“Going The Extra Myle” in Auto Air Conditioning Repair
In the past, freon (R12) was used in many air conditioning units. However, by the 1990s, freon was replaced by 134a refrigerant. Today, the 134a refrigerant is replaced by a much more environmentally friendly 1234yf refrigerant. Even though the 134a refrigerant is much more environmentally friendly than freon, it is still a greenhouse gas. 1234yf is much better for the environment with a lower Global Warming Potential according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Many vehicle manufacturers and governments all around the world are dedicated to implementing the most environmentally friendly and efficient components in vehicles .
The U.S. EPA ordered vehicles to use 1234yf refrigerants for their air conditioning systems by the mid 2020s. Many manufacturers are starting to implement systems that use these systems. Our technicians at Lee Myles Reading are up to date with everything related to repairing these vehicle air conditioning systems. Whether it is performing pressure tests, recharging, or any other necessary service, our technicians are capable of repairing them. Bring your vehicle to us if you have any issues or concerns with your A/C system!
The air conditioning system in your vehicle is designed to cool the air in your vehicle’s cabin. This system is found in most vehicles today and uses three vital components to keep your cabin cool: the compressor, condenser, and evaporator. The compressor uses a belt attached to the engine to pressurize the refrigerant gas. The condenser removes heat and cools the refrigerant gas so it forms into a high-pressure liquid. The liquid then expands and turns into low-pressure liquid before it moves to the evaporator. After passing through the evaporator, the refrigerant liquid turns into a gas and moves out of the evaporator to take the heat out of your vehicle’s cabin. A fan will blow the cold air into your cabin, making your vehicle cooler.
Long-Range Decisions Beyond Auto Air Conditioning Repairs
The right auto air conditioning repairs will ensure overall comfort and safety throughout the year. Along with this, an extended vehicle health plan will give you added confidence behind the wheel. When you visit Lee Myles Auto Care & Transmissions in Reading, PA, we’ll perform a complete digital inspection of your vehicle, including photos of parts in their current condition. This will give you everything necessary to make informed, long-range decisions beyond auto air conditioning repairs, based on your priorities and budget. Altogether, we hope you’ll appreciate the positive, personal connection to our team that we offer you, starting even before you arrive and lasting for thousands of miles ahead.