Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for May, 2015

An Oversized Air Conditioner: Why This Is a Problem

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

When you need a central air conditioning system installed, whether for a new home or to replace an older system, you must call professionals to handle the work. This is not only to ensure that the new air conditioning system is put in correctly so that it works at maximum efficiency and effectiveness. It is also to make sure that the right system is put in. An error in sizing a central air conditioner (i.e. determining how powerful an AC is necessary for a specific home) will lead to multiple problems for both comfort and energy efficiency. In most cases, an improperly sized air conditioning system must be replaced.

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What the Condensing Unit Does in a Central Air Conditioning System

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The standard central air conditioning system found in homes is a split system: it consists of two units housed in different locations that are connected through power and refrigerant lines. The indoor unit contains the evaporator coil and the air handler that sends cooled air into the ductwork and then to the rooms. The outdoor unit is called the condenser.

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3 Common Misunderstandings about Air Conditioning Systems

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Air conditioning systems are such a standard part of life during the summer—especially in a place that grows as hot as the Central Valley—that it’s easy to take them for granted. This is one of the reasons that there are so many myths and misunderstandings about air conditioners that continue to spread. Below are three common ones we wish to dispel:

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Air Conditioning Question: What Does Refrigerant Do?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Modern air conditioning systems are complicated machines that require a balance of components working in peak condition: the compressor, fans, coils, capacitors, motors, etc. All of these parts play vital roles in providing a home with cool temperatures. If one of the parts starts to fail, it can mean a drastic drop in efficiency and effectiveness.

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