Everything You Should Know About Evaporators
When in a car we enjoy the cool air coming from the air conditioner during a hot day. It creates a comfortable, relaxing aura thanks to the evaporator. Well if you did not know the evaporator is responsible for the cold air. So you don’t want to have a faulty evaporator, especially during summer. If you need Phoenix car A/C repair, call us now for your free check-up!
AC evaporators are located beneath the dashboard and extract heat from liquid refrigerant as vaporizes to gas. As the cold refrigerant flows through the AC system, an AC blower motor blows air across the evaporator absorbing refrigerant coldness. This cold air comes out through the vents.
The problem comes when your evaporators fail. There are two ways your evaporator can fail: Either leaking refrigerant or blockage, hence preventing air circulation. Tubes and seals in the evaporator can leak due to normal wear and tear. The bad news is that there is no way you can replace the tubes. Hence you will have to purchase a new evaporator.
Evaporators can be filled with debris on the outside especially for older cars. Consequently, you will notice less amount of air from vents as it will not be easy to blow air through an evaporator. New car models are fitted with a cabin air filter which filters out the air-debris before it gets to the evaporator.
How do you know your car’s AC evaporator has a problem? Below are some symptoms
- The air conditioning is not as cold as it usual
- The conditional air blows hot air
- Low amount of air flowing through the AC vent
- Air conditioning failure
Air condition is not something you can service or inspect unless you notice some problem. This is because it is a sealed unit. So, if you notice a change in the air temperature from your car’s vents, it is imperative that you schedule an inspection with a professional technician.
Leaking is the most common problem with evaporators. A leak in the evaporator can occur because of internal or external corrosion. Internal corrosion is caused by debris intake which decomposes inside the evaporators. Moisture causes decomposition of organic materials hence forming corrosion which consequently perforates the evaporator. Since evaporators depend on the refrigerant, a leakage can cause significant or complete failure. You may even experience a bad odor from the air conditioning system. Regardless of the cause of the leak, you will need to replace your evaporator.
Evaporators allow your vehicles air conditioning to blow cold air. It also removes moisture and heat from the cabin.
Replacing AC evaporators is not a walk in the park. It involves a lot of work and time depending on where it is located. If you experience a problem with your vehicle’s AC evaporators, you should call your mechanic before anything.
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