A/C Repair

Air conditioning repair in Orlando, Florida

Like most things under the hood, air conditioners can stop working for a number of different reasons. Knowing what to look for can help you troubleshoot why your car A/C is not working and let you know what steps you need to take next.

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Top five reasons for A/C not working:

  • Refrigerant Leak

    This is one of the most common causes of car A/Cs not working. Leaks can originate from a number of different places. Commonly they are the result of rubber seals and hoses breaking down over time, allowing Freon (refrigerant) to escape. The bigger danger when this happens goes beyond not having cool air in your car, but those weak spots can also allow moisture to get inside your car’s cooling system and mix with the refrigerant. When moisture and Freon mix together, they create a dangerous acidic combination that can corrode your A/C system and cause permanent damage.

  • Broken Cooling Fans

    Just like you need blowers to push the air conditioning through the vents in your home, your car uses cooling fans to move the refrigerated air into your vehicle’s cabin. When there’s a problem with the fans, you won’t feel any air coming out of the vents. Cooling fans can stop working properly for a number of different reasons; they might have blown fuses, an electrical short, or could have been cracked by debris from the road. Fortunately, this is fairly simple to fix; your Irish Mike’s Total Car Care mechanic should be able to replace it quickly and get you back on the road.

  • Compressor Problems

    Your air conditioning relies on a compressor to keep the air moving, but if the compressor isn’t working properly, that refrigerant isn’t going to move around. One of the main reasons a compressor goes bad is from not being used for periods of time, and the cooler seasons of fall and winter mean that many Floridians don’t run their air conditioning for 2-3 months out of the year.

  • Condenser Failure

    The condenser plays an important role; it takes the humid air in the air compressor and depressurizes, cools and liquefies that air. In simpler terms, it helps turn the air cool. When your air conditioning isn’t cooling as much, it could be a sign of a failing condenser.

  • Electrical Issue

    There are several things that can cause electrical problems for your car’s air conditioning. These can include failed switches, a blown fuse, a problem with the control module or something else. Fuses can short out and make the A/C stop working or a loose connection can create an electrical short that is easily fixed. While electrical issues in the air conditioning system are often easy to fix, they need to be addressed immediately, since they can cause acid buildup. Acid buildup can cause serious damage to your vehicle and can even lead to needing to replace the entire air conditioning system. Staying on top of problems will keep this from happening.

    If you need A/C repair services in Orlando, Florida, Irish Mike’s looks forward to assisting you. Book your appointment online or drive over to our shop on North Forsyth Road today!

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