3816 WEST SLIGH AVENUE
TAMPA, FL, 3361-3961
PHONE: 813.888.7991
FAX: 813.243.8218 
EMAIL ADDRESS:
AAITAMPA@YAHOO.COM 
MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
HOME ABOUT US SERVICES WARRANTY & RETURNS PARTS SHOP ONLINE SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT  CONTACT
MAIN MENU
home
about us
services
warranty & returns
videos
parts
shop online
schedule appointment
contact auto air

MY ACCOUNT
login now
create account

SHOP ONLINE
View My E-Quote
View My Shopping Cart


Rock Bottom Prices
We offer wholesale prices to the public and can beat any competitor's price.


Like us on Facebook! +1 us on Google!



TAGS
Click on the individual part below to learn how it functions with in your vehicle's A/C System.

compressors, evaporators, condensers, accumulators, orifice tubes, expansion valves, weld-on-barbs, splicer barbs, engine cooling fan, hoses and belts, receiver/dryers

Manufacturer & Supplier of Auto
AUTO AIR AND ELECTRIC OF TAMPA EVAPORATOR
Auto Air & Electric of Tampa sells a complete inventory of New & Remanufactured parts. We are a manufacturer and distributor of automobile air conditioning parts and provide automobile air conditioning service and repair. We order supplies directly from the after market manufacturers, if we don't have what you need in stock, we can make it for you.

 

The evaporator is an important part of your car's A/C system

The evaporator, also sometimes referred to as the evaporator core, is one of the two (maybe three) heat exchangers in a mobile A/C system. In a typical passenger car or pickup truck, the evaporator is usually located inside the passenger compartment, quite often deeply buried in or under the instrument panel. Some vehicles, usually vans or SUVs, have two evaporators; one under the instrument panel, or elsewhere at the front of the vehicle, and another one located in or toward the rear of the vehicle. The rear evaporator is often located behind a side panel or in the ceiling above the rear passengers.  

 

Evaporators are usually made of aluminum. They look like, and in fact are, similar to radiators, only thicker and smaller in overall size. Like radiators, evaporators consist of a series of internal tubes or flow paths with fins attached to them. Air can pass freely through the fins, just like a radiator. But unlike a radiator, where the internal tubes carry moving engine coolant, the passages in the evaporator carry moving refrigerant. When many people talk about refrigerant, they refer to it by its most popular brand name from years back, Freon or R-12. In the United States, Freon or R-12 was the type of refrigerant used in mobile A/C systems until about 1994, but it was replaced with a different refrigerant in all vehicles after the 1995 model year. The new refrigerant is HFC-134a (or R-134a).  

But getting back to the term heat exchanger, what does that mean?

In a mobile A/C system, cold, low-pressure liquid refrigerant enters the evaporator. Warm air from the interior of the vehicle passes through the evaporator by action of the blower fan. Since it's a fact of nature that heat always travels from a warmer area to a cooler area, the cooler refrigerant flowing inside the evaporator's absorbs heat from the warm air. At the same time, humidity in the air condenses on the cool evaporator's surface, then eventually drips out of a drain tube to outside the vehicle (think of how moisture forms on a cold bottle of soda pop on a humid day and forms a puddle on your kitchen counter). This is why you see water dripping underneath a car while the air conditioner is on. After the (now slightly warmer) refrigerant has completed its path through the evaporator, it moves on to the compressor.

So, as you can see, air conditioning does not actually cool the interior of the vehicle. What it really does is remove heat and humidity from it.

The evaporator can be somewhat compared to a heater core working in reverse:

  • Both are located inside the passenger compartment, often in very close proximity, or even inside the same housing under the dashboard.

 

  • The heater core has hot engine coolant flowing through it, bringing heat from the engine into the interior of the vehicle, where it is distributed by the blower fan.

 

  • The evaporator has cool refrigerant flowing through it, which absorbs passenger compartment heat as the blower fan moves the warm air across it.

 

What could go wrong with your car's evaporator?

Evaporator failures can usually be summed up in one word: leakage. Leaks can occur for a few different reasons. Usually, either a seam or weld has gone bad, creating a leak point, or corrosion has occurred, causing an "outside-in" failure. This often happens because leaves or other organic material enter the evaporator case through the exterior air intake vents and come in contact with the evaporator's surface. This moist atmosphere causes decomposition of the organic materials, and can form caustic corrosive substances which can eventually perforate the surface of the evaporator. These same substances can also sometimes lead to an odor problem inside the vehicle, most noticeable when the system is first operated. Various deodorizing biocide treatments and drying modules are available to help with this problem. The evaporator fins are also susceptible to clogging from leaves and other debris.

Whichever the type of evaporator failure, it must be replaced. And while an evaporator in and of itself may not be (for most vehicles) a very costly part, depending upon its location (usually like heater cores, deeply buried beneath the instrument panel) this is often a very time consuming, and therefore costly repair.

When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.  

 

Sources

 

 


Delivery, Service, & Installation in Tampa Area

Nationwide & International Shipping Available

Call our knowledgeable staff today for the highest-quality products and services at the most affordable prices.

