Frequently Asked Questions
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How Many BTU’s Does My Air Conditioner Need?
The number of BTU’s needed depends on the size of your home or the area you are cooling. For a rough estimate, figure out the total square footage of your home or the area you are cooling, and multiply by 24 to determine the minimum BTU’s necessary. For a more precise number, talk to an air conditioning professional.
Why Is My Air Conditioner Constantly Running but Not Blowing Cold Air?
A common cause for an air conditioner that seems to always be running but not blowing extremely cold air is a dirty condenser. Your air conditioning unit could also have a leak, and the unit may be out of refrigerant.
What Causes Air Conditioners to Frost over on the Outside?
There is so much humidity in the air that the evaporator can sometimes get cold enough to cause the excess moisture to freeze. This most often occurs because the coils or filters are dirty, but it could also be a sign that your air conditioner is low on refrigerant.
How Do I Fix a Frozen Air Conditioner?
If your air conditioner is frozen, a temporary solution is turning off the unit until it thaws out. To prevent the problem from happening again, clean the coils and filters. If the problem continues to occur, you need to have a professional inspect your air conditioning system for leaks.
What Does SEER Mean?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This is a measurement of the seasonal or annual efficiency of an air conditioner.
How Long Does an Air Conditioner Typically Last?
The lifespan of an air conditioner can vary greatly from location to location. Air conditioners located in warm climates and close to the ocean usually need to be replaced more often than those located in cooler, dryer climates.