1. What burns more gas, turning on the heat or the AC?
the heater requires very little energy, just an additional fan coming on to push air through the heater core.
the ac requires a grate deal more. the compressor uses about 5 hp to compress the refrigerant and keep it moving through the system. in addition, this load also creates more heat in the engine changing the fuel trim perameters, along with a boosted idle to compensate with the additional load.
2. Why does the power to the AC occasionally kick off?
Daniel K is right.
If he only replaced them with 15 amp circuits it is probably only rated at that. Sounds like the A/C is drawing too much. It has been extremely hot the past few days.
There is an outside chance that the circuit breaker that you had installed to replace the old one is faulty but I doubt it. Try the things Daniel K recommends. Good Luck.
3. Is there a different between a heatpump and a AC condenser?
It depends on what kind of heat your looking for.
Heat pumps are essentially relying on the heat given off by the refrigerant during the heat cycle, whereas the gas furnace is a gas (natural, propane etc) induced heater. Heat pumps are a waste when you live in an area where its really cold in the winter, I'm going to throw out there NYC. .
4. I'm changing my 2008 crown vic ac system, new compressor, new accumulator and new condenser, the thing i need to know is how much oil i put?
Many new compressors come with the oil in them. if you don't know what you're doing better have an AC shop get it charged and running for you.If you guess wrong the compressor can self destruct from too much oil in the system.
Didn't the new compressor come with any paperwork explaining if the oil needs to be added or not?
5. Why isn't my home AC working very well?
for the reason which you at the instant are not attentive to this new homestead, might desire to call the previous proprietors and locate out if there's a damper it extremely is closed prohibiting the chilly air from blowing out the vents upstairs, or seem your self. additionally, does the fan come on once you turn on the AC upstairs or is it the compressor fan you pay attention working?
Location of the ac condenser, Ford?
The condensor is always in front of the radiator on all vehicles and they look like one too. You're probably talking about the evaporator inside the dash but that hissing sound is the pressure balancing at the orifice tube after you turn it off its perfectly normal I have a Windstar and it does the same thing
a central air condenser that is Continuous running?
If you have turned your AC off for the winter and it keeps running you have a main breaker on the out side of your house next to your unit.Go out and pull the breaker then put it back in and see if it quits running.
Let me know if it works. Make sure it is in the off position on thermostat.
What's wrong with my car ac?
First thing to check is gas. if u have enough verify with the vehicle stopped the cooling fans, they need to be on while the compressor clutch is engaged.
If this is working is a 90% chance that your compressor is bad. pressure on the low should be around 35 to 45psi and the high pressure line around 250psi. I suggest that u look for the specific pressure of your car before start working
What is a condenser and why does it break often?
Look through your front grill and you'll see the condenser, Is there a screen or anything between the opening and the condenser. If not I would put one in.
It seems your vehicle must have an opening on the grill that allows rocks to get in. If you can put some protection that doesn't block air flow, you'd be golden.
My AC unit is broken! HELP!?
Your A/c fan motor capacitor was the problem. if you see motor on top of the motor there is an small cylinder type either white in colour or alluminium body component was connected with two wires. switch off the power of a/c and remove the capacitor and replace with same capacity new capacitor.
it will work normally. thanksssss.
My car's ac condenser fan is locked and the ac compressor does not run. What could be the problem?
Who knows with those model "my car".
Some of "my car" may be wired that if the condenser fan doesn't come on it keeps the compressor from coming on. Haven't heard of that safety feature on any other car but you never know with those "my cars". Advice.
See an ASE certified AC technician.
12. My car AC only blows cold when it is moving above 20 mph.
When idle it's warm!
that green is from your refrigerant. it is UV reactive to find leaks.
your a/c fan doesn't come on due to being low on refrigerant. you have just enough freon to be cold while moving because your engine/compressor are revolving faster. try in park at 2,000 RPM and see how cold it gets.
13. Central AC Fan Will not Start?
It very well could be the blower motor has went out.
First remove the t-stat and manually jumper R to G and see if the fan starts just to eliminate it as being the problem.I don't think it is though if you are hearing a click. Also see if the blower motor is super hot.
An indication that it is stuck and off on internal overload.
14. AC would stop working after 10 mins or so?
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Where can I buy a fan motor for my AC unit?
Here it is at Grainger.com, http://www.
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What is the differance between Window and In Wall A/Cs?
The only trouble you can possibly run into is if the window model has fixed "curtains" on the sides, which are intended to close up the excess space between the unit and the window frame. Also, ensure that the wall is not too thick as to block the side discharge vents (open slits) of the unit
can a/c condenser be relocated?
Not really. The AC condensor needs a clear stream of cool air to function correctly.
