Air conditioning in vehicles is not a new phenomenon. At the push of a button or a flick of a switch, you can ride along in style. If you’re like most drivers, you haven’t really considered what goes into that process that ends up with you being nice and cool in your vehicle. The truth is, whether in your car or I your house, the basic principles behind how air conditioning systems work is primarily the same.
At its core, the concept of air conditioning works on two concepts: evaporation and condensation. The basic parts of any HVAC repair NYC residents will encounter are the compressor, receiver, condenser, thermostat, refrigerant and the evaporator.
The compressor can be thought of us as the muscle behind the unit. It is the compressor that drives the refrigerant vapor toward the condenser. The condenser, in turn, transforms that vapor into a liquid, which is then stored in the receiver (also known as a receiver-drier). From there, the liquid refrigerant is turned into refrigerant vapor and moved into the evaporator. Once the vapor is released from the evaporator, it absorbs heat from the air and makes your home feel cooler.
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It is a fairly complicated system with many moving parts. Typically, these parts work together seamlessly, but what if something goes wrong? When one part doesn’t work, the entire system breaks down. You’ll know when there is a problem with the compressor, for example, because the system will not cool effectively and it will be much louder than usual. Generally, you shouldn’t be disrupted by the sound of the air conditioning system, either your home or your car. It should be more like background noise than something you actively notice. If your car’s air conditioning system begins to sound unusually loud or if you find that it is not cooling your car’s interior as quickly as it once did, it may be time to have it checked.
Nothing is as annoying on a hot summer day as an air conditioner that doesn’t work. That can make even a short car trip unbearable, especially when summer’s full heat bears down on you. Fortunately, most of the time a malfunctioning air conditioning system in your vehicle is very often an easy fix when performed by a qualified technician. They can assess the issue, locate any necessary parts and fix the problem quickly and without much disruption to your schedule.
There’s no need to endure summer’s heat without working air conditioning in your vehicle. If your system doesn’t seem to be working like it should, don’t wait to have it repaired. The longer you wait, the worse the problem can get. And when your air conditioning system breaks down further it can be much more complicated (and therefore costly) to fix in the end. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have to suffer through the summer heat! Better to get the problem addressed soon and be back living the cool life as soon as you possibly can.