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Why does my car A/C feel warm?

You’ve finally survived the winter! The finest time to drive is in the coming summer, which is just around the corner. When it’s warm and sunny, even your everyday commute is a little bit better. But a damaged automobile air conditioner can ruin your summertime enjoyment more than anything. One of your car’s most intricate systems is the air conditioning. There could be a number of reasons why it is blowing heated air. We’ll go over some of the most typical ones.

A refrigerant leak is frequently the cause of a car air conditioner spewing hot air. A liquid called refrigerant runs through the air conditioning system in your car, expanding and contracting as it eliminates heat and humidity from the inside. Without the right refrigerant levels, none of the other A/C components will work properly. An outdated hose, as well as an evaporator that is rusty or pierced, might both leak. However, do not anticipate finding a refrigerant leak quickly.
The refrigerant absorbs the heat and humidity that your A/C system removes from the cabin. The condenser’s job is to maintain the refrigerant’s coolness so that the cycle can continue. The method fails if the condenser isn’t functioning properly. A burst of hot air strikes you in the face at that point. Between the radiator and the grate in the front of the car lies the condenser. It uses the air that passes through the grate to help cool. Road debris can obstruct or clog the condenser, restricting airflow and impeding proper cooling of the refrigerant.

The compressor powers the A/C system in your car. It is in charge of moving the refrigerant around the system. The antifreeze won’t be able to cool the condenser if this component is malfunctioning. After extended periods of inactivity, such as long winters when A/C isn’t required, compressor problems frequently surface. Many more recent vehicles, however, keep the condenser functioning year-round by activating it under the defrost setting, preventing this from occurring.

Drive to your neighborhood garage if any of these problems are causing your automobile to blast hot air. You’re a/c will receive a complete and accurate inspection from the garage. If you need car A/C diagnostics performed, give Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair a call today!