Air Conditioning cools down the air while reducing moisture content and humidity. There are five main components to the air conditioning system: the Compressor, Condenser, Receiver-dryer, Expansion Valve and the Evaporator. Its hard tubing and flexible hoses allow the air to come out cold due to evaporation and condensation, expansion and compression. The fluid that passes through the tubes and hoses is called refrigerant, which can evaporate at a low temperature and condense again at a higher pressure all while dehumidifying the indoor air and producing a cool breeze.
What can go wrong?
Condensation begins to build up within the pipework due to not being used for a longer period of time, such as during the winter season. As the condensation reminisces, it starts to combine with the heat from the engine which generates mold and creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Results like unpleasant smells such as rotten eggs may occur or even allergic reactions and a sore throat.
What can you do?
Lower the windows to allow the hot air to escape before turning on your air conditioning. The system won't have to produce as much power to cool down the already cooled air. Although air conditioners are low maintenance, they are not maintenance free. Be sure to schedule an appointment with a service advisor when needed.