Car air conditioning Components
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System (HVAC)
Grand Forks’ climate can be unpredictable. Is the air conditioner or heater in your vehicle not working? If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms there may be an issue with your HVAC system:Low air flow or inconsistent temperatures Fogging on windshield durring defrosting Growling, squealing or grinding noise during A/C or heater operation Engine overheating
Air Conditioner Components:A/C Compressor Contains refrigerant pump and control valves for A/C pressure Condenser Helps transfer heat from the passenger compartment to under the hood Radiator Fan Removes heat from the radiator and condeser processes Dryer or Accumulator/Receiver Responsible for storing refrigerant and removing moisture Blower Fan Moves air through evaporator and heater core Expansion Valve Controls pressure differentials, which helps refrigerant reduce heat from the passenger compartment Evaporator Assists in moving heat from passenger department to condeser Refrigerant Substance that can be condensed and vaporized in certain temperatures
Heater CompnentsRadiator Helps transfer heat from coolant to the outside of the vehicle Radiator/Heater Hoses Transfers coolant to the heating core Blower Fan Helps move air from inside of the vehicle to evaporator and heater core Thermostat Responsible for regulation the flow of coolant Heater Core/Control Valve Assists in maintaining proper passenger area temperature
Having a properly functioning HVAC system is not only important for the comfort of you and your family, but also for your safety. If one of the components in these systems isn't working it may result in reduced driving visibility, as windshields tend to fog and freeze. If you are experiencing any issues with your heating or air conditioning system in your car or truck, bring it into Rydell's Service Center for a diagnosis.