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Is My Air Conditioner Broken Or Is My Zoning System Broken?
"Customers That Live In Townhouses"
The majority of customers that live in townhouses have a zoning system. A zoning system has air flow dampers in your ducts. When the desired temperature of that area is satisfied, your dampers in your ducts close. When your cooling 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 companies that arrive at your home don't know that you have a zoning problem until they arrive at your home. We are going to give you a few tips, to help you figure out what kind of problem you have at your home, before placing a service call.
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Thermostat Wiring ExplainedThermostats can be broken down into three main categories. Battery powered, 24-volt common wire powered, and mercury powered. Most thermostat purchases are upgrades to their existing one. 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 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 main 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 blue wire as your common wire.
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A/C Compressor Explosion, Caught On Video.
Compressor explosions don't usually happen on new compressors. If it happens, it will be on much older compressor equipment . The compressor is the engine of your air conditioning equipment. It is responsible for pumping refrigerant gas throughout your whole A/C system. You have three main controls responsible for keeping your compressor operating at all times. The contactor switch is a high voltage device used to supply power to your compressor. The average contactor switch can usually last you for five years before it starts giving you problems. 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 manufactures install a high pressure switch just in case your condenser fan motor fails. The high pressure switch will shut off your unit just incase your fan motor fails. If your compressor runs for an extended period of time without the fan motor, you could damage the compressor. Condenser fan motors will usually give you a good six years before they start going bad.
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