Sliced bread has been attributed as one of the best inventions ever. Now I’m all for carb loading, but I beg to differ; air conditioning has changed our lives in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. I have theorized that the reason most people did not make it past 40 years in age in the 17th century was because they were too dang hot! Have you seen their clothes? Wool + 90 plus degrees= a bad day. String a few of those together and you literally melt away.
Which makes me incredibly happy to be living in the modern day where AC is abundant. Until you are in a situation where it isn’t.
I remember a certain summer when I was living in the south. I was between jobs and my AC is barely blowing, only working intermittently. When October hit, I was soooo very thankful that I could put off the repair; I knew it was going to hurt so the longer I could put it off the better. The only problem with this line of thinking is that time always wins and putting off repairs NEVER works, at least not for me. The next thing I know, March hits, summer comes early and here I am literally pooling in Hotlanta.
To make sure this doesn’t happen to you on the hottest months here in Sacramento/Placer County, simply turn on your AC……feeling cool in a reasonable amount of time? You’re good. That simple. If you start to notice that your AC is not leaving you refreshed, time for an inspection. In most situations, the car will be low on refrigerant. And since the A/C is a sealed system, low refrigerant is a sign that something is not right.
Let Kniesel’s Auto Service Center check it out. Right now we have an AC special where we do a performance test, evacuation/recharge and replace up to 1 lb of refrigerant. Usually the cost for this is $149, but right now it’s a $99.95 special. Plus, if there happens to be something leaking, we can fix it before it becomes a bigger, more expensive problem.
Look, you don’t want to be that person; the one with a bad AC when its 120 degrees here in Sacramento; the smell is off-putting and it’s a bad look on just about everyone.