Air Conditioning Basics

August 16th, 2016 by

It has been a very hot summer in Charleston. Most of us have probably been running our car’s air conditioners harder and more often. And most of us, would be incredibly unhappy if we got in a 100+ degree car and the air conditioning failed. The basic air conditioning system in  your car relies on both temperature and pressure.

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A preventative temperature and pressure check is a good way to guard against an unexpected system failure and make sure both are meeting specifications. Both of these work in tandem to make sure your air conditioning is cooling at optimal efficiency.

The temperature at which you air conditioning is cooling is impacted by the outside temperature and humidity. Our technicians take a temperature reading and make calculations to see if your system is cooling within an acceptable range.

The system has both high and low pressure readings that also need to meet specifications. If they are not within manufacturer specifications, you may have a system leak or you may need Freon.

If your car is more than three years old, we recommend that you have you air conditioning system checked annually to make sure you stay cool regardless of the weather.

Contact our Service Department at 843.573.2300 with any questions or concerns or Schedule Your Checkup Today. Don’t forget your A/C Pressure and Temperature Inspection Discount Coupon!