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Air Conditioning Service/Repair

Air Conditioning Service/Repair

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Air Conditioning Service & Repair

"Providing Quality Cooling System Maintenance!"

It's almost that time of year again! With temperatures on the rise, are you prepared for the summer heat? Keep up with your cooling system maintenance and stay cool this summer. Our certified technicians here at Midwest Car Care have been providing air conditioning service for many years! Whether you need a simple recharge or your air conditioning unit needs to be replaced, our mechanics can get the job done.

The following is a brief schematic of some of the basic components that comprise this system:

Compressor:

  • The compressor is a belt-driven device that compresses refrigerant gas and transfers it into the condenser. The compressor is the core of your vehicle's air conditioning system.

Condenser:

  • The condenser's primary function is to cool the refrigerator. The condenser dissipates heat released by compressed gases and condenses them into high pressure liquids.

Receiver (Drier):

  • The receiver is a metal container that serves as a storage receptacle for the refrigerant; also known as a drier because it absorbs moisture from the refrigerant and filters out harmful debris and acids. You should change your drier every 3-4 years to ensure quality filtration and prevent any chemical damage.

Orifice Tube/Expansion Valve:

  • The orifice tube (also known as the expansion valve) is a controlling mechanism that regulates refrigerant flow throughout the system. It also converts high pressure liquid refrigerant (from the condenser) into low pressure liquid, so that it can enter the evaporator.

Evaporator:

  • The evaporator removes heat from the inside of your vehicle. The evaporator allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, causing it to boil and change into a vapor. When this occurs, the vapor leaves the evaporator through the compressor, cooling your car and reducing humidity. The evaporator houses the most refrigerant in the heat transfer process and harmful acids can corrode it. This corrosion typically damages the evaporator beyond repair.

If your air conditioning isn't functioning how it should be, Midwest Car Care is here to help! Give us a call at (763) 434-3110 and set up an appointment! Whether your servicing is small or large, our service team is here for all your cooling system maintenance! Stop in today; we're always ready to help.

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