Air Conditioning Purge And Re-Gas

During the hot summer or freezing winter months you’ll want your air conditioning to work at its best. At Pentagon we can service, repair, De-Bug and recharge the Air Conditioning systems of all makes and models.

Air Conditioning De-Bug

Harmful bacteria can build up in the air conditioning system over time and this can lead to unpleasant odours, allergic reactions and irritations. Our trained technicians will carry out a treatment that will cleanse the air conditioning system improving the air quality, eliminating odours and providing a healthier environment in your vehicle

Right now you can get a thorough Air-Conditioning de-bug at Pentagon for just £29.99Book in or call 0333 222 0404 (Local Rate)

Air Conditioning Re-Gas

Your Air Conditioning system is not just for keeping the air cool. It’s also used to dehumidify the hot air in winter, demisting the windows and keeping your windscreen clear. If the Air Conditioning system isn’t working properly moist air won’t be able to demist the windscreen, affecting visibility.

Around 10% of air-conditioning gas will be lost from the air-con system every year, that's why most car manufacturers recommend that the air-con system is recharged with new gas every 2 years. Our trained technicians will remove all the old refrigerant gas and oil and thoroughly clean the system before injecting new oil and refrigerant gas. We'll then take a temperature reading to ensure that the Re-Gas worked.

Right now you can get a thorough Air-Conditioning re-gas at Pentagon for just £49.99 (excluding vehicles that require HFO - 1234YF specialist gas). Book in or call 0333 222 0404 (local rate)

HFO - 1234YF - The New Air Conditioning Standard

Developed in conjunction with all major car manufacturers, HFO - 1234YF is the new, lower emission Air Conditioning standard for all vehicles produced for EU countries from 2013. At Pentagon most sites now have a next generation 1234YF unit that meets the highest standards in performance, safety and efficiency.

Visit Pentagon and ensure that your cars HFO-1234yf based air conditioning system is serviced and re-gassed in the most efficient and reliable way possible, giving you peace of mind.

How Often Does My Air Conditioning System Need A Service

Most manufacturers say 3 years from registration or 30,000 miles, and then every two years after that. It does vary though by make, model and vehicle age so check with your local dealer to find out if your vehicle is ready for an Air Conditioning Service.

Some of the common warning signs that there might be a problem with your Air Conditioning system include:

  • Unusual smells come out of the air vents
  • The windows fog up when system is turned on
  • Air conditioning system doesn't cool the vehicle to the required temperature
  • The fan / blower doesn't  work
  • Failure of the dashboard controls
  • The air conditioning system or engine makes a loud noise when the system is turned on
  • The car stalls when air conditioning is switched on
  • There is water on the floor of the vehicle

If you think your Air Conditioning system has developed a fault, or perhaps you think it need a re-gas get in touch or visit your nearest Pentagon dealership.

How Does My Air Conditioning System Work?

The air conditioning system is basically a refrigerator designed to move heat from the inside of your car to the outside. The key parts of the system are briefly described below.

Compressor
Compresses and circulates the refrigerant in the system

Refrigerant
The refrigerant carries the heat in the system.

Condenser
The condenser changes the the refrigerant from gas to liquid and removes the heat from the car.

Evaporator
The evaporator moves heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling the vehicle.

What Happens During An Air Conditioning Re-Gas Service?

  • All gases and moisture are removed through a deep vacuum of the system
  • We vacuum check the entire system for leaks
  • Lubricating PAG oil (special air conditioning oil) is added
  • Dye is added to look for leaks (if authorised)
  • The gas is measured and recharged into the system
  • Running pressures are checked
  • Cabin vent temperature is checked
  • The system is also checked with an electronic sniffer
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