1. Troubleshooting central air conditioner?
Have you checked your attic to see if anything got moved onto the ducts?
Maybe someone was up there and has "pinched" one of the ducts by moving something heavy against it or on top of it. I would also just check the ducts in general up there for anything obvious
2. Is our central air conditioner working properly?
check to make sure you have the cool setting on and auto for the fan setting. Is cold air coming out of the registers? Set the thermostat a little lower and see what happens.
also try a little higher after checking you settings. .good luck and stay cool.
.summer has just begun!.
3. Central air/ furnace one unit?
i think there is for heat also.
but some units for mobile homes have ac/blower in the unit outside. ive seen people get these cheap and use as window units. just run a big pipe into the window from the unit.
newer stuff is more like the typical furnace inside
4. My central air conditioner won't come on ?
Check and see if the pipe is clogged.
(The pipe that allows the condensation to drip from the pan and then, ultimately, outside.) Sometimes, if you spray a water house directly into the outside portion of the pipe, it will unclog itself and then allow the condensation to drain properly
5. central air conditioner problem?
Instead of me giving you several possibilities based on years of a/c repair experience. How about I recommend the fastest form of relief for that problem? Turn it off before it gets damaged worse, then call a service company immediately, they have techs on call 24/7.
Im sure your landlord will be understanding enough to cover it.
6. My central air conditioner seems to cycle on and off a lot.
that means that the controller for the air conditioner is set to too small of a range. for example it turns on at 76 degrees and turns off at 75 degrees. on a properly set air conditioner it should be set to turn on at 78 and turn off at 74, or some range like that
why does my central air conditioner freeze up and stop working?
If your AC is set too low, like 60 degrees, the unit will freeze and stop working until it unfreezes, and after it thaws, it will work again. Check the settings on it to make sure this is not happening.
I know it sounds stupid, but it can happen.
8. the air conditioner smells like skunk.
what can i do to keep my pets safe from the fumes until it gets fixed?
Skunks do no longer hassle me yet i do no longer choose to be around them. Bankers tend to in comparison to me lots and don;t choose me around.
attorneys seem to be the lesser of three evils to me. i'm hoping one among my sons will become one
9. I have an air conditioning question?
it may not be the AC. A lot of energy is lost through the attic, windows, door jams, poor insulation etc. Of course, check your filters and see if the coil isnt dusty, but it being so hot outside, a lot of radiant head is trying to creep in at those ponts
why does the fan motor on a central air unit keep running when the air conditioning shuts off?
its much more efficient that way, it just blasts that last bit of cool air into your house instead of wasting it in the ventilation. same goes with central heat, if this didn't happen your thermostat(s) would trip much sooner causing it to run much more often
How often should I have my air conditioner serviced?
I never get mine serviced unless it breaks. I think it's a huge waste of money.
I had a new central air conditioning system installed 10 years ago. I have not had a service man out since. I change the filters every 3 months myself.
Then about once a year or so I rinse off the outside unit with a stream of water
12. Can you get central air when you have baseboard hot water for heat?
You can do hot air with a hot water boiler, you would need to install duct work throughout the house.
A hot water blower to circulate air throughout the duct work. and assuming you want A/C, a condensing unit. It could be a significant investment.
13. How to Move a central air conditioner from one side of the house to the other.
This could be a disaster if done wrong.
Remember, you have the wiring that comes from the AC to the internal monitoring system in the house. Depending on how the installers wired your house, the wiring is in the wall. This job might require a professional unless you are familiar with drywalling and electrical work.
14. Can I take any kind of a tax credit for my new gas furnace, central air conditioner, and the duct work.
I recommend that you read the instructions at the link below.
Yes, you can take credits for some improvements that increase the energy efficiency of the home and appliances. I don't know about the duct work. Insulation is covered as are some heating and air conditioning equipment, but the equipment must meet certain requirements.
15. What is the difference between a 1 stage and a 2 stage Central Air Conditioing Unit. THANKS!
An air conditioner usually has one capacity to cool. With a two speed unit it basically has a lower speed that the unit runs in most of the time.
This uses less energy. Then when it gets too hot for the unit to cool the unit switches to high speed. For more on air conditioners go to www.
central air conditioner thermostat?
I have one, but it is no longer available. I do have some info on other ones for you though.
Air Conditioner turns off before temperature is reached?
Check that you do not have a float switch wired across the red wire at your unit. If you do not have an external drain pan (safety pan), or an inline switch on the drain line, then this is not the issue and you are randomly losing power to the stat
Why does my central air conditioner have ice on the pipes?
If there is a lot of humidity it could condense on the pipes (much like a toilet tank) and then freeze (since the pipe are very cold). It's happened to my AC before, no big deal.
Just turn it off for an hour or two and that'll all be gone.
19. my central air conditioner will not come on, what do i do?
there are a number of possibilities . 1 you wired the new thermostat wrong 2 is that the unit has a bad contactor 3 if you have a heatpump your capacitor is bad . For all of these the solution is the same , mainly , you will have to call a hvac technician , without actually seeing the unit thats all the advice (and best) i can give you
how much does it cost to have an air conditioner installed?
