Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘evaporator coil’

Here’s Why Your Evaporator Coil Is Frozen and How to Troubleshoot It

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Here's Why Your Evaporator Coil Is Frozen and How to Troubleshoot ItThe evaporator coil is the cooling element in an air conditioning system. This component uses copper tubing to convey the cold vaporized refrigerant that extracts heat energy from warm return air. When all the parts of the air conditioner are in good working order, you should receive nice cool air at the vents. If warm air is blowing from the vents, you may find that the evaporator coil is frozen. Here’s what to do.

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Learn the Reasons Why Your A/C Is Blowing Hot Air

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Learn the Reasons Why Your Fresno A/C Is Blowing Hot AirYour Fresno A/C system cools your home in much the same way a refrigerator keeps your food cool and fresh, but removing unwanted heat energy. This requires free airflow and all A/C components to be well-maintained and working in sync. If your A/C is blowing hot air and it’s spoiling your comfort, give these troubleshooting tips a try.

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A How-To Guide to Air Conditioner Maintenance for the Homeowner

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

A How-To Guide to Air Conditioner Maintenance for the HomeownerWhile you should schedule professional air conditioner maintenance yearly, you can complete plenty of tasks yourself without any training or access to special tools. Follow this how-to guide to keep your A/C in good shape between formal tune-ups.

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Proper Cleaning Tips for Your A/C’s Evaporator Coils

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Proper Cleaning Tips for Your A/C's Evaporator CoilsCleaning the A/C evaporator coil is an important step in preventative maintenance. A clean coil improves energy efficiency and helps ensure your Fresno home is comfortable until summer’s end. Put a star next to A/C maintenance on your springtime to-do list, and get started.

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How Central A/C Works

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

How Central A/C WorksCentral split-system air conditioners have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. When you hear the term central A/C, the split system is generally the one you’re thinking of. The other main type of central A/C is the package system, which combines its components in one box, usually installed on the roof or a concrete pad next to the house. The main components of the split system central A/C include:

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A Fall HVAC Checkup Should Address These Issues

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

10.02.13To get the most from your energy dollars as the heating season begins, schedule a fall HVAC checkup for your heat pump or furnace. These systems need routine maintenance to provide the most energy-efficient heating for your Fresno area home, and if you use a gas or propane heating system, you’ll ensure your safety by having an HVAC professional go through it.

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Are Your A/C Coils Clean? Here’s Why They Should Be

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Are Your A/C Coils Clean? Here's Why They Should BeThe coils in your air conditioner are responsible for the exchange of heat to keep your home comfortable during our long, hot Fresno cooling season. The evaporator coil, which is located inside your indoor air handler, absorbs heat from the air in your home. The condenser coil, located in the outdoor condensing/compressor unit, expels the heat outside. Over time, dirt and grime build up on your coils and prevents the optimum exchange of heat, resulting in your system working overtime to keep you cool. This can raise your utility bills and reduce the life of your system.

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