SERVING ENGLEWOOD AND DENVER, COLORADO
A car with no air conditioning or heat can be miserable to drive. In both summer and winter here in Colorado you are likely to experience dangerous temperatures. If your car’s air conditioning or heating isn’t working, it’s often an inexpensive fix that can get you back to driving in comfort.
If your air conditioning or heat isn’t working, Auto Lab in Englewood, Colorado can help. Please call us or schedule an appointment online.
Signs of Problems in Your Air Conditioner or Heater
Air conditioner and heater testing is part of routine scheduled maintenance, but you should also watch out for signs of problems, including:
- No heat
- No cold
- No air flow
- Noisy system
- Strange smells coming through the system
If you notice any of these signs, you should bring your car in to have it looked at.
How Your Air Conditioner Works
Your air conditioner works by using a gas that cools significantly as it expands, similar to your refrigerator. It includes a compressor, which puts the gas under pressure. The gas then travels to the expansion valve, where the pressure is reduced, and the gas expands, causing significant cooling of the gas. The gas then passes through a small radiator-type configuration, and the fan draws air over the radiator. This cool air is then passed into the cabin.
How Your Heater Works
Most engines produce a surplus of heat, so there’s never a need for a secondary heater. Instead, the car just diverts some of the hot coolant from the radiator system into a small radiator-like system where air is drawn over it by the fan. This warmed air is then passed into the cabin.
Common AC and Heating System Repairs
We will thoroughly evaluate your car’s heating and AC system and determine what repair is necessary. Some of the more common heating and AC system repairs are:
- Coolant gas fill
- Coolant system leak check and fix
- Condenser replacement
- Evaporator replacement
- AC compressor replacement
- Expansion valve replacement
- Blower motor replacement
- Heater core replacement
- Control system repair
We will give you a comprehensive estimate of the repairs so you can know exactly what to expect in terms of cost for your repairs. Repairs will only be performed by a qualified technician certified to perform them.
To get your AC or heater repaired, please schedule an appointment online at Auto Lab in Englewood, Colorado today.