Air Conditioning Repair - Air Conditioning Questions
1.70 How often do air conditioning units need to be charged with freon?

Q. We have been having terrible problems with our central air conditioning unit. Our house is about 8 years old and we have a zone system (separate heating and cooling thermostats for upstairs and downstairs). For the past 2 years the unit is not cooling the house properly (heating works fine). We had the dampers replaced 2 years ago and I know the dampers are fine. We have had several repair technicians look at the unit. They always recharge the unit with more Freon (3 times in 1 summer) after claiming to fix a leak. This past weekend again a repair person claimed that we had an internal leak in the unit. He said that he had plugged the leak and then he charged the unit with Freon. Not only did this not work (our house continued to get hotter from 73F to 85F while AC was running all day) the pipe coming from the unit outside our house was all frozen over with ice (all the way to where the insulation started). Any suggestions or help will be appreciated. Thank you.

A. A system only needs to be charged once, when it is installed. If it gets a leak, the leak must be repaired, and verified that it is repaired with a vacuum test. It is a laborious process, and some homeowners would rather just juice up the machine each year than spend the funds to get it repaired. Some units have leaks that can never be identified. There are lots of fittings, small bends in the coils, and hundreds of feet of tubing that need to be traced with an accurate tool. Many Tech's don't have access to this tool, and rely on soap bubbles to identify leaks. Contact the manufacturer of your unit, and have them recommend a competent company in your area. If it is the company that you've been using, explain that they have not fixed the unit. For very hard to find leaks, there is a product available that can be added to the refrigerant similar to "Stop Leak" for your auto radiator. This product is rather spendy, about the same price as five pounds of refrigerant, but if you are charging your unit each season, it would be worth the investment. Contact the company that "repaired" the leak last time, and ask how the technician verified that the leak was repaired, and how he verified that the charge was correct.

1.50 What is the cost of installing air conditioning?

Q. Does anyone know what the cost of installation of air conditioning in 3 bedrooms is likely to be ? No 'clever 'answers please to obtain points. Don't bother to say..free...open the windows...I live on a busy trunk road and that is not possible.

A. I bought a stand alone A/C unit this summer - was only £200 and that cools a large bedroom - in fact because it's portable we even carried it downstairs & used it on a few days in the sitting room. Also, they do not require any professional installation. Delivery was next day & hubby was so impressed he bought a couple for the offices at work. Web site is listed below - there is even a calculator to work out what BTU you need & which units are best suited to your application - I highly recommend these people. www.dry-it-out.com

1.40 May I please have some good advice on air conditioning?

Q. I maintain that it is more cost-efficient to keep the central air conditioning on at a high temperature (like 79 or 80 degrees) if I'm going away for a long weekend, than to turn it off and have to cool down a hot house when I return. Friends tell me this isn't true. Does any expert out there know the answer?

A. You are quite right to a point. It does take much more energy to cool a hot house then one that has been kept at a moderate temp. while not at home. However, some of the newer units are designed to cool more quickly using less energy, (SEER Rating). If your unit is 4 years old or older, you are on the right track. Keep the outside unit clean. Have the indoor coil and blower checked in the spring and change your filters on a regular basis and your unit will run at its greatest efficiency.

1.20 Anyone know of a good, yet reasonably priced air-conditioning repair service in Dallas?

Q. I think my AC unit is shot. I suspect the repair to be major, so cost is pretty important to me. Can anyone recommend a dependable repairman or repair service that won't gouge me? Thanks!!

A. Independent HVAC steve baser 214-724-1862

1.20 Is there a central NJ air conditioning repair company that anyone recommends?

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A. Yes Air Repair Service heating & air. There phone # is 908-330-7171. They have great rates too. Here is some info. Hope this helps. Air Repair Service Heating & Air We service & Install Air Conditoners, Furnaces, Air Cleaners, Hot Water Heaters, ... Heating and Air Conditioning service, Installation. www.airrepairservicecompany.com

1.20 Does anyone know a good Air Conditioning repair company around Schaumburg, IL?

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A. No local advice for 2 days so go to the following site and pick a few. Then go to the next site to check them out: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=schaumburg+hvac&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&view=text&ei=nORESqOYDYXiMLupvLAC&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=more-results&cd=1&resnum=1 http://www.bbb.org/

1.10 Installing a room air conditioner in an awkward window?

Q. I want to install an air conditioner in my "computer" room where there is alot of heat generated to due several computers and large LCDs running all day. I have installed typical room air conditioners before but the problem I'm having is that the only window in the room shuts sideways instead of shutting down, it is also a fairly tall window, about 8 feet tall. Will a typical home air conditioning company be able to solve this for me? I image they'd have to install something in the window to cover the extra space from top to bottom since the window closes sideways, probably would look ugly too. Any advice? For the record I do have home air conditioning but the computer room is on average 10-20 degrees hotter than the rest of the house. So if I want to set the computer room to 70-75 degrees, I actually have to set the house air conditioner to 60-65 degrees which makes the living areas too cold and is a waste of energy.

A. We had the same problem..... My husband put the server into the closet, with it's own separate air conditioning duct. We had outlets put in there too, so we can put a portable fan in there, if it still gets too hot....... And in his office, we have a big ceiling fan, in addition to the air conditioner

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Repair

 Air Conditioning - Repair A new air conditioner can expect to give you between 10 to 20 years of service, but problems that require AC repairs will crop up casually. Most air conditioning repair problems involve minor repairs that can be done at home. For instance, you can do simple central air conditioning troubleshooting at home. If your central air conditioner runs, but fails to cool effectively, the unit may just need cleaning. Turn off the main power supply to close all power to the unit. Remove the protective cover from the condenser fins, and clean dust and dirt, vacuuming with a small brush attachment. Remove the topmost grille, and hose the fins inside the unit. Place all the parts back together, and switch the air conditioner on. If you still don't see any improvement, call an AC repair technician to perform air conditioner troubleshooting.

Air conditioner problems also frequently occur due to insufficient HVAC maintenance. Cleaning your air filter is something that should be done at least once or twice during the peak season, and more often, if you have pets at home, or if your air conditioner is used constantly. Cleaning air filters is a simple task. Just remove the protective grill, and clean the condenser fins with a vacuum brush or soft cloth. Dust or debris that accumulates on the filter can disrupt the flow of air, and affect the efficiency of your air conditioner. These dust particles can also travel through the evaporated coil, affecting the heat absorbing capacity of the coil. Other common air conditioner problems are associated with improper usage. For instance, if you have an oversized air conditioner that turns on and off frequently, it can affect the compressor leading to the need for AC compressor repairs. If the air conditioner does not turn on as soon as you switch it on, the thermostat may be set to above the current room temperature. There could also be a trip in the breakage or a blown fuse.

AC repairs including AC heater repair, AC motor and compressor repair and other kinds of air conditioner troubleshooting are best left to qualified professionals. Get your air conditioner repairs performed only by licensed bonded and insured Connecticut AC repair technicians. To find reliable AC repair contractors in Connecticut, just fill out the form.

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