Signs Your Vehicle Is In Need of An AC System Evac & Recharge Service
✓Loss in Cooling
✓AC Clutch Won’t Engage
✓Visible Signs of Refrigerant Leaks
✓Noticeably Decreased Fuel Economy
Should you experience any of the above signs/symptoms it is always best to have an AC System Inspection performed by an experienced & certified mechanic. With triple-digit temperatures approaching with the AZ Summer, now is the time to make sure your AC System is in its best working order.
While there is no real set maintenance schedule for AC System Evac & Recharge services, keeping your AC well-maintained & healthy can help to prevent issues with your AC compressor, condenser, evaporator, and control valves, avoiding costly repairs!
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AC System EVAC & Recharge FAQ’s
What is An AC System Evac & Recharge?
An AC System Evac & Recharge service should always be done by a certified automotive technician with the right tools & equipment. Basically, the service consists of connecting your AC system to a special machine that vacuums out any old refrigerant or oil from the system. AC systems are pressurized and overtime can develop leaks. When the pressure drops too low your system does not function properly. To prevent this a system recharge provides your AC system with the proper level of pressurized refrigerant.
Can you put an R1234YF refrigerant in an AC system that runs on an R134a refrigerant?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear. While you are able to use R1234YF in an AC built for R134A refrigerant, you would see at least a 10% loss in cooling capacity. Another important factor to note is that you can NOT use R134A in an AC system that is built to run on R1234YF. For these two refrigerants, compatibility does not work both ways. It is also highly suggested that you only utilize the AC refrigerant that was designed for your vehicle’s AC system to experience the maximum benefit with no additional issues.
What’s the difference between AC refrigerants & How Do I Know Which One My Vehicle Uses?
Automotive Refrigerant technology has changed a lot over the last decade with government mandates to phase out older refrigerant products. In fact, by this year (2021) all OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturers must create AC systems that only utilize R1234YF refrigerant. R1234YF is similar to older refrigerants like R134A but is a lot more environmentally friendly and a lot less flammable. AC systems that run on R1234YF refrigerant also utilize different equipment & tools for AC work/maintenance. Cadillac was the first vehicle manufacturer to introduce the new refrigerant R1234YF with their 2013 vehicle models. If you are unsure what refrigerant your vehicle’s AC system utilizes it is always best to have your AC system inspected by a certified Phoenix auto mechanic like us here at JNJ Auto.