Is My AC Broken Or Is My Zoning System Broken?
The majority of customers that live in townhouses have a zoning system. A zoning system has airflow dampers in your ducts. When the desired temperature of that area is satisfied, your dampers in your ducts close. When your air conditioning system is not working correctly, it does not mean that you need an ac repair. It may mean that you have a problem with your zoning system. Most HVAC companies that arrive at your home don't know that you have a zoning problem until they arrive. We are going to give you a few tips to help you figure out what kind of problem you have at your residence before placing a service call.
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Thermostat Wiring ExplainedThermostats are categorized into three main categories. Battery-powered, 24-volt common wire powered, and mercury. Most thermostat purchases are upgrades to their existing ones. When upgrading a thermostat, you should already know what type of thermostat you need before you purchase one. It's a good idea to check how many wires are coming to your thermostat before you buy one. If you only have four wires coming out to your thermostat, you should stick with a battery-powered thermostat. If you have five or more wires coming out to your thermostat, you might want to purchase a smart thermostat. The most common thermostat to install is a battery-powered thermostat. If you are a Houston homeowner and trying to install a thermostat yourself, it should be a battery-powered one. Honeywell & White-Rodgers are the name brands we highly recommend if you are buying a thermostat yourself. When you have a battery-powered thermostat, there are only four wires that you need. The red wire is your primary power wire. The yellow wire is your cooling wire. The green wire is your blower fan wire, & the last wire is the white wire for your heat. If you purchased a smart thermostat, you could use the blue wire or your fifth wire as your common wire.
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HVAC Advantages & Disadvantages When Condensing Units Are Side By SideAC Repair Advantage #1: When one ac unit breaks, you still have the other unit cooling the other part of your Houston Heights home.
AC Repair Advantage #2: Since you have two full systems In your home, your Houston home will get to the desired temperature faster.
AC Repair Advantage #3: Only cool the part of the Houston home; you need to be cooled. That helps you lower your Houston utility bill.
AC Repair Disadvantage #1 Many times, when Houston Heights customers have the same unit, they come out the same batch in mass production. If there were a problem in production, both of your units would come with the same manufactures defect. A typical manufacturer's defect is when both units develop refrigerant or freon leaks within the warranty period.
AC Repair Disadvantage #2 Ac repair bill can be high if both units break down at the same time.
AC Repair Disadvantage #3 Houston Heights homeowners must do twice the maintenance.
AC Repair Disadvantage #4 Depending on the name brand of the equipment in your backyard. Better name brand types of equipment are quieter; however, when most units reach over 10 years old, they all start getting loud.
AC Repair Disadvantage #5 If you have a home warranty insurance or a service contract with another HVAC company, they'll usually ask you if you have more than one air conditioning unit cooling your Houston Heights home. As long as you have one unit functioning in your Houston home, they'll not consider your situation to be an immediate 24 hour ac repair emergency or provide same day service. Even if parts of your Houston home are hot, or you have a birthday party at your Houston home on Sunday. Many HVAC service contract companies can take a few days to provide an emergency ac repair, even if the whole family has to sleep in the Houston heat.
Side by side, condensers produce twice the heat in the same area and quickly increase the surrounding air temperatures to over 100 degrees in the hot Houston Tx summer. The fences around them will also trap heat around them. In due time this additional heat can cause wires to melt. Side by side condensers are very common, but the excess heat from the other unit will put a toll on them.
A/C Compressor Explosion, Caught On Video.
Compressor explosions don't usually happen on new mechanical pumps. If it happens, it'll be on older cylinder equipment. The compressor is the engine of your air conditioning equipment. It is responsible for pumping refrigerant gas throughout your air conditioning circuit. You have three main controls responsible for keeping your pump operating at all times. The contactor switch is a high voltage device used to supply alternating current or A/C voltage to your cylinder. The average contactor switch can usually last you for five years before you need ac repair. The contactor also powers your condenser fan motor. The condenser fan motor is what removes the heat from the condensing unit. The condenser fan motor is the second most important component in the outside unit. Some manufacturers install a high-pressure switch just in case your condenser fan motor fails. The high-pressure switch will shut off your unit in case your fan motor fails. If your pump runs for an extended period without the fan motor, you could damage the pump. Condenser fan motors will usually give you a good six years before they need ac repair.
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