Air Conditioning can be run throughout the year
Its personal choice of course, but we do recommend to run your air condtioning all year round, as this will help to keep the system well lubricated and sealed. You will find the use of your air conditioning in Winter helps to remove moisture from the cabin and will act as a dehumidifier, this helps to rapidly demist the windscreen and side windows during colder wet spells.
The refrigerant used in your air conditioning system doesnt only cool the cabin, it also carries the oil that lubricates the system, and most importantly the compressor. Therefore, year round use will keep the seals and hoses lubricated, preventing them from drying out and cracking, whcih can lead to system leakages.
The compressor is the main component in the A/C system, and replacements can cost between £400 - £1000, so it's always better to work on damage prevention than replacement!
When we carry out your air condirioning service, we insert a UV dye, this will aid us in the future if a problem or leak develops as it will show up clearly under a bright UV light source.