Why Is My Car Air Conditioner Blowing But Not Cold Air?
Learn more about why your car air conditioner is blowing but not cold air at Team Gillman Subaru North.
When you are hot and sweaty, there's nothing more disappointing than when your AC blows but not cool air. If the AC is circulating air but not cold air, there might be several potential reasons for this issue. A freon leak is going to be the most obvious reason for the air conditioning blowing warm. The car air conditioning relies on coolant to cool down the outside air before circulating that cool air into your interior. If the car is low on freon, the AC system may still cool down the air but to a lesser extent than anticipated. For the correct diagnosis and repair, we suggest speaking with our team here at the dealership, where our technicians are able to precisely determine the underlying cause of the problem and carry out any required repairs. Regular maintenance and inspections are instrumental in preventing such problems and ensuring that your air conditioning system operates efficiently so you can enjoy cool, refreshing air during the hottest days of the year.
Which Freon Is Best For My Car's AC System?
Two versions of freon are used in car AC systems: R-134a and R12. R-12 was mostly used in old cars but its use has been discontinued due to its environmentally-harming side effects. R134a, on the other hand, has become the current standard freon used in cars today. Although they work similarly in how they cool the air, R134a and R12 have distinct requirements, necessitating specific tools and expertise for servicing. When retrofitting from R-12 to R-134a, it's more than just swapping the freon, as it typically requires the replacement of seals, hoses, and, in some cases, the compressor to guarantee full compatibility.
How About Using an AC Freon Recharge Kit?
While trying a do-it-yourself Freon recharge kit from a parts store might appear like an inexpensive solution to fix your air conditioning, it carries potential risks and possible hazards. These kits generally lack the necessary gauges and equipment to precisely assess and control the freon pressure, increasing the chances of excessive charging or undercharging the system. In addition, the do-it-yourself kits may fail to effectively seal leaks or address underlying problems, leading to further damage or refrigerant leaks, which can pose environmental hazards. We recommend bringing in your vehicle to us, and our qualified professionals will expertly service the air conditioning system. By doing so, you ensure safety, proper handling of the freon, and peak performance.
What is the Car AC Freon Refill Cost?
The cost of refilling the freon will vary depending on several factors, and it's essential to note that a full diagnostic is necessary before refilling the system. The diagnostic process helps pinpoint any other underlying problems that could be affecting the Air Conditioner's performance and to help ensure a full recharge. The cost of recharging a car freon can vary depending on several variables, including the specific type of freon required, the quantity needed, any additional repairs or part replacements, and labor charges. As a result, we recommend consulting with our trained professionals to obtain your precise estimate that's based on the specific needs of your vehicle.
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