Self Help Tips

Check for Water Leaks from My Inside Unit

One of the main reasons we “condition” inside air is to remove excess moisture from the air. This helps to prevent mold and mildew as well as make the space more comfortable. Depending on the humidity in the air, a large amount of water can be removed each day. That water has to go somewhere! Also [...]

By | May 21st, 2016|Self Help Tips|0 Comments

Check the Outside Unit to Verify if it’s Not Running or Overheating

The outside fan is responsible for removing heat from the refrigerant so it can return as a cooled liquid to the inside unit and start the loop all over again. The outside “condenser fan” should be running any time the unit is cooling. You can go outside and check the fan in the condensing unit [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Self Help Tips|0 Comments

Check for a Frozen Inside Coil

A frozen inside coil often indicates a problem with either blocked airflow or low refrigerant. A basic check of your refrigerant level will confirm or deny a charge problem. A low charge condition will cause icing on the inside coil or even the side of the compressor and needs a qualified service tech to correct. [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Self Help Tips|0 Comments

Air Flow is Job One

An AC unit’s main task is to condition air. During the cooling cycle, heat is extracted by “moving” air (the indoor fan) through the indoor cooling coils to remove heat from the air.  The heat is transferred to a gas (commonly called refrigerant or sometimes Freon) inside the coil’s tubing, which is then pumped by the compressor [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Self Help Tips|0 Comments
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