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Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system part 2:

Posted by Adams Custom Engines on June 21, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (3)

As promised in the previous blog, here is part 2 of cooling, heating, and air conditioning system.

Coolant is important in the heating system as well. When you turn on the heater in the cab of the car, heated coolant is drawn by the water pump through a heater control valve to the heater core. The hot coolant passes through the core and releases its heat.

When you use the air conditioner in your car, you are removing heat rather than adding cold. The fluid that accomplishes this task is call refrigerant.

Refrigerant in a car is circulated through an evaporator. An expansion valve regulates the flow of refrigerant into the evaporator, and as the refrigerant moves through the evaporator, it boils and absorbs heat from inside the car. From the evaporator, the heated refrigerant moves to the compressor. From the compressor, the refrigerant goes to the condenser.

In the condenser air cools the refrigerant and returns it to a liquid. As a high pressure liquid once again, the refrigerant flows to the receiver dryer that removes any moisture from the liquid. A blower motor forces this cooled air into the car through the vents. To keep your air conditioning in good working order, run it for about five minutes once a week whenever the outside temperature is above 50 degrees. This will lubricate the many rubber components of this system to avoid them from drying out and cracking.

Visit our blog site regularly for more helpful hints and tips. Stay tuned for our next blog when we discuss how to find the automotive treasure in your garage.

 

All information on this blog is for educational purposes only. Any thoughts and opinions expressed will not be held liable for any losses, injuries, or damages due to any inaccuracies.

 

Maintain your engines Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system

Posted by Adams Custom Engines on June 1, 2016 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system part 1:

Have you ever received a repair invoice from an automotive shop and wondered what and why an expensive repair needed to be done? Or, did you ever find that your total expense was more than expected? How about the time you found that a car part the repair shop installed was much more expensive than the price at a local supply store?

These things don’t happen at ADAMS CUSTOM ENGINES, INC. We make every effort to explain what any why a repair is needed. We also provide a written estimate so you can know what is needed to safely get you on the road again.

We know you have a busy life and could use a dependable shop to share the responsibility of automotive maintenance.

To take the first step in being of help to you, here is our bi-weekly tip:

Maintain your engines Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system because when spring weather is unpredictable, you may find the need to use the heater in the morning, and the air conditioning in the afternoon, and you don’t want your system to fail during this time.

This system maintains the car engine’s correct engine temperature range. Maintenance on your part is necessary in order to maintain that balance. Your radiator needs Coolant, also known as Antifreeze, which is a mixture of water and chemical. The right proportion of water to antifreeze can be found in your car’s owner’s manual. Often it’s a 50:50 ratio.

Without removing the cap labeled Engine Coolant found in the engine compartment of your car, you can see the coolant level. If it’s low, you’ll need to add more coolant. **Caution** Never open the coolant overflow reservoir or remove the radiator cap until you are absolutely confident the engine is cold. If the cap is removed with the engine is hot, the coolant will burst out of the radiator and the steam could seriously injure you. It is recommended to get a professional maintenance check of the entire cooling system each year.

Check back for more information on this topic in our next blog in Cooling, Heating, and Air Conditioning system part 2.

 

 

 

 

 

All information on this blog is for educational purposes only. Any thoughts and opinions expressed will not be held liable for any losses, injuries, or damages due to any inaccuracies.

 


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