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Appleton Air Conditioning Service

November 14, 2014



Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Appleton, but not in your car. When Appleton auto owners' car's AC System has a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around Appleton has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent costly repairs.

A common cause for AC failure is water and air in the system. The system does not work as well with air in it. And water can cause rust that leads to damage of the A/C components. Also refrigerant, the stuff that makes the air cold, can leak out, reducing the efficiency of the system, making it work harder to try to cool the air. That is why periodically evacuating the air conditioning system and recharging it keeps the proper amount of clean refrigerant in the system for Appleton drivers so it cools better and lasts longer.

Appleton auto owners should also run the air conditioner regularly, even in the winter, so that it lubricates itself and keeps the seals from drying out. The seals can crack and that leads to leaks. Your auto manufacturer's owner's manual will have recommendations for how often to service your air conditioner. Some service centers also have this information as part of their computer databases. Your friendly Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton service advisor can give you more information.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton
2940 E. College Ave
Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
920-954-8500

Of course, if your AC currently isn't working right, then now is the time to get it checked. Many service centers in Appleton such as Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Appleton can inspect and test your air conditioning and offer evacuation and recharge services. This goes a long way to avoiding having to bring your air conditioner in for expensive repairs.

Recent environmental laws have stopped the manufacture of Freon, a refrigerant that was common in cars made before 1993. There is a very limited supply of Freon so the price is very expensive in Wisconsin. It may not be worth its weight in gold, but it probably is worth its weight in silver. If you have an older vehicle that uses Freon, you may want to consider having it retrofitted to use the new EPA-approved R134a refrigerant. It will pay for itself in the long run.

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