You may not be aware that over 10% of air-con gas permeates from the air-con system every year, which means that it may not work as well as it should. This is why car manufacturers recommend your Air-Con system is recharged with gas and lubricant every 2 years. This service is not part of routine vehicle servicing, so if your vehicle is more than 2 years old it’s probably due a recharge.
Its 4 PM on a stinking hot summers day. Your on your way home from the office. Looking outside, your air conditioned car never felt so good. The cool air rushing over your face in stark contrast to the obviously increasing heat on the other side of your windows.
Then the smell hits you … it’s musty and foul.
A car’s air conditioning system can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, microorganisms, mould and fungi. This generally results in an unpleasant odour, but can be a serious a health concern, especially for sufferers of asthma and allergies. A modern car’s air conditioning system is very conducive the growth of bacteria. Because of condensation that gathers on the evaporator coil design. .
Once the bacteria has grown, the air passes over the evaporator picking up particles of this waste before entering the car’s cabin through the air conditioning vents. As mentioned above, you’ll smell it before you see it.
The smell is generally strongest after a period of resting the system and can seem to lessen after a few minutes of use. You should be aware this is generally due to the occupants sense of smell acclimatising, not the smell subduing. The bacteria would still very much be in the air.
So next time you notice an unpleasant odour coming from your air conditioning, don’t reach for the air freshener, let a professional check it out for you.
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