If you are planning on overhauling your air conditioning in the near future, then you have a couple of decisions to make. You might think that a central air conditioner is your only choice, but there is actually a pretty big variety out there. One of your options is to get a window-based air conditioner. What is a window-based air conditioner? Although you might have seen one of these before, you might not understand exactly how they work.
There are many reasons you might be interested in upgrading your heater. Maybe your electricity bills are feeling too high, maybe you don't need as much heat as your heater can generate, or maybe your heater is simply getting old and is too much of a hassle to deal with. In any event, there are a wide variety of options available to you when it comes to picking an upgrade. To help you come to a more informed decision, here are some factors that you should keep in mind:
When you turn on your air conditioning system, you should be able to count on it to cool your home down efficiently. If there is a leak somewhere in your home then it can make it more difficult to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. It will also cause your system to work harder which can lead to repair issues and a larger energy bill. Learn about some of the common places for leaks so you can check around your home to rule out problems.
There's a chill in the air. You're thinking about Thanksgiving dinner and getting your Christmas lists ready for Santa. It's a great time to think about . . . air conditioning? Yep, that's right: Air conditioning installation and repair can typically be done more quickly and cheaply in the winter months. While most HVAC professionals do stay busy in the colder months replacing malfunctioning furnace thermostats and doing heating system repairs, there is usually more time for them to attend to your air conditioning problems.
With the cold weather approaching, you may be looking forward to firing up your home heating system, but there is a pretty good chance you will not be looking forward to it if you know that cold-weather condensation is once again going to be an issue. Cold-weather condensation occurs when the air temperatures outside collide with the warm temperatures in your home, which causes moisture buildup on walls and ceilings in some homes.
My name is Maura, and I am certified in HVAC installation and repair. I have many clients who call me in a panic because they have turned on their air conditioners and nothing has happened. Your air conditioning technician will get to you as soon as possible, but there are some steps you can take while you are waiting. You might just find that you are able to fix the problem on your own, although you will still want to have a professional assess the situation. In this blog I will take you through some common reasons your air conditioner might not be working and show you some easy temporary solutions.