JWT Essex


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Snap-on Air Conditioning from JWT Essex

Car air conditioning has been rapidly standardised over the last 10 years due to the major enhancement it brings to passenger comfort. Drivers now realise that to work properly their car air conditioning systems do require regular maintenance.

Why does my car need an air conditioning recharge?

Your car air conditioning system can lose up to 15% of its refrigerant every year, so for example a three year old car may have lost almost half of it is air conditioning refrigerant, which can seriously impacting on the performance of the system and damaging the components involved in an air conditioning unit. You should also regularly have your car air conditioning system serviced to reduce wear and tear on each of the components and help avoid potentially big repair bills.

Why should I get my air conditioning serviced?

Through not using your air conditioning the seals can dry up. When car manufacturers service your car they only test to see if the air conditioning works, not that all the components are in full working condition. Regular air conditioning system servicing ensures the system is full of refrigerant, that there are no leaks, the pressures are correct within the system and that the hoses, seals and pipes are all in full working order.

What causes the smell in my air conditioning system?

The air conditioning smell is caused by fungus, bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator core. The moist environment can be very conducive to the growth of these organisms. As car manufacturers are continuing to downsize all their components to save on space and weight, the problem of growing organisms has been increased. While car manufacturers have made the evaporator more efficient, it has also made it more prone to trap moisture, which contributes to the growth of organisms such as fungus and bacteria.

Why use the air conditioning system even during the winter months?

Using the a/c system during winter months will prevent the windows from misting inside the vehicle as the air is dehumidified, and regular use will help prevent oil seals drying out thus preventing refrigerant loss or compressor failure.