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Air Conditioning Chart

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Central air conditioners incorporate two different coils in order to cool your home. This type of cooling system is used to cool the entire home, versus a window air conditioner that is used to cool a specific area or room of your home. The cooling compressor is set outside the home, separate from the fan unit used to blow the …

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How Does a Window Air Conditioner Work?

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Do you have a window air conditioner or are looking to buy one soon and curious about how it works? While these devices may seem complicated, the process behind how they function to cool the air is actually quite fascinating and easy to understand. In this post, we’ll explain everything you would want to know about how this technology operates. …

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How to Repair a Smelly Air Conditioner

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Foul smells from air conditioners are most often caused by dirt, mold and bacteria that build up within the unit. These odor-causing particles can be found on condenser coils, evaporator coils, drain pans and filters. Moisture and heat make the smells even worse, sending odors through your entire ventilation system. Cleaning the coils and drain pan, and replacing filters will …

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How to Repair a Central Air Conditioning System

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1. Troubleshooting a Central Air Conditioning System What happens when your central air conditioning system suddenly has little to no cooling power? This tutorial will show you how to troubleshoot and repair your air conditioning system so you can hopefully stay cool without a service call. A home air conditioning system includes five main elements: Refrigerant Compressor Condenser Expansion valve …

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What is Air Quality?

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Are you trying to find out exactly what is air quality? If so, the best place to start is by assessing how is the air in your personal environment? If the environment has air that is clean, clear and pollutant free, then the quality of your air is good. However, if the environment is contaminated with particles from smoke, dust, …

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10 HVAC Fun Facts

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Did You Know These HVAC Fun Facts? Your heating and cooling system may not seem like a fun topic for conversation, but when diving into the history of them both, you could come across something interesting that you didn’t know before. Fact One: The first fully air-conditioned home was built in Minneapolis in 1913 by Charles Gilbert Gates. The mansion …

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How to Clean Your Air Conditioner Water Pipe

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Air conditioners contain refrigerant coils that cool the air in a home. The refrigerant coils have cool surfaces that attract evaporated water or condensation. The condensation drops down into a drain pan and flows through the drain, which has a pipe attached to it called a condensation or condensate drain pipe. Over time, a buildup of dirt and algae collects …

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Window-Mounted Room Air Conditioner Troubleshooting

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Introduction A room air conditioner is like an entire central cooling system in one small package. It has the same basic components but in smaller form for the reduced duty of cooling a room instead of a home. A typical unit has the following components: Face panel with filter Evaporator coil (the one that gets cold) Fan or blower (blows …

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Central Air Conditioning Units: 7 Easy Maintenance Tips

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Simple ways to keep your central air conditioner running efficiently As a homeowner for more than twenty years I have had a few repairs done on the central air conditioner that we rely on so heavily during the summer months. This much I know without a doubt, it’s far cheaper to maintain this appliance on a regular basis than it …

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How to Clean an Outdoor Central Air Unit

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Properly cleaning your air conditioner outdoor unit extends its life and minimizes maintenance issues. A clean air conditioner also cools the air more efficiently and can reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent, according to Cornell University. Most outdoor units are easily accessible, which allows homeowners to perform maintenance themselves. Units perform best when cleaned twice annually at the …