What Is Required for AC Installation?
What is Ac installation? In a nutshell, the ac system of your car is part of an air conditioning system that works to cool down the internal temperature of your vehicle. The main components of the ac system include the compressor, condenser unit, and receiver dryer. In most cases, this system consumes up to 30% of the electrical energy of your vehicle.
One common misconception about the ac system is that it works like an ordinary cooling unit you would see in most homes. The fact is, an ac system uses up to 35 liters of refrigerant (an agent used to reduce the temperature of a liquid or gas through evaporation). Therefore, it can be said that its operation is quite complex compared to a simple water-cooled system.
To set up your air conditioning system, certain things need to be done right from the beginning. Below are some of the critical points you must remember when setting up your car ac system.
The first step of AC installation is to purchase all the necessary components of the system. This includes hoses for intake and output of refrigerant, oil compressor, oil filter adapter, O-rings, etc.
Before setting up the ac system, it is a good idea to inspect all the parts and note any damages or leaks. Also, ensure that you do not install any damaged parts because this may cause severe damage to your car’s engine and other working parts of your vehicle.
Please take a look at the service manual provided by the manufacturer to learn how much refrigerant should be used during installation, as well as how much space is required between parts such as evaporator and condenser coils when installing them. We recommend using only OEM factory-installed parts.
When installing the condenser, you must leave a space of 10mm -15mm between it and the radiator to ensure that it can efficiently function by cooling down the refrigerant. Also, remember to install a clamp on the hose to connect it with the radiator. This is because loose connections may lead to overheating of coolant and damage to the vehicle’s engine.
The next step in the ac installation process is routing hoses for intake and output of refrigerant through firewall towards the front end of the car where evaporator coil is located near AC compressor housing unit. Routing air conditioning lines should be done after careful inspection of all parts has been done, as noted earlier in this article.