Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 01:17:36 -0400
From: (bobgoblin 2000)
Subject: Re: DEFROSTER???

David A. Ingram sez... > > As a result, it seems that AC is de rigeur (sp?) for clearing the inside > of the windshield. However, this is actually good. First, it's just a > lot more effective than using the heater, and second, it forces you to > exercise your AC system even during the cold months. Previously, whole > winters would pass without the AC system seeing use, and the result was > a hardening of hoses/seals/gaskets. Once this occurred, frequently the > systems would need recharging in the spring, and sometimes many times > over the course of the year. Not very good for the environment or the > pocketbook. > > So continue to run your AC when defogging or defrosting. Just set your > heater to a comfortable setting, and bask in the warm glow of knowing > you're saving your AC system from ruin.... > > David Ingram > > This is sound advice. When the A/C is not turned on for a long time or even a whole season, the oil and refrigerant separate. Most damage is done to a compressor the first time it's turned on that inevitable first hot day. Turning the A/C on occasionally will keep the fluids mixed and prove as a preventative for locking up units. -- - goblin - newsgroup: alt.bobgoblin-extraordinaire - Ask your ISP to carry it! - website:

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