Air Conditioning Systems

What Makes Air Conditioning Systems Start to Leak and Lose Their Charges?

Over time, you will likely notice that an air conditioning system stops blowing cold air like it once did. This is especially noticeable in cars, where it seems to happen relatively quickly. However, it's a problem with all types of air conditioning systems.

 

The main cause of this problem is the leakage of refrigerant from the system. It leaks because over time, the tubing that the material runs through corrodes and develops pinhole leaks. It can also suffer larger and more direct damage, though when this happens, it is usually far more obvious.

 

Since cars are exposed to a wide variety of environmental challenges, such as road salt or extreme temperatures, their air conditioning systems tend to develop problems the fastest. Because of this, many auto shops advertise that they do car AC coolant recharges. Some people get a recharge at the start of every season!

 

Other types of air conditioning systems may last longer before they leak, but eventually, they still do. Simple exposure to air, rain, and similar things causes deterioration over time, and one day, you'll notice that the air they send out isn't very cool. This is typically when non-auto air conditioners get serviced, since preventive recharging is less typical in these cases.

 

The next time you consider a car AC coolant recharge, think about doing it yourself. It's easy to get the coolant that your system needs, and installing it is also fairly easy in most vehicles. Check a detailed owner's manual, and you'll be able to find out where the port is and how to use it. You can find the coolant itself at CME Business Solutions, and they'll be happy to ship.