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A/C Services in Portland, OR 97223

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What is Auto Air Conditioning?

You might be surprised to learn exactly how your auto air conditioning system works. While it’s commonly assumed that the AC generates cool air, that’s not quite the case. Actually, it blows hot air, with all the heat removed through a peculiarly complex, multi-step process. In a nutshell, your auto air conditioning works by condensing the refrigerant (Freon), which in turn raises its temperature. This passes through a dryer, where contaminants and moisture are removed, then into an accumulator where it’s slowed down further, leading to a loss of both pressure and temperature. The evaporator then cools down that air further still before the ventilation system pushes it out—and you experience it as a blast of chilly air!

How Often is an AC Recharge Needed?

An AC recharge is only needed, strictly speaking, when you notice that your air isn’t as cool as it used to be. With that said, routine inspections to your auto air conditioning can keep your unit from developing bigger problems, so it’s not a bad idea to ask for auto AC service when you go to get your oil changed and your tires rotated.

Get to Know Your Auto Air Conditioning

Most of us assume we know how the auto air conditioning system works. You press the button and your car’s air vents produce cool, refreshing air—right? Well, actually, it’s a bit more complicated than that. The quick synopsis: Your air conditioning unit produces air that’s actually quite hot, but through a multi-step system it’s both cooled down and also cleared of moisture and contaminants. This is a process that begins with your vehicle’s refrigerant and ends with cool air coming through the vents—providing you with a comfortable ride no matter the weather.

Getting Your Auto Air Conditioning Fixed

Whether you need auto air conditioning repair work done or just want to schedule an AC check, the best place to do it is at Meineke. You can schedule an appointment at Meineke in Portland OR today, using the Meineke website. Don’t forget to check for coupons while you’re there! Schedule your air conditioning repair work at your next earliest convenience!

Should You Have an Air Conditioning Service Appointment Every Year?

The best way to stay on top of potential problems is just to make air conditioning service calls regular. Work them into your standing service appointments at Meineke in Portland OR. Having an AC check once or twice a year will almost always be sufficient.

When Do You Know You Need Air Conditioning Repair Work?

The surest way of knowing that your auto air conditioning needs an inspection is that it’s not working the way it’s supposed to—plain and simple. Specifically, an AC that’s no longer pushing out cool air needs to be checked ASAP. Head down to Meineke in Portland OR to have it done!

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Meineke Portland

13707 South West Pacific Highway

Suite 100

Portland, OR 97223

(503) 567-7889

Center Hours

M-F 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Sat 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Sun Closed

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