Imagine driving down the highway when you suddenly feel a chilling breeze from your ac. You want to adjust the temperature but you find yourself in a constant battle with which fan speed will be too cold. Inconvenient isn't it? But today's climate control systems have eliminated this kind of inconvenience with the invention of the climate control unit. It has enhanced driving comfort by letting you adjust the temperature itself rather than its fan's speed. There are a lot of sophisticated climate control regulations today. But how do you differentiate one from the other? Here are the things you have to remember when shopping for a new climate control unit.
Determine the type of climate control unit you need.
There are basically 3 types of climate control units and they are differentiated by how much control you have over them. The first type, the manual climate control, allows you to manually control your vehicle's interior temperature. The two other types are the semi-automatic and fully automatic control units. These types have preset controls that will automatically adjust or level your fan speed at a set temperature. Basically, the kind of climate control unit you need depends on how convenient you want them to be. For example if you prefer to dictate-by the degree-how cold or hot it is inside your car, then you should install a manual climate control. But if you don't want to be bothered with setting your car's comfort level, then go and install either a semi-automatic or automatic unit.
Inspect the quality of the cables and hardware.
Climate control units are made up of a variety of cables that connects it to the rest of your heating and cooling system. If these cables break, then you can expect a faulty AC system and, inevitably, an uncomfortable ride. So as a word of advice, always inspect the quality of your unit's cables and other connections. Also if you're planning to purchase a remanufactured unit, it is a must to pay close attention to these cables. Most remanufactured climate controls have second hand hardware installed onto them. Make sure that they are still in good working condition and that it is properly insulated to ensure efficient connection between your climate control unit and your AC system.
Think about both your budget and needs.
There are many ways to save a few bucks on your climate control units, from buying remanufactured ones to getting an individual part against a complete assembly. But aside from the costs, you also have to think about other factors Remanufactured auto parts are definitely cheaper, but they don't have as long a life as OE manufactured parts. Although individual parts cost a whole lot less, climate control units sold with an assembly offers warranty. Always weigh your options when it comes to price and value. Make sure you purchase a climate control unit based on its long term worth rather than on its short term costs.