Porsche AC Blowing Hot Air

Where to Go When Your AC is Blowing Hot Air in Your Porsche in One Thousand Oaks

By Bavarian Performance Specialists May 24, 2022

It can seem like nothing is more aggravating than discovering that your car’s air conditioning has suddenly ceased working on a very hot day. Picture walking to your Porsche, but the ground is so hot that you feel like your shoes will stick to it. All you want to do is get in your car, turn on the air conditioning, and get out of the heat for your drive. You may turn on the AC to find the vents are only blowing hot air instead of cold.

Let’s explore why your Porsche’s air conditioner unit is producing hot air and where to go to have it restored to the cold air you’re used to in your Porsche’s cabin.

The Most Common Reasons Your AC is Blowing Hot Air

Electrical System Malfunction

Your vehicle’s air conditioning is powered by electricity, and an electrical system fault is the most typical cause of automobile air conditioning that blasts hot air. The entire electrical system will shut down if any of the components in its arrangement of relays, fuses, and switches fail to function properly.

Leaking or low refrigerant

Refrigerant, also known as Freon, is a fluid that circulates through your air conditioning system, alternately expanding and condensing to cool your passenger cabin. Your refrigerant supply should not evaporate or be depleted because the system is sealed tight. Consequently, a low refrigerant level indicates that there is an issue in the system, which ought to be rectified before the coolant is topped up.

Locating and repairing where your refrigerant is leaking is a difficult process that should be left to an auto mechanic. If you’re driving a pre-1995 Porsche, certain legislations make things much more complicated, as you must have it tested for a leak by a technician who holds an Ozone Depletion Prevention certificate to verify you’re not “displacing an ozone-depleting material.”

Defective Condenser

Your condenser is a very vital part of your car’s air conditioning mechanism. The condenser’s duty is to bring the refrigerant lower to ambient/room temperature once it has passed through the compressor.

The compressor is located between the grille and the radiator in the front of your automobile. It allows air to flow through the grate to aid in the cooling process. However, road grit and debris can sometimes become caught inside the condenser. A blockage or even a rupture, such as puncturing one or more of the condenser tubes, will result.

Decompress the compressor

The AC compressor in your car is in charge of making the refrigerant fluid pressure and passing it via a series of hoses and tubes to cool the passenger compartment. The compressor, like a laborious component, is prone to a mishap due to constant wear and tear. It can also fail in some automobile models when you turn it on after a lengthy period of inactivity, such as when you turn on the air conditioning after a while in the summer. Your engine may overheat if your compressor fails.

Malfunctioning Cooling Fans

Your two cooling fans are an essential component of your car’s air conditioning system. Their function is to assist in removing heat from the refrigerant fluid. If either of your fans become broken, usually due to environmental reasons, your refrigerant may not be properly cooled. This causes your air conditioner to blow warm/hot air.

Clogged Cabin Filter

Your cabin’s air filter, like your home’s HVAC filter, progressively becomes choked with debris and dust, necessitating regular replacement. Symptoms that your air cabin filter is obstructed include musty odors or excessively loud noises when running the AC.

Bavarian Performance Specialists Will Assist You in Keeping Your Porsche Cool

We offer an expert on-site service center operated by Porsche AC Servicing a team of certified mechanics at Bavarian Performance Specialists. We also have an on-site parts center if your automobile needs OEM replacements to keep your air conditioning pumping for years to come. Don’t let the hot weather keep you from enjoying Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Westlake, Malibu, and Newbury Park, CA. Call us today to schedule an appointment to restore your AC unit to its maximum output for your comfort.