The end of summer may be in sight, but the hottest days are still ahead of us. And if you’re heading out on another road trip or just driving around town on a hot day, you’ll want a working air conditioner. If you’ve noticed that your A/C isn’t performing the way it should, it could be time for an A/C recharge. This is a common auto repair for shops like Durabild, but it can make all the difference when you’re stuck in traffic or on a long trip on a hot day.
What is an A/C recharge?
First things first: what is A/C recharging? When we use the word “recharge” referring to air conditioning, we don’t mean it in the same way as recharging a battery. The A/C uses refrigerant to cool off your car. Recharging the A/C means adding refrigerant to the car’s coolant system. If there is not enough refrigerant, the air conditioner won’t blow cold air when you turn it on. It will just blast you with more heat, which is the opposite of what you want.
Here are the signals that your A/C needs recharging or other repairs.
There’s no cool air.
When you crank the A/C, you expect to feel a refreshing blast of cool air. If you get more heat instead, that’s a clear sign there’s something wrong with your air conditioning. It often does take a few minutes for the air to cool down, especially on a very hot day, but you know you have a problem if you never get any cold air. There are a couple of things that can keep your A/C from blowing cold air. The first thing the auto repair technician checks is usually the air cabin filter. If there are no clogs, the next step is an A/C recharge.
Cool air quickly turns warm.
Another important part of your car’s A/C is the compressor clutch. If there is an issue with the compressor, you can tell if the A/C starts to blow cold air but then turns warm. The compressor keeps the refrigerant running through the air conditioning system. Because the system constantly cycles on and off, it will eventually wear out.
Keep Cool with Auto Repair from Durabild
There’s no need to suffer through the end of summer heat. Bring your car to Durabild for reliable and affordable auto repair in Nashua. We’ll have you back on the road and driving safely and comfortably in no time.