Circuit breakers play an important role in your home’s electrical system. These safety switches protect electrical devices, including your air-conditioning system, from overcurrent conditions. Keep reading to get a better understanding of AC circuit breakers, including what to do when it trips.
Because your central air conditioner requires high-voltage electricity for certain functions, HVAC contactors are the components that get the job done. While certain parts in the system run on low voltage, other internal components require 220- or 240-volt electricity to start up and run when the unit cycles on.
Your air conditioner has two types of motors: the fan motor that sits in your outdoor unit and the blower motor, which sits inside your air handler. These motors commonly break down in the summer. Read on to find out how much a new AC unit motor costs and what you can do to save […]
It’s a hot summer day in an apartment or rented house and the rental A/C is on the blink. Just what you don’t need, today of all days. If you were the property owner, you’d make a quick call to a HVAC contractor and get a qualified service technician out here to handle the problem […]
Today’s A/C units are more reliable than ever but let’s face it: Stuff happens and sometimes that includes a broken air conditioner. It’s an unpredictable event, but you can safely assume that loss of cooling in your home won’t occur at a convenient time. Here are some steps to take if bad luck strikes and […]
A zoning system is one of the more recent advancements in residential HVAC technology designed to increase comfort and save energy. Such a system divides your home into separate areas, each controlled by its own thermostat, and lets you keep each section at individual temperatures.
If your home hasn’t yet been warm enough to warrant turning on the air conditioner yet, congratulations. Nevertheless, it won’t be long before most of us will need the A/C on fulltime to keep temperatures and humidity down. But before turning on your air conditioner, make sure you take these steps to ensure your unit […]
Now that winter is waning, it will soon be time to turn on your air conditioner for the first time this year. Here’s a helpful checklist of steps to take to ensure your HVAC equipment is ready for the coming cooling season:
Considering the snow and ice we get in the Dayton area over the winter, you might not be too surprised when you end up with a frozen A/C unit. That doesn’t mean that layer of ice is something you can ignore, though. Ice on your outdoor condenser unit can damage the fins and internal components. […]