Imagine this for me if you will, it is in the end of July (like now), the sun is shining for a perfect California day and you get in your car that has been sitting in the sun all day and after you start the car you immediately turn on the A/C – only to find out that it isn’t working and instead of a cool breeze hitting you from your vents HOT air is blowing in your face making you feel like you are in the desert slowing being cooked from the heat. This is not as uncommon as some might think and if you’ve ever been in this situation we understand and feel for you.
There are a few reasons why your A/C is not working – let’s talk about what those might be, so you know how to fix it ASAP.
Leaking of the Freon
Have you ever opened your refrigerator and enjoyed that first blast of cool air hits your face as you are searching for the milk or juice? That blast of air is freon, the same freon that keeps your A/C cold. Leaks are very common around the connection clamps or hoses; this just happens because of wear on the hoses. If you can find on your own or you take your care to a technician the fix is an easy, you can buy a sealant at any auto parts store or use gorilla tape to secure the leak. This is a good temporary fix, eventually we suggest that you replace the hoses or connection clamp that had the leak.
Your vehicle’s condenser is designed to re-cool hot refrigerated air, this is one the main unites of your car’s air conditioning system. If your condenser is blocked by debris or other random items that get picked up along the road you will soon be able to tell because you will begin to notice that your A/C isn’t as cold as it was last week then you might have something blocking your condenser. If your condenser is broken you will be able to tell because your engine could start to “smoke”, overheat and your A/C absolutely isn’t working anymore. For either of these issues, best thing to do is crawl under your vehicle to see if you can identify if there is a blockage. If you don’t see anything blocking your engine, then you will want to call us at Jorge Alonso Services to have your vehicle brought in for repair.
Same as your house, sometimes you get an electrical shortage, which is why we buy serge protectors. The same thing can happen to your A/C unit in your vehicle. We suggest to visually inspect to see if you can identify broken or frayed wires, if you do see damage – bring it in. Our electrician specialist will be able to repair the damage quickly and get you back on the road again with the A/C keeping you cool in our warm summer days here in California.