Can Your Vehicle Air Conditioner Be Colder? Yes, it can!
by Jamie Ruf
One of the questions we get here at Keepin’ Cool is whether or not one’s vehicle air conditioner can be colder. It’s a common question here in Brisbane, as it is around the rest of Australia. The good news is that your air conditioner absolutely can be colder, it’s just a matter of determining what is preventing it from putting out colder air.
There are numerous reasons why a car air conditioner may no longer be putting out colder air, including some of these more common ones:
- Wear and tear on the vehicle over time may lead to leaks in the system and a break-down of parts. All it takes is one small part to need replacing and it can lead to the air conditioner putting out air that isn’t as cold as you’d like it to be.
- How often you actually use the air conditioner can also impact whether or not the air will remain cold. If you don’t use it, especially during the winter months, then the system or some of the parts can begin to deteriorate. Even during the winter you should make a point to run your car’s air conditioner for at least five minutes per week to keep everything working properly.
- How hot the temperature is outside will also make it seem like the air coming out is not as cold. If it is a hot day it will take the vehicle longer to cool down.
Your vehicle air conditioner should have cold running air, regardless of how old it is. If it doesn’t, we can help change that so you are back to having colder air, especially with the temperature heating up. At Keepin’ Cool we specialize in vehicle air conditioners and have helped many people with repairs, maintenance, and in getting their cars to be colder!