1. What could you do to make AC unit run more efficent?
make sure you change the filters every month, more if you have pets.
Have your unit checked out by a reliable service person to make sure nothing needs to be replaced. Make sure you have tight seals on your doors and windows. If not, add some.
Also, check your insulation and make sure you don't need to add more (over time it settles and becomes less efficient-found that out the hard way and am looking at adding some to my attic.) Close off the vents in rooms that are not in use. Make sure there isn't anything in front of the filter vents affecting the air flow.
Hope this helps.
2. can a 89 ford 250 heater work with out ac condencer?
Actually, The core inside your truck is for the heating of the interior air. If you bypass the "heater core" you will not get warm air from your vents or defrost. A new heater core is cheap and simple to replace in a truck like this.
Just drain the radiator and dis-connect the hoses to the heater core in the engine bay.(under the hood). Then look under the dash to see what it takes to open the hetaer box under the dash on the passenger's side.
Once opem the box should come out with relative ease. Put the new one in and reverse the procedure. Godd luck and Happy Ford-ing !
how does the freon in your ac stay cold?
The freon doesn't stay cool. Heat travels from a warmer substance to a cooler substance.
The freon in a refrigerator absorbs heat (BTU's) from the food in the refrigerator and freezer section. This heat causes the freon to boil into a vapor, which is pumped by the compressor (and picks up heat of compression) into the condenser. The freon gives up its heat and is condensed back into a liquid, where it goes into an expansion orifice, capillary tube or thermal expansion valve and is admitted into the evaporator.
At the orifice, the freon changes from a high pressure liquid into a low pressure gas. The sudden drop in pressure causes a resultant drop in temperature (Boyle's Gas Law) and the cycle starts all over again.
Air Handler, AC condenser, well pump, pool pump.Order of labor intensity to replace?
Depends on the size of the system and access to it, and where you are in the country.
But for a general idea here you go: Air Handler $2100 AC Condensor: $1500 Well Pump less100' deep $1400 over 100' $2000 Pool Pump $1500 These are general costs which would believe we have easy access to the situation the home is no more than 2500sf Everyone of these items will have its own challenges, but the air handler followed by the well are usually the top issues for replacement If you are in teh tri-state are feel free to contact us www.caparosoandsons.com we renovate many homes and would be glad to help you
will a old eval coil work with a new ac condenser?
most likely no. chances are the old coil uses a refrigerant that is currently being taken out of production.
you probably wont be able to find a condenser that matches it. even if you do, the new condenser will be "dry shipped" meaning without refrigerant. buying the obsolete refrigerant would probably cost more than the new evap coil would cost.
you will cause yourself less headaches in the future If you change the coil with the condenser. best to pony up now and buy the new coil too. unless there is a warranty claim on an almost new component, its always recommended to change them both at the same time.
6. can't locate orifice tube for ac on 05 cavalier w 2.2 engine?
The orifice tube is most likely located in one of the connections on the condenser. I just rebuilt the AC system on my '98 GMC and that's where it was located. Just FYI here but if you replaced the compressor because it failed, I hope you flushed the system.
If the compressor blew, there's a good chance the system ended up with lots of fine metal filings throughout the plumbing. My compressor blew and when I removed the orifice tube it was almost totally plugged with fine metal shavings. I had to replace the condenser because for all practical purposes you can't effectively flush the thing.
Be a shame to short term the compressor because you didn't flush the system. Just sayin'.
Im looking at a 1995 honda civic hatch back that is lacking AC how much would it be to fix this?
unless the ends of the ac lines are taped off don't bother. if those lines were left open for an extended period of time there will be dirt and crap in condenser core which will cause compressor failure in realitively short time.
You do have the option of getting all new parts for an integra and trying to rig it from there but that will entail a LOT of fabrication to make work. You would be talking about spending more on the A/C than the car is worth. NEVER install used A/C parts must by new any impurities in cooling system will cause failure of compressor in fairly short time.
8. I am looking for a AWD vehicle and I have seen a Pontiac Aztec, are those good cars?
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why does my cars coolant temp go up after my A/C has been on for about a half hour?
To add to Gomer's answer, the engine is also being loaded by the A/C compressor. Check to make sure the condenser and radiator are not plugged up with bugs, dirt and other debris too.
If there is crud plugging up tubes on the INSIDE, a simple back-flush will rarely help. This crud can only be removed by doing a "rod out", which is the practice of pushing flat metal rods through all the tubes. TODAY'S radiators, however, are mostly designed to be replaced, not repaired.
30 years ago, we could disassemble it, clean it out, put it back together, fix leaks, paint it, and put back into service.
