Car Air Conditioner Re-Gas HFO-1234yf
by Jamie Ruf
Car Air Conditioner Re-Gas & Inspection Service: HFO-1234yf systems From $370.00
Please note: up to 550 grams of Fresh HFO-1234yf refrigerant over 550 grams incurs extra charge.
Following a successful Inspection the system is then Re-Gas. Included in this Re-Gas Service is the application of a deep vacuum to remove spent gases and moisture. This is followed by a vacuum leak check before refilling the system with the correct weighed out measure of gas, oil top up as appropriate and Ultra Violet dye. Once the Re-Gas is completed the A/C system is comprehensively re-tested to check the overall performance and all performance values are recorded on your invoice. Finally we back our work with a 6 month Gas Warranty.
Please note that Keepin' Cool DO NOT offer a Re-Gas Only Service. All customers must accept the $70 Inspection Service and only after a successful Inspection, you will get a Re-Gas Service. Unlike other A/C Service workshops, we do not subscribe to adding to global warming or breaking the law by re-gassing any leaking or defective A/C systems. Please act responsibly and make sure that your system is tested and fit for purpose.
Typically speaking, you should plan to have your air conditioner re-gas every 1.5-2 years. Not opting for a re-gas is going to leave your unit not putting out the cool air that it should. But having a re-gas is a simple fix that will have your vehicle feeling cool once again. And the good news is that you don’t have to leave your house or work place in order to have it done.
Keepin’ Cool serves the entire Brisbane area with mobile air conditioning services for your car. We can come out to your place of employment or to your home and do your re-gas while you take care of other things. The process will take 30-45 minutes and is affordable and effective.
Refrigerant HFO-1234yf behaviour is very similar to R134a, which allows component manufacturers as well as automotive designers the luxury of not having to make drastic changes to current products. In fact, data suggests the possibility that HFO-1234yf could be used as a direct replacement, with only minimal efficiency loss when used in existing R134a systems, allowing for swift global adoption. Studies of the effects of mixing HFO-1234yf with R134a show only minor pressure increases resulting from their blending. HFO-1234yf also has the potential to be used in direct expansion systems which are more efficient and smaller than secondary loop systems. This will help meet Coefficient of Performance requirements for overall A/C system efficiency.
- HFO-1234yf has the following positive characteristics:
- Global Warming Potential of 4 in 100 years versus 1410 of R134a
- (The EU’s new limit is 150).
- Ozone Depletion score of 0.
- Lowest LCCP of other known alternatives.
- Flammability listed as “mild” or “manageable” compared to the higher flammability of R152-a.
- Much lower operating pressure versus CO2 (R744).