My ac works, and it blows cold, but for some reason it takes a while to cool down the house. Why?

My ac works, and it blows cold, but for some reason it takes a while to cool down the house. Why?

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In this entry, I refer you back to my last blog where I addressed the issue of the house not retaining the cool air. Make sure all doors and windows are sealed and blinds are closed. That will help ensure that the air is not escaping or being superheated by the sunlight. Beyond that, there are a few ...

When I run my ac, the house gets cool. But when I shut it off, the house heats up again quickly. Why?

When I run my ac, the house gets cool. But when I shut it off, the house heats up again quickly. Why?

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This is a pretty simple diagnosis. Just like with anything, the best way to maintain a certain temperature is to have a sealed environment. For instance, if you are driving your car and you are running the ac, the car stays cool. When you shut it off, it will stay cool for a while. But if you open a ...

Determining the size of your outdoor heat pump condenser unit: Is it properly sized for the home?

Determining the size of your outdoor heat pump condenser unit: Is it properly sized for the home?

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In most all cases, the equipment model number has the size of the unit included in the model number. This is referred to as the horsepower (H.P.) or as tons, but ultimately it is referring to the BTU’s (British Thermal Units). It is very important to have the proper sized system for your home to ...

Heat Pump, Condenser or Furnace, OH MY! Choosing the proper replacement thermostat

Heat Pump, Condenser or Furnace, OH MY! Choosing the proper replacement thermostat

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In this week’s episode, we are going to explore the process of choosing the proper thermostat for your system. There are quite a few different choices, so it is important to know the type of system you have. With all the different systems, this can be a bit confusing, but don’t fret… we are ...

Your compressor failed… Now what?

Your compressor failed… Now what?

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Well this is a kind of bittersweet situation. A compressor is the most expensive part that can go out in your air conditioner or heat pump, so replacing it can become fairly pricey. This is also an item that cannot be replaced without the assistance of a professional, so there will be some ...

How to install an aftermarket condenser fan motor

How to install an aftermarket condenser fan motor

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AmericanHVACParts.com does not encourage or recommend that any uncertified or unqualified persons attempt these repairs. This information is for informational purposes only and AmericanHVACParts.com will not be held liable for any damages or injuries by attempting to make these repairs. The first ...

How to find the proper size supply or return grille for your home or office

How to find the proper size supply or return grille for your home or office

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The first thing to do when you have grilles to replace is identify the type and style. Is it a supply where the air blows out of the register? Or is it a return that the air gets sucked back into the system? Next is to identify the style. There are 3 basic styles to choose from. There is stamp ...

5 myths revealed: What your technician may or may not tell you…

5 myths revealed: What your technician may or may not tell you…

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Parts are obsolete: This is more often than not a false claim. Repair parts are made by a variety of different manufacturers, so just because the original part you had may no longer be available, there is usually a functional if not exact direct replacement out there. It just takes a little digging, ...

Split System Air Conditioner Not Working: Diagnosing the problem

Split System Air Conditioner Not Working: Diagnosing the problem

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It’s the peak of summer, and the heat couldn’t be any worse. You go to your thermostat and turn on the air conditioning expecting an icy summer treat to bring the temperature in your house down to a comfortable temperature. The blower kicks on, but there is no cool air coming out of the vents. ...

Maintaining your HVAC system: Why and How?

Maintaining your HVAC system: Why and How?

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So, your allergies are kicking up when you’re at home and you’re not sure why? Think back to the last time you changed your air filter. How long ago was that? If it was any more than 3 months ago, you’re already late my friend. It is recommended that your air filter be changed at least 4 times ...