Imagine it's a hot summer day and you're preparing your car for a road trip. You turn on the air-conditioning system and you find out that warm air is coming out from the vents. Don't let this be your story.
Visit Ksouth Automotive Inc. today and get your air-conditioning system checked by our experienced and skilled professionals. We understand all aspects of AC and heating equipment repairs - from modern computerized components to environmental disposal concerns.
We also provide preventative maintenance services for your air-conditioning system to maintain its original efficiency. You'll be pleased to know that all of our services come with a 2-year or 24,000-mile warranty.
Learn More About the Components That Drive Your Air-Conditioning System
Compressor is the core of your air-conditioning system. It's a belt-driven device which compresses refrigerant gas and transfers it into the condenser.
Its primary function is to cool the refrigerant. It radiates the heat released by compressed gases and condenses them into high pressure liquids. A condenser is generally located in the front of the vehicle, directly in front of the engine cooling radiator.
Also referred to as a drier, a receiver is a metal container that serves as a storage receptacle for the refrigerant. Its primary function is to absorb moisture from the refrigerant, and prevent particles of debris and other harmful acids from harming your AC system. This component should be changed every 3-4 years to ensure quality filtration.
The orifice tube, also known as the expansion valve, regulates the flow of refrigerant throughout the system. It also converts high-pressure liquid refrigerant (from the condenser) into a low-pressure liquid, so that it can enter the evaporator.
Designed to remove heat from the vehicle, this component allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, causing it to boil and change into a vapor. The vapor thereafter gets removed from the evaporator by the compressor, which cools your car and reduces the humidity. Since it contains the most refrigerant in the process, it is also most vulnerable to corrosion by acids.
Visit us today for the complete inspection of your air-conditioning system.
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