and passengers
When your vehicle’s climate control system malfunctions or stops working, it is important to schedule a climate control repair service. In addition to regaining the comfortable cabin environment you enjoyed prior to your system’s problems, you can help ensure your safety as a driver. If you pay attention to the warning signs of an impending climate control system service, you may be able to prevent a broken system and subsequent safety concerns. In addition, your owner’s manual should provide recommended regular service intervals for climate control systems. Catching early warning signs and replacing or repairing climate control system components as necessary will help ensure your ability to control air outflow at all times.
AC Systems cools, purifies, and circulates air throughout the vehicle, promoting comfort and prevent driver fatigue
AC System operates in a continuous cycle
Sending refrigerant through a sealed system to remove hot air from the cabin
As the refrigerant flows through the ac system, it is turned from a hot gas into a liquid
Which is then cooled, turned into a gas again
Vaporized in order to absorb heat from the cabin
At end of cycle, the cool air is blown into cabin
Process is made Possible from the drive belt which drives the compressor
If your air conditioning system creates an unusual amount of noise while running, produces an abnormal odor, or blows stale air instead of cool air, then you may need the assistance of our service staff. During an AC diagnostic, we will inspect the belts for cracks, the compressor for leaks, the electrical components for connectivity, and the entire system for low pressure. Our service staff may also evacuate and recharge your system with refrigerant according to your manufacturer’s specifications. During an air conditioning system diagnostic, we will use professional leak detection tools to locate the problem plaguing your system. Watch for early symptoms for an air conditioning system in need of repair, and contact us online or call us when you are in need of service.
Why do I need to have my Air Conditioning System Serviced?
Car AC Systems promote a comfortable cabin interior and help prevent driver fatigue
AC System is responsible for cooling, purifying, and circulating air
AC System works through a series of processes that involve refrigerant
Refrigerant is responsible for removing heat from the cabin compartment
Refrigerant goes through a continuous cycle of air compression that is dependent on your compressor's drive belt
The compressor pumps the refrigerant through the system where it is transformed from a hot gas into a liquid and then cooled
The liquid is processed into gas, pressurized, and vaporized before being released as cool air
Like most aspects of car maintenance, treating a problem with your vehicle’s air conditioning system early can help prevent major repairs. For example, an air conditioning system operating on low refrigerant due to a leak will eventually damage the compressor. Replacing or repairing the compressor can be more expensive than sealing the leak and refilling the refrigerant. Some symptoms to beware of regarding a faulty air conditioning system include an inoperative fan or blower, an unusual amount of noise during regular operation, and, of course, reduced cooling capability. Stale smelling air is another sign that something is wrong with your vehicle’s air conditioner. A clogged compressor, evaporator, condenser, or expansion valve can contribute to AC system failure. Routine maintenance now can help you avoid major AC repairs down the road.
Heating system absorbs excess engine heat through a mixture of water and antifreeze called coolant
Hoses carry the coolant from the engine to the radiator, where heat is expelled outside
Heating system circulates the heated coolant to the heater core in the dashboard, which directs warm air into your interior compartment
Cycle depends on the heater hoses carrying the coolant from the engine to the heater core
The water pump pushes coolant to the engine block
Coolant flows from the cylinder heads to the heater core, where the heater fan directs warm air outflow
Heating system repairs may stem from mechanical and electrical issues. Stains under the passenger side of the dashboard are indicators of coolant leaks, which may be the result of a corroded heater core or cracks in the heater hoses. Sometimes the culprit of heater system problems is hard to pinpoint, which is why a heating system diagnostic may be necessary. During our heating system diagnostic, our service staff may inspect the heater core, blower motor, heater control valve, water pump, thermostat, and other components. We may also check your coolant levels, inspect your heater control valves, or troubleshoot your blower motor. By the end of a heating system diagnostic, our service staff will have isolated the heating system issue, repaired the component, and restored full functionality to the heating system. The next time your heating system breaks, just give us a call or contact us.
Heating system transfers the engine's heat to the vehicle's interior
Excess engine heat is absorbed by coolant, a mixture of water and antifreeze
Coolant is carried by the heater hoses from the engine to the radiator
Water pump pushes the coolant through the engine, cooling system and heating system
Coolant travels to the heater core
Heater fan directs the warm air into the vehicle's cabin
Once Coolant is transfers heat into the vehicle, the coolant returns to the water pump and continues to circulate
Because the heating and cooling systems work in tandem, problems with the cooling system will affect the heating system. Low coolant levels, for example, can affect the heating system’s ability to warm your vehicle’s interior. Leaking coolant can be attributed to a damaged heater core, radiator, heater hose, or cooling system. Sweet smells coming from the air vents are a sign of a coolant leak. Other common issues that plague heating system components include a vacuum leak, heater valve failure, fan motor failure, heater core failure, or stuck thermostat. One of the most common causes of breakdowns is overheating, but heating system maintenance can help prevent this from happening. Consult your owner’s manual for recommended inspection intervals for the various heating system components, and be sure to seek out heating system repairs when necessary.