Why maintaining your A/C System is very important: Heating and A/C systems may break eventually with usage, hose pipes may clog and drip if not serviced, causing reduced efficiency heating and cooling capabilities. Regular maintenance will keep your AC system operating at peak performance!
Indications your A/C system may be having issues: If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior, air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside. The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate. Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary. Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air. Low airflow even at the highest fan setting.
A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes: Examining the internal controls and blower. Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat. Inspecting the compressor belt. Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages. A cooling system pressure test verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications. Measuring the interior vent air temperature.