Hi Thomas, In most forced air systems with a gas furnace, the natural gas supply is to the furnace only. The gas is used to create heat in the furnace burner. When the a/c is used no gas is consumed as the rest of the system is run on electricity.
Heating and cooling equipment manufacturers are now producing heat pump systems the run on natural gas. In this type of system, natural gas is used as a power source to operate the equipment as opposed to using electricity as the primary power source. However, in most forced air HVAC systems a gas furnace and an electric a/c condenser are still the most common type of components used.
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why wont ac condenser work? inside fan works but there is not cool air?
yes the list can be very long, get two people, set the inside thermostat to off.
then set to coldest setting. one of you go outside to the condenser unit, the other counts to 50 and turns on the a/c. Did the outside unit do anything?
If nothing happened, check power going to unit, if its ok, then check power relay. (takes the 24volt signal from thermostat and turns on relay to supply 240volts to condenser.) you should have heard a big "click" when the a/c unit was turn on from the thermostat.
If fan came on then you need to call service tech. if power is good, but nothing happened, your power relay is not working. There are 240volts in there and enough amps to kill many, have the unit serviced, its not a place for the beginner.
I am looking to replace the AC condenser on my 08' Honda Element?
chiltions repair manuel from auto zone or advance. the condenser bolts to the radiator with 2 10 mm bolts going to the radiator on the condenser side of radiator.
complete radiator removal is not necessary but will make the job a lot easier but you must remove it partially to get the condenser to unhook from the radiator the radiator support must come out. care must be taken when discharging the a/c system. unless you have a leak then its done for you.
take the lines loose from condenser has 2 lines 10mm bolts hold the lines together when you put new condenser in lubricate the o rings that seals the lines with new clean refrigerant oil after you get it in and everything back together a vacuum must be drawn on system to remove moisture and atmosphere and to check for leaks before charging.
Are there 2 A/C Condensers on a 1996 Town and Country?
Don't know about town and country-------I have a 96 Windstar with Two Evaporaters,one in front dash and one at the left side of second seat,it also has two Heater Cores;and also a Fan in fwd dash area and a seperate fan; that blows across Evaporator left side of second passenger area;There are two seperate Fan Control Dials; Note the Condenser is Comman and is Located fwd of Engine Radiator,That is where the Heat from inside car is going as Low Press,and as it moves downward ambeint air flowing through and being pulled through or in case of driving Air takes the heat away;then to Compressor to be changed to High Pressure 134, in the case of vans -Station -Wagons there is a lot of space to Cool; I have not looked at the Book;I beleive Your car would have Two Evaporates;
2000 Mustang, AC blows hot, engine overheating.
i could say threat is you're low on coolant, even even with the incontrovertible fact which you're taking your radiator cap off and curiously to be finished you greater beneficial than probably have air in the equipment. with the radiator cap off enable the motor vehicle to attain established working temparature this would desire to pass the air out of the equipment and you will see that it incredibly low on coolant.
in case you do no longer experience soft with that their would desire to be a cooling equipment bleeder valve. lower back open it, enable time for the motor vehicle to get heat it is going to rigidity the air out. good success.
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Would a 3 ton HVAC unit work efficiently in a 1400 square foot home? I need to replace the heat/ac.
Have you solicited a second survey; did the contractor give you reasoning why the upgrade?
Get both. A house that size could well go to 4, but my question will the furnace be up to the upgrade? If either are over about 15 years old - replace the both at the same time, I know it is expensive - but it is one of those pay me now or pay me later deals.
Get your ducts examined, if they are the originals. .wow, you will definitely want to upgrade.
You mention the age of the house as about 55, have you got good insulation and caulking to keep out unwanted drafts which will defeat your system? I am in favor of going for the second or third opinion and think compatability and age of the system. Good luck
Do you need a condenser fan?
If the car does not have AC originally, then it doesn't have a condenser. If it has an electric fan under the hood (particularly in front drive cars with a engine put in "sideways" and no mechanical fan) , yes it still needs the Electric fan at low speeds or while sitting running. It will not overheat if you are running a decent street or highway speed, and most are actually blocking air if running while moving.
Therefore, many electric fans are on thermostat, and do not run at highway speed. While sitting, the coolant temp goes up and the fan turns on. However, if the car originally had AC and a AC condenser, then it is made to run even at highway speeds on most cars to ensure a minimum airflow is coming across the radiator and condenser if the AC is on.
