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Air Conditioning Repair

AC Repair & Service

The air conditioning unit in your vehicle operates similarly to a refrigerator. Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit is designed to move heat from the inside of your car to outside of it.

Your Car's A/C System
Six major components of you car's A/C system that can require service

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Refrigerant

The refrigerant carries heat. In modern cars, refrigerant is a substance called R-134a. Older cars’ refrigerant is called r-12 freon, which is more expensive and difficult to find than R-134a.
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Compressor

The compressor circulates and compresses refrigerant within the vehicle’s cooling system.
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Condenser

Your vehicle’s condenser changes the refrigerant from gas to liquid and expels heat from the car.
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Expansion Valve

The expansion valve (sometimes called the orifice tube) is a nozzle that simultaneously drops the pressure of the refrigerant liquid, meter its flow and atomize it.
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Evaporator

Your vehicle’s evaporator transfers heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling your car.
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Receiver / Dryer

The receiver or dryer filters your vehicle’s refrigerant and oil, removing moisture and other contaminants from them.
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If your A/C unit is not working as it should, bring your vehicle to Industrial Park Automotive. One of our trained air conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all lines, the evaporator and the compressor for leaks and wear.

How it works

When you start your vehicle’s air conditioning system, the compressor pressurizes the refrigerant, sending it to the condensing coils, which are generally in front of your vehicle’s radiator. The condenser expels hot air to outside the car, cooling the air within the vehicle. When this happens, the refrigerant is cooled, and it changes from a gas to a liquid, which then passes through the expansion valve and to the evaporator.

Once the evaporator receives the liquid refrigerant, it loses pressure and cools the remaining liquid. The vehicle’s blower moves air across the evaporator and into the car’s interior.

If any of these components is damaged, it can turn your cool car into a furnace during the summer months. An air conditioning issue could be as simple as topping off refrigerant to replacing a valve.

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Stop by the shop or call Industrial Park Automotive today!

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