Auto AC Repair
Once the inspection is completed our technician will extract the remaining refrigerant into recycling equipment that will remove any impurities. We will then recharge the system by pouring the clean refrigerant back into your vehicle and top it off with as much refrigerant as needed. One of the final steps is to run the system through an electronic leak test to make sure everything is working properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Refrigerant Is Left?
There’s no way of knowing how much refrigerant is left in the system, so even a qualified technician would have to guess as to how much refrigerant to add. Systems vary, but each one holds a specific amount of refrigerant. The only way to know that an air conditioner is full is to evacuate the system and fill it with the specified amount. EPA regulations forbid releasing refrigerant into the atmosphere, and specialized equipment is required to extract it. That is why it is important to have a professional take care of this issue.
What You Need To Know About Leaks
Leaks can be as small as pinholes in hoses and can be very hard to detect. After a recharge, if your air-conditioner starts blowing out warm air you might have a small leak. At that point, our technician will have to inject dye into the system and use a black light to see where the location of the leak is coming from. Once we locate the leak we will be able to replace the part and get your A/C running cool again.
How do I know if my air conditioner is bad?
Easy: If your air conditioner is blowing warm air instead of cold, or the system makes unusual noises when it’s engaged, something is amiss.
How often should I recharge my air conditioner?
You should recharge only if you or your mechanic finds a leak. As long as your air conditioner is blowing cold air, there’s no need to recharge or “top off” the system with refrigerant. Since refrigerant circulates in a closed system, it isn’t burned up like gasoline.
Why do I have to check my air conditioning?
Air conditioners should be checked because problems won’t fix themselves. Refrigerant could be leaking, the compressor could be failing or the condenser, evaporator, or another component might be corroded. Adding refrigerant may provide a temporary fix. Eventually, the air conditioning won’t work. A mechanic should inspect the entire system and fix the cause. A non-functioning air conditioner isn’t only about comfort; the air conditioner also dehumidifies the air to defrost and defog the windows so you can see where you’re going, even if it’s cold outside.
43 Mashburn White Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday