The release of carbon monoxide is minimal considering that the air in the outside air conditioner unit is constantly replenishing itself. So nothing to worry about there. There is no way any air or smoke from the cigarette could enter the building because the only thing that enters is the electric cable and the coolant pipe, which is made of metal such as copper.
I doubt a cigarette can burn through the copper wire. The only thing that could go wrong is if the cigarette is expelled out of the air conditioner and causes fire. But this is no different than if your friend would throw the cigarette but with no air conditioner being present.
So your worries can all be put to rest.
â¢ Related Questions
I am trying to determine what size central air conditioner I need for my home?
The best thing to do with a "rule of thumb" is to stick that thumb where the sun don't shine.
An accurate measuring of the house, rooms, windows, doors, insulation and taking into account exposure directions then using Manual J the load can be determined properly. Then the ducts need measured and the blower capacity needs checked so corrections can be made as needed for proper air flow. Upsizing coils in today's equipment can cause nightmares.
Systems should be installed as to manufacturers specifications and ARI ratings. Otherwise efficiency will suffer, and performance can be very poor. The "rule of thumb" and "wing it" method is for JACK LEGS, or HACKS as we call them around here
what happens when an air conditioner condensate line clogs?
what kinda professional do i call if it is?
An HVAC tek can easily clean out the condensate line and or fix the leak in the pan that the line is attached to. You do not state where you are located, but if the environment is not too moist, then you may want to check for air infiltration into your cooled space as well, the outside air coming in may be bringing in moisture.
For mold issues etc, as stated above remove and replace is best, but before that you may want to call a fire and flood repair service, they generally have a keen sense for mold and smell issues and do moisture damage repairs. Get yourself a electrostatic filter from radio-shack etc about 50 bucks to filter the air in your environment/room. It will catch the mold spores etc.
That will help you get rid of your cough etc. Best of luck
Where you live, could you live the summer without an air conditioner?
Since humidity is not a problem look for a portable evaporative cooler.
They are usually about the size of those little under counter refrigerators and are on wheels so you can roll them around. They don't draw very much electricity so they can be plugged into a regular receptacle. You just pour water into the reservoir and turn on the fan, of course you need to keep adding water.
We had one when I was growing up and we didn't have air conditioning. Do you know that air conditioning was a luxury until the late '60 s and early '70 s when it became more affordable to the working person. It's amazing how fast we've become spoiled !
Do what you can to keep air moving, especially in your direction. Good luck
Lost power from the electricity outlet to air conditioner?
rapid verify; a million- Is it a single receptacle ?
2- It in all probability has 3 prongs. 3- The around or "U" formed hollow is floor. 4- There are 2 flat blades.
5- If one is horizontal and the different is vertical, you have one hundred twenty Volts at 20 Amps (must be going to a minimum of one 20 Amp fuse or circuit breaker and there must be not something on that line. 6- If the two flat blades are horizontal then you definately've a 220 volt line and the circuit ought to nevertheless be a single one going without postpone lower back to the panel (fuse or breaker). do not monkey with it as older residences each so often count on the steel protecting around the cord for a floor and that they get loose and reason issues.
solid luck ! ! !
What is the tube covered in black foam that comes out of a central air conditioner?
Are all the armchair a/c techs done? Is it OK for a pro to answer?
That line is the suction (low side) line. It is insulated to avoid picking up any more ambient heat and carrying it back to the compressor. Sometimes those lines "sweat'.
All I know to tell you, based on the information provided is that if you have not had a preseason tune up done on both these units then they are being neglected. Bottom Line. these units need yearly cleaning & checked over completely.
This is why we preach and preach to have this service done. Its not just so we can find something to charge you for; its so the unit(s) will run reliably at peak performance & efficiency. What you CAN do is keep your filter changed, and keep both coils clean.
What would cause a central air conditioner to freeze up?
poor air flow or low refrigerant charge.low charge causes low pressures which directly relate to low temperatures.
Once the pressures get too low the temperature will fall below 32 and the coils will freeze. Low air flow from too much dirt also causes low pressures due to poor heat transfer. This will also cause freezing of the condensation on the coils and in turn reduce heat transfer even further.
Eventually that liquid refrigerant in the coil will not boil off and will run in to the compressor. This can cause a liquid slug in the piston or scroll element and also wash all of the oil out of the compressor. Either way freezing AC coils can end up destroying your compressor and that's when you are going to pay $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
My new window air conditioner unit has no visible condensate outside.
Should I worry?
