Honda AC Accumulator - Drier
Generally, every one likes to have a cool driving experience. Honda is one of the car satisfying the owner in all their needs. Your Honda air conditioning system helps to make your journey cool and comfortable. During the hot season, many people prefer to travel in a car with air conditioning system. In your Honda AC system, there are many components working in a combined effort. Depending on the vehicle, the A/C system will either have a receiver dryer or an accumulator. Both of these components contain a desiccant, which is a chemical that attracts moisture. The drier and the accumulator also serve as temporary holding tanks for liquid refrigerant. The desiccant serves a vital function, when the combination of water and refrigerant forms corrosive acids. The acids will reduce the performance of the air conditioner and they can ultimately destroy the system.
Even though, both accumulator and drier serve similar purposes, the drier is connected to the condenser outlet (high-pressure side) and it is used exclusively in expansion valve systems. In contrast, the accumulator is attached to the evaporator outlet (low-pressure side), and it is only found in orifice tube systems. Your Honda AC accumulator is designed to prevent the liquid refrigerant from being drawn into the compressor. If it is drawn into the compressor it may cause serious damages. The primary function of the drier is to separate gas and liquid and helps to remove moisture and filter out dirt. If your accumulator and drier does not work properly, your Honda air conditioning system will not give effective cooling.