EASTSIDE BAVARIAN: YOUR TRUSTED AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR SHOP
Air conditioning systems are complex, with several different parts. All these parts work in concert with each other, so if one of them fails, this will affect the others. When we inspect your system, we will look at everything from the compressor, to the accumulator, to the condenser. A thorough inspection of the entire system will help to provide the proper diagnosis we do not stop when we find one problem, we do a thorough review to make sure the entire system is in good working order.
By providing a thorough overview of the current problems, future areas of concern, and parts that you should not worry about, we can help you improve everything from weak air flow to poor temperature control.
It is important to have your air conditioning in good working order, especially in hot Issaquah summers and Eastside Bavarian can help. You can schedule an appointment with us online or call us at 425-391-1990.
AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR
How does auto air conditioning work?
A car’s air conditioning works like any standard air conditioner, but on a much smaller scale. It is important to note that a vehicle’s air conditioning does not produce cold air, it removes heat from the air entering its system. The refrigerant in your vehicle alternates between a gaseous and liquid state. When refrigerant in its cool liquid form is exposed to warm air in your vehicle’s condenser, it evaporates into a gas and absorbs or removes heat from the surrounding environment. The heated refrigerant then moves to a separate part of the system, where the gas is compressed into liquid by the compressor. Before the refrigerant can cycle back through the system, any water that may have been created in the process needs to be removed. This is achieved by a component known as a receiver or dryer. Once the water is removed, the refrigerant can start the cycle all over again.
How do I know if my vehicle needs an air conditioning repair?
Here are some signs something is wrong with your vehicle’s air conditioning:
- Most of the time, your air conditioning loses its cooling properties because there is a low level of refrigerant due to a system leak, mechanical problems with the compressor, or electrical issues preventing the system from turning on, or the compressor has a broken or there is a damaged belt.
- You hear strange noises when your air conditioning is on.
- Noise usually comes from a failing compressor.
- The air from your air conditioning smells.
- If you have not used your air conditioning in a while, bacteria and fungus can settle into the system, creating a foul smell.
- Leaking refrigerant is dangerous and this issue should be addressed as soon as possible.
Here are some tips to keep your car cool in hot weather without the air conditioning:
- Use a sunshade or window visor.
- Park in a shady area.
- Keep windows slightly cracked.
- Throw blankets over your seats.
- Use a dash cover.
- Keep your precious possessions away from the sun.
- Cover your steering wheel with a towel.
- Park in a garage when possible.