Automobile industry's history proves the saying "necessity is the mother of invention." One innovation leads to another as it creates more demands and needs from auto users. The auto air conditioning system for example, from its beginnings in the 1940s, has undergone many changes to give its users higher level of comfort as much as possible. Advancements in the a/c systems include the computerized automatic temperature control that allows you to select the temperature to your satisfaction and the system to adjust automatically. Newer cars have dual zone climate control that allows front and rear passengers to choose their own temperature.
Today cars hardly come without a standard a/c system, even the base models have, which only shows how important this car part is. Despite the small portion it occupies in the vehicle, it plays a very important role of keeping your car comfortable especially in hot weather. It doesn't only make the air colder but it also dehumidifies and cleans the air that enters the vehicle. At the same time it is responsible for keeping the air inside the vehicle at your desired temperature. But how does it actually keep the air cold and comfortable? The work of the a/c is not in reality adding cold air into the car's interior but it only removes the heat that makes the air uncomfortable for the occupants. In fact, there is no such thing as "cold," the term is only used to describe the absence of heat.
Key components of the a/c system include the compressor, condenser and the evaporator. The refrigerant, commonly known as Freon gas, constantly flows around the mechanisms of the air conditioning. It is drawn by the compressor from the evaporator and is compressed before it is sent to the condenser. It comes to the compressor in low pressure; when it is compressed, the temperature rises. It gives off its heat in the condenser, which then becomes so hot, even hotter than the forced air coming through it. The condenser transfers the heat to the forced air and liquefies the refrigerant. Now in cool liquid form, the refrigerant goes to the expansion valve and back to the evaporator where it again absorbs heat from the warm cabin air.
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