My AC is broken. Any ideas?
There's just no way out of this,.
you are going to have to spend the money on a service call. btw: DO NOT run the unit without all the components fully operational! You will damage the compressor and could easily cost yourself around $1,000 .
QUICKLY! You need a qualified tech out there to determine if you are going to have to spend $25, or $250 . You have one of two things out; fan motor or the start/run capacitor.
-anyone that spouts off " its low on freon" is a moron. Freon is (was) a trademarked name for a refrigerant made by DuPont. There are currently over 350 refrigerants, only one is freon.
The sooner the un-trained, ignorant, brain-dead general public's INCORRECT generalization of all refrigerants being called freon is BUSTED, the better.
my ac is working but ac compressor makes noise?
That's not really a question, but.
If it is the clutch or clutch bearing that is noisy, that can be repaired without any gas recharge issues. Trouble is finding someone who can get a new clutch, and someone willing to replace that! If it is the compressor "internals" that is noisy, DO NOT keep running it until it fails.
When a compressor has what I call a "catastrophic failure" it can send bits and shards of metal through the system which can plug orifices, lines, and condensers. It is difficult to clean out. The bits of metal can also stick into the soft aluminum cores and lines, and stay during a system flush, then loosen and cause problems much later on.
You really need to let an AC guy give it a look and take it from there.
Cars air ventilation blows air when off?
You may want to see if the passenger side floor is wet.
if its not, thats a good sign.if it is then you may have a bad heater core. Although regarding the actual air flow through the cabin, this is normal, but regarding the smell check that out.
Also you may want to check to see if your vehicle has a cabin air filter, these are important to keep up with. The reason being is that if your filter is clogged it will cause your ac lines to sweat and over time you will end up needing a new ac condenser. But back to your question, check the passenger side floor, if its wet, you will most likely need a heater core, if its not just make sure that your cabin air filter is clean (if it has one, not all vehicles do).
Otherwise you should be good.
Question about apartment ac units.
Depends on whether or not the AC unit also has a furnace.
The furnace operates separately from the AC fan on the condensing unit outside which is used to remove and pull hot air from the house in order for the freon to do it's job. In the winter there is no pulling of air from the unit. In Florida the AC unit is also the hot air heater inside they have a coil that heats up as the air blows over it I believe the fan outside operates also.
I live in NC and when I turn on the unit for heat the fan outside does not operate since it's the furnace heating the house not the condenser. Not sure about the second and third floor apts. Remember heat rises so they might be hot up there and have turned the ac units on.
Is there a difference between an AC Compressor and an AC Condenser for an automobile?
The ac compressor is what pressurizes the freon and it would bolt to the motor and ron off of a belt. The condenssor is either the piece that looks like the radiator and is mounted in front of the radiator or is the piece in side the dash beside trhe heater core.
One is a condensor and one is an evaporator always get them confused. If your car hasn't had a compressor before then you'll need alot of money to put it in. You'll need a compressor, a condensor, an evaporator, all the lines, and a different serpitine belt to run the compressor.
If there is a place on your climate control knob that says ac and max ac then it's had a compressor before if not good luck and happy spending!.
how we can desing AC unit ?
This is pretty broad, but I would suggest you go look as a few units around this capacity, and see how they are set up. You have the basic components listed, however it might serve you better if you bought sevearl old "used units' and scavange the parts! Depending on capacity, you need to have a big enough compressor, (bigger one doesn't hurt anything).
Also big enough condenser is essential, - bigger one won't hurt here either!. Naturally the evaporator needs to be right size and expansion valve also!
This large a unit is going to need "220" volt electric circuit of 35 - to around 50 amp capacity!i Other than these things, you need the wiring setup, and thermoatat control system, which generally operates a relay (powered by a transformer)- to turn cooling on and off!
HELP, I flipped my AC breaker today and now my condenser will not start?
Hello there. First of all, now you know that you have power going to the ac unit, condenser, and evaporator. The next step will be, to get a voltmeter and check for voltage on the main disconnect box at the unit.
You should get 120volts or 208volts what ever the anit's design is. Check your fuses; you can check your fuses by checking for voltage across each end of each fuse or by checking continuity. If your fuses are good, then check your t-stat.
T-stat turning on? If is not on. Does it have batteries?
If not open your t-stat and check for voltage from common to red wire. you should have 24volts. If you have 24volts going into it but t-stat not turning on, then you got a bad t-stat and you need to get a new one