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Many people look into installing air conditioning in their home every year. There are many options to consider when it comes time to make that decision. To help make that decision more clear, I will explore some of the positives and negatives of the two major options. Ductless Split A/C type units lately are also becoming more of a popular option. I will do another “Tips and Tricks” on that option. To include that in this one would just be more confusing. So for now we will just look at window airconditioners and central air conditioning.
Central air conditioning is usually the best way to go if you already have a central hot air heating system already installed in your house or building. The advantage that you have is that you already have the air handler or blower part already installed. The ductwork for the distribution of the air is also all ready in place. The ductwork may need some modification to make it work well for air conditioning, but the major part of it should be adequate. To use the existing furnace and ductwork an A/C coil will need to be installed at the furnace. An outdoor condenser unit will be installed outside and copper tubing will be used to connect the coil to the outdoor unit. Some electrical wiring will need to be done to power the outdoor unit. Low voltage wiring will also be needed to hookup the thermostat, the furnace, and the outdoor unit together so that they can talk to each other. Basically the thermostat will just tell the furnace to run the blower on high speed and the outdoor condenser to start up. If there is no central hot air heating, then the installation of central air conditioning can be much more difficult. Many homes that do not have hot air heat also do not have the room to install ductwork. This would eliminate this possibility. If you are in this category you should get a professional to look at your situation to see if central air conditioning can be done. If it is the room available is to enough to do a good job and get large enough ductwork installed, then do not force the issue and go another option. Ductless split type air conditioning may be your best option.
A window air conditioner in my opinion is a last resort for air conditioning your house or building. There are many down sides to window air conditioning units. There are two good things that window air conditioners have going for them. They are very inexpensive when it comes to cost per BTU of cooling. They also install very quickly and easily. That is where the good part of them ends.
Window air conditioners are security risks. If a thief wants to get into your house, the thin sheet metal box that holds the unit in the window can easily be pulled apart to get in through the window. I have seen many units that are not even screwed fast. If the window air conditioner is just there, balancing in the window frame, it becomes very inviting for a unexpected guest. The window air conditioner is also very inefficient. These units use more power per BTU of cooling than any other type of air conditioner. If you are a light sleeper, than chances are you will not want one of these window shakers. Window air conditioners are one of the loudest forms of air conditioning. The fan for these units is very loud when running. Then add the noise of the compressor and you have enough decibels to keep many people wide awake all night long. If you choose to use a window air conditioner, than you should also look for a place that it can be secured and placed in a room that you will not be sleeping in.
As you can tell by now, I am not a big fan of window air conditioners. They do have a place for some people. However, you do need to be aware of the problems that you may encounter with them. The low initial cost can be offset by the fact that they typically do not last as long as a central air conditioner. Central air conditioning will last much longer, be quieter during operation, be more efficient, be more secure, but the initial cost will be higher. How much depends on each situation. When considering your options for air conditioning installation you need to get prices for everything and then decide what type of unit will work the best for you.
Your issue may be just the opposite of what you suspect. If the unit is too small, it will run continuously, but may do a better job of de-humidifying the space because the A/C unit has more time to pull humidity out of the air.
Conversely, if the unit is too large for the application, it may run for only a brief time, make the space cold, but may not provide effective dehumidification, resulting in the problem you describe.
Condensation occurs when hot humid air condenses out on a cooler surface, which in this case may be your windows and doors.
Keep your eye on this issue as excessive condensation or moisture build up can result in mildew or mold.
For this job, you"ll need R22 GAS gauge set. a GAS RECOVERY UNIT, a VACCUM PUMP and a WELDING TORCH among other things, unless you have the equipment, I recommend to contact an Air Conditioning Tech, to do the job.
Hi; Please look in the Yellow Pages for a local supply house(air conditioning) they can order You a new controler. These people will need make, model number, serial number.Bam its that simple. Please be extra nize to the supply house people some times they get abused by the service techs having a bad day. Be that fresh breath of air they are longing for thank yous go a long way...alpharomeo416
This could be 2 issues. 1 being a simple issue and the other requiring service.
Make sure you have the thermostat on cool and not Fan.
If the thermostat was on cool and not fan, It sounds like the freeon level is low in your system. This will cause the air to not be cold. You will need to contact your local heating and air conditioning shop and have them take a look at this. You may be low on freeon because of a leak in your system also. It is recommended you get your system checked and tuned up every year. The cost of this is usually between $50 and $90. It is a good idea because they can catch problems early on before they become larger problems. It also will also keep your central air system running efficiently and use less power compared to a system that has not been maintained. Keep me posted and if you found this helpful please rate accordingly.
you probably have a defective contactor or start capacitor on condensing unit. if you pretty handy with wiring go to the condensing section open the panel. you should see a contactor (it's the little black piece with all the wires) check the condition of it. next to it is a capacitor and by the problem that you describe it could be that. check it if it looks bloated there's your problem just go an get an combination capacitor and wire up. (make sure the power to unit is off first. any other questions email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org