FAQ

 
 




1. Does my car uses more fuel when running the air conditioning?
2. Can I catch a cold from the air conditioning?
3. When I used the air conditioner, there is a puddle of water under the vehicle. Is this a problem?
4. Can I use the air conditioner in the winter season?
5. The air conditioning in my car is charged with R-12, What can I do?
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
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Does my car uses more fuel when running the air conditioning?
  Strictly spoken, yes. But when you drive the car with open windows, the aerodynamics of the car changes, with this additional drag, the car uses more fuel without air conditioning and the windows open, then with air conditioning and the windows closed. During daily use you will not notice much of this additional fuel consumption.
   
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2.
Can I catch a cold from the air conditioning?
  No. Colds are infections, air temperature or air flow have no direct influence on colds.
   
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When I used the air conditioner, there is a puddle of water under the vehicle. Is this a problem?
  No, this is quite normal. Humidity condenses on the surfaces of the evaporator, this water is drained underneath the vehicle. In periods with high temperatures and high humidity, an air conditioner can extract up to 6 litres of water out of the air.
   
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Can I use the air conditioner in the winter season?
  Yes, the air from the air conditioner is much drier then the ambient air, fogged up windows will clear a lot quicker. Also, when the occupants of the car have damp clothing, the windows can fog-up very persistently. With the air conditioner this excess humidity is rapidly withdrawn from the air and the windows are clear. A unobstructed view is a sure contribution to road security.
   
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The air conditioning in my car is charged with R-12, What can I do?
  R-12 is no longer allowed to be used in car air conditioners. However, most of these older installations can be modified to use the non-polluting, and available R-134a.
   
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