Car Air Conditioning

It is human nature to ask for more, the more you get the more you want. Today you can have an almost feel at home kind of feeling while you are driving your car that is because with technological advancement everything under the sun is possible. Owing to the popularity of air conditioners environmentalists are continuously raising questions for a ban on the luxury equipment due to the depletion of the ozone layer because of an excess emission of the poisonous gas called chlorofluorocarbonBut technology has moved far too ahead and has come up with something called the environment friendly air conditioner which offers pollution less cooling keeping in mind the laws of emission. Most cars today use a new refrigerant called R-134A, which contains no chlorine.

Since the invention of the car air conditioning system in the 1940's many things have undergone a change. The introduction of the air conditioner has literally raised the bars for luxury cars. Air conditioners only help to make the journey a smoother and better one. With the growth of technology today air conditioners have an Automatic Temperature Control set-up system which makes it more dependable than the older vacuum and thermostatic creations. Computers ensure the comfort of the driver and the passenger's maintaining just about the right temperature inside a car.

Basic components of a car air conditioner are:

Compressor, Condenser, Receiver Drier, Thermostat Valve and Evaporator

How does the air conditioner function?

The basic idea of any air conditioner is that it removes hot air and replaces it with cold fresh air but the question is how?

The principle that air conditioners apply is conduction and convection. The evaporator ( which is cold) of the air conditioner removes the heat from the air when air passes through it as a result the air becomes cool because of the nature of the evaporator and is forced out through the vents by the blower meter. This is done by pressurizing the refrigerant (134a) with a compressor and then releasing refrigerant (134a) inside the air conditioner evaporator. The compressor is the power house of the air conditioning system it is connected to the engine of the car by a drive belt. The compressor pumps outs high pressure heat vapour to the condenser. It is the condenser that changes this heat to liquid, this liquid then moves to the receiver drier the receiver drier absorbs all the moisture from the liquid. As the compressor continues to pressurize the system the moisture free liquid refrigerant which is still under high pressure is circulated to the thermostat valve, it is the thermostat valve that removes all the pressure from the refrigerant so that it can expand and become vapour. Finally the low pressure refrigerant is released into the evaporator which absorbs all the heat from the car and causes the occupants to enjoy cool and fresh air.

All you need to do is just take your car for frequent services and get the air conditioner checked so that it continues to provide comfort to you for a longer period of time.

Name and address of a few Air Conditioner providers:

Name Address
Perfect air-conditioning trading company A-269 Okhla Industrial Area , Phase -1, New Delhi, Delhi
Lambda Eastern Tele Communication Plot No. 51, Udyog Vihar, Surajpur Kasna Road,, GREATER NOIDA India
Bangalore Aditya Car 676, 11th B Mn 100ft Ring Rd J Ngr 5th Bangalore-560004
Refair Cargo India 4-2, Dhruvatara, Amrutha Estates, 6-3-652, Somajiguda, HYDERABAD, Andhra Pradesh
Ladhar Enterprise 1096, Model Town Road, Opposite Chattar Singh Park, LUDHIANA, Punjab India
Anand Refrigeration Co Pvt Ltd Nr Bsf Chowk, G T Road, Jalandhar - 144001

Last Updated on 1/9/2012