Did you know that manufacturers recommend checking your Climate Control Air Conditioning systems every two years to help keep your family cool? This usually means evacuating the refrigerant gas, replacing the lubricating oil, and carrying out a system leak test.
Air Conditioning & Climate Control Video Transcript
Over time the air conditioning gases escape causing the engine to vibrate, piping to move and rubber rings to expand and contract, resulting in leakage.
This worsens if the air-con is not used during the winter months as with no oil passing through the system, the small rubber “O” ring seals can dry out resulting in increased leakage and a gradual deterioration in performance.
Using your air conditioning all year round helps maintain the system. If you run the air-con during winter it will help to keep it well lubricated, because the refrigerant actually carries the oil that lubricates the system and the compressor.
It also keeps the seals and hoses moist, preventing them from drying out and cracking which leads to leaks.
The Auto Facts about car air-conditioning systems are that foul smells coming from the air-con may be caused by a build-up of bacteria. As your car ages, or when the air conditioning systems are used infrequently, bacteria, micro-organisms, mould and fungus start growing behind the dash panel on the evaporator causing some very unpleasant odours.
Regular maintenance will prevent this, save you money in the long run and help ensure optimum comfort in the hottest months.
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And that’s an AUTO FACT.