Does Refrigerant Expire or Run Out?

The next time you buy some refrigerant, be sure  to check the expiration date on the can or cylinder. What?  You can’t find one? That’s because refrigerant simply does not go bad or expire.   As long as the cylinder or

A Guide to Compressors with Mr. Fixit

Automotive air conditioning systems are self-contained  structures which cool the cabin of a vehicle by changing the phase of refrigerant from gas to liquid and back again by applying and releasing pressure on it.  The ability of refrigerant gas to

Can I Use R-134a in an R-1234yf system?

Beginning in the mid-2010s, automotive and light-duty vehicle air conditioning systems began transitioning from R-134a to R-1234yf refrigerant.  By MY 2021, the transition was complete.  While yf, as we call it in the industry, is more environmentally friendly than prior