How to Perform a Quick & Simple A/C Check

Wait for a warm day to check your air conditioning unit.

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How to Perform a Quick & Simple A/C Check
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Locate a cooking digital instant-read thermometer. They be found in the cookware section of most supermarkets. Approximate cost is $12.00

Locate a cooking digital instant-read thermometer. They be found in the cookware section of most supermarkets. Approximate cost is $12.00

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Insert the thermometer needle between the car vent slats.

Insert the thermometer needle between the car vent slats.

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Turn on the thermometer and observe the current room temperature.

Turn on the thermometer and observe the current room temperature.

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Turn the car on. Once the engine is running, turn on the air conditioning unit.

Turn the car on. Once the engine is running, turn on the air conditioning unit.

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Turn the fan to a high setting.

Turn the fan to a high setting.

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Turn the temperature setting to cold.

Turn the temperature setting to cold.

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Observe the  temperature dropping. This may take a few minutes.

Observe the temperature dropping. This may take a few minutes.

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This is  a simple way to test cooling.  You need to visit a service garage to have freon levels and a/c belt checked.

This is a simple way to test cooling. You need to visit a service garage to have freon levels and a/c belt checked.

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