"It's not working."
Those are the dreaded words no homeowner wants to hear, especially with winter and cold weather swiftly approaching. Some HVAC issues are simply more common in the late fall and winter months than throughout the summer. Think you are dealing with one of those common problems? These are a few problems you might be facing.
Frozen Water Pipes
When the pipes freeze due to the cold weather outside, your coils may also freeze and ultimately stop working.
Window air conditioners are a great option when you don't have central AC in your home but instead live in an area with especially hot summers. This will allow you to stay cool without spending too much on having an HVAC system installed. Unfortunately, window air conditioners do have a tendency to get noisy when being operated, but this is often something you can fix. Here are some tips for quieting down your window air conditioner.
The air handler is the interior portion of your central air conditioner system. The handler could exist as a standalone unit or form part of the furnace if you also have central heating. Within the air handler are several parts vital to the cooling process such as the evaporator coils and a motorized blower fan.
What does the air handler fan do, why is it vital to the cooling process, and how can problems in the fan cause problems with your overall cooling results?
Maintaining your air conditioner has a number of benefits; the number one benefit is it lengthens the life of your air conditioning unit. Other benefits of maintaining your unit include: lower energy bills per month (as you'll use less energy), lower humidity levels in your home, better nights sleep, and lower fire hazard from accumulated contaminants to name a few. Maintaining your air conditioner can be done by a hired professional before each summer season, or you can do the maintenance tasks yourself.
Air conditioners are designed to last for years, but Freon leakage can decrease their efficiency and even make them stop working. There are many causes of Freon leaks, including an invasion of the infamous crazy ant. What is this ant and how can it cause problems with your air conditioner? And what can you do to stop it?
The Crazy Ant And Their Love Of Electronics
Crazy ants are a small reddish-brown ant that receive their name due to their strange movement pattern.