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What Causes an A/C Evaporator Coil to Leak?

Friday, September 26, 2014

The evaporator coil in your air conditioning system is responsible for absorbing heat from the air around it and producing cool air to condition your home. In some cases, an A/C evaporator coil leak can occur. Coils are made to resist conditions that can cause a leak, which means that most coil leaks happen because of controllable outside factors. Tend to these factors and you can prevent an A/C evaporator coil leak.

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Does Rain Affect A/C Performance?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

When you consider that a major part of your central air conditioner system is installed outside your home, it's natural to wonder how the equipment in the outdoor cabinet will withstand the elements. Homeowners sometimes wonder: will rain affect A/C performance? Do I need to cover the outside cabinet? Here's a brief overview of air conditioner systems and their status in the rain.

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Why Does My AC Keep Tripping the Breaker?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One of the first AC troubleshooting steps when your system won't operate is to check your fuse box to verify that a breaker hasn't tripped. An interruption in the power supply will certainly prevent the system from operating, but you may not realize that the issue has occurred until you attempt to adjust the system settings without response. It's easier to notice if an air conditioning cycle is abruptly interrupted long before the cycle would normally conclude. If the issue becomes repetitive, however, it is important to do more than just turn the switch back on.

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Should I Mow Around My AC?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mowing around your compressor or outdoor unit is an essential part of AC maintenance. However, it's not as simple as powering up the mower and whizzing around the unit with an open throttle. Grass clippings, dead leaves and overgrown weeds or bushes can severely compromise air conditioner efficiency and lead to unnecessary repairs. These items frequently block outdoor components, including the condenser and evaporator coil. Without adequate air movement, the cooling cycle will be disrupted, and the compressor may overheat.

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Sheltering an Outdoor AC Unit: Is it Wise?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Keeping an AC in a cool, shaded spot can help with efficiency. This step, however, needs to be handled with care.

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