1. Can you get central air when you have baseboard hot water for heat?
No you can not You need a forced air unit for central air If that is not an option, you can install room conditioners in certain rooms, they do not sit in windows, but have to vented out a window
Is it true that snow fall might mess up a building's central Air Conditioning unit?
A/C can run all year if it's set up to run in cold weather. If the compressor has a heater inside it or heat tape around the bottom of the compressor.
The oil needs to be warm or it might hurt the compressor. The oil is inside the compressor. Hope this helps you.
3. What is the average cost for replacing an air conditioner?
for a small house of 1500 sq.
f its from $4000 and up to 9000 depending on the brand and installer. So if you decide to go for a new A/C put some efforts in finding a good reliable HVAC company. Here is how: http://www.
If I turn my central air conditioner to 72, does that mean the room temp. is 72 and the conditioner turns on?
Here's an example of how an AC unit will function when in cooling mode.
User Set Point 72 Degrees ( Thermostat Differential 1 Degrees ) Indoor Temperature 72 Degrees Set point 72 Degrees System is not running Indoor Temperature 73 Degrees Set point 72 Degrees System is running in Cooling Mode
5. central air condition unit has ice freezeing on compressor lines what is the cause?
the air conditioner is over working itself.
i would have to guess you have the thermostat set pretty low. Turn the unit off and allow it time to thaw out. after it thaws turn it back on and raise the temp some
does a central air conditioner need to have two vents?
appears like your getting different materials of contanination on your pit that collects the condensate. evaluate periodically cleansing this out via hand and a damp/dry vacuum.
you additionally can get a sump pump which will bypass greater advantageous products then your modern type, so this could be much less of a undertaking.
7. Can I remove a central air conditioner myself?
elhigh has you covered, but to simplify what he said, hire an HVAC contractor to evacuate the system and THEN it is totally yours to do with as you please. My vote for best answer will go to elhigh. Al
Why won't my Air Conditioner cool my house?
Get a thermometer and check the temperature going into the AC intake, then check the temperature at its closest exhaust vent. If the temperature is 17 to 20 degrees, the unit is doing all it can and you need to focus on insulation, drapes, windows and temperature load.
You may have to upgrade?
9. Do you have air conditioner in your house?
Only window units, but it's a small house, so they work pretty well. I'm in WV at the moment but grew up in SC. This is the first time I've had a house without central A/C.
It's pretty common not to have A/C around here, which I find extremely strange
10. What is the cost in running the central air conditioner vs just the fan?
Fan is just going to blow the hot air around the house.
AC activates the compressor and the fan and will be much more expensive to run than just the fan. You can save some money by keeping the thermostat at 78 degrees or higher.
Can I run a central air conditioner when it rains?
Of course you can run your air conditioner when it rains. That is kind of stupid for someone to tell them that they can not do that especially when it is very hot outside.
What is the reason for having an air conditioner anyway? We use ours all summer - rain or shine.
If your water is shut off, can your central air work?
Yes, water has nothing to do with central air. The water you see coming from the central air unit is humidity that is being taken from the heat in your house.
Your air conditioner doesn't run on water, it runs on electricity.
13. Central air conditioner water drain noise?
I would have this checked by a qualified person. It may be ok but units installed over conditioned areas should have a secondary drain that would take over if the main drain line gets plugged. This may be why your hearing it now and not previously.
14. Central air conditioner is leaking water?
the water should drain into the drain pipe.
maybe the A/C unit is slanted the wrong way and the water is not running in the right direction. It is not a water leak,,,it is condensation,,,,,perfectly normal.
i just built a new home with forced air have returns in all rooms except basement?
hvac instructor, contractor and tech with over 40 years. yes I agree you don't need a return duct in all the rooms, UNLESS you plan on keeping all the doors closed.
put a return air grill in the door as was stated or leave the door open.
16. SmileyCat's wonderin'.
It's HOT! Do you have.
its very hot here i have 3 window ac units, one in the front room,one in the kitchen and one in the bedroom, i plan on getting a bigger one for the bedroom when they go on sale at the end of summer
can black mold grow on my central air conditioner vent?
Mold regardless of type can take up residents anywhere the conditions are moist. It can be removed with water soap and disinfect and the usual protective gears (respirator, gloves).
Also remember to get lot of fresh air and seal of vent to prevent airborne mold spores from moving around the house.
18. Is there a window air conditioner that when fan mode with the vent open, blows 100% outside air?
Because the outside air temp presents to large a air temperature differential to a window air conditioner they are not designed to use outside air. It is not even possible for a standard residential central AC unit to use 100% outside air
19. Should I get my central air conditioner serviced now, or wait until next spring?
If you are regularly checking and replacing air filter, and most importantly if it is working then there is no reason to call HVAC tech for maintenance, unless you know someone you can fully trust. Beware of HVAC Scams!: http://youtu.
be/TWbeNfVOKWo Dateline NBC investigates air conditioning repairmen: http://youtu.be/rK_rkvZeXdU
20. My central air conditioner unit is freezing up and then won't cool.
is this caused by humidity?
It is likely that your air conditioning unit is low on freon. This causes what you refer to as 'freezing up'.
I would stop running the unit and have it checked by a professional. You could do harm to the compressor if you allow it to run in this condition which would be very costly to repair
21. What temperature should the air coming from my central air conditioner be?
the temperture of the air coming out of the vents should be somewhere between 15 to 25 degrees cooler than the room temperature.anything less than 15 degrees difference and it will not cool your home.anything more than 25 degrees difference and your unit will freeze up very fast.
