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How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

Welcome to my blog. My name is Betty, and I recently invested in a new heating and cooling system. It had been years since I had purchased our old system, and my husband was alive then. This was the first time selecting my own system. I did a lot of research and even considered taking our HVAC system off the grid. Now, that my house is the perfect temperature all the time, I'm ready to try something else -- so I decided to start a blog. Here, I am going to post a range of blogs on HVAC related issues as well as home repairs and other topics. I hope that you like it.




How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

What You Need to Know About Your Car's Air Conditioning System

by Eva Fisher

Every car's air conditioning system will need servicing of some sort after a few years; the parts will eventually break down or get damaged through normal wear and tear. However, it's good to understand how to keep your car's air conditioner in good working order so you can avoid unnecessary repairs, and can know what to expect by way of repairs if the A/C system does stop working eventually. Note a few things you should know about your car's air conditioning system.

1. One reason the compressor breaks down

An air conditioner's compressor may break down for a number of reasons, but one is that you haven't used the air conditioner regularly. When you don't use the air conditioner regularly, it won't circulate lubrication as needed. In turn, the compressor may work harder to operate when you turn on the air conditioner the rare times you do use it. To keep the compressor working properly, it can be good to turn it on regularly even if you run it for only a few minutes. This can actually keep it in better working order than if you don't use it at all.

2. Why it's been recommended that you retrofit your air conditioner

If a mechanic recommends that you retrofit your car's air conditioner, this means that your older car uses an older type of refrigerant that can be very damaging to the environment. In some areas, you may be required to retrofit your car to have your air conditioner use a newer form of refrigerant, whereas in other areas it may be your choice. If it's been recommended that you retrofit your car's air conditioner, consider not just the environment but the fact that older refrigerants may not be readily available in your area. It can be good to update your car so you can get the materials you need easily if the system should break down completely.

3. Recharging your car's air conditioner

Rarely does a car air conditioner's system need regular recharging; only when you don't get any cold air from the vents when you turn on the air conditioner should the system require it. The Freon or refrigerant in the A/C system should be well-contained, so if your car does need a recharge, usually this means that there is a leak somewhere. It can be good to check for these leaks if your car does need a recharge, as these recharges can be costly but this Freon can also be harmful to the environment when it does leak.