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
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what causes an inside air conditioner unit to leak water onto the floor?
zak and do it are on the right track,, check to see if its not freezing the coils,, if not its just condensation and you should have a drain house going from the drain pan out the floor,, put as much clorox as you can in the drain pan. after this runs thru add add another cup or two. sometimes algae builds up in the drain pipe and blokes the water flow!
what are the features we need to consider before buying an air conditioner?
We've had one for two years'.
It is from Bath & Body Works. Paid about $400 for it. It is clean, no drips.
It is not quiet like the window a/c's you can buy. It cools nicely. For our needs it is very nice.
We move it on the wheels from room to room as needed and two people can carry it down the stairs easily without spilliage. No complaints. Brand: Penguino
What is wrong with my central air conditioner?
The bushings in the motor are drying out.Shut the power off,take the panel off and spray wd-40 on the lower part of the shaft and manually spin it.Put the panel back on and start it up and you may be able to buy some more time till you replace the motor.
Good luck. Really saturate it with wd-40 and it will probably work.
What is the difference between a 1 stage and a 2 stage Central Air Conditioing Unit.
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. hvac-for-beginners. com.
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
My central air conditioner.
If you notice a decrease in the air flow then probably you first need to check your filter, if that doesnt do it then the evap. coils needs to be pulled out and cleaned. If you have an air handlers in a closet you can take the filter grill and stick your head and look up toward thet unit and thats your coil it should look like the coils in the outside unit.
When an air conditioner is purchased out of the box, is the compressor already have freon?
It certainly should! (Unless it is for central air, and needs pipes between two units), If it didn't, I'd scream at the store that sold it!
HOWEVER, once you have it in place, (let's assume a window), it should be left to sit for 24 hours before turning on the first time, to allow air bubbles to get out of the capillary tubes
whats the average cost to replace the outside air conditioner unit?
Depends on size, where you go to buy it. My house is 1700sqft & a complete sytem (a/c & furnace) would be like $5000.
If you get a hookup, you could probably replace it for like $1000. You might try finding one used. Sometimes people move into a house & want a bigger unit that will run more efficiently so they'll get rid of smaller one.
You never know.
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.
central air conditioner?
NO ! 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.
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.
I have central air do I cover the system ?
Besides mine being protected from natural elements on one side, and protected from elements as it is positioned between mine and by neighbors house; it sits on a concrete slab that keeps it from getting any moisture.
Therefore I just leave it alone, make sure to clean it in the spring and keep any pipes that inter my house caulked around to prevent loss of heat
If I want to turn my air conditioner on, should it be set on Auto, On or Fan?
Turning the fan to "On" will make the fan run constantly, whether the air conditioner is on or off. Set the Fan switch to "Auto," and the other switch to "Cool.
" Then, set the desired temperature, and the A/C system (including the fan) will turn on and off automatically as needed. If there is only an "auto" setting, turn it to that
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.
central air conditioner thermostat?
I have one, but it is no longer available. I do have some info on other ones for you though.
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.
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
Does a central air conditioner need to be serviced before I turn it on?
Most every problem I see as an a/c service tech in the middle of summer when its the hottest and costs the most to have us come out and repair the air conditioners usually consists of problems we would have seen if the unit was serviced before the hot weather got under way. Which would save you on money, time, and further damage to the a/c
Central Air Conditioner not Colling House?
Welcome to the world of a two story. Sounds like to me you're doing pretty good @ 75 degrees upstairs. I'd recommend adjusting some of your registers upstairs to push more air in the general areas that you're in the most.
If you can't get below 75 degrees, then I sure wouldn't set the thermostat any lower than that or you'll just be throwing money out the window.
What could have caused my central air conditioner to stop working?
Wich fan are you talking about?
It might be a capacitor. Is the compressor running? You wrote a long question, but included very little information.
There is a fan outside and inside you know. Anyway, change the capacitor and see what happens. They are not that expensive.
It doesn't sound like the bearing is locked or frozen so you might get lucky by changing the capacitor.
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.
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
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.
about central air conditioner size?
There is a formula used by the industry to determine size.
I can't remember it but uses cubic feet of air in the house so ceiling height or vaulted ceiling factor in. Contact at least 2 or 3 contractors in the area and get recommendations and prices. Ask how they come up with the size.
I live in Tx and have 1800 sq ft with a 4 ton.
where do you place an air filter for an air conditioner unit?
If it is in your home it will be on the side , look for a square section on the unit with two small screws .
MAKE SURE UNIT IS OFF. If you look you will find it dont be afraid to explore dont go near any wires it will be right there no need to move anything other then the cover for it
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.
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.
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.
We have central air conditioner, do we need dehumidifier.
It depends on the climate and your house. If the weather is muggy but not particularly hot, a dehumidifier can keep a house comfortable without running the central air conditioner. Also, some houses may become damp even with a central unit running, particularly in basement rooms.
A dehumidifier will prevent mold and other problems in those areas. But if the weather is hot and dry, a dehumidifier is probably not necessary.
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.