As the condensor is somewhat fragile, it needs to be protected somewhat from road debris etc. The supply lines also are a concern. Extending them is rone to leaks etc.
Your best bet is to install a larger or more highly cored radiator. Astrobuf
18. How much do i charge for the service of ac condenser leak?
It depends. A) are you just adding Freon B) Are you getting a leak seal treatment C) Are you replacing the leaking part D) which company you are using E) what is the overhead rate for that company F) what is the average labor rate for that company G) what is the discount rate the comapny gets from their distributor In other words, you need to shop around, it will vary.
My ceiling is leaking water, not a lot but it is condensation which is making my stuko ceiling fall off.
Seen similar problem before, it is a lack of insulation, hot most are contacts the cold lines and condenses, you need to have pipe insulation on all areas of the pipe and also fiberglass around it. also try to seal around pipe entries so there is no air exchange in the walls/ceiling, this will keep moist air out and without moist are it will not condense
Can I replace a 25 year old condenser without changing the coil ?
Yes and now is a good time to start looking. I replace units every year.
As every thing is going to R-410 I wound up with two 3 ton and one 31/2 ton condenser. Good running units just from customers that replaced their complete system when their heaters failed. So call around you might find a good deal.
21. Should I replace AC compressor?
When a unit gets to be that old, it's time to replace it.
This is a similar situation as trying to fix an old car or old lawnmower.You'll spend your money and time to get it running, just to find that another component fails. Too much frustration!
Install a new unit and you won't have to worry about it for the next 10 years
22. why isnt my condenser fan on my 92 accord not coming on?
May be that the relay is bad or the fan motor has burned out.
the condensor fan relay should be on left front side of engine compartment. To test either simply unplug the connector at the fan and check for voltage with car on and ac on. If the voltage is good the fan is bad.
If no voltage is present replace the relay
23. My car ac blows but it doesnt get cold.whats the problem?
sounds like you have a leak either in your condensor or evaporator if it was a wreck it is most likely in your condenser it is located in front of your radiator just replace that and you will be in good shape, dont forget you need to put a vaccuum on it to get out the air and charge it with freeon
24. what tools are needed to install an ac for a car
Lets see, metric wrench set, metric socket set, ratchet, extensions, swivels, air blower, line quick disconnect tools, ac machine with vacuum pump, screwdrivers, funnel, measuring cup for the oil, tamper proof sockets. I am sure there is more but that's a start.
I assume with your question the Durango didn't have ac in the truck from the factory and you are putting an aftermarket ac system in it.
25. can i just submerge the condenser of my split type ac in running water to iiminate the use of fan in the conde
the cooling fan is used to keep the temperature of the freon down this in turn will keep the pressures down.
if you used water to cool the condenser then you will have to have a way to cool the water down. i would say that keeping the cooling fan in place of water is the most efficient way as per the manufacturers recommendation.
does anti-freeze coolant have anything to do with the car AC?
No. The AC compressor is belt driven by the engine and uses R134 refrigerant gas to make cold air.
The engine cooling system uses a glycol solution and water circulated through the engine block and a radiator to cool the engine. The ac also uses a a smaller radiator (condenser) in front of the other radiator to cool down the refrigerant. Neither has any point of attachment to each other
my ac wont stay cold!?
Either you dont have enough R-134a charge in or you have to much.
Make sure you dont have nothing blocking your Condenser or its plugged. That the thing in front of the Radiator that looks like a radiator. Didn't mean to make that sound dumb but you never know anyways check those out first
Can I plug a hold in my A/C condenser rather than replace it?
depends on where the hole is might be welded if on end if in fin area i wouldnt recomend it 134a runs higher pressure , try some salvage yards with a vehicle that was not hit in front end would be chepest with this econmy today i feel for ya, I got repairs myself i cant afford.good luck
AC over heating my car,?
"Fan" There are 2 Fans; Radiator Fan that Cycles as the Engine Heats & Cools, A/C Fan that comes on and Stays On at all times with the A/C on. Is the Radiator/Condenser area Clean and at least 85% of the Fins are Straight for Good Airflow?
Sounds Like the A/C Fan isn't Working.
30. Problems with outside AC unit?
If your thermostat is calling for cooling and the outside unit 's fan is not turning, shut down the A/C. The outside unit's fan cools the compressor and if the fan is not working and the compressor runs, it could damage the compressor. Time to call a tech, sounds like the condenser fan died.
31. My AC stays at 80 degrees?
If the A/C has cooled the space down under the same conditions in the past, it is probably low on freon.
Might also have dirt or vegetation blocking the condenser coils so much that it can't disperse the hot air. Hose off the fins on the outside with a garden hose to make sure they aren't blocked. Will need to call a service tech for the rest.