Air Conditioning and rapid demisting
Aircon is now a common feature on most motor vehicles, but it needs care to ensure it works effectively.
- Odd smells coming from the air conditioning may be caused by a growth of bacteria. As your car becomes older, or when the air conditioning system is used infrequently, bacteria, mould and fungus start accumulating just behind the dash. It is claimed that this can result in headaches and flu like symptom sometimes referred to as “sick car syndrome.” This problem can be solved by using an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh and clean again.
- If your car does not feel cold enough, then you may need to recharge your system. The air conditioning system in your vehicle is not usually covered by manufacturers servicing schedules and the refrigerant gas depletes over time. On average most vehicles lose up to 15% per year. This leakage can happen particularly when then system is not used during the winter months. Eventually the system will stop working. Have your air conditioning serviced regularly, even if there are no visible problems Just as the other systems need servicing on a regularly, the same is true for the air conditioning system. Normally the refrigerant gas in a car air conditioning system has to be recharged completely within four years from the manufacture date and thereafter every two to three years.
- Running your air conditioning all year round will help maintain the system. Using the air conditioning in the winter as this will displace any moisture that gets into the car and the car will demist quicker. It will also help to keep the system well lubricated and leak proof.
- Don’t worry if you see a pool of water forming under your car after using the A/C. If you see a puddle of water on the ground, usually under the passenger area don’t worry. This is a normal feature of the system as it is only water dripping from the air conditioning evaporator. The evaporator has a drain tube fitted to allow the condensation from the evaporator to drain away from the vehicle. Sometimes the drain tube from the evaporator may become blocked or detached allowing the condensation to build up inside the evaporator. If this occurs water will just build up inside your car to a point where there are damp carpets or misting / high humidity problems.
- If you’re running the Aircon and the car is still misting up then either the Aircon isn’t working correctly or the car is taking in water from somewhere. Either way to need to bring it in for us to check it. Click here to book your Air Conditioning check
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