Troubleshooting Common Car Air Conditioning Problems

HVAC technician unscrewing side panel of AC unit

If you’re experiencing issues with your car’s air conditioner, there could be a variety of reasons why: your exhaust fan could be malfunctioning, power may not be applied to the unit, the gas valve may not be on, or the unit could even be wired incorrectly. Regardless of what’s happening, there’s one thing we know for sure: in the event that your car’s AC isn’t functioning correctly, it’s best to call in the professionals!

  • Inadequate maintenance. The #1 reason that your system may need repairing? Not properly maintaining it! As with virtually all other major appliances in your car or home, regular maintenance and cleaning is key. If you want your vehicle’s air conditioning system to run smoothly, it’s important to ensure that you clean your system’s coils, change the air filters, and do everything else that your manual has listed.
  • Refrigerant leaks. If your refrigerant is simply low, that’s not necessarily an indicator that there’s a problem. But, if your refrigerant is leaking, that’s another issue entirely! Refrigerant leaks are not only harmful for your A/C system, they’re also harmful for the environment, as well.
  • Improper installation. If your vehicle’s AC system wasn’t installed properly, there will likely be a host of problems to deal with down the road. Making sure that you hire the right HVAC technician for the job will help prevent future issues.
  • Age, or general mechanical wear and tear. If your car’s AC system is well past its prime, or has endured long-term wear and tear, it may cease to function properly. In this case, it may be time for a complete overhaul in the form of a new air conditioner!
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