Sunset Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Why Short Cycling Is a Threat to Your Air Conditioner

Monday, September 7th, 2015

If your air conditioner is turning itself on and off every couple of minutes, you have a problem. That behavior is called “short cycling,” and it’s a very big threat to the health of your cooling system. Short cycling can shorten the lifespan of your air conditioner considerably, and also makes breakdowns much more likely. Read on to find out how short cycling occurs, and why it is such a problem for your air conditioner.

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Problems That Can Wreck Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Almost all air conditioner problems are progressive, which means that they get worse as time goes on. Obviously, this means that as soon as you notice a potential problem with your air conditioner, you should call for repairs. However, there are some problems that require immediate attention before they cause a total system breakdown. Let’s take a look at some of those problems now.

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Why Air Conditioner Maintenance Is Important

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Calling for repairs as soon as you notice a problem with your air conditioner is a good habit to get into. Air conditioner problems are progressive, after all, and the longer you allow them to continue the more damage they’re going to do. While a quick response to symptoms of problems is a good thing, it pales in comparison to the benefits that air conditioner maintenance can provide. Read on to discover why air conditioner maintenance is so necessary for the health of your air conditioning system.

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Air Conditioner Parts: The Compressor

Monday, July 27th, 2015

You don’t need to know exactly how your air conditioner works in order to operate it properly. However, there are a few parts that you should know. Parts that can help you understand when your air conditioning system is having a problem, so you can get it fixed as soon as possible. One of those parts is the air conditioner compressor. Read on to find out more about the compressor, and some of the problems that can afflict it.

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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

You’re probably going to be running your air conditioner on an almost daily basis for the next several months. That means a more stress on the system, which then means a greater chance of problems occurring. One of those problems is ice forming on your air conditioner. You may think that ice is actually a good thing when you’re trying to cool down. However, if your air conditioner is icing over it’s actually a sign of a pretty serious issue. Read on to find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.

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How a New Thermostat Can Help Improve Your Air Conditioning

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Summer is here, and for some homeowners that means upgrading their air conditioning systems to keep up with the heat. Though there are many people who are willing to install new air conditioners in their homes, far fewer think to replace their thermostats, as well. Your thermostat is a very important part of your air conditioning system, and is vital to its operation. For that reason, you should consider upgrading it. Let’s take a look at the advantages you can gain by upgrading your thermostat.

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How a Geothermal Heat Pump Can Keep You Cool This Summer

Monday, June 1st, 2015

With summer fast approaching, some homeowners are scrambling to replace their old air conditioners with systems that can deal with the heat. If you’re one of those homeowners, don’t make the mistake of thinking that a split central air conditioner is your only option for home cooling. If you’re in the market for a new cooling system, have a look at geothermal heat pumps. Read on for more information on geothermal heat pumps and their many benefits.

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Why You Should Install a Ductless Air Conditioner This Spring

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Summer is almost here, and for some of us it’s time to install a new air conditioning system. Before you go out and buy a new central air conditioner, though, you should have a look at some of the other options available to you. Take, for example, ductless air conditioning. There are a number of distinct advantages offered by ductless air conditioning systems that cannot be matched by central air. Read on for more information.

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How Duct Sealing Can Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Come summertime, nobody wants to be caught without an air conditioning system. On some days, a good central air conditioner is the only thing that will keep your home feeling even mildly comfortable. As good as it is, though, a central air conditioner is not a perfect system. There is one big disadvantage associated with central air conditioning, and that is energy inefficiency due to the ventilation system. Read on to find out more about this disadvantage and how duct sealing can solve it.

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Air Conditioning Problems to Watch Out for This Spring

Monday, May 11th, 2015

As the days start to warm up, you’re going to start using your air conditioning system more and more often. That means more stress on your air conditioner, which means greater likelihood that it will start to develop problems. Air conditioning problems will get progressively worse the longer they are left alone, increasing the chance of a breakdown. The last thing you want is for your air conditioner to break down on you in the middle of a hot day. So it pays to recognize the signs that your air conditioning system has a problem before it gets out of hand. Have a look at some common air conditioning problems below.

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