How to Steer Clear of Buying a Flood-Damaged Car
Unscrupulous sellers pick up flood-damaged vehicles on the cheap and then move them from state to state, "title washing" the evidence.
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:04:00 GMT
Frankfurt Auto Show Offers Up Proof the Industry Is Shifting
Why is the automotive world suddenly going full throttle into the electric market?
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:04:00 GMT
Tesla Wirelessly Reprogrammed Its Cars to Help Owners Escape Irma Faster
Tesla used its ability to reprogram its vehicles wirelessly to increase the amount of battery capacity a motorist in the evacuation area could access.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:22:00 GMT
Nissan Takes Aim at Tesla With New 'Leaf' Electric Car
Nissan just revealed a complete makeover of what was the world's first mass-market battery-electric vehicle — taking direct aim at the new Tesla Model 3.
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 15:54:00 GMT
Imports Beat Domestic Cars in Satisfaction Survey
Imports are beating domestic cars in customer satisfaction.
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:40:00 GMT
Harvey Set to Wallop Wallets for Motorists Nationwide
In addition to the human toll, Tropical Storm Harvey has taken down refineries, destroyed half a million vehicles, and affected gas prices nationwide.
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:01:00 GMT
China's Great Wall Motors May Not Be Buying Jeep After All
Just one day after reports that a leading Chinese carmaker was considering taking over the Jeep brand, it may not be ready to make a bid after all.
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:18:55 GMT
Why the Auto Industry Could Be Hardest Hit by Trump Dissolving His Councils
Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors, could arguably have the most to lose in walking away from her seat at President Trump's table.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:24:00 GMT
Automakers Aren't Done With Combustion Engine Just Yet
Mazda just announced a breakthrough engine that could give battery power a real challenge in the coming years.
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:24:00 GMT
Is a Chinese Automaker Buying Detroit's Fiat Chrysler?
There could be strong opposition to a Chinese acquisition of a U.S. company that famously received a multi-billion-dollar federal bailout.
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:03:00 GMT
Ford Rushes to Repair Police SUVs
Ford Motor Co. has dispatched several teams of investigators to police departments across the country as the automaker tries to contain the fallout over concerns about carbon monoxide seeping into law enforcement vehicles.
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 02:35:00 GMT
From Factory Floor to Corner Office, GM's Mary Barra Is a Rule-Breaker
GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, a former company intern, has shown a willingness to break with more than a century of tradition at GM.
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:38:33 GMT
Toyota, Mazda Announce $1.6B U.S. Plant and 4,000 Jobs
While Toyota already has factories in the U.S., Mazda hasn't operated a plant here since exiting a long-running joint venture with Ford several years ago.
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:15:23 GMT
We're Less Likely to Buckle Up in Back Seat, Survey Shows
Adults are less likely to buckle up in the back seat, especially when they're in a taxi or other ride-hailing service, a new survey finds.
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:11:00 GMT
Elon Musk Warns of 'Manufacturing Hell' for Model 3
Outspoken CEO Elon Musk warned that Tesla could face "manufacturing hell" trying to ramp up production of the new Model 3 battery-electric sedan.
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:24:00 GMT
What's It Like to Drive the 840hp Dodge Demon?
How fast is the Dodge Demon? You'll hit 60 in 2.3 seconds.
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:09:00 GMT
What's Better Than a Porsche? Apparently This Hyundai.
In a recent quality survey, Hyundai's Genesis leapfrogged perennial luxury leaders like Porsche and BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Audi and Cadillac.
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:07:00 GMT
Could This Honda Accord Help Wean America Off Its SUVs?
America loves its SUVs — but can the high-tech, speedy, aggressively styled new Honda Accord start to wean this gas-guzzling nation off that habit?
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:05:00 GMT
Brave New World: Why (and When) We'll Go From Drivers to Passengers
Self-driving vehicles will do more than make commuting easier, it will transform the nation as radically as the arrival of the original automobile did.
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:42:00 GMT
New York to D.C. in 29 Minutes? Elon Musk Says He Just Got Approval.
Not so fast, Elon Musk.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:09:14 GMT
Did Volkswagen Kill the Diesel Market? Or Was It Already Dead?
Consumers have become more skeptical about diesels, leading manufacturers to rethink their plans for the high-mileage technology.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:27:00 GMT
Audi Facing Backlash for Ad That Compares Cars to Brides
Audi is facing a global backlash over a television spot that suggested husbands-to-be give their prospective brides the same scrutiny they would a used car.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:59:00 GMT
Takata May Need to Recall Millions of Vehicles It Already Recalled
Last week's announcement of more air bag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities.
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:12:00 GMT
Who's Winning the Fight for the Slickest In-Car Technology?
The new battleground in the automotive world is in-car technology.
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:47:00 GMT
Honda Recalls 1.15 Million Accords Due to Possible Engine Fires
Honda is recalling more than 1 million Accords because a faulty battery sensor may cause a fire in the vehicle's engine compartment.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:37:00 GMT


Auto Air & Electric of Tampa
3816 W Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614-3961
Copyright 2012 Auto Air & Electric of Tampa
All Rights Reserved
sitemap | xml | reset web session | admin
Phone: 813.888.7991
Fax: 813.243.8218
aaitampa@yahoo.com