Hey Conshohocken and Northern Philadelphia drivers, don’t wait until you need air conditioning in hot weather to find out that your vehicle is low on Freon. You need your air conditioning even in the winter.
Did you know every time you turn on your defroster, your air conditioning compressor must run to dry the humid air before the air is directed to the windshield?
The air conditioning system actually removes the humidity from the passenger compartment to make the vehicle cool in the summer and keep the windows from icing up in the winter.
Low Freon may indicate a leak. However, it is normal for some Freon to escape. Movement of the vehicle’s engine, and the expansion and contraction of the materials that make up the air conditioning system, and the variations in the operating speeds of the compressor small amounts will escape.
Your air conditioning system should be checked for proper operation at least once a year. Insufficient Freon and oil in the system can damage the compressor and other parts of the system resulting in very costly repairs. Maintaining the proper amount of Freon ensures the refrigerant oil is being carried through the system to lubricate moving parts and seals in the system.