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What Causes an Air Conditioner to Leak Water?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What causes an air conditioner to leak water? The answer is easier to understand when you realize that one of the primary functions of an AC is to remove water from your indoor air. Moist, humid air holds heat and makes it harder to cool your home. As the heat energy is extracted from the moist air, condensation forms when the warm air contacts the frigid evaporator coil. On a humid summer day, many gallons of water may be condensed out of the air. All that liquid has to go somewhere. If your system's working properly, the water travels down the condensate drain tube connected to your household drain system. If it's not—that’s what causes an air conditioner to leak water.


High-Efficiency Air Conditioners Deliver Low Lifetime Costs

Monday, June 10, 2013

A high-efficiency air conditioner offers more of everything. Although standard AC units are rated only 13 on the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) scale, high-efficiency air conditioners deliver SEER performance as high as 23. These units cool more effectively and provide enhanced convenience options. Such perks as a dual-stage compressor automatically drops back to a reduced output when the cooling requirements decline, therefore conserving energy. A variable-speed fan provides more continuous, consistent air circulation than the standard, single-speed blower. The smart programmable thermostat automates comfort settings and keeps your home temperature exactly where you want it when you want it.


Heat Pump Problems? Try These Easy Solutions Before You Call for Help

Friday, June 07, 2013

Heat pumps provide economical home comfort year round to many residents in the greater Chicago area. Occasionally, however, heat pump problems may strike. If this happens to you, try these solutions before calling in a professional. 


Air Conditioner Noise Driving You Crazy? How to Choose a Quiet System

Monday, June 03, 2013

Along with the sounds of barking dogs and loud parties, the municipal noise codes of many cities now specify maximum decibel limits for air conditioner noise. The drone of the outdoor component of a central air conditioner can disturb occupants of the home as well as their neighbors.


How to Make Your Air Conditioner Colder

Friday, May 31, 2013

If you have a properly sized air conditioner, its cooling capacity will be approximately the same as your home's cooling needs on the hottest summer days. An air conditioner's rated cooling capacity assumes it's operating under good conditions. These are typically provided as long as a quality installation job was done and adequate maintenance is performed. If your air conditioner isn't providing adequate cooling, follow these tips on how to make your air conditioner colder.