There are a lot of components that make up the central air conditioning unit, and in order to troubleshoot what is wrong with your air conditioner, you need to understand a wide variety of components that make up the system including refrigeration, electricity, electrical components, electric mechanical controls and AC(air conditioning) components. Since the system can be complex it is probably better to have a trained HVAC specialist look at and diagnose the unit rather than attempt repairs yourself, but you should also be familiar enough with your ac unit so you understand how to maintain it.
When it comes to window AC repairs, Often there will be constant and unusual noises from a window AC unit. These noises can be rather annoying, giving off a loud hum or rattling. Thankfully, many times, this is a problem that can be easily fixed, especially in cases where the noises are caused by loose parts. In this article, we will provide a few tips to help further evaluate the situation. Equipment Needed:• Fin Comb • Screwdrivers • Shims • Various Replacement Parts • Shop Vacuum • Garden Hose • Light Oil • Weather Seal • Wrenches • PuttyStep 1 - The cause of the noise may simply be caused by the unit not being positioned in the window frame properly. If it happens to be loose, the shaking of the unit may cause it to jolt against the frame. In order to check this issue, turn the unit on, press your hand against the window glass, and listen to hear if there is a difference in the noise. If you happen to notice a difference, simply place a weather seal firmly around the unit. You may also try placing shims between the unit and frame. Step 5 - Damages coil fins have also been known to cause a humming sound. To fix, remove the cooling coil housing located near the back of the unit. Clean each coil with the brush attachment of a vacuum, and carefully place the teeth of a fin comb between a set of fins that are undamaged to find the correct spacing. Next, slide the comb through the damaged fins to straighten. There are many AC repair complications that will require professional help. If you cannot fix the unit yourself contact a professional in your area.
Are you avoiding the inevitable need to change your furnace filter? Is it one of those tedious tasks that you feel you wish not to undertake because you are no master of mechanical ability? Well, you can stop worrying and change your furnace filter in a matter of a few minutes, and in just 3 simple and easy to follow steps. You might think that changing your furnace filter is more of a hassle than it is worth, but in reality, your heater's filter is a very important piece of household property. Properly cleaned furnace filters can not only protect the respiratory health of your family by filtering harmful and agitating substances out of the air, but it can also help your furnace to run more efficiently due to an open airflow, not only saving you money but also reduce the risk of a home fire as a result of a clogged filter. You should check your air filters for blockage at least once a month, especially if you use continuous heat throughout the winter season. While people still use disposable fiberglass filters, the reusable filters that are out on the market have several advantages over the old, use once and throw away fiberglass filters. They are dependable, are inexpensive (under $50), and as they can be easily washed and reused, saving you money, as well as lightening the environmental impact that disposable products present. In no time you should see an increase in the efficiency of your furnace (and thus lower bills), and without the need to buy a new filter for every filter change, you should see a direct financial gain from the use of reusable furnace filters. That's all there is to it. 3 simple steps, ten minutes tops. Relax and enjoy the warmth.