Car Aircon Re-gas
As soon as the sweltering hot summer days start replacing chilly spring days we do something differently as we start up our comfortable vehicles. Instead of turning the heater on we press the car air-conditioner (AC) and hope it works. As with many convenience tools that are part of our daily lives we seldom ponder what a car aircon actually is and why it needs to be recharged or replaced from time to time.
What does an air-conditioner re-gas entail?
An aircon regas is simply the topping up of refrigerant in the air conditioning system. The process of re-gassing the AC is much like topping up with oil. If the coolant in the system is really low the refrigerant which is still in the system will have to be drained out and replaced with fresh coolant. The process of cleaning out the AC system and adding fresh fluid is called recharging.
If your aircon system has lost some refrigerant it is possible that there is a leak in the system. R-13A is better for the environment than Freon but it is still important that our environment has no air conditioning coolant leaking into the rivers and soil. If you are going to have your AC system drained or replaced you should have a technician check your system to find the source of any leak and fix it.
Make sure you use a reliable automotive aircon repair specialists for your aircon re-gas and replacement. It is important that they have qualified technicians and that they use approved refrigerants which have been tested and passed by the authorities in South Africa.
At Coolco we guarantee our product and our workmanship. We are also the approved representative and repairer for many well-known companies in South Africa.
Proper Aircon Re-gassing Procedure:
4. First Stage Leak Detection
5. Add Oil
6. Add Dye
7. Add Gas to by mass according to Data Base of Machine or Sticker on vehicle.
*Failure to carry out this procedure in this order can cause premature compressor failure.