Think you shouldn’t use your air conditioner in the winter? Think again!
by Jamie Ruf
We at Keepin’ Cool know that with it being winter people will assume they don’t need to use their vehicle’s air conditioner. We realize where this thought comes from. After all, it’s cold outside, so most people are thinking the last thing they want to do is make their vehicle colder by putting the air conditioner on. But there’s much more to it than that.
Those who are in Brisbane and around Australia should make sure they use their vehicle air conditioner regularly this winter. Doing so will help keep your car’s air conditioner working better, for longer. Here are a few things to keep in mind this winter:
- Using your vehicle’s air conditioner during winter is essential to keep the system working correctly. The air conditioner parts were made for movement, so if they are left to sit they will dry out. When they dry out, you will try to use it when the weather warms up only to find out there are no problems.
- When you run the air conditioner it keeps everything humming along like a well-oiled machine. Parts don’t get dry and everything gets movement to keep it in good condition.
- Your vehicle’s air conditioner acts as a dehumidifier for the car. This is important in the winter because it will keep the windows from fogging up. Additionally, running it regularly will keep mold and bacteria from building up in it.
- The air conditioner system needs to be able to cycle on and off throughout the winter. When you use it turn the temperature control to heat, but put the air conditioning on. This will allow you to put out warm air, but will be using the system so it helps protect it.
This winter don’t let your vehicle’s air conditioner sit unused. If you do, you may be in for an unhappy surprise when you go to use it in warmer weather. By using it you can help avoid problems. As always, if you have any questions contact us at Keepin’ Cool. Our mobile air conditioning repair service has helped many people in the Brisbane area, and we can help you, too!