Do You Know How Your AC System Works?
Your cars air conditioning system is vital for the summer months. Now that the temperatures are finally heating up, we want to make sure you feel miraculously cool on the next summer afternoon.
We here at Raymond Chevrolet want to make sure you understand what’s going on underneath your hood. Having a good understanding of how it works can help you save a couple bucks in repairs in the AC system.
The purpose of your Chevrolet’s AC system is to take the warmer air from outside and remove all the moisture from it leaving you and your passengers feeling more comfortable. In many vehicles the air conditioning cycles during the defrost setting pulling the humidity form the windshield to improve the visibility.
The main parts of a vehicles air conditioning system are:
-expansion /orifice tube
Heating your vehicle is relatively easy. Heating is easier because your vehicle’s engine produces a lot of excess heat. To heat your vehicle, liquid coolant flows through the engine, absorbs heat, and is directed to the heater core to send hot air into the cabin.
On the other hand, the air conditioning system is more complicated. The air conditioning system uses refrigerant which goes from liquid to gas and back inside a closed area. The refrigerant goes to a compressor which pressurizes it. Then, it goes to the condenser, which makes it back into a liquid. The liquid refrigerant goes through a control system, and then flows into the evaporator. A fan blows warm air over the evaporator, and the evaporator makes it cooler because of the refrigerant. The cool air blows into the cabin of your car, and the system repeats itself.
Your air conditioning system should work well for you, but there are a couple of common issues that may occur with this system. One common issue is leaking of the refrigerant because of a tiny crack in the system. Another issue you may have is a failed compressor or a clog in the system. If you are having any problems with your vehicle’s air conditioning, you will want to see a service professional.
Now that summer is upon us, you want to be sure that your air conditioning is working as it should be. If you are having any problems with the air conditioning in your vehicle, you should stop by and see us at Raymond Chevrolet. We have a great Service Department and an expert service staff that can get your vehicle back to running as it should be. You don’t want to go without air conditioning for your summer road trips!
Also, if you think it may be time to upgrade your vehicle, you can stop by and see us. We are a Chevy dealership near you, and we have a great selection of Chevy models for sale near you including 2019 Chevy models for sale. Whether you need a new car for your commute to work or an SUV to haul people and cargo, we have great options that will fit your needs.