How to Install a Central Air Conditioner

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How to Install a Central Air Conditioner

If you have recently purchased a new central air conditioner unit for your home, you may be wondering if you can complete a DIY installation. Though it may seem like a cost-effective solution to install the unit by yourself it is not a great idea. Due to the complexity of installation it is important that you always hire a qualified technician to complete your installation.
By attempting to install your air conditioner unit on your own you risk the possibility of damaging your unit. You could also have reduced efficiency and create other problems that will affect the life of your air conditioner in the future. A qualified technician will be able to ensure that your air conditioner is installed correctly and efficiently. Leaving you with a cool and comfortable home all summer long.

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Do Air Conditioners Bring in Outside Air?

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On a scorching hot summer day you have likely found yourself finding relief inside your cool air conditioned home. Even on the hottest days our home air conditioners provide relief from the elements and bring us comfort. But you have likely wondered, how does my air conditioner that is outside get the air so cool inside? You might have asked yourself, do air conditioners bring in outside air? Though it might seem confusing, your air conditioner does not bring outside air into your home.

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What Causes Ice Buildup on Air Conditioners?

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If you’ve spotted ice buildup on your air conditioner it is a clear sign that your air conditioner is experiencing a problem. Ice buildup is a common issue with air conditioners and can often be fixed on your own. Occasionally there may be bigger issues causing ice buildup and you may need a professional to help with getting it running efficiently again. This article will detail why your air conditioner has ice buildup and what you can do about it.

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How to Clean Central Air Conditioner Coils

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There are many benefits to conducting regular air conditioner maintenance of your air conditioner unit including better performance and an extended life of your unit. Many air conditioner maintenance tasks are easy to do on your own at home with little equipment.
An easy and important task to do regularly is to clean your air conditioner coils. We will walk you through the process of how to clean air conditioner coils to help you keep your air conditioner running well and keeping you cool during the hot summer months.

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner In The Winter?

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If you’ve ever seen a covered air conditioner on one of your neighbours’ homes you may be wondering if this is something you should be doing too. Air conditioner covers can keep snow and debris out of your ac unit. It might seem like it would be important to cover your air conditioner, but it may not be necessary depending on where you live.

Most air conditioners do not need to be covered in winter but there are a few exceptions. This post will help you determine whether you need to cover up your air conditioner unit in the winter months or leave it as is.

Why wouldn’t I cover my air conditioner?

Although well intentioned, covering your air conditioner may cause you more problems than prevent them. This is due to the fact that a covered air condition can attract an assortment of unwanted guests. Animals can enter a covered air conditioner and use it as a shelter for the winter. This runs a risk of animals damaging your air conditioner as well as it may leave nests and feces in the unit. An animal in your air conditioner can be a real problem and can be prevented by not covering your unit.

Mold and mildew may also accumulate inside of a covered air conditioner. Blocking airflow to the unit in wet months can cause a buildup of mold. This can cause your air conditioner to become blocked and not be able to run efficiently. If it is not necessary for you to cover your air conditioner it may be more beneficial for you to keep it uncovered to avoid these potential problems.

When should I cover my air conditioner?

If you are in for some truly terrible weather it may be a good idea to consider temporarily covering your air conditioner. If you are expecting to experience a severe storm that involves hail or a potential for debris to damage your unit, covering it may be a good idea. You may also choose to cover your air conditioner unit in the winter if you live in a climate that experiences severe winters.

Covering your air conditioner is a preference but it is not a necessity and may actually contribute to damage to your unit. If you choose to not cover your air conditioner that is ok. It is made to be outside in all types of weather and you may even avoid some issues by not using a cover.

What should I do in the winter?

It is perfectly fine to leave your air conditioner uncovered in the winter. But you should still perform regular maintenance on your air conditioner to ensure it will run efficiently in the summer months. The most important thing you can do to at home to help your air conditioner perform better is to keep it clean. Remove tall weeds and any debris that may be around your unit.

You may wish to consider using our DIY air conditioner maintenance guide to help you stay on top of your regular maintenance. If you don’t feel comfortable maintaining your air conditioner on your own, consider calling a qualified technician.

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What to do when your AC is short cycling

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If you are experiencing problems with your air conditioner turning on and off again in short increments you are very likely dealing with a short cycling issue. When an AC unit is shorty cycling it will turn on and then off again for short periods of time. This means that your air conditioner is working inefficiently, and it will not function properly or cool your house. A short cycling problem does need attention for the sake of your comfort in your home as well as for your air conditioner’s lifespan. The good new is that you maybe be able to fix this is on your own. In this post we will discuss reasons why your ac may be short cycling and help you decide if you need to obtain outside help.

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Spring Air Conditioner Maintenance

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Spring is the best time to get ahead on your air conditioner maintenance. When the weather starts to warm up and the snow melts it’s time to get outside and get started with some simple tasks that will get your air conditioner ready for sunny summer days. Much of your air conditioners maintenance can be done on your own with little equipment while others will require some additional services. Here is a list of the most important maintenance you can do before its time turn your air conditioner on.

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Why Is My AC Not Blowing Cold Air?

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An air conditioner that is not blowing cold air can be a big problem. Especially if it happens on a scorching summer day. There are many reasons why an air conditioner may not be working as expected. Thankfully some of these reasons are a quick fix that you can do on your own. Here is a list of some reasons why your air conditioner may not be blowing cold air that you can check on your own and what you can do to fix it.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist

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To keep your air conditioner running efficiently you need to keep up to date with regular maintenance. This can seem overwhelming but by staying organized and completing this DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist you will be able to stay on track and keep your AC running smooth all summer long. This list compiles tasks that you can do on your own with little equipment to ensure that your AC unit stays in great shape. Use these tips and learn how air conditioning works to get started.

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What to Do With Old Air Conditioners

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If you have an outdated central air conditioner or window AC unit that you’re looking to get rid of, you may be wondering what to do with old air conditioners and how to dispose of them properly. Since air conditioners contain chemicals such as refrigerant, it is essential that you dispose of the equipment correctly and safely to avoid harm to you and your family.

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