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An old air conditioner might still have life in it yet. If the unit doesn’t run the way it used to when it was brand new, some internal components might require a good cleaning. Dirt build-up on the cooling coils, especially, prevents the unit from cooling to its full capacity.…

Central air-conditioning units can bring a new level of comfort to your home. If you’re looking for a new AC unit, you’ll find energy efficient models that will cost less on your utility bill every month. Buying the biggest and most efficient model usually isn’t the right move because those…

When your air conditioner isnt working well, it usually means that something is dirty or not properly situated. If heat cant escape from the evaporator coil, the air conditioner cant effectively cool the air. If the filter is dirty, the fan wont be able to blow cool air into your…

The ability to be moved from room to room is one of the benefits of a portable air conditioner. It allows you to cool off the room you are in without the expense of cooling off the whole house. Follow a few steps such as correct placement of the unit,…

Air conditioners can easily ice up under certain conditions causing them to become less efficient. There are several steps you can take to reduce ice buildup and prevent it from returning in future. Every air conditioner has an ideal operating range outside of which ice can form on the cooling…

An air conditioner can be great for cooling you off during those long, hot summer days. However, before you can enjoy your new air conditioning unit, you need to ensure its properly installed, and the most important part of the installation process is making sure the unit is completely secure.…

The air is getting warmer and its time to get your air conditioning condensing unit in tip-top shape before the summer sun makes the inside of your house feel like an oven. Because your air conditioning condensing unit works by sucking air through its fragile blades, it also pulls in…

A cool room on a hot day is a welcome retreat from the miserable months of summer. Window air conditioning units are common in older homes and in parts of the U. S. How to Clean the Drain Hole on a GE AST05LK Air Conditioner with mild summers. The GE…

Because air conditioners only advertise the type of voltage and wattage they require, you might run into some confusion when thinking about what kind of strength your circuit breaker should have. Since circuit breakers measure their capacity in amps, you must do a bit of math before coming to a…

Split-system air-conditioning units are deemed split because the fan and condenser are outside the building, and the evaporative coil and other components reside inside the building. This is typical of a window unit. Smaller units, or mini-systems, usually sit outside small dwellings, such as condos or work sheds, and they…

Like window and central air conditioners, portable air conditioners have filters. The filter needs maintaining because it can get clogged with dust. Dust reduces airflow, which results in poor cooling performance. How to Clean Portable Air Conditioners Dirty portable air conditioning filters can also lead to increased running costs. The…

Heavier window air conditioners need extra support so that the window is not the only thing holding the unit in place. You can buy support kitsfor different-size units. Before you place the air conditioner in the window, add the support brackets, which are easy to install from inside the room.…

The efficiency of an air conditioner is a measurement of how much energy is being converted to cool air compared to how much energy is being used to run the unit. If an air conditioner takes a lot of electricity to run and is converting very little to cool air,…

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning HVAC units provide year-round comfort when properly sized. Air conditioning AC units are sized based upon the British thermal unit BTU, which is the measurement of heat that the AC unit removes from the air. Determining the right size of AC unit to install in…

Your air conditioner requires regular maintenance in order to continue working efficiently. This maintenance includes the drain pipe which, when operating correctly, drains condensation from your air conditioner to prevent the accumulation of frost which could damage the unit. The drain pipe should drip water consistently, but when your pipe…

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