In the middle of a scorching hot Australian summer, what could possibly be worse than the air conditioning unit in the car blowing warm air?
As most of us are not air conditioning specialists, it’s hard to diagnose the problem unless something’s obviously awry. As that’s so, you should always take your car to a reliable air conditioning service provider if your air conditioning unit is not as cold as it should be. Here are five common causes for an underperforming A/C unit.
- The A/C Needs Recharging
The refrigerant needs to be recharged by a specialist, one that specialises in auto air conditioning, like an auto electrician by Perth’s Chamberlains Auto Electronics & Air Conditioning. This is a simple job, but if you’re not familiar with car air conditioning systems, it’s advisable to have an experienced auto electrician take care of the problem for you. Why take any unnecessary chances?
- A/C Compressor Doesn’t Engage
There’s a myriad of reasons why the A/C compressor doesn’t engage. Some of the most common causes are:
- Low Freon levels
- Electrical fault in the compressor’s clutch or circuits
- Car is overheating
A car’s A/C compressor is a complex car part, one that shouldn’t be ‘fiddled with’ by anyone other than a specialist. Whatever the problem may be, it’s always best to have it seen to by a specialist air conditioning service provider, of which there are many in all major towns and cities across the country.
- A/C Fan Isn’t Working
The problem could be as simple as a wire that’s come loose, but it could be a major issue that requires the replacement of the entire fan unit. As with all problems pertaining to auto air conditioning systems, it’s always best to take it to an expert who’ll examine the unit, look for the cause of the problem and let you know what your options are with regard to resolving the issue/s that they have identified.
- Stuck Blend Air Door
The blend air door is a small hatch located in the ventilation system. This hatch can become stuck, with the effect that little to no air can pass the obstruction by. This is a common cause of a car’s A/C system not blowing cold air, or as is often the case, blowing hot air throughout the car!
- Freon Leak
If Freon is leaking from the car’s air conditioning unit it won’t be long before the A/C system shuts down. Most modern cars require a specific amount of Freon in order operate correctly and the only way to test Freon levels is with a charging machine, something that most people don’t have lying around at home.
These are five of the most common reasons why a car’s air conditioning unit isn’t as cold as it should be. If you experience a problem with your A/C and want it fixed properly, take your car to a car electrics expert, one specializing in car air conditioning. Who wants to be without A/C in their car this summer?