How Long Should Air Conditioner Run to Cool House?

How Long Should Air Conditioner Run to Cool House?

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As air conditioning experts, one question we seem to get asked a lot is “How long should the air conditioner run to cool the house?”. Unfortunately, this is the one question that, despite our extensive knowledge of all things AC related, we cannot answer with any accuracy. This is because it depends on a multitude of factors, such as: the …

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Why Air Conditioner is Running Constantly?

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During the height of summer, the hum of your air conditioner can be a very welcome sound. It lets you know that everything is running smoothly and the heat and humidity will be held at bay. But are you starting to think it is getting a little intrusive? Does it seem like it never shuts off? Are you starting to …

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Why Do My Air Filters Get Dirty So Fast?

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If you are a regular reader of AC blogs, you’ll know by now that we air conditioner repairmen seem to be a bit obsessed with telling you to keep your filters clean. This is because a dirty ac filter can lead to all sorts of problems, including frozen coils. Being the responsible homeowner that you are, you are following our …

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5 Signs Your AC May Need a Refrigerant (Freon) Charge

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If you know anything about air conditioning, you know that a/c refrigerant (also known as Freon) is the lifeblood of your system. It circulates round and round, extracting heat and, just like your blood, it doesn’t get used up unless there is something wrong. There is absolutely no need to regularly “top up” on refrigerant, although this is a common …

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What’s the Difference Between Ductless and Central Air Conditioners

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for around half of all energy used in the average home. This means that choosing the right kind of air conditioner for your space is a big decision. As well as the initial installation costs, it’s important to look at energy consumption. AC units are designed to last for …

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Portable Air Conditioners vs Window Air Conditioners

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With summer temperatures getting higher and higher, we all rely on air conditioning to help us survive. And even though most homes and offices have air conditioning installed, there is always that one room that seems to be hotter than anywhere else. Maybe it gets more sun than the rest of your space? Or perhaps the occupant likes a lower …

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Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

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Imagine the scene; you get in from work after a long hard day and a hot, sweaty commute, turn on the air conditioning, settle back in your favorite chair and feel the temperature RISING, not falling. You immediately check the thermostat setting, it’s normal. You check the system setting, it’s on cool, not heat. Then you check the air coming …

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What is an RTU HVAC System?

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If you are thinking of having your HVAC system replaced, maybe you should consider switching to an RTU HVAC system, especially if it is a commercial property in question. What is an RTU HVAC System? In the world of HVAC, RTU stands for Roof-top unit. In traditional HVAC systems some components, such as the condenser coils and compressor, are housed …

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What is VRF Air Conditioning System?

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Just as you have got to grips with the difference between split ac and central AC along comes a new one; the Variable Refrigerant Flow System — VRF. Actually, it’s not that new. It has been in use in Europe an Asia for decades, but it is only in the last five to ten years that it has started to …

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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 …