On average a vehicle loses between 10 & 20% of its coolant every year, regular air con servicing makes sure that there are no leaks, the coolant levels are topped up and the pressure is correct and all hoses, pipes and seals are in full working order.
Volkswagen Audi Group recommend that you have your air conditioning system serviced every two years.
Air conditioning systems servicing is not part of a vehicles general service, however in the same way your car needs servicing so does your air con system, small leaks can go undetected, oil can be lost resulting in lack of lubrication which can lead to expensive repairs.
Plus regular servicing can reduce the build up of bacteria, avoiding unpleasant smells.
Air conditioning systems consist of six main items:
Air conditioning lines/Expansion valve
The air conditioning lines condense cold air (works like a radiator), acts as a filter, pump liquid gas through the system, create cold air intake through air vents and transport gas to each system.
The compressor is the heart of an air conditioning system. It takes refrigerant as a low pressure gas, pumps it up to a high pressure gas, and circulates it into the discharge hose. Compressors are much like little engines. Most of them have pistons, piston rings, a crank shaft, and bearings, just like a car engine.
That is why running an air conditioner without any refrigerant is like running your cars engine without any oil.
An efficient Air Conditioning System provides :-
Efficient cool air in summer!
Warm dehumidified air in winter, so you can easily demists steamed up windows!