Tourist Buses

Common A/C Problems For Buses

Do you own a bus hire company? Buses for hire need to be very comfortable and they need to be installed with an efficient and properly working A/C to keep the passengers cool during long rides. You want to ensure that these systems are always operating at their peak. For that reason, you have to take your buses for A/C maintenance and servicing quite often.

Most air conditioning problems in buses result from inadequate maintenance, poor service procedures, and faulty installation. Many times, improper installation of an A/C can result in low airflow and leaky ducts which can lead to more costly damages. If you own a bus or a fleet of buses, you need to be prepared to handle common A/C problems such as:

Refrigerant Leaks

It is not uncommon for a bus A/C to leak and this is usually caused by cracks or other issues. When an A/C is leaking it means that the refrigerant is running low. A trained technician knows that the solution to this problem is not adding more refrigerant. The leak should be fixed first and then test the repair before charging the system with the rightquantity of refrigerant.

Remember that the efficiency and performance of your bus’ A/C is greatest when the charge of the refrigerant matches exactly with the manufacturer’s specifications. This simply means that the refrigerant should not be overcharged or undercharged. If you notice any leaks on your A/C, make sure the problem is taken care of as soon as possible since refrigerant leaks are hazardous to the environment.

Electric Control Failure

With time, fan controls and compressors wear out, especially if a bus’s air conditioner is turned off and on frequently. Corrosion of terminals and wires takes place in many A/C systems after a while. When taking your bus for a professional service call, you should have the electrical connection and contacts checked to avoid electrical control failure.

Thermostat Failure

A thermostat is designed to sense the changes in temperature inside a bus. It then sends a signal through an inter connecting electrical system to the compressor. When a thermostat gets damaged, it is unable to send signals and this restricts air flow in the bus. If this happens, you need to have a trained technician check your thermostat to determine whether it needs to be repaired or replaced.

Failure to have an air conditioning problem fixed promptly can put your driver and passengers at risk. How? Faulty air conditioning systems can exacerbate eye conditions such as blepharitis and conjunctivitis. If a bus driver is suffering from these conditions, a faulty A/C can cause visual impairment which can lead to accidents. You want to ensure that your bus’ A/C is working properly at all times not to create any discomfort for your passengers. Driving a bus without an A/C puts both your driver and passengers at risk.

If you own a bus without an A/C system, it is best to invest in an aftermarket A/C system to keep the driver and passengers comfortable during the hot weather. Make sure that you buy an A/C system from a reputable manufacturer and avoid investing in refurbished systems to avoid using substandard systems.