The air system in your Honda vehicle is designed to keep you comfortable in all types of weather. When it's hot out, it cools the passenger space. When it's cold, warm air is sent to the cabin. For you, as long as it works, it's not all that complicated. Under the hood and behind the vents? That's another story entirely.
How an HVAC System Works
Heating is still pretty simple. Hot engine coolant get drawn into s heater core, where a front-mounted fan blows outside air over the core's fins. That warm air is released through your air vents into the passenger space.
Cooling involves more parts in the process. A compressor pressurizes refrigerant and turns it into a hot gas. The condenser then cools that gas, turning it into a liquid. The liquid subsequently flows through an expansion valve and is turned back into a gas, but now at a lower pressure. Finally, an evaporator cools the gas down as a fan sends the chilled air through your air vents.
How to Spot AC Problems
Most likely, you'll know when your HVAC system isn’t operating right. Here are some signs to look for, just in case:
- The cabin gets steamy
- You can't keep the cabin at the right temperature
- You notice the sweet, syrupy smell of coolant is present
Before you start ordering replacement AC system parts, though, check to make sure that your air filter doesn't need to be changed. If it's fine, then investigate the problem and determine which parts are faulty. Then make sure you order the best parts for your Honda model. Those are genuine OEM components, since they were designed to meet your vehicle's specifications. We have everything you'll need for your project right here in our online auto parts department. Order today to save both time and money!
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