If you are using a condensing unit to cool off your car or truck, and it seems like your car is icing up, then it may be due to condensation on the exterior of your condenser coil. You can tell because the outside of your car or truck is very cold and you can feel it as you drive by. It’s not the cool air that you are enjoying – it’s the condensation that is forming on the outside of your car. There are some simple things that you can do to reduce this build-up and get your car to start cooling down.
The first thing that you need to do is open the hood on your car and look at the condenser coil for signs of damage. If you see some corrosion or rust in your coil cover, you will probably want to replace it. You should also check the interior of the unit to see if any rust has formed on the metal covers and the condenser coils. If any rust has formed, then you will need to get this out and clean the unit. You will also need to lubricate the coil covers so that they don’t rust again.
Once you have cleaned your condensing unit, you will want to take some time to open the hood of your car and circulate some cool air into the engine compartment. This helps to bring more of the heat that you have stored inside of your car out of the inside of the unit. You will also want to make sure that you are not overloading your car. If you overload your condenser coils, you will find that they will quickly start working harder than they were designed to work. Also remember to check your cooling system periodically. Sometimes your condensing unit may need a little extra help to stay cool – you just need to be able to recognize the symptoms so that you can do something about it.