Common Central Air Conditioner Questions
What temperature do they keep the A/C in Saudi Arabia?Most homes don't use central air conditioning like in the US. Usually there's an air conditioner in nearly every room except the kitchen. The kitchens here usually have a door, so the heat can be contained in the kitchen, or they are outside of the main house. Usually people set the A/C on whatever feels comfortable at the time because it's always on. I set ours at 10, but then usually turn it down to 7 after it's cool in the room. There's another kind of A/C that does have temps ranging from I think 20 to 30 degrees C. Usually, I've seen that one set at around 23-24------what should I do about rent and no central air?You can do none of what you suggest. Unless your lease specifically includes (in writing) central air conditioning as an included benefit, the air conditioning is considered as an amenity or 'added benefit'. Thus, the landlord NEVER has to fix the air, if he so chooses, since working air conditioning is not considered as a requirement for habitability of the premises. Your choices are to continue with your current situation, or to find somewhere else to live, hoping that THEIR A/C does not give similar problems.------do portable air conditioners work?i have one don't like it. first you need a window to vent it outside. the water reservoir is small need to empty it often unless is has a drain hose for a pail or floor drain i use a 5 gallon pail. rather noisy only good for one room. the vent hose which is plastic got hot seems hot vent hose in a room you trying to cool is sort of inefficient. the one i got i bought at home depot cost me $500. better to get a window unit------Mismatched or Improvement Central Air?The coil will freeze up or you will have to over charge the system and that will kill the compressor. If this could be done the factory would do it that way. Since Miami is a third world city you can get any body to do a mess up job like that. You knew it did not have air and should have not bought too much house. Call a real contractor or call the manufacture and tell them what you want to do and see what they think. Since your are broke, you need the best price.------ok so should i call the guy that just worked on my air conditioner last Thursday?If you are that desperate for a date, sure!What the (blank) are you talking about?>>>EDIT<<<If it happened once, it can happen again! If the AC air handler is down there, it is quite possible the condensate pump is bad, or possibly the line was disturbed during the service call. Call the technician to be sure, but you may be in for another service charge.It's also possible that you have a leaky water heater, or other plumbing leak of some sort.------What is the tube covered in black foam that comes out of a central air conditioner?The foam covered pipe carries the cold refrigerant. Sounds like it frosted up and now it's thawed out. Good chance the coils above the air filter are frozen over, too. That'll make the unit stop delivering cold air. That can be caused by a filthy air filter. the outside compressor fan being inoperative or being low on refrigerant. If the outside fan runs and the filter is clogged, then turn off the AC and set the fan on ON. That'll pull warm air past the frozen coils to melt the ice. Once that's gone try the AC again------if i buy a central air home conditioner can i move it with me if i move out?My husband works in HVAC, You can take it with you - But you have to have a company do it because of the freon in it. He says depends on where you are could cost $400.00-$500.00 to do it - His suggestion is to ask your landlord to take it off each month's rent until it is reimbursed also you may want ot ask your landlord about this, he may assume ownership with it coming to his or her property ...legal issues too...be careful.------My air conditioner isnt working properly?Have you check the freon pressure on the central? Seems if not a lost pressure, you have a blocked freon line. The pressure may lost by low freon, broken seal, or broken compressor; if the freon volume is full then you have a broken compressor piston; if the volume not full then you might have a leak. A blocked may cause on dryer or expansion, those is cause by trapped dirt inside. By the way, it's the car using central, or you drive a tower?------Can I vent a portable air conditioner into the central air vents when central air is turned off?It makes no sense at all to do this. What is your reason for even thinking of doing this. Your portable need to exhaust the heat it has it has absorbed during the cooling process. Air conditioning is not the process of putting cold air into a room. It is a way to remove the heat. That's all you are doing is "removing" the heat and humidity. That absorbed heat needs to go somewhere, so the only place to dump it off is "outside" the building, not inside. I hope this was informative. Make sure you discharge it outside------Help central heating and air unit freezing?It could be a recharge is needed but it could also mean the unit is coming on when it shouldn't as in when its cold outsideand if the return doesn't generate enough hot air to keep it from freezing up. it happens at the engineering lab where I work all the time in the winter months.. I would get the gas levels checked and if thats not the problem have them check the air filter in the compressure to make sure its not clogged.Other than that turn it off for a day to defrost if nothing else can be found.