Many of today’s vehicles incorporate an integrated heating and air conditioning system so that some parts of the climate control system are working hard throughout the entire three hundred and sixty five days of the year. The comfort you experience while driving improves a great deal when the heating and air conditioning are in good working condition. Working like a refrigerator, your air conditioning system pumps Freon through an evaporator that is located under the dashboard. The Freon will absorb the heat from the passenger side and circulate that heat through a condenser. Once the heat circulates through the condenser, it is released through the grill located on the front of your vehicle. When the climate control system is operating correctly, the process is a constant one that will result in you experiencing both a cool and comfortable driving environment.
If the climate control system malfunctions, it won’t keep everything nice and cool. Usually, this is because of a leak somewhere within the system or faulty low/high pressure valve. It can also be because a line or orifice tube has become clogged. The full climate control system should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure both the air conditioning and heating units are working correctly.
A diagnosis test can be run on the climate control system to ensure everything is in working order. Air conditioning services can also be performed on your vehicle. The blower motors and heating cores may need to be replaced at some point. The Air conditioning and heater controls can be checked and replaced if they are not working properly. The heating or air conditioner system itself may need some kind of repair in order to get it up and running correctly again. All of these things can affect the environment in which you drive. If any one of these services are needed, it can mean the difference in a pleasant driving environment and wishing you had of just stayed home.
If you feel that your air or heating is not functioning the way it should, you should bring your vehicle in to a mechanic and have it checked out. The climate control system keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and having it out of whack can mean a terrible day ahead. These units are also vitally important for people traveling with young children, because we all know the difference a happy child can make opposed to one that is hot or cold. Being too hot or cold can also affect the health of a child. So if you feel like the climate control system in your car is not functioning the way it should be, bring it to a mechanic and have it checked as soon as possible.