Is your AC blowing warm air? Need more freon?


My auto's AC is blowing warm air, do I just need more freon? Lee and Kelli Weatherby from Accurate Automotive in Mesa Arizona share some professional insight in this video
Watch Lee and Kelli Weatherby from Accurate Automotive discuss warm air blowing from your AC and what it could indicate.

When temperatures hit three-digit numbers during our Arizona Summer, we really need our vehicle’s air conditioning to be blowing cold air to help us stay comfortable during our commutes. At Accurate Automotive we want to help you keep your vehicle performing at its optimum level.

There are many misconceptions about a vehicle’s air conditioning system, Lee, co-owner of Accurate Automotive explains in the video linked above that “when it comes to freon in the air conditioning system, it’s not supposed to leak.” From our shop in Mesa, Arizona we often hear people say something along the lines of “my system is a little low on freon, and I think I just need to recharge it” and they assume that is okay, and that is okay, at Accurate Automotive we do a lot of that, but it indicates that there has been a problem.

Our technicians are ASE certified and we follow a strict code of ethics so we want to help you get on the road as safely and quickly as possible, we also want you to understand that a leak in freon is often an indication of an efficiency issue in your vehicles cooling system.

Because what happens is, that freon is an actual gas that goes into your air conditioning system, then gets compressed through your compressor, and then gets pushed through a variety of components to make cold air in your car, and so efficiency really matters. If the air conditioning system itself is not efficient, you are low on freon, or something of that nature, it’s just not going to be able to reproduce the cold air you are expecting.

When it comes to Freon, it is important to understand that there are different types and styles of freon that need to be measured. So if you have a system that is low, we want to look at what we call “Cause and Effect,” what was the cause of the system going low? And what was the effect, we always know the effect because that’s when the AC in your car or truck is on and it is not blowing cold air, or it is blowing warmer air than you expect it to, and the effect is something our Professionals at Accurate Automotive are happy to help diagnose and repair.

So next time you find yourself in Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, or Scottsdale and need a full-service auto shop you can trust schedule your service at Accurate Automotive in downtown Mesa.

For quality auto repair at a price that’s fair. Accurate Automotive, offering Five-Star service since 1992.

(480) 890-0409

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