Do I Need My Air Con Recharged?
Cars, just like any other piece of machinery, require maintenance. One of the often-overlooked aspects of vehicle maintenance is the air conditioning system. A car’s air conditioning system is not just about keeping you cool during those scorching summer days; it’s about ensuring clean airflow, eliminating allergens and keeping your windows demisted.
Your car’s air conditioning system can lose refrigerant gas over time, especially if it’s not used regularly. This loss can affect its efficiency and might result in decreased performance, warmer air, and increased fuel consumption as the system has to work harder. Moreover, manufacturers universally recommend having your air conditioning system serviced every two years to ensure its optimal functionality.
Understanding Air Conditioning Refrigerants: HFO-1234yf and R134A
Historically, the auto industry used R134A, an older style of refrigerant gas. Though effective as a coolant, R134A has been found to have a higher global warming potential. As a result, to meet environmental regulations and standards, a shift has occurred towards the more eco-friendly HFO-1234yf refrigerant.
HFO-1234yf is the new-generation refrigerant that not only cools efficiently but also has a considerably lower global warming potential compared to its predecessor, R134A. While R134A is still found in older vehicles, newer models, typically those manufactured after 2017, have been equipped with HFO-1234yf. It’s essential to know which type of refrigerant your vehicle requires, as the two are not interchangeable, and using the wrong one can lead to system damage.
How We Can Help
Don’t leave your comfort and your car’s efficiency to chance. When you come to us, we don’t just randomly recharge your air conditioning. We start with an Air Con Pre-Inspection Service where our seasoned experts will comprehensively examine your vehicle’s air conditioning system. They will determine whether you simply need a regas or if there are other underlying issues requiring attention.
If your car does need an air con regas, we will ensure it’s filled with the correct refrigerant, be it R134A or HFO-1234yf, keeping in mind your vehicle’s specifications and the environment.
Opt for a routine check, and stay ahead of potential issues. Let’s keep your car cool, efficient, and eco-friendly! Book an appointment with our team today.