Let’s talk about air conditioning service and repair issues for the Denver CO area. Most of us Denver drivers don’t give our air conditioning a second thought as long as it’s making cold air. But it’s a complex and expensive system that we should be thinking about before it starts blowing out hot air.
The refrigerant in the air conditioner contains a special oil that lubricates and cools the A/C parts. When refrigerant leaks out, your air conditioner won’t make cold air, and the parts don’t have enough oil to protect them, so they wear out faster than they should. This is the reason it’s important to service the air conditioner as recommended by your service center.
Replacing old refrigerant has another benefit: refrigerant tends to gather moisture and become corrosive. That causes leaks in the system which can be expensive to repair. Fresh refrigerant protects the air conditioning components and keeps the system operating at peak efficiency so it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep you cool.
Even with regular service air conditioning parts can just wear out. Normal wear and tear eventually gets to all moving parts. Addressing early problems can save on more extensive repairs down the road. For instance, a common failure is the clutch that turns the compressor on and off. If you can take care of a bad A/C clutch when it first starts having problems you may be able to save the compressor. Wait too long and you’ll have to replace both.
Check your owner’s manual or ask your service adviser at Express Car Care for service recommendations. And if you’re hearing strange sounds when your air condition turns on, or if it just isn’t as cold as it used to be, have us give it the once over and see what it’ll take to keep you cool.
Did you know the Federal Environmental Protection Agency regulates the type of refrigerant you can use in your air conditioner? Your service technicians are current on EPA rules for properly removing and disposing of used refrigerant, protecting the environment while keeping you cool.
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