Car air conditioning is basically a refrigerator with a different layout. It’s designed to move heat from one place (the inside of your car) to some other place (the outdoors).
Major components we can repair in car ac units include:
Understand the air conditioning process: The compressor puts the refrigerant under pressure and sends it to the condensing coils. In your vehicle, these coils are generally in front of the radiator. Compressing a gas makes it quite hot. In the condenser, this added heat and the heat the refrigerant picked up in the evaporator is expelled to the air flowing across it from outside the vehicle. When the refrigerant is cooled to its saturation temperature, it will change phase from a gas back into a liquid (this gives off a bundle of heat known as the “latent heat of vaporization”). The liquid then passes through the expansion valve to the evaporator, the coils inside of your vehicle, where it loses pressure that was added to it in the compressor. This causes some of the liquid to change to a low-pressure gas as it cools the remaining liquid. This two-phase mixture enters the evaporator, and the liquid portion of the refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air across the coil and evaporates. Your vehicle’s blower circulates air across the cold evaporator and into the interior. The refrigerant goes back through the cycle again and again.
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