Monday, January 21, 2008

Why do I need A/C in the Winter?

The quick answer is this: defrost.

To explain further, the A/C system doesn't just cool the air, it 'conditions' it. Whether you want cold or warm conditions is your choice. The A/C system is also a dehumidifier, removing moisture from the air. Most defrosters run with the A/C system these days.

Also, because most engines have a single serpetine belt driving all the accessories, a locked up compressor can cause further problems, including a broken drive belt, resulting in a stranded motorist.

If you are not going to replace your locked up compressor, do not turn on your A/C or defrost.

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