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AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE














  WHY COME TO ALTECH FOR AIR-CONDITIONING.

Many of us have experienced this little adventure. It's the first hot day of the year. (And in Toronto, there will be many hot days to come!) Uncomfortably shifting in your seat, you turn that long-neglected AC knob to full blast, only to discover an unwelcome blast of hot air blowing out from the vents.

That's when you turn to us -- ALTECH AUTOMOTIVE your South Etobicoke's air conditioning service and repair headquarters. It is a fact that without regular maintenance, a car air conditioner loses about 5% of its original efficiency per year. Without proper maintenance, your air conditioning unit may be performing as poorly as other models that are years older!

But there is good news: We can bring your auto A/C system back to original strength. Schedule an appointment with US at

(416)231-1611 . We are very familiar with all aspects of car air conditioning repair, from modern computerized components to proper environmental disposal.

The chances are we can perform the auto air conditioning service while you wait in our Customer Lounge while watching television or reading one of our magazines.

Customer testimonials


2005 MERCEDES
 
I HAVE FOUND THAT COMING TO ALTECH IN THE SPRING IS LIKE GETTING INSURANCE BEFORE AN EARTHQUAKE!
WE ALREADY KNOW SUMMERS IN THE METROPOLITANS ARE MUGGY AND NO ONE ENJOYS A CAR THAT PUMPS OUT WIND RATHER NICE COLD AIR-CONDITIONING. IT'S CHEAP AND IT SAVES ME GRIEF.


2008 DODGE CARAVAN

FOR SEVERAL YEARS I WAS HESITANT TO BRING MY VEHICLE IN FOR A/C REPAIRS BECAUSE I WAS TOLD MY CAR NEEDED A COMPRESSOR, BUT I CAME TO ALTECH AND FOUND IT DID NOT NEED A COMPRESSOR AND ALL IT NEEDED WAS A RE-CHARGE.

2005 FORD F-150

I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE MY AIR CONDITIONING WILL NEED A TUNE-UP EVERY SUMMER AND I CAN'T AFFORD TO WASTE TIME SO I GETTER DONE EARLY. WHEN I AIN'T DRIVING IT MY SONS ARE SO THE TRUCK GETS HER FAIR SHARE OF USE. ALTECH ALWAYS ACCOMADATES PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE SIGNS AND REALIZE THERE IS A WAY OF SAVING YOU STRESS AND UNWANTED TROUBLE.

 Car Air Conditioner

Some automobiles are equipped with an automatic climate control SYSTEM  to regulate the temperature inside the car automatically.
The climate control module is a COMPUTER which monitors and adjusts to a temperature set by the user.
The temperature is controlled by a combination of cold air from the air conditioner, and hot air from the heater to achieve a desired temperature. The blower motor speed is controlled by a solid state speed controller. This controller electrically controls the speed of the blower motor and replaces the conventional





TYPICAL AIR CONDITIONING CONFIGURATION

The air conditioning and heating unit provides thermal comfort to passengers inside no matter what the temperature is outside. The air inside can be HEATED, cooled, FILTERED or VENTILATED. The climate control feature helps to maintain the desired temperature. The system that provides cooling, heating and climate control is known as the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system. Basic principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer provide cold and heat for the particular system. Your climate control settings allow all three to work together to achieve good indoor air quality, thermal comfort and optimal pressure.









The air conditioning compressor is the refrigerant pump of the air conditioning system. The compressor compresses refrigerant inside the system and circulates it to the condenser and then to the evaporator. The evaporator is where the pressurized refrigerant is released, causing a drop in pressure resulting in a cold evaporator, the low pressure refrigerant is then returned to the compressor to be re-pressurized. The air conditioning compressor is driven by A SERPENTINE BELT a that is powered by the ENGINE and can be engaged and disengaged by an electromagnetic coil on the front of the compressor.



How an Air Conditioner Works

Air conditioning facilitates the removal of heat from inside the vehicle. The principle applied is that heat is removed by conduction and convection. An evaporator which is cold absorbs the heat from the air that is passed through it and then cold air is forced out through the vents inside the car by the blower motor. This is done by pressurizing refrigerant (134a) with a compressor and then releasing refrigerant (134a) inside the air conditioner evaporator.