------is it bad to run an air conditioner continuous?in case you are able to submit this question you are able to hit up GE tech help, or troubleshooting handbook or call the telephone huge type that I assure got here with the unit in its literature. Sounds to me like the unit might have had a clear out sensor and has close down till its wiped sparkling & reset. in need of that, if it has a digital administration, that would have fried. back, touch GE for a alternative area or if its not very previous, lead them to stand at the back of it on a guaranty foundation. good success. you like it------Freon-12 (CF2Cl2) is commonly used as the refrigerant in central home air conditioners. The system is initiall?No, it's now not mistaken. I work within the seventh circle of hell. The a/c is set at 74 degrees and when it's ninety eight degrees outside with 89% humidity, it is hotter than hell within the place of job. I sweat like a hog on a day-to-day basis. God forbid I put on whatever that is now not a hundred% cotton considering that i'll be depressing all day. I would as an alternative freeze my ya-ya's off and have my nips poking correct out of my shirt any day of the week. Are you guys hiring?!------Are Portable Air Conditioners Susceptible to Mold?to bathe the unit wisely you ought to do away with it from the window and do away with the disguise. Then get a answer of bleach, water and cleansing soap, then supply it hell. Use a severe ability prayer hose and flush it out completely. this way the evaporator besides because of the fact the condenser and the fan receives wiped sparkling. Take care to no longer harm the aluminum vanes, constantly scrub WITH them, by no skill in the time of------Air Conditioner - catching dripping water?HVAC Tech.: You don't say if unit is central or a window(?). If it is a central unit call the installer NOW and make them come back and fix the problem. If on the other hand it is a window unit you installed it will only need to be tipped farther towards the back (outside) and shimmed so the water runs outside. Keep checking to make sure the water is in fact dripping out the rear. That water helps the unit run more efficiently------Can I still run the fan on my thermostat if the central air conditioner is broken?If the inside fan will run, it will not exacerbate any problems you may be experiencing with the rest of the unit.....But, keep in mind that running the fan alone, while providing some measure of circulation, actually will heat the air slightly.Please give some additional details and we may be able to help you get your system up and running until you can get a tech out there, OR,.... perhaps there may be someone in your neck of the woods that uses this board that is also a qualified tech that would be willing to drop in. -it may be something very simple...------My central air conditioner unit is freezing up and then won't cool...is this caused by humidity?Your condenser coil probably needs cleaning.Throw the breaker on your A/C unit, remove the case and wash the coil. Try not to get water into the electrical connections.If that doesn't take care of things, you will need to call in a service technician.Oh, one more thing, make sure the aluminum fins on the coil are not dented and flattened. If there are dented, you will need to go to a hardware store and buy a fin comb to straighten them.Doc Hudson------What is the cost in running the central air conditioner vs just the fan?it's probably over $100 a month differencefan only doesn't remove any heat...it just circulates air.....cool mode removes heat from your home and rejects it outside by allowing refrigerant to evaporate and absorb heat from your inside air and then condenses it releasing the heat outside....this is accomplished with a compressor and fans.......this takes a lot of electrical energy to compress and condense the refrigerant into a liquid so it can be pumped back in the house and evaporated once again.------If you have central air how much can you expect the temperature to lower and how long will it take?yes, it should cool off faster- I have a 1,600 sq ft home, and it was 97 outside when I got home at 5pm, and 86 inside. Turned the air down to 70, and my house was at 70 degrees inside, by 7:15pm. Check the filter- if it is clogged, the air will not pump through as steadily. Also- A/C unit should be checked by a repairman- may just need to be cleaned. Shouldn't cost more than about $100, and most companies will set up biannual maintenance visits- once in the spring, and once in the fall (central air usually means central heat too)------Can I turn on my central air conditoner without an air filter?You're lucky that your CA still works. You need to change the filter about every 2 months. Not changing it for a couple of years is very disgusting. I can't imagine all the stuff floating around in your house because the filters can't do their job.I wouldn't advise turning it on without the filter. If you've neglected to change the filter for as long as you said, then sweat it out for the night & you'll never go that long without changing a filter again b/c you'll remember the heat.------How much does it cost each month for Central Air Conditioner?I have no idea where in the world you live but I installed central air conditioning two years ago very reluctantly and was astonished at how cheap it has been to run.Before installing central a/c we ran an attic fan regularly and a basement dehumidifier during the summer months. Occasionally we would get a fat visitor who needed air conditioning and we would therefore run a window a/c in the guest bedroom maybe four days a year. The electric bills are now LOWER than they were pre a/c.------my central heat and air conditioner?The famous line, "that's normal" is just another way of saying the repair or service to the A/C is just too much money. If you are renting, send your landlord a certified letter saying that you deserve to be comfortable and you would like the problem resolved. If in 7 days he has not made a reasonable attempt to rectify. Inform landlord you are moving. No A/C, no rent check, vacant trailer, let someone other than you swelter. When he asks why your moving tell him " that's normal"