New Orleans

3722 Downman Road
New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: (504) 241-2358


1836 Manhattan Boulevard
Harvey, LA 70058

Phone: (504) 368-9977

Air Conditioning Specialists in New Orleans


Air Conditioning Specialists


The Radiator Shops of New Orleans and Harvey are the area’s air conditioning specialists. We have been in the automotive repair business for over 50 years and are proud members of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS). We specialize in all aspects of A/C repair from modern computerized components to environmental disposal concerns as well.

It is important to understand that the average vehicle’s air conditioning system loses 5 to 10 percent of its original factory efficiency each year. So, if you are not servicing your vehicle’s air conditioning system regularly, it probably indicates that it isn’t nearly as cool as it should be. In the New Orleans heat, this could make a huge difference in your comfort levels. Don’t stress though. Most of that efficiency can be restored quite easily with basic repairs and maintenance.

The following is a list of some of the basic parts of your vehicle’s air conditioning system that The Radiator Shops of New Orleans and Harvey specialize in:

  • Compressor- this is a belt-driven device that actually compresses refrigerant gases into the condenser. This is the heart of your vehicle’s air conditioning system.
  • Condenser- The condenser is the part that actually cools the refrigerant. It is usually found at the front of the vehicle near the radiator.
  • Drier- The drier serves as a storage unit for the refrigerant and it absorbs moisture from the refrigerant and filters out any harmful particles that could impair your air conditioning system. Most people don’t realize that this part is something that should be changed every 3-5 years.
  • Evaporator- This is the part that removes heat from the inside of your vehicle. This is probably the most important part of your air conditioning system because it is directly related to the temperature inside the vehicle and responsible for your maintaining your comfort levels.
  • Orifice tube/expansion valve- This is the part responsible for controlling the flow of refrigerant into your air conditioning system.

Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our air conditioning specialists to make sure that your vehicle’s air conditioning system is running at its best and keeping you as cool as possible.