OK, well this is a good question. What is the size of your home?
What type of construction is it? Where do you live? How many windows do you have?
Can you see that you need to pay the $400 , to have someone come and give you the right answer? Pay me now or pay me later, I love this business.
My new window air conditioner unit has no visible condensate outside. Should I worry?
no longer a competent concept.
you may do extra advantageous with a transportable air conditioner, they have a duct to run to the exterior. you need to take particularly Plexiglas and shrink a hollow in it for the duct and deploy the plexiglas in the window. Then finding on the duct length you could positioned the air conditioner everywhere you prefer.
22. central air conditioner?
It should NOT be short cycling. Get a service call in ASAP and STOP USING THE AC! Right now its fixable, keep using it and what ever the problem maybe may send the compressor to the grave.
It could be something as simple as bad contactor. But that also could result in equipment damage that may or may not be fixable.
Central air conditioner compressor (which is only a few years old) trips circuit on Very hot days?
Check the filters (not just the ones on the A/C system, but the ones that go to the outside). Sounds like hot air is backing into the system which will trip off a circuit.
Something has to be wrong with the intake and out take of the air.
24. Central air conditioner water drain noise?
be glad that it is doing that,if it wasn't you would really have something to ask,but yes you can redirect the condensation line so it will be away from that area or install a condensation pump and run it on the other side of the attic
25. Can the aluminum fins of a outdoor central air conditioner be replaced?
Afraid not, the fins are welded to the coils where the refrigerent circulates.
It should not be a problem the fins are there to help dissapate the heat in the refrigerent. As long you clean them with a little soapy water and hose them down once every 6 months your unit will work fine.
Does a landlord have to provide some sort of air conditioning?
If the central air is in your lease agreement, then yes, she absolutely has to provide you with air. If not, then she does not.
Hopefully you kept any paper that said the unit had air conditioning. Even an advertisement would probably hold up in court.
My central air (inside home) is making a vibrating sound that can be hear throughout house? what is the cause?
It would be vibration from the compressor .
its difficult to say exactly why. possibly a mount or the compressor itself. If its something you are just hearing .
it may be caused by the compressor but is incidental to it like a loose panel or duct work
28. Central air conditioner runs for a limited time.
Check your thermostat.
if its an electronic thermostat - check the battery. We had a similar problem a few years back. My friend who is a air tech came out - ran a full diagnostic - couldn't find a thing wrong.
Came inside - changed the battery and voila! All better. Tom A Sr.
Construction Manager Albion, Michigan
29. Can I run a central air conditioner when it rains?
Please tell them to use the A/C.
Then try to find out what the so called "technical" reasons were for not using it. I'll bet that they misunderstood something the installer said. If not, please let the rest of us know what crazy information was told them.
30. How expensive will it be to add central air to our house?
Depending on the heat load on the house, the compatibility of the existing furnace to installing AC to it, the plumbing required for the cooling lines, the electrical required for the compressor, etc.
, etc., you could be looking at anywhere from a few thousand dollars to several thousand dollars. Call an HVAC company and get an estimate.
They're usually free.
31. Does an exhaust fan in the attic of a home, help the central air to function better?
tremendously, maybe not. But it does help by moving air in the attic, not allowing it to be stagnant and get even hotter. Attics can get over 120 degrees.
With a fan, maybe 100 maybe lower depending on the outside air temperature, , and that's less of a load for the upper cieling in the house to have to cool.
32. Do new apartment buildings/homes have central air conditioner?
So far, it seems to me?
well it varies. some rental owners are tight wads and dont want to shell out for central air cause its maintenance is so expensive.
they'd rather you the leaser purchase your own window unit and upkeep for it. but there are central air buildings. im sure the rent will be much higher.
Our first apartment in Khobar was central air.
33. my air conditioner is broken plz help?
In descending order, the most likely causes are: 1) Bad temperature sensor; 2) Bad thermostat; 3) Refrigerant leak; 4) Compressor has died. The only thing you can do is have a qualified air conditioning technician look at it. If it's one of those relatively inexpensive window units it may just be cheaper to replace the while unit than to have it fixed.
34. Power Bill: Which costs more to run/use for 30 days?
The answers above seem about right.
If you really want to save some money push that thermostat up to 75 or so. You and your roomate will get used to it in a few days. You could even spring for another fan to keep the air moving since they use very little electricity.
35. Advice on central air conditioner?
The technicians have a manometer to measure the pressure of the Freon gas, the device has a couple of hoses with two dials on them.
if he didn't check this he just wants to sell you a new unit for thousands of dollars when the solution will cost no more than a 100. i suggest you change to an honest technician.
My home central air conditioner turns it self on while the montier is on a off mode.
Your question is not clear. Your central air comes on when the thermostat is in the off mode?
If so there is a short in the control wiring somewhere. Edit: Ralph may be right if it's just the indoor fan coming on and not the a/c unit