During the gruesome heat waves, do you long to hop in your car, turn on your air conditioner and feel that cool, crisp air? Much to your dismay, you turn it on and find it to be mildly cool and somewheat humid still. Uh-oh... is your car's air conditioner on the fritz?
Cool. Your car’s air conditioning system uses pressurized refrigerant to transfer heat from the passenger compartment to the outside (ambient) air around your car.
Dry. The air conditioning system works to remove humidity (moisture) through the evaporator.
Clean. While the evaporator may also act as a filter for the air conditioning system, the cabin air filter is the first line of defense in preventing contaminants from building up on the evaporator. Another function of the cabin air filter is to filter most road dust, allergens, and exhaust fumes. More on this little but often overlooked filter in future posts (stay tuned!).