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Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

An air conditioner freezing upSomething very odd is happening to your air conditioner. It’s the middle of the summer, but your air conditioner is covered in ice. You’re right to believe that something’s not right!

The first thing you should do if you notice that your air conditioner is freezing up is to turn it off. Continuing to run a frozen air conditioner can damage your compressor, and compressor repairs and replacements can be costly.

Almost all air conditioner freeze ups are caused by either a lack of refrigerant, or a lack of air flow to the evaporator coils. Continue reading to learn how to troubleshoot and even prevent your air conditioner from freezing up.

Air Conditioner Repair: When to Repair versus Replace

Posted on July 28, 2015Rick Welter

A man looking at his air conditioner and considering air conditioning repairYour air conditioner is on the fritz again. You wonder if it’s worth repairing, or if you should invest in a brand new air conditioner. While the cost of a new air conditioner is probably higher than a repair visit, no one wants to repair their air conditioner just to have it break down a month later. When faced with the costs of a major air conditioning repair, you may naturally wonder if it would be better to just buy a new air conditioner. Here are some things that you should consider before making the big decision to buy a new air conditioner or spend the money on an air conditioning repair:

My Air Conditioner Is Leaking Condensation, Now What?

Posted on July 16, 2015Rick Welter

An air conditioner leaking condensation onto the floorYou walk into your furnace room and notice that there’s a pool of water around your air conditioner. It looks like your air conditioner is leaking. You’re concerned, and want to know what to do next.

Your air conditioner leaking may indicate a serious problem, so the first thing you should do is shut it off. The water may cause damage to the sensitive electronic parts inside of the air conditioner; it could also damage your floor. It’s important that you shut the air conditioner off now, before returning to this article to learn why this is happening, and what the problem might be.

What is a SEER Rating?

Posted on June 24, 2015Rick Welter

Get more mileage out of your air conditioner by considering its SEER rating

When considering a major investment like buyingA woman wondering: “what is a SEER rating?” a new air conditioner, it’s important to consider more than just the sticker price. The long-term cost of the machine will be dependent on how efficiently it uses fuel. For instance, if a car shopper couldn’t decide between a similarly priced SUV and sedan, they should consider each vehicle’s MGP or average miles per gallon. The gas guzzling SUV will probably cost the owner more in the long run because it has a lower MGP.

Don’t Sweat It! Alternatives to Central Air Conditioning

Posted on June 3, 2015Rick Welter

A mini-split air conditioner is an alternative to central air conditioningDon’t have central air conditioning in your home? Don’t sweat it. 40% of Americans make do without central air conditioning. Whether you live in an apartment, rent a home, or own an older home without duct work, there are comfortable and energy efficient alternatives to central air conditioning available to you. Continue reading to discover popular alternatives to air conditioning.

Air Conditioning Solutions for Renters

If you aren’t a home owner, you won’t want to invest in an expensive air conditioning system without your landlord’s blessing and pocketbook. Luckily, window air conditioners are a great way to keep your home or apartment cool without spending an arm and a leg.

Air Conditioning and Furnace Blog

Why Is My Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

An air conditioner freezing upSomething very odd is happening to your air conditioner. It’s the middle of the summer, but your air conditioner is covered in ice. You’re right to believe that something’s not right!

The first thing you should do if you notice that your air conditioner is freezing up is to turn it off. Continuing to run a frozen air conditioner can damage your compressor, and compressor repairs and replacements can be costly.

Almost all air conditioner freeze ups are caused by either a lack of refrigerant, or a lack of air flow to the evaporator coils. Continue reading to learn how to troubleshoot and even prevent your air conditioner from freezing up.

Air Conditioner Repair: When to Repair versus Replace

Posted on July 28, 2015Rick Welter

A man looking at his air conditioner and considering air conditioning repairYour air conditioner is on the fritz again. You wonder if it’s worth repairing, or if you should invest in a brand new air conditioner. While the cost of a new air conditioner is probably higher than a repair visit, no one wants to repair their air conditioner just to have it break down a month later. When faced with the costs of a major air conditioning repair, you may naturally wonder if it would be better to just buy a new air conditioner. Here are some things that you should consider before making the big decision to buy a new air conditioner or spend the money on an air conditioning repair:

My Air Conditioner Is Leaking Condensation, Now What?

Posted on July 16, 2015Rick Welter

An air conditioner leaking condensation onto the floorYou walk into your furnace room and notice that there’s a pool of water around your air conditioner. It looks like your air conditioner is leaking. You’re concerned, and want to know what to do next.

Your air conditioner leaking may indicate a serious problem, so the first thing you should do is shut it off. The water may cause damage to the sensitive electronic parts inside of the air conditioner; it could also damage your floor. It’s important that you shut the air conditioner off now, before returning to this article to learn why this is happening, and what the problem might be.

What is a SEER Rating?

Posted on June 24, 2015Rick Welter

Get more mileage out of your air conditioner by considering its SEER rating

When considering a major investment like buyingA woman wondering: “what is a SEER rating?” a new air conditioner, it’s important to consider more than just the sticker price. The long-term cost of the machine will be dependent on how efficiently it uses fuel. For instance, if a car shopper couldn’t decide between a similarly priced SUV and sedan, they should consider each vehicle’s MGP or average miles per gallon. The gas guzzling SUV will probably cost the owner more in the long run because it has a lower MGP.

Don’t Sweat It! Alternatives to Central Air Conditioning

Posted on June 3, 2015Rick Welter

A mini-split air conditioner is an alternative to central air conditioningDon’t have central air conditioning in your home? Don’t sweat it. 40% of Americans make do without central air conditioning. Whether you live in an apartment, rent a home, or own an older home without duct work, there are comfortable and energy efficient alternatives to central air conditioning available to you. Continue reading to discover popular alternatives to air conditioning.

Air Conditioning Solutions for Renters

If you aren’t a home owner, you won’t want to invest in an expensive air conditioning system without your landlord’s blessing and pocketbook. Luckily, window air conditioners are a great way to keep your home or apartment cool without spending an arm and a leg.

 

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