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Problems with an air conditioning system can be time consuming and costly to fix in a vehicle. Save some time and money by trying to troubleshoot the air conditioning problems on your own. Learn how to diagnose these problems in a Cadillac Escalade and possibly avoid a trip to the…

Sizing the correct wire for any electrical device is regulated by the National Electrical Code NEC. Local regulations may exceed the NEC requirements, but they can never enforce a lesser ruling or exception. Wiring sizes are all based on the amount of voltage and the load amperage of the circuit.…

Air conditioners need coolant added every year or when the unit stops producing cold air. You can pick up a kit at your local home improvement store and do it yourself and save money. The kit and process is similar for larger central AC units, but only intended for window…

When looking to purchase a window air conditioner for your home or apartment, you need to know the size required for the area that needs cooled. The size of the air conditioner depends on the number of British thermal units, or Btu, needed to cool the room sufficiently. If you…

Home air conditioning units are a priceless commodity during sweltering hot summer months. Your air conditioning unit can run your power costs sky high during these times. Properly adjusting your home air conditioning can greatly reduce your power consumption, and correspondingly can lower your power bill during peak operating seasons.…

Comparing brands of air conditioners and heat pumps can be a confusing and stressful task. There are many brands to choose from and many offer similar features and warranties. Choosing the correct system is important. How to Compare Brands of Air Conditioning and Heating Units A system that is too…

In the hot summer months, it can be a huge relief to come out from the hot sun into an air-conditioned room. While an integrated air-conditioning unit can cost thousands of dollars, window-mounted units often cost only a fraction of that. If you want to use a small air-conditioning unit…

Air conditioners are a necessity during a hot summer. Ice on the cooling coils or casing is symptomatic of programming or setup errors, however some water leakage is normal outside the home. Air conditioners should be tipped slightly backward during installation so water can drain outside your home. How to…

Air conditioning problems are common in many cars. Take a few simple steps to try and troubleshoot air conditioning problems in your Plymouth Neon. See if the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. How to Troubleshoot the Air Conditioning in a Plymouth Neon If the temperature controls on…

Calculating the load required for an air conditioner requires a very specific mathematical calculation. This is because a lot of variables affect the size of the AC unit youll need, including your homes level of insulation, what city it is located in and its overall size. A number of free…

Shading your outdoor air conditioner components will increase its efficiency by up to 10 percent, according to a report in Natural Home magazine. Whether you are hoping to hide your air conditioner, shade it from the hot summer sun, or just fill in a bare spot in the yard, it…

If you bought a Victorian-era home, you probably fell in love with its grandeur and period detail. But you may not be so happy with having to keep it cool in hot and humid weather. Victorian homes, built before central cooling was common, require a few special considerations when youre…

Choosing the right size air conditioner is important both for your personal comfort and for your energy costs. To determine what size you need, you need to know how large the areas are that will be cooled and and how they will be used. The size of an air conditioner…

Preparing your outside air conditioner for winter depends on the conditions where you live. If you live in the Southern states where no or little snow is expected and you have no trees near your home, then you probably dont have to do anything. However, if you live in a…

The brown marmorated stink bug BMSB hibernates during the winter. Stink bugs invade homes in the autumn looking for hibernations spots, such as window air conditioners. The BMSB produces a horrible odor when threatened, which makes them a nuisance in the home. How to Keep Stink Bugs Out of Air…

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