The compressor draws the refrigerant which is in low pressure and gaseous form; the compressor compresses the gas once it is inside the car’s pump. The belt, which is connected to the engine’s crankshaft, drives the pump of the car, which translates to putting the gas under-pressure and forcing it out to the condenser.
The condenser acts like a radiator in your car and serves more or less the same purpose that is, radiates heat out of your car. As a pressurised-gas, the refrigerant leaves the compressor to enter the condenser.
The air moving around the twisting-tubes of the condenser cools down the refrigerant. This turns it into liquid due to the heat created during the pressurising process. This is the main function of the air present there.
Air Conditioner Evaporator is usually located on the passenger side of the car in most motor vehicles. It’s other name is evaporator core. Usually two of these are strategically placed under the instrument panel, depending on the manufacturer of the car.
They not only look like but also act like the radiators in the car. But are just a little bit smaller in size. The use of Aluminum is common to make these. As is the law of nature, we all know that the heat travels from a warmer area to a cooler area.
Functioning of Air Conditioner Evaporator
By action of the car blower-fan inside the passenger-compartment, cold air circulates in the car pushing air over onto the very outside of the car evaporator. The refrigerant which is cold and at low pressure has to move into the evaporator. It vaporizes and absorbs heat from the surrounding air in the passenger compartment, for all this to take place.
This system is not immune to wear and tear and definitely not to damages, just like any other mechanical part of the car. It may worn out or break down. Hence, may need professional servicing or repair at some point.
There are a couple of red flags to look out for when it comes. These red flags might suggest that it’s time to have it professionally inspected and repaired or replaced.