Freon is a refrigerant used for most home heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) units in America. While only a brand name of DuPont, the name “freon” often represents all HCFC refrigerants. The makeup of freon includes hydrogen, carbon, fluorine, and chlorine, or HCFC (hydro chlorofluorocarbons).
Common problems with existing air conditioners result from faulty installation, poor service procedures, and inadequate maintenance. Improper installation of your air conditioner can result in leaky ducts and low airflow. Many times, the refrigerant charge (the amount of refrigerant in the system) does not match the manufacturer’s specifications. If proper refrigerant charging is not performed … Read more
Below are some tips, advice and maintenance guidelines for your outdoor air conditioner and/or heat pump. These tips are for better efficiency, longer life, and easier service. Most of the information here applies to both air conditioners and heat pumps. But read carefully, some of the information is for one or the other. If you … Read more
If a room is not getting cooled or heated like the other rooms, it’s very likely there are some simple checks to do before calling your service company. Here are some checks: Check the air filters – both at the intake and return if any. They may be dirty or blocked. Check the air registers … Read more
If a room is not getting cooled or heated like the other rooms, it’s very likely there are some simple checks to do before calling your service company. Here are some of the checks you can perform: Check the air filters – both at the intake and return if any. They may be dirty of … Read more
The thermostat setting is way down, but the room temperature still feels warm. There are usually two causes for this: 1. All thermostats are not equal. Do you have one of the dial types? They are the older mechanical type thermostats that must be calibrated at least once every two years or so. You are … Read more
This is a common problem and you should check for the following before calling for a service technician: Check the power cable, breaker first. Remember if you’re not sure call for service. Check the thermostat: in summer it could be set too high, in winter it could be set too low Check the condensate drain … Read more