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If your air con system is not blowing as cold as it should, it is an indication that it needs to be regassed. Regassing involves the removal of the old refrigerant gas from your unit and replacement with a new refrigerant. Varying weather and climatic conditions can gradually affect your car. Ensuring that your car’s interior is as comfortable as possible is part of taking care of your vehicle.
The evaporator is among the vital components of your vehicle’s air conditioning system. It is specially designed to eliminate the heat from inside the car and is an essential part of cooling and interior comfort. For this reason, it is the component that is most prone to corrosion from harmful acids. When corrosion occurs, your evaporator is often beyond repair.
Regular air con maintenance will ensure that this does not occur. The unit comprises of electrical wires, compressors, condensers and other advanced components. As such, it is crucial that you keep it repaired and regassed by an air conditioning specialist for optimal efficiency.
The first sign that your air-con needs regassing is that the air being blown from the vents is not as cool as it used to be, or it doesn’t feel any different when the AC is switched off. If you can’t remember the last time the system was regassed, it’s probably worth doing.
Most manufacturers recommend you service your car’s air-con every two years or so, but many people wait until it’s not blowing cold air.
If you don’t regas the air-con system, it will gradually become less efficient, making the car uncomfortable in hot weather, and take longer to demist the windows in winter. Not regassing your air-con system will be bad for it in the long run, too with pipes likely to crack and parts likely to seize up if it isn’t used.