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How to Avoid Getting Ripped off By AC Repair Man

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Although we all rely heavily on our air-conditioning to keep us comfortable, when it comes to how they actually work, most homeowners don’t know their compressors from their condensers, leaving them vunerable to being taken advantage of by unscrupulous repairmen. The best way to avoid this is to try to gain at least a rudimentary knowledge of how your system …

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How Long Does A Central Air Conditioner Last?

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With the winter finally behind us and warm weather approaching, homeowners across the country are looking nervously at their aging air conditioner units and wondering if it will make it through another season or will they be left suffocating in the heat and humidity at the height of summer as they wait for the repairman to give them the bad …

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R22 AC Compressor Repair and Replacement Options

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If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it probably uses R22 refrigerant. This refrigerant, commonly known as Freon, was first introduced in the 1950s and quickly became the standard refrigerant used in the HVAC industry. It was not until a few decades later that it was identified as one of the main contributors to ozone depletion. Production and …

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7 Common Causes of AC Compressor Failure

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One of the most serious issues that your AC unit can develop is air conditioner compressor problems. If the refrigerant is the lifeblood of your system, then the compressor is its heart. Its job is to compress the refrigerant gas and pump it through the system. AC compressor failure could lead to you having to replace the entire unit, which …

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How to Detect Air Conditioner Refrigerant (Freon) Leak

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A refrigerant leak is one of the worst things that can happen to your air conditioner. If you have an older model, the chances are that the refrigerant it uses is Freon, a CFC gas that is harmful to both your health and the environment. Newer models will probably use more health and environment-friendly refrigerant, but even so, you can’t …

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Can You Get Sick from Air Conditioning

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Air-conditioning must be one of the greatest inventions of the previous century. Not only does it provide us with our livelihood, but it also makes our modern, urban way of life possible. Seriously, could you imagine summer in the city without air-conditioning? But, as with all progress, there are those out there who swear that air-conditioning is slowly killing us, …

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How to Fix a Sinking Air Conditioner Pad

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Every profession has its occupational hazards. In the HVAC installation industry, a major one is back strain. That’s because your HVAC system outdoor unit is actually incredibly heavy and if you forget the old adage ‘’lift with your legs, not your arms’’ you could end up on your back for a week or two. This weight can also be a …

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7 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Repair

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With summer temperatures well into the nineties the last thing you need is for your air conditioner to break down and leave you with nothing but an open refrigerator door as protection against the heat and humidity (bad idea, by the way, your fridge will die). So it’s important that you watch for these 7 signs your ac needs repair. …