22. Are Portable Air Conditioners Susceptible to Mold?
It's possible if you don't regularly clean your portable ac or it's filters.
Depending on how often you use it you may need to clean it at least once a month(at least your filters). This will not only help against mold, but will also help your portable air conditioner work more efficiently.
Why does the central air conditioner coil and fins in my furnace leak water to the floor?
Sweat condensation is produce by the cold surface -- then drips down into a "catch pan" -- then drains out through a pipe to a outside area. The drain pipe is plugged up --causing the pan to overfill The pan itself is leaking There is no catch pan
Â Why does it take my air conditioner many hours to cool off again, after I turn it up, and turn it back down again?
Yes yes your are unless you know how to use a multimeter to check voltages an capacitor an amp draw of compressor.Â An gauges to check refrigerant.
From what you say sounds like possible your compressor isn't kicking in all the time hence the hot air probably cause because you air handler is in the attic.
25. Can having a window open cause a house air conditioner to start burning?
No, but with a window open the air con will be less effective as it may not circulate around the home as it should There will be another reason entirely that your motor is "burning". Best to have it looked at asap as it could be a fire hazard!
Do new apartment buildings/homes have central air conditioner? So far, it seems to me?
Yes, central a/c is rare here.
We have it in our compound, but the unit outside is huge, and it runs almost all day long to keep the house cool. alhamdulillah we don't have to pay the electricity bill!
How do I troubleshoot my central air conditioner that no longer blows cold air?
Sounds like you do need to call an HVAC tech. You can try to rent a central air gas pressure gauge.
See if this link helps http://search.yahoo.com/search?
28. Why is my air conditioner leaking?
if you see no ice on your coils it may be that your drain tube is clogged compressed air at a reasonable psi would could work or go to a hvac store and buy a long brush to clean out the tube tell them what you need it for they can help ya out
Air Conditioner turns off before temperature is reached?
There is a short in your wiring causing the power to drop going to the thermostat. The flashing is what normally happens when power is restored to the thermostat and the thermostat goes into a 'delay' mode represented visually by the flashing 'cool' signal.
The problem is in the wires
30. whats the average cost to replace the outside air conditioner unit?
To replace a condensing unit, depending greatly on the size, should run anywhere from around $1000 for a ton and a half unit, up to $2500 for a 5 ton unit, which represents the lower and upper size of residential equipment.
Special circumstances requiring a difficult changeout will up the price. Hope this helps
31. Are Tempstar central air units any good?
My installer is recommending a R2A3 unit.
that unit is a good unit but there is one problem. It uses a refrigerant called R-22 and that refrigerant will not be available many more years.
I would not let anyone install any new unit unless it used the newer freons such as r- 410a or other more environmentally friendly freons.
32. POLL: What do you have?
In my townhouse, I have a air conditioner upstairs and downstairs. Once I graduate from Nursing school my fiance and I are going to get married and buy a house with Central Air.can't wait til I get my house 2 fans as well
We have central air conditioner, do we need dehumidifier.
Air conditioners are the least efficient dehumidifiers! While they do remove moisture, if you are in a humid climate, a dehumidifier in conjunction with your A/C would be best and reduce running costs and times of your A/C thus reducing electric costs
What will save more money with the air conditioner.
in case you keep your temperature above 75 and use a fan to entice the air by potential of the domicile with the appropriate, that can assist keep the bill down. keep the sunlight and and the doorways closed.
if you're cooling one room, the same window unit is more desirable ideal.
35. why does the fan motor on a central air unit keep running when the air conditioning shuts off?
That fan also provides ventilation. Is your system set for that? Most fans run for a bit after cooling or heating cycles to make use of all the energy expended, cooling the heating coils in heat mode, and preventing condensation on a cold coil in cooling mode.
36. my air conditioner for my home blows out a strong electrical smell.
Is this a wall/window unit.
I am thinking so since you said air conditioner and not central air. The wires to your compressor may have shorted and burned up. You can buy replacement wires and replace but its hard to tell what could have cause it without looking at it.
37. central air cost & size?
too many variables to answer your question properly (e.
g., your location, your cooling needs, what features are important to you). contact three HVAC vendors and ask for a quote.
when dealing, with vendors, ask for the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency rating).
38. how the i fix the fan on my central Air conditioner?
Those motors go bad and they are not the easiest thing to replace due to the way it is mounted inside the handler. I sold quite a few of those motors to customers when I worked at WW Grainger. Im sorry to say, you probably be best off to call the maintenance guy
my central air conditioner "freezes up" near the unit outside my home. What is the cause and what is the cure?
a couple things may cause this, a dirty air filter or dirty coil inside,,,check this first, if it is ok, than you are probly low on freon, you have a leak, the leak would need fixed and freon added to the proper amount,
Where can you buy a kit to charge your central air conditioner. Mine keeps freezing up so I am pretty sure I n
They don't sell kits unless you have a license. Freezing up could be caused by low refrigerant but it also could be a dirty filter or dirty coils.
Check those first and fix if needed. If the filter is fine and the coils look good, you will need an HVAC tech for the refrigerant.
air conditioner question central heat and air?
cheaper to leave it on at 80 because it will run a little bit and not allow humidity to build in your home.if you tunr it off it will have to run a lot harder to remove the heat and humidity and it will get above 80 on really hot days