If you’re still playing the ‘watch & see’ card - it’s time to act. The transition from R134a to R1234yf is well under way, and more importantly, gains exponential acceleration. According to Cold Hard Facts 2021, the amount of vehicles imported in 2020 using the new gas sat around 15%, a steep increase from the year prior, where it was estimated to be around 5%. Since then, some of the high volume brands in every industry from Agriculture to Trucks and Auto have brought in new models requiring R1234yf.
Time is money. And whichever way you look at it, vehicles don’t create a return while they’re sitting in the yard for repair or maintenance. We understand your priority to minimise downtime and have put together our top 4 tips of how Highgate Air can help you achieve exactly that.
When a compressor fails, it’s not as simple as just removing and replacing that part for a new one. The failed compressor spreads debris throughout the system, usually in the form of metal filings, restricting flow and causing high pressures. The condenser is contaminated and simply replacing the compressor will see another premature failure and re-work to fix the same problem. Our latest article runs through compressor failure, prevention methods and the best solution to fix the A/C system.
When the job isn’t done right, the first time, it’s costly. It costs air con techs their time, money and sometimes, their reputation. You’ve bought replacement parts doing what you ‘think’ is right and send your customer away with their issue fixed, only to have them return in a month with the same problem. It doesn’t look good. In this article we discuss ways you can spot delaminated hoses before replacing more expensive components.