10. even if my house gets cold, the ac does not stop, what can i do to make it automatic?
If its lets say 80 degrees outside then yes it possible that the unit will run non stop. Now if in the late evening its still running. You either have a faulty thermostat (if mechanical I suspect that may be the issue) If the Air filter is pretty dirty this can add to the problem.
IWhen is the last time you has the condenser cleaned (ac unit outside)? That too can play a factory in abnormal run times. As long as the unit is not freezing up.
Thermostat Air flow issue Dirty condensing unit Possible undersized system (but this would have been a problematic issue from the get go)
11. Is there any benefit to covering the outside of my AC unit to keep out of the sun?
The purpose of the outside unit is to dump heat to the outside air through a coil. The refrigerant is very hot, having just been passed through a compressor, and the coil is sized and designed to dump the correct amount of heat to prepare the refrigerant for the journey back to the air handler. You will get more bang for your buck by doing things like: 1: Install attic vents or whirly birds.
2: Add insulation to the attic. 3: Weatherstrip! 4: Window screens on southern and western exposed windows.
5: Seal ducts and vents. 6:Plant shade plants around your house. 7: Get a good programmable thermostat and use it!
8: Replace old incandescent bulbs with new compact fluorescents. 9: Change your A/C filter regularly. 10: Keep you outside A/C coil clean.
12. Why does my truck ac blow hot air?
You had a leak.
Filling it with a can from the vehicle elements keep turned right into a non everlasting restoration yet now the wear and tear and tear is a lot extra expensive. you nonetheless have a leak, it desires to be got here across. you've also contaminated the device by technique of no longer fixing the leak so that you're going to wish: elements to fix the leak, a clean dryer, recharge of the device.
you're searching at style of $1200. in case you fixed in the first position it ought to were decrease than 1/2 of that. Cans of refrigerant from the vehicle elements keep by no potential ever restoration the precedence
AC is not working on my 96 dodge intrepid?
Those older Intrepid's had evaporator and condenser problems. Go to a dealer and have them run the VIN of your vehicle on the Chrysler computer for a VIP history.
It will show if there is any recall or extended warranty on certain parts. Also, have them search for any TSB's, which are technical service bulletins. As a last resort, if you have had the vehicle maintained at a Dodge/Chrysler dealer, ask to speak to the district representative and ask if they will share in the cost of repair with you.
See if they will go 50/50 with you. If not, ask if they will provide the parts and you pay for the labor. Then, ask the dealer for a discounted labor rate
My home AC just blows air.so it's hot upstairs?
The other answer is correct.
Doesn't sound like there's power getting to the Condenser so the Compressor isn't energized which it needs to 'make' the cold air. Check the electrical panel for a tripped breaker for the condenser and reset it. It could be all that is wrong.
If you had a multi-meter you can test the disconnect box fuses, power going into the Contactor, power going out of the Contactor and then power going to the compressor and C. Fan motor, working your way through the circuit. We really can't help any further than this without knowing the results for each component.
Check also the thermostat setting to auto/cool.
15. Why does my ac condenser sound like a Harley?
By your description, that is exactly what is happening, the sound created by the condenser is transmitted into the pipe, and while it may not be shaking, it is vibrating or resonating. much the same way as your voice resonates when you "yodel" into a paper towel tube. You actually may not be able to stop this without redoing the drain lines' configuration away from its' original layout.
You may be able to lessen the sound by making sure the refrigerant lines are not touching the condensate line, and also you might try putting some coarse stainless steel wool in the end of the condensate line. this would act as a baffle of sorts.
How do I clean the condenser line of the York Stellar HVAC in a condo unit?
HVAC Tech.: With that much water your problem is most likely the primary drain line is stopped up.
They can usually be cleared with a blast of compressed air through the line. there are always two, one for the big pan under the inside unit, which is the secondary. The primary is a bit harder to spot, but will be at the bottom of the coil housing (where the two copper lines enter ).
If there is water in your secondary the primary might be rusted through. might save some coin by having a technician take a look at it. My motto if it ain't broke don't fix it, but if you do fix it ,do it right!
17. my air conditioner runs for a while and shuts off - the furnace fan keeps running but the ac fan stops?
If you don't take care of the condenser unit and keep it clean then you can expect to replace another capacitor.
This sounds to me like the fan motor is shutting down on thermal overload. When the thermostat calls for cooling and the compressor is running, stick something down in the cage and try to get the fan started. If it takes off, the start winding is going bad.
If it doesn't, have a tech come out and replace the condenser fan motor. If you live anywhere within 75 miles of Sherman Tx I can get there before noon and solve your problem and save you some money.