It doesn’t sound sensible, does it? Everyone thinks that air conditioning is only useful a for keeping us cool in a traffic jam during a summer heatwave.
But that’s not entirely true.
We’re here to let you know just how useful your car’s air conditioning is during the winter and why you should both use and take care of it during these colder months. Read on to find out more.
When it’s cold and frosty outside, the inside of your windscreen is usually foggy and hard to see out of. If you’re forever looking for a quick and easy way to see the road better and get moving quicker, then your air conditioning could be that solution!
The cold air is much more effective at demisting a windscreen than the warm air of your heater because it dries the moisture and evaporates it faster. It’s also a lot more effective than using a cloth to try and clear the windscreen as that way you just smear the condensation around. And that doesn’t help anyone.
Dust and pollen can get trapped in the vents and circulate around the cabin. If you struggle with allergies, this can make driving very uncomfortable and potentially dangerous.
One of the main functions of your car’s air conditioning system is to remove these imperfections from the air. It provides crisp, fresh air by trapping dust and pollen within the system and preventing it from entering the cabin.
A broken air conditioning system is bad news for your health as well. Mould, fungus and harmful bacteria can thrive in the moist environment of the system and potentially cause problems for you and your family.
When your car’s air conditioning system is working properly, it reduces the build up of these bacteria and prevents you from developing these harmful health conditions. Even if you don’t use it very often, just switching it on for a couple of minutes every week or two during the winter ensures that any bacterial build up is purged from the system.
To keep your air conditioning in its best shape this winter, make sure to book it in for a service! A full inspection and re gas of your system will improve its performance and ensure you see all these benefits for as long as possible. It’s worth booking a service every two years, or as soon as you notice any problems with your air conditioning. These include a musty smell when you switch it on, solely warm air being produced or your system struggling to produce cold air.
For a high-quality car air conditioning service in Hampshire, book with Badminstons Group! We’re dedicated to improving the quality of your vehicle and our services are right up with the best in the business. To secure your appointment, book online with one of our branches today.