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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 …

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Improving Energy Efficiency Is the Future of Air Conditioners

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Whether you believe in climate change or not is entirely up to you. There have already been countless debates on weather-oriented topics, both public and private, but the Paris agreement in 2015 has pushed a clear message across the world that all nations must take ecological matters more seriously in terms of policy and practice. In an attempt to mitigate …

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Improve Home Cooling With Window Air Conditioning Tricks

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Optimizing Air Flow The objective with home cooling using window units is to get an adequate cooling capacity (unit size in BTU) and getting the air to flow in as much of an unobstructed manner as possible. And where there are obstructions (like walls) we’ll create the air flow direction we want with the use of simple 16-inch electric fans …

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4 Things That You Should Know About Your Air Conditioning System

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Air Conditioning Basics If you’re having work done on your air conditioning system you may be like many homeowners out there…in the dark. Like many specialty areas of service, air conditioning is something that most people know nothing about and therefore feel vulnerable when having service work done. You want to feel confident that your money is being spent wisely …

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15 Things You Need To Know About Your (Home) Air Conditioner or Furnace After A Hurricane

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1. Water and Electricity Don’t Mix! Nothing that plugs into an electrical outlet in your home is waterproof, except maybe your iPhone…lol! But seriously, on average, there are 50 or more electrical components in your home heating and cooling system. Just because your system is operating, doesn’t mean that it’s operating correctly. 2. Mold and Mildew. An air conditioning system …

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How to Clean Black Mold on Air Conditioner Vents

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Air conditioner vents can be breeding grounds for black mold. Condensation forms in the coils and ducts as cool air circulate through the system, creating a habitat for moisture-loving mold. Black mold can cause severe respiratory symptoms, particularly in people who are allergic to mold. After ac vent cleaning, inspect walls and insulation to find the source of the black …

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Top 5 Air Conditioning Tutorials You Need to Read

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Air conditioning systems come in a variety of styles and energy efficiency measured in SEER. Current regulations require at least a 13 SEER system with SEER ratings going as high as 21. Some systems work as an add-on to a forced air furnace (central air) which relies upon existing heating duct for cool air distribution. Other systems are designed for …

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How Does an Air Conditioner (AC) Work?

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An air conditioner (AC) in a room or a car works by collecting hot air from a given space, processing it within itself with the help of a refrigerant and a bunch of coils and then releasing cool air into the same space where the hot air had originally been collected. This is essentially how air conditioners work. Imagine that …

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An Introduction to Home Air-Conditioning Systems

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Home air-conditioning systems come in several designs, ranging from massive central systems operated by an outdoor compressor to small portable room units that operate as freestanding floor units or window-mounted appliances. No matter what form they take, air conditioning systems all have some basic design engineering in common. In this tutorial, we will review the most commonly used air conditioning …