Air Con Regas
Is your Vehicle's Air Conditioning not getting as cold as you remember, the chances are you may need a Regas.
Here at EDM we are equipped to re-gas, fault find and repair all makes and models.
Here are some frequently asked question about Air Conditioning:
1. What are the benefits of air conditioning?
- • Efficient cool air in summer
- • Warm dehumidified air in winter easily demists steamed up windows
- • Filters pollutants / airborne particles Inc. pollen helping allergy sufferers
- • Pleasant and odour free vehicle atmosphere at all times
2. What causes the smell in my A/C system?
The origin of the smell is caused by fungus, bacteria and other microbes growing inside the evaporator core. The moisture-laden environment is very conducive to the growth of these organisms. As automakers downsize components to save space and weight, this problem has been increased. Because the auto manufactures made the evaporator smaller, they added more fins and packed them closer together to increase the efficiency of the evaporator. While this has made the evaporator more efficient, it has also made it more prone to trap moisture that contributes to the growth of these organisms. We offer a full odour removal service using the latest research, tools and equipment.
3. Does A/C use more petrol?
The answer to this is 'yes' it does, but not by much. But then think of the alternatives. You could have the windows open but that would increase wind resistance which can add up to 10% to your fuel consumption, especially at speed. And don't forget the extra noise and pollution through that open window. Also, it's worth pointing out that you should run your air conditioning at least once a week, especially in winter as the seals can dry up through not using and If your Vehicle's Air Conditioning isn't as cold as you remember, the chances are you may need a Regas.
of these organisms. As automakers downsize components to save space and weight, this problem has been increased. Because the automakers made the evaporator smaller, they added more fins and packed them closer together to increase the efficiency of the evaporator. While this has made the evaporator more efficient, it has also made it more prone to trap moisture that contributes to the growth of these organisms. We offer a full odour removal service using the latest research, tools and equipment. Contact us to find out more.
4. Why does my car need an air conditioning recharge?
You're air conditioning system can lose up to 15% of it's coolant every year, so a 3 year old car may have lost almost half it's coolant seriously impacting on the performance of the system and damaging the components involved. You should regularly have the air conditioning systems serviced to reduce wear and tear on the components and help avoid potentially big repair bills. When we regas your vehicle we also add oil to lubricate seals and bearings and also a UV dye so if you ever have a leak it should show up easier.
5. Why should I get my air conditioning serviced?
As previously mentioned, though not using the seals can seize or deteriorate . Your car manufacturer when they service your car only test to see if the air conditioning works, not that all the components are working properly and in full working condition. Regular air conditioning system servicing ensures the system is full of coolant, that there are now leaks, the pressure is correct and that the hoses, seals and pipes are all in full working order.
6. What's the best way to run my air conditioning?
Turn the air conditioning on, ensuring that it's not set to 'economy' mode. When you first get into a hot car, open the windows, ensure that the air vents are set to face level and the system is set up do the same, not pointed at your feet. Remember cold air falls. Turn the temperature to as low as it will go, and the blower as high as possible. Also make sure that the air is on recirculation mode and not taking air from outside. Better to cool already cooled air!! When the temperature is more comfortable, close the windows and increase the temperature to a more suitable level as well as decreasing the blower speed. You should also point the air vents upwards to ensuring the cold air flows down again.
7. Using my air conditioning in winter?
Using you air conditioning all year round is a must like previously mentioned and is will defrost and demist it quicker on cold mornings even in the hot position.
Book you Air Con Regas £49.99**
*Please note that if your air con system is found to be free of all gas when tested, it is a legal requirement that we conduct a nitrogen test before commencing with the air con regas. We will do this only with your permission and if you don’t have the vehicle repaired you only pay £39.99.
To find out more about why we have to do this please call.
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Friday - 8.00 until 16.30
Saturday: Service Closed
Bank holiday: Closed
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