Air Conditioning Explained

Air Conditioning is the process in which the physical condition of air within a space is maintained in a desired condition by controlling simultaneously its temperature, humidity, cleanliness and motion.

Are you looking at buying a new air conditioner for your home? Maybe you need an air conditioning repair to get your current cooling system up and running properly. Have you ever wondered when it is better to repair the air conditioning equipment you have now or would it be better to have a new air conditioning unit installed?

airconditioning-1When buying a new air conditioning system as equally important as the equipment is the contractor you choose to install your air conditioner for you. This may be even more important than the equipment itself. Air Conditioning that is not properly installed is not going to keep you comfortable on the hottest days. Be sure and get references and ask to see any licenses they carry.

Your job should be permitted and installed according to the requirements of your local, city or state. Once an air conditioning contractor is finished installing your new system you will need a final inspection to close out the permit on your job. Installing a new air conditioner is not a do-it-yourself project and you need to carefully consider the a/c contractor you choose to work on your home.

airconditioning-2We have compiled the best air conditioning information to help you make those decisions. Being comfortable in your home is important to you. You will find information on air conditioning, air conditioning repair, central air conditioning, air conditioning filters, air conditioning service, air conditioning equipment, Amana air conditioning,, Carrier air conditioning, Goodman air conditioning, Lennox air conditioning, Trane air conditioning, Rheem air conditioning, York air conditioning, Bryant air conditioning,, air conditioning mini systems, portable air conditioning, air conditioning parts, air conditioning installation and more.

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Originally posted 2016-04-12 11:40:57.


5 Common Air Conditioning Problems

Lots of do-it-your-self home-owners often wonder what the most common air conditioning problems are. After receiving this inquiry many times on service calls we decided to put together a short list to inform consumers of some common problems we encounter. We put this in a short list and have given a brief description of these problems. Let us know what you think. If you need help then drop us a line. We would be happy to help advise you on the selection of a good heating and air conditioning contractor.

  1. Ductwork Tears: This occurs quite often and is a common problem for homes that cool, but do not cool enough. Whenever you are having a new system installed look for a company or contractor that will guarantee the ductwork for at least 7 years. It is also a great idea to have your ductwork cleaned regularly. Here is a great site that offers air duct cleaning advice.
  2. evaporator-coilsInsufficient Freon: Over time the freon in exterior air conditioning units can require re-charging. This can be due to leaks or just common wear on the unit itself. It is a very common problem especially in older AC units.
  3. Exterior Unit Too Small: Often times the exterior unit may be designed to cool a smaller size home than it is being used to cool. In situations like these there is no easy solution other than replacing the exterior unit. The silver-lining for the home-owner is that even though they have to pay for a potentially expensive replacement, the newer equipment is often significantly more efficient than their existing model. This means that they could see big savings on their monthly energy bills and this is often substantial. These newer units pay for themselves within a few short years.
  4. poorly-positioned-ductworkPoorly Arranged Ductwork: Unfortunately not everyone installing ductwork in home’s knows what they are doing. Improper placement and size of the ductwork and vents that bring air into the home is critical for a central air unit to operate correctly. In homes where the ductwork was not well laid out often require larger-than-necessary exterior units to properly cool.
  5. Thermostat Problems: A broken or damaged thermostat can bring down an entire central A/C system. This is, however, an easy problem to fix and is usually done at a low-cost to the home-owner.

These are just a few common problems and we encounter many more in homes everyday. If you are trying to diagnose a problem in your home system, this is a great place to start. Always remember to call a reputable HVAC specialist to ensure that your system is repaired properly.

Other problems can be found in this video:

Originally posted 2016-04-15 09:28:14.


Air Conditioner Units and Cooling Tips

Are you looking for some air conditioning tips to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your air conditioning system. This little article contains several tips to help you stay cool and improve how your air conditioner runs.

It might surprise you to know that buying a bigger room central air conditioning unit won’t necessarily make you feel more comfortable during the hot summer months. In fact, a room air conditioner that’s too big for the area it is supposed to cool will perform less efficiently and less effectively than a smaller, properly sized unit.

furnace-repair-and-troubleshootingThis is because room units work better if they run for relatively long periods of time than if they are continually, switching off and on. Longer run times allow air conditioners to maintain a more constant room temperature. Running longer also allows them to remove a larger amount of moisture from the air, which lowers humidity and, more importantly, makes you feel more comfortable.

Sizing is equally important for central air-conditioning systems, which need to be sized by professionals. If you have a central air system in your home, set the fan to shut off at the same time as the cooling unit (compressor). In other words, don’t use the system’s central fan to provide circulation, but instead use circulating fans in individual rooms.

Cooling Tips

Whole-house fans help cool your home by pulling cool air through the house and exhausting warm air through the attic. They are effective when operated at night and when the outside air is cooler than the inside. Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The less difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be. Don’t set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and, therefore, unnecessary expense.

Set the fan speed on high except in very humid weather. When it’s humid, set the fan speed on low. You’ll get better cooling, and slower air movement through the cooling equipment allows it to remove more moisture from the air, resulting in greater comfort.

Consider using an interior fan in conjunction with your window air conditioner to spread the cooled air more effectively through your home without greatly increasing your power use.

Don’t place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.

Plant trees or shrubs to shade air-conditioning units but not to block the airflow. A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun.

Hopefully these air conditioning tips and cooling tips have given you some ideas that will make you more comfortable on those hot summer days.

Originally posted 2016-04-15 09:17:24.