Research is showing that there is a link between Mango madness and air conditioning, so for the sake of your sanity you had best read on.
Mango madness is the term Territorians use to explain unusual behaviour of usually normal people. Mango madness tends to occur just when the mangos are ripening which just happens to coincide with the hottest time of the year or the build-up.
Of course it is not the mangos but the heat which taxes everyone’s patience’s s and can bring about some insane behaviour. During October and November temperatures are 38+ degrees with very little relief at night.
Unlike “down south” where they do experience some of these high temperatures, (but only for a few days and then a cool front moves in), Katherine experiences these types of temperatures for weeks on end with the only relief being from air conditioning, both auto and domestic. It is believed that those people who spent more time in air conditioning are less affected than those with limited access to air conditioning.
Dictionary.com defines mango madness as “the irrational behaviour of a person suffering from the effects of living in tropical heat”
Still don’t believe in mango madness? An internet search will bring up interesting articles and research papers.
So what has mango madness got to do with re-gassing your car aircon I hear you ask?
During this extremely hot period auto air conditioners run continuously at maximum capacity, trying to keep your car cool. Of course that is what you want your auto aircon to do, however you may notice one or both of these things occurring which may indicate the need for a car aircon regas.
1/ your car aircon is not getting as cold as it used too
2/ the auto air conditioner cools well in the early morning or at night, when the outside temperature has dropped a little, but doesn’t cool so well in the heat of the day.
To rectify this you’re vehicle needs the attention of an Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) licenced auto electrician who will put test gauges on the aircon to determine gas levels. If the level is low he will them put dye into the aircon system which assists the auto electrician to detect if the aircon has been leaking or has a little of the gas just dissipated over time. If required he will then regas your car aircon. Of course if there is a major leak detected further action needs to be undertaken prior to a regas.
Regular yearly servicing by an ARC licenced auto electrician can prevent you experiencing a non performing auto air conditioning. And maybe just maybe you won’t be one of the “Katherineites” who suffer a bout of mango madness.
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