With the warm summer months now in full swing, your air conditioning is going to need to be up-to-scratch. If you have recently tried using your Porsche’s air conditioning, you may have noticed little to no cool air is coming out.
This week, Porsche Conversions are here to tell you everything you need to know about air conditioning.
Reasons why it may have stopped working
Unfortunately, when your air conditioning comes to a halt, there is potentially a back catalogue of reasons as to why it’s stopped working. Porsche Conversions have identified some of the most common reasons:
- Blown fuse.
- Low refrigerant.
- Failed compressor.
- Vacuum leaks.
- Damaged/failed condenser or evaporator.
Fortunately, each of these problems are easily fixable with our Porsche specialists.
Air conditioning systems contain refrigerant inside copper coils which absorbs warm indoor air and exhausts it to the exterior.
If your air conditioning problem involves low refrigerant, Porsche Conversions do not recommend that you attempt any modifications with air conditioning yourself as you will need a precise amount of refrigerant. It’s also important to know which variant of refrigerant your car uses. If you use the wrong one, it is possible that the refrigerant could combust when putting it into the compartment, causing great damage to yourself and the environment around you.
What can I do to ensure my air conditioning remains in tip-top shape?
It’s important to note that your air conditioning checks do not fall under your routine vehicle servicing, so you must keep a reminder to have it checked. At Porsche Conversions, we recommend getting your air conditioning system recharged with gas and lubricant once every two years.
Our technicians can recharge refrigerant quickly; the process simply involves the Porsche specialists removing any remaining gas from the air conditioning systems before placing a precise amount of new refrigerant and lubricant. The entire process takes less than an hour, leaving you to carry on with the rest of your day!