There’s no doubt that the UK is in midst of one of the hottest summers on record. With this in mind, you’ve probably seen advertisements reminding you to stay safe and keep cool whilst in the sun. So, this week, Porsche Conversions are here to answer some of your most commonly asked questions about air conditioning.
Do I need to check my air-con frequently?
Your car should be your pride and joy which is exactly why at Porsche Conversions, we recommend that your aircon maintenance is tested as regularly as any other part of your car to ensure that it remains working efficiently and effectively.
What is refrigerant, and can I recharge it myself?
Refrigerant is a compound typically found in liquid form and readily absorbs heat from the environment hence, making it great for your Porsche’s air conditioning. Typically, the air conditioning system in your car contains refrigerant inside copper coils. As it absorbs the heat from the indoors, the fan then blows hot air over the coils and exhausts it to the exterior.
With regard as to whether you can recharge refrigerant on your own, the short answer is no. Each car’s level of refrigerant is different, so you then run the risk of under or overcharging. At Porsche Conversions, we are specialists when it comes to Porsche repairs and modifications, so you can rest assured that your air conditioning will be as good as new in no time.
How long does it take?
Fortunately, if you decide to get your refrigerant recharged professionally, the entire process will be complete within an hour and you will have refreshing, fully functioning air conditioning once again. However, it is important to note that you get your air conditioning system checked regularly to maintain its efficiency. If it is not charged regularly, your car will have to work harder to produce cool air which means there will be an increased strain put on the engine and thus, use more fuel.
If you would like to find out more information about how we can help you with Porsche repairs, get in touch with Porsche Conversions today on 020 8500 9228.