During the hot summer or freezing winter months it is important that your air conditioning to work at its best. At RMB Autoparc we can service, repair, cleanse and recharge the air conditioning systems of all makes and models. Your Air Conditioning system is not just for keeping the air cool. It’s also used to dehumidify the hot air in winter, demisting the windows and keeping your windscreen clear. If the Air Conditioning system isn’t working properly moist air won’t be able to demist the windscreen, affecting visibility.
Around 10% of air-conditioning gas will be lost from the air-con system every year, that's why most car manufacturers recommend that the air-con system is recharged with new gas every 2 years. Our trained technicians will remove all the old refrigerant gas and oil and thoroughly clean the system before injecting new oil and refrigerant gas. We'll then take a temperature reading to ensure that the Re-Gas worked.
Developed in conjunction with all major car manufacturers, R-1234YF is the new, lower emission Air Conditioning standard for all vehicles produced for EU countries from 2013.
RMB Autoparc have a next generation 1234YF unit that meets the highest standards in performance, safety and efficiency.
Call us today to ensure that your cars R-1234YF based air conditioning system is serviced and re-gassed in the most efficient and reliable way possible, giving you peace of mind.
As air conditioning is bespoke to each individual vehicle, please
call our service department on 01642 987928 for a personal quotation.
Your questions answered.
Q. What's this new 1234YF Air Conditioning Gas and why the change from R134 Gas?
A. The simple answer is because R134a, which is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide, can leak into the air if a vehicle is crashed or improperly repaired. R134a has a ‘global warming potential’ of 1,430, meaning it is 1,430 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere.
In the EU, a refrigerant with a global warming potential of less than 150 is required in all new vehicle models certified after January 1, 2013, under Europe's type approval process. Starting on January 1, 2017, the mandate will cover all new passenger cars.
Q. What's the difference between R-1234yf vs HFO-1234yf?
A. Nothing, currently there are only two manufacturers of these gasses and they have both decided to make the same gas and giving them two different names. Honeywell call it Solstice® yf (HFO-1234yf) and DuPont call it Opteon YF (R1234yf)
Q. So why is it now more expensive for an air conditioning recharge if my car has the new 1234yf gas?
A. As with all new technology, innovation comes at a premium. Realistically this is down to many factors which include many years of research and development, all of which comes at a considerable financial expense.
Q. Can any garage replace or recharge my air conditioning system if I have the new 1234yf Gas?
A. Only if the garage has invested in the latest air conditioning service equipment. The majority of air con service machines only recharge the current refrigerant, R-134a. Here at RMB we have the latest air conditioning equipment suitable for recharging the current leading refrigerant, R-134a as well as the new 1234YF Gas.