Car A/C condenser test near me

Car A/C Condenser test near me.

To know if a car a/c condenser is working properly the a/c condenser test can’t just be reduced to a leak test. The automotive air conditioner condenser must be tested for their heat exchange capacity. A comprehensive condenser coil test must include a detailed visual inspection to discover any defect or damages that could negatively affect the rate of heat rejection between the superheated refrigerant from inside the vehicle and the outside ambient air going through the condenser coil.

How to get colder air at the ac vents by improving the condenser heat rejection capacity.

A clean, well maintained car a/c condenser parallel-flow design will give the coldest air possible at the inside cabin vents if it is functioning according to manufacturer specifications. For the condenser to work  at 100% efficiency it must be able to have all the built-in manufacturer improvements working as efficiently as possible.

A/C condenser corrosion will reduce the performance of the condenser. Corrosion, road debris or surface restriction on the condenser surface only means less working surface area for the heat exchange and condensation to happen. Any bent or missing fins will decrease the rate of heat exchange between the refrigerant and the outside ambient air ,creating an increase overload on the a/c compressor and increasing the overall head pressure of the air conditioning system. The automotive condenser is in most cases integrated on the front of the vehicle and uses outside ambient air as the medium into which heat is rejected .Any decrease in the volume of air flow through the coil will impact the condensation and subcooling process. Proper condenser fan assembly operation, condenser perimeter seal installation, and fan shroud is vital to the auto air conditioning system.

 To improve the efficiency of the condenser and to make it smaller and less heavy ,the surface area of the auto a/c condenser has been extended with fins. Manufacturers have improved the designs of old inefficient condenser with new technologies that increase considerably the heat rejection rate of the automotive condenser. By improving the quality of the aluminum, the number of fins and internal refrigerant passages design the condensation happens closer to the outside ambient temperature. The new a/c condenser parallel-flow design plates and fins are bonded or soldered to increase heat transfer and to eliminate any contact resistance ( air gaps) that will reduce heat transfer. Headers at the inlet and outlet of the heat exchanger are also bonded to the plates through soldering.

The perfect automotive a/c condenser

A perfect condenser would condense the refrigerant at the same temperature as the ambient. The perfect condenser is not practical to be installed on the front of a vehicle inside the engine compartment, because it would be too large to reach this kind of efficiency. Our ASE certified mechanics can get you as close as possible to a perfect condenser operation by doing a condenser test ,maintenance or condenser replacement. Call Us today ! We have a mobile auto a/c shop operating in Hialeah, Miami Lakes, and Doral.

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