Depending on the model of the window unit some new units do not require a relief point for water, it lays inside the housing and the fan and outside air evaporate it, do not listin to people when they tell you to drill a hole in it, just make sure it is tilted to the outside, (REC 1/8'' drop per foot of length). As for your central air unit depending on the rating (Pound) of your unit it should be big enough to cool your whole house, make sur you have enough return air to match your cool air.
Good rule of thumb is 1 fresh air 1 return air, have the service tech look at it they can tell you. hope all works out. my central ac unit 3.
0 and 16 seer, and i have a 2600 sq ft home, and it is plenty
Plug on air conditioner melted and burned black. Can we replace the plug/cord- or trash the whole unit?
The cord melted because the unit is bad, obviously you had enough amps going to the unit to melt the cord, and this is the first time in 6 years this happened.
It's not the breaker or the circuit, it's the unit. As someone said, most areas will not just accept a discarded unit in the trash, they will pick it up separately, some require an advanced call, or many appliance stores will take it in if you buy from them. However.
A/C units contain copper coils, and copper is very desired by scrappers, if you were to put it out curbside I have no doubt they would take it away for you. As was also previously mentioned, do not continue to use it, as it may indeed cause a fire.
Central air/ furnace one unit?
Air conditioners come in either cool only or reverse cycle (heat pump) types. The reverse cycle unit heats as well as cools and is touted as being the most energy efficient method of heating a home other than wood burning stoves owned by country folk who have access to free wood :-) All humor aside the best reverse cycle technology available today is in the form of 'inverter' split systems.This inverter type is extremely cost effective and energy efficient due to it's ability to vary the compressor speed to match the load requirements of your internal space.
The best brand available using this technology is by 'Daikin' who are a Japanese manufacturer. You should be able to find a qualified distributor/installer in your area. Hope this helps.
My central Air Conditioner wont turn on what could be wrong with it?
We had to interchange our compressor very last week (only the compressor, no longer the full outdoor unit) .that changed into $1700.
My brother had to interchange both the exterior unit and coil on his very last week: $3800 - that turned right into a 2 ton unit for ONE room (something of the domicile has a separate 5 ton unit). we are stimulating the economy - and that i'm guessing the fix adult men are making us pay for fast service in this warm spell). If this is only the fan on your outdoors unit, this is going to purely be a pair hundred funds - in the experience that they are able to searching the right section and your guy doesn't opt for to promote you the full aspect.
Does an exhaust fan in the attic of a home, help the central air to function better?
I don't know if u mean an attic fan or whole house fan because there's a big diff. between the 2 an attic fan moves air around in the attic and is intented to do that on the other hand an whole house fan u can see because it typically mounts in the hallway,though they are great and work the downside to one of these is it isn't made to work with todays energy eff.
systems they take out so much air it makes the press. in your house negative and anytime u get neg. air it's bad u let in germs,dirt,etc.
not to mention the impact it has on your mechanical systems it'll void all warranties because they need positive air at all times. So Always get a professional opinion. Trust me on this.
When is the cheapest time to get an air conditioner installed?
Ok, here we go Totally :) I am retired from the a/c trade now but lived in Denver for 3 years from '05 to '09 and worked as an hvac mechanic.
Fall is your best time to get your a/c replaced. Companies struggle for work in Denver during the fall before the first cold hits. When companies get busy they don't deal.
They get really busy when the cold hits unless it's one of those beautiful winters in CO where it hardly snows and doesn't get below 25 out. Who can predict the winter 2-3 months in advance, especially in Colorado!.
.Perhaps Dr. Gray at CSU in Boulder?
I doubt it! Anyway, I digress. I still stand behind fall as the best time, probably September or October.
And yes, companies will cut you a deal when they are slow!.
power for 3 ton air conditioner?
Your compressor uses between 9 to 14 amps, fan another 4 amps. Its usually a 60 amp fuse or breaker for protection. Love how someone gives you a bad rating because they don't have the proof to show you are wrong.
Here is the specs for 3 units on their electrical data. Lennox 13 seer 2 ton total amps 14 compressor 10.5 fan 2.
3 RLA 9 circuit protection 60 amp York 16 seer 2 ton total amps 15 compressor 9.8 fan 3.5 RLA 9.
1 circuit protection 60 amp 3 ton total amps 17.8 compressor 17.8 fan 3.
7 RLA 16.6 circuit protection 60 amp Frigidaire 14 seer 2 ton total amps 14.4 compressor 11.
4 fan 1.1 RLA 11.6 circuit protection 60 amp 4 ton total amps 19.
3 compressor 17.3 fan 1.4 RLA 19,3 circuit protection 60amp I could go on with more examples but i think you see the outcome.
Its a shame someone is going around giving people bad votes because they don't like being called a hack maybe they should go back to school and lean the trade