AC and Heating System Service in Naples, FL
Driving in today’s climates without heating and/or air conditioning systems would make for miserable trips to your destinations. Taking for granted the heat that helps during the winter months, and the cold AC that keeps us cool through the summertime.
Both systems work to keep us comfortable, the AC system in comprised of a compressor w/clutch, condenser, expansion valve orifice tube and an evaporator. As Refrigerant (AKA Freon) goes compressed through each of the components mentioned it returns to a low-pressure gas and rapidly cools in the evaporator. A fan located in the interior cabin on the passenger side blows over the evaporator and cools the air that blows out the AC vents.
• When a leak occurs AC system will need to be recharged with freon to maximize efficiency, most times it’s good to add a UV leak dye which makes it easier to detect under a black light any point of leaking freon. It's difficult sometimes to pinpoint a leak is present without specific testing.
• Since the early 2000s the EPA has phased out the use of R-12 Refrigerant and replaced it with R-134 which became the new standard. The good news is you may retrofit your system to handle the R-134 refrigerant. At times seals, hoses and even the compressor need to be changed. This recommendation is made when the older components are not compatible with the oils found in the R-134.
• Corrosion is usually the culprit that will cause the heater core (helps product heat in the ac system) to leak. You will know there is a leak by the sweet smell of coolant coming in the inside vehicle cabin. In most vehicles, the heater core is located in tight spaces under the dash or even behind the evaporator core located in the passenger side of the dashboard.
If your AC or Heat are not functioning properly, make an appointment to have one of tech do a proper testing of the system, we can check pressures and freon levels to determine if there is a leak in the system.