How To Discharge An Air Conditioner's Start Capacitor Ahead Of Testing

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Central air conditioning units involve several electrical elements that keep the moving parts working as the refrigerant fuel moves through the system. One of those electrical elements is the start capacitor, which helps start up the system when you turn down the thermostat.  If your air conditioner has stopped cooling efficiently or altogether, the unit might have a failing or failed start capacitor. You can test the capacitor yourself with an ohmmeter or multi-meter with a capacitor setting.

21 December 2015

5 Benefits Of Mini Split AC Units

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If you've traveled to Asia or Europe, you've most likely noticed and used mini split air conditioner units in your hotel or vacation rental. These small, wall-mounted AC units have long been popular in other parts of the world and are now gaining popularity in the United States as well. If you are looking into your options for a new AC system, you may want to keep these benefits of mini split air conditioning units in mind:

17 December 2015

3 Problems A Bad Filter Can Cause With Your Furnace

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If you've noticed that your furnace hasn't been working in its usual way, it can often be traced back to one or two reasons. One component which many homeowners easily overlook that can cause heating problems is the furnace's filter. Changing and keeping the filter clean can easily solve several problems. The three following problems are often traced to a clogged or damaged filter. Furnace putting out little or no heat:

16 December 2015

How To Fix The Power Supply Of Your Condensing Unit

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Is your air conditioner acting up? Even just having an HVAC specialist come to your property to look at your ailing AC system can cost upwards of $100. However, if you have a ground condenser unit, there's a good chance that you can fix many of the most common problems on your own. If your AC unit is mounted on your roof, especially if it is a slanted roof, you should probably let the professionals service it.

15 December 2015

Tips For Troubleshooting Your Heater When You Have No Heat

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If your heater breaks down in the cold months, then you might be in a big rush to get it fixed. However, you don't necessarily need to go out and hire a professional to do so. In fact, a great many heater problems can be diagnosed and fixed by the average homeowner. To help you do so, here are some tips for dealing with a heater that gives no heat at all:

15 December 2015

How Upgrading The Office HVAC System Leads To Lasting Peace At The Thermostat And Improved Worker Productivity

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Keeping peace and productivity at a maximum in the office is a delicate balance of diplomacy and technology when it comes to HVAC management. Fortunately there are now a variety of innovative and sustainable ways to upgrade an office to accommodate staff members' diverse preferences when it comes to the temperatures and ventilation capabilities in their working spaces. Inventors are thinking outside the HVAC box. When you have employees who think the office is too hot pitted against employees who complain it's too cold, you may soon have a simmering battle at the thermostat on your hands.

14 December 2015

3 Tips For Winterizing A Central Air Conditioner

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Many homeowners leave their central HVAC system on "heat" all winter long. Even when you are not using your air conditioner, it is still important to keep it protected from cold weather. Here are three tips that can keep your central air conditioner in good condition through the coldest winter. Insulate Condensate Drain Lines The pipes that run out of the back of your air conditioner's outdoor condenser unit are known as the condensate drain lines.

12 December 2015