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A window air conditioner only emits cool air when it is charged with a sufficient amount of coolant gas. Stored in a protected part of the unit, the coolant, or refrigerant, does not wear out or evaporate, but tiny leaks can cause it to gradually seep out. An air conditioner…

Controlling the temperature of your home is a top priority for comfort and even safety. Many apartments and homes use ductless heating systems, which means that there is no prebuilt system for distributing air throughout the house from a central location. In these instances, a ductless mini-split air conditioner can…

Whenever humidity and summer heat combine in an enclosed area, mold can become a problem. For this reason, air conditioners provide an ideal environment for mold to flourish. Of course, mold and mold spores can cause allergies to flare up along with many other health concerns, especially when circulated throughout…

In addition to the vents found in central air-conditioning units and those found on window AC units, both types of systems also have vents that can be opened to either increase air circulation or draw in fresh air. These vents should only be opened when more air circulation is needed,…

An air conditioning systems condensing unit contains a contactor and, depending on the make and model, one or two capacitors. The contactor, which is a high-voltage relay with a low-voltage coil, switches the condensing unit on and off. The capacitor maintains the compressor and fan motors running voltage; these motors…

Portable air conditioners are smaller air conditioning units that can be moved around between rooms and plugged into outlets. They are advantageous because they do not have to be stuck out a window because of exhaust. However, their capacity is only up to about 10,000 British thermal unit, or Btu,…

As a subsidiary of the United Technologies Corporation, Carrier has been manufacturing heating and cooling systems for commercial and residential customers for over 100 years. Carriers Air V series units are transportable air conditioners designed specifically for use in recreational vehicles. In addition to multiple cooling and fan settings, the…

Carrier air conditioners provide climate control for homes, offices and public spaces with their broad range of appliances. You may find your Carrier AC unit needs resetting if it starts to malfunction, or isnt responding to input via the control panel or remote. Resetting the air conditioner re-starts the internal…

Air conditioners use a capacitor to provide a boost of stored electrical charge to the compressor and fan motor. The capacitor is one of the more common parts to go bad on an air conditioner, but it is relatively easy to fix. If you are familiar with electrical appliances and…

The Ducane Co. manufactures heating and cooling products for residential use, including air handlers, gas furnaces, heat pumps, oil furnaces and air conditioners. Ducane air conditioners are available in high-efficiency models with motor overload protection, galvanized steel exterior and raised evaporator coil to prevent debris accumulation. How to Troubleshoot a…

A water leaking air conditioner can not only be messy but it can also ruin the interior of your home. Fixing the leak is not so much a repair job as much as it is a routine maintenance that should be performed once a year before the window air conditioner…

Weatherizing a window air conditioner is possible using items available from a home improvement store. The purpose of weatherizing is to prevent the outside weather elements from coming into the house. Not only will this keep the climate in your home comfortable, it will also help to keep your utility…

Kegel exercises are exercises designed to strengthen pelvic floor. This fairly simple exercise can benefit your bladder and bowel control and sexual enjoyment. If you are pregnant, overweight, recovering from surgery or experiencing incontinence, your caregiver tells you to do Kegel exercises. However, anyone can benefit from Kegel exercises. Find…

While Duo-Therm air conditioners are installed and serviced by qualified personnel there are some steps a motor-home owner can go through before calling the service center. Optimal climate conditions are achieved when the unit is running well and used properly. Troubleshooting your air conditioner gives you a chance to save…

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…

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