Troubleshooting A/C

Now that the heat of the summer is upon us in Longmont, we’re using our car air-conditioning all the time to keep things dry and cool. However, there are a number of problems that can affect the air-conditioning system in your vehicle that can make relief from the summer air hard to find.

Of course, the easiest thing to notice if your air-conditioning isn’t running optimally is if the air never becomes very cool as it blows from the vents. To check your car’s temperature, turn on the car and set your A/C to the coldest setting (also “recirculating”). Put a thermometer in the vents and wait a few minutes—anywhere around 40-45 degrees Fahrenheit is normal. If not, your A/C may have a problem.

In addition to that, you could notice water pooling on the bottom of your car. It is unlikely that this water pooling is a leak from the roof of your car, so be sure to check your A/C system if there is water pooling on the carpet. This means that your air-conditioning system’s drain line is clogged and all that condensation has found its way to your floor! This can also cause foul, musty odors in your car as it becomes humid. A clogged A/C drain line can also become a breeding ground for mildew and fungus.

If you’re noticing any of these problems with your vehicle’s A/C this summer, stop by Best Auto Repair Longmont to have one of our technicians take a look. It’s usually a quick fix, so you don’t have to suffer too long in the summer heat!

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