What to do when Automotive Air Conditioning Doesn’t Work

How Automotive Air Conditioning Works

It happens to everyone eventually:  On a hot day, you switch on the air conditioner and nothing but hot air comes out.  What do you do now?  Do you know how Automotive Air Conditioning works?  How much will it cost, and who can you rely on to fix it right and fix it fast?

For a great primer on how Air Conditioning works, Matthew Wright of About Autos provides a lot of answers and a lot of detail:

How it Works, Basically
Any system that lowers temperature operates in similar fashion. First you take a gas, like Freon, and place it in a sealed system. This freon is then pressurized using a compressor. As it’s pressurized, it gets hot by absorbing the heat around it. This hot gas is then circulated through a series of tubes that dissipate the heat.

Scientifically, the gas removes heat rather than adds cold, but that’s a lesson in physics that doesn’t really matter to us right now. The gas can lose lots of its heat, in other words it gets really cold, when you reduce the pressure….

Your air conditioning system is made up of a compressor, a condenser, an evaporator (or drier), refrigeration lines and a couple of sensors here and there.

Wright’s aim is to empower you to recharge your air conditioning system, which is great for a lot of people.

But if you can’t (or don’t want to ) do it, no worries.  TKS Automotive is there to help.  Just give us a call or make an appointment and we’ll get you squarted away in no time.

Make an appointment today at TKS Automotive, LLC

Click to Call: (505) 401-2136

Source: How Automotive Air Conditioning Works


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  1. My air conditioning hasn’t been working, and it’s making car rides with me very miserable. It makes sense that someone like me would want to rely on a professional to work on it! I would probably make things worse if I tried to do it on my own.

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