Alongside other appliances that changed and shaped modern society, air conditioning is a vital element nowadays to maintain comfort at the home, office, or in your car. Especially while driving, drivers and passengers are looking for comfort so they can enjoy their trips.
Even if you are the owner of a classic car, you can still benefit from the modern features of an A/C thanks to aftermarket parts and reconditioning. Even though several kits were released, making it easier to use, there are still times when incompatibilism may arise. Specialists in the domain are here to share some tips so you can avoid mistakes that may appear when installing aftermarket A/C.
Not Insulating Your Vehicle Properly
Specialists recommend before anything to understand how air conditioning works. The system is undertaking air from an enclosed area, pushing it then away over a coil. There, heat is getting absorbed, the humidity gets transformed into small drops which eventually will drain out. Right after, the fresh cooled air will get through to the passengers. The hot air has to be kept outside the vehicle so the A/C can be efficient.
Poorly Mounted Louvers
Louvers are similar to a curtain or a cover, consisting of a set of horizontal blades arranged in a specific way so they can allow light and air to come in, but reject rain, clogging materials, or sunlight.
They serve as an entering point, especially used to recycle the air from outside, helping also at purifying it from different forms of dirt. The blades introduce air and prevent the hoses from being altered by elements such as sand, water, or other clogging materials. The ventilator is pushing back the air outside, eliminating the undesired elements.
When mounting these pieces, make sure they are pointing to your face, choose parts directional and that can be wide open.
Too Much Oil in the Compressor
The compressor of an A/C is a critical part, responsible to keep the refrigerant working properly. Because this is a component highly exposed to wear, it is important to do its maintenance in time.
Usually, the compressors come up with a sufficient amount of refrigerant oil, necessary for an accurate system operation. Incorrect usage of the system such as adding unnecessary oil or uncapping the compressors at the wrong time can damage the system by increasing pressure, creating an overall low performance.
Getting an A/C Unit that’s Too Small
Whatever performant A/C might be, its size is very important. The size of the air conditioning should be proportional to the cabin you want to cool off. As stated below, the air conditioning system works by evacuating hot air and humidity from confined spaces. A smaller unit will not be able to cope with the whole cabin, creating cooled air only in certain spaces, instead of cooling the whole interior.
Even if you chose to do it yourself or if you try a local garage for such an intervention, you should know what to avoid when installing aftermarket A/C parts. For the whole package of help and advice, contact one of our specialists from R & Y A/C Compressors® today.