Car Air Conditioner Service in Santa Cruz, CA
Why is my car's air conditioner blowing warm air?
Your car's air conditioner blows cold air because it uses a special gas called refrigerant to cool down the air. The refrigerant flows through a system of tubes and coils, and as it expands, it absorbs heat from the air, making it cooler. Then, the cooled air is blown into your car through the vents, making it feel nice and cold inside.
The air conditioner also has a part called an evaporator that helps with the cooling process. It's like when you spray water on your skin on a hot day - as the water evaporates, it takes away heat and makes your skin feel cooler. The same thing happens with the refrigerant in your car's air conditioner. So, when you turn on your air conditioner, it uses refrigerant and an evaporator to cool down the air before blowing it into your car, keeping you comfortable on hot days!
If your car is not blowing cold air, it needs servicing or repair. Water Star Motors has the proper equipment and trained technicians to service your car’s air conditioning system. We have what it takes to get you back on the road with plenty of cool air!
Your car’s heating and air conditioning system (HVAC) is a complex system that keeps You cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is important to keep your HVAC system in good working order so that it can do its job effectively. Here are some tips on how to properly maintain your HVAC system:
- Change the cabin air filter regularly. The cabin air filter helps to remove dust, pollen, and other pollutants from the air that you breathe in the interior of your car. It should be changed every year or more often if you live in an area with a lot of dust, pollen or air pollution.
- Get your HVAC system serviced every year. Your professionals at Water Star Motors will check the refrigerant levels, belts, hoses, and other components to make sure that everything is working correctly. Leave any repairs up to a trained ASE certified professional.
- Have the condenser coils cleaned. The condenser coils are in front of the radiator and help to cool the refrigerant. They can get dirty over time, which can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Water Star Motors can clean the condenser coils for you. Avoid using the recirculate feature all the time. The recirculate feature pulls air from inside the car and recirculates it through the HVAC system. This can help to keep out bad smells, but it can also trap moisture inside the car, which can lead to mold and mildew growth.
- Don't leave your car in the sun with the windows up. This can cause the interior of your car to get very hot, which can put a strain on your HVAC system. If you must leave your car in the sun, crack the windows open a few inches to let some air in.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your car's HVAC system in good working order and enjoy comfortable rides all year long.
Make your appointment today at Water Star Motors, located at 318-A River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Open Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.