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Heating & Cooling System Service

AC Service in Farmington, CT

With that long winter we had, your car’s heating system probably worked overtime. And as the temperature gets warmer, you’ll probably be relying on your car’s air conditioning system to keep you cool. Trust the ASE-certified technicians at Farmington Mobil Station for heating and air conditioning service. We service Farmington, West Hartford, and Avon, CT, as well as other surrounding areas. Give us a call now at (860) 677-2669.

The Basics Behind A.C. Services at Farmington Mobil Station

Car air conditioning systems promote a comfortable cabin interior and help prevent driver fatigue. During normal vehicle operation, a substantial amount of heat is created by the engine and exterior contributors like the road and sun. Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is responsible for cooling, purifying, and circulating air. Your air conditioning system works through a series of processes that involve refrigerant.

In your vehicle, the refrigerant is responsible for removing heat from the cabin compartment. Refrigerant goes through a continuous cycle of air compression that is dependent on your compressor’s drive belt. The compressor pumps the refrigerant through the system where it is transformed from a hot gas into a liquid and then cooled. Through a number of other processes and components, such as the condenser, compressor, and evaporator, the liquid is turned into a gas again, pressurized, and vaporized before being released into the cabin as cool air.

Why Should You Have A.C. Services Performed at Farmington Mobil Station?

Like most aspects of car maintenance, treating a problem with your vehicle’s air conditioning system early can help prevent major repairs. For example, an air conditioning system operating on low refrigerant due to a leak will eventually damage the compressor. Replacing or repairing the compressor can be more expensive than sealing the leak and refilling the refrigerant.

Some symptoms to beware of regarding a faulty air conditioning system include an inoperative fan or blower, an unusual amount of noise during regular operation, and, of course, reduced cooling capability. Stale smelling air is another sign that something is wrong with your vehicle’s air conditioner. A clogged compressor, evaporator, or condenser can contribute to the failure of the AC system, as can clogged expansion valves. Routine maintenance is important and can help you avoid major AC repairs.

Heating System Services 101

In contrast to the cooling system, which removes heat from the engine, the heating system transfers the engine’s heat to the vehicle’s interior. Excess engine heat is absorbed by coolant, a mixture of water and antifreeze. Coolant is carried by the heater hoses from the engine to the radiator, which expels some of the heat into the atmosphere. The water pump pushes the coolant through the engine, cooling system, and heating system. The coolant travels to the heater core, located in your vehicle’s dashboard.

There, the heater fan directs the rest of the warm air into the vehicle’s cabin. Once the coolant transfers heat into the vehicle, the coolant returns to the water pump where it continues to circulate through the system. The heating and cooling systems share a number of components, including the radiator, thermostat, and water pump. Other heating system components include the blower motor, heater control valve, heater core, heater fan, and heater hoses. All these components work together to regulate temperatures in the engine and cabin compartment.

Heating Systems Are Important to Maintain All Year Long

Because the heating and cooling systems work in tandem, problems with the cooling system will affect the heating system. Low coolant levels, for example, can affect the heating system’s ability to warm your vehicle’s interior. Leaking coolant can be attributed to a damaged heater core, radiator, heater hose, or cooling system.

Sweet smells coming from the air vents are a sign of a coolant leak. Other common issues that plague heating system components include a vacuum leak, heater valve failure, fan motor failure, heater core failure, or stuck thermostat. One of the most common causes of breakdowns is overheating, but heating system maintenance can help prevent this from happening. Consult your owner’s manual for recommended inspection intervals for the various heating system components, and be sure to seek out heating system repair when necessary.

Stay cool this summer, and keep warm this winter with heating and air conditioning maintenance from Farmington Mobil Station. Call us now for an appointment—(860) 677-2669.

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