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Choosing the Right Size Air Conditioner for Your Home

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135382813If the time has come for a new air conditioner, it is important to find a unit that truly meets the needs of your home. Use the following tips to ensure that you choose the right size unit to get the most efficiency from your air conditioner.

Take Measurements of Your Home
If you want your cooling system to work throughout the house, you have to take measurements to get a better idea of the square footage of your home. These measurements will make it easy to determine what size unit you need. Without these measurements, you might get a unit that is too big, which will waste a lot of energy. If you get a unit that is too small, you will not be able to keep your home as cool as you prefer.

Compare It to Your Current Unit
If you are replacing an old air conditioning unit, you can determine what size you need by examining the older one. If your other air conditioner efficiently kept your home cool, you can buy a unit that is the same size. If it never worked properly, though, it might be time to get a different size so you can enjoy a comfortable temperature inside your home.

Ask the Professionals for Help
One of the best ways to figure out what size unit you need is to ask the professionals. Call an air conditioner company to come look at your home to determine which size unit will do the best to meet your needs. They can also show you a few different unit options so you can choose the right kind of system for your home.

Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions, LLC can help you find the perfect air conditioner for your home. We install high-quality systems that keep your house nice and cool during the brutal summer months in Tucson. To learn more about our installation and repair services, visit us on the Web or call 520-495-2227.

Testimonial – Jack W. from Tucson

We at Cool Breeze Air Solutions always try to offer superior customer service, and our expert technicians do their best to arrive promptly and answer all your questions. Here is what Jack W. from Tucson wrote to us about his air conditioning repair and heat pump installation:

Thank you for the great service that your company provided for me. Your company came out to service my air conditioner, it was making a loud noise. Your service technician was at my house within the hour from when I called to set up my appointment. He was very helpful and professional. He was neat and lean he also left my house in perfect condition! I am amazed at how quiet our new heat pump system is. I just wanted to let you know that we are very happy with the service Cool Breeze provided for us. And I would recommend your services to anyone.

– Jack W., Tucson area

Why is My Central Air Conditioner Making Noise? A Tip from Tucson

A good air conditioner is a life saver in the midst of a hot and sticky day in Tucson, but just because the system makes you comfortable and makes the hottest months bearable doesn’t mean you want to hear it clanging and banging all the time. If you notice excess noise coming from your air conditioner, it might be a problem that can be fixed by your technician. Here are some common causes of excess noise from an air conditioner and what you can do to fix them.

  • Blower – The blower is a motor and fan blade assembly. If the blade touches the housing or if the motor needs a tune up, it might start to make excess noise. Loose screws, foreign objects, or a need for oiling or new parts will all cause noise problems but they are all easy fixes.
  • Ductwork – If the sounds you’re hearing are in the ductwork or vents, it may be due to expansion and contraction in your ventilation system. This is normal and while it may be obnoxious, it tends not to persist during the hottest months as temperature won’t fluctuate as much.
  • Bubbling Sounds – If you hear a gurgly or bubbly noise coming from your indoor unit, it may be due to a blockage in the condensate line. The easiest solution is to clean the condensate line and check for any clogs or blockages in the system.
  • Clicking Sounds – If you hear a clicking sound, it is likely from the relay or contractor in the system. If this is the case, have a professional check it right away. Electrical problems are not to be taken lightly where your air conditioner is concerned.
  • Foreign Objects – Sometimes, the condenser fan will make a lot of loud noise because foreign objects get stuck in there. Sticks, leaves, toys, food from small animals – it can all get stuck in the fans and make a tremendous amount of noise. Keep the area around your condenser unit clear of debris and check it often if you hear loud noises.

Most noises from your central air conditioning unit are explainable and can be fixed relatively easily. If you cannot find the source of the noise, however, and it is only getting worse, call a professional before the problem grows.

Breakdowns – How to Handle an Overloaded AC: A Tip from Tucson

The last thing you need on a hot day in Tucson is for your air conditioner to suddenly cut out. Without the cooling power it provides, your house will get uncomfortable quickly. Fortunately, once you know why this happens, there are several things you can do about it.

Why Air Conditioners Cut Out

The most common reason for air conditioner failure is an overabundance of pressure in the unit. This happens because the coil gets too hot, causing the pressure to rise in the entire device. As the pressure rises past a certain point, an automatic safety shutoff system is engaged. If you can stop the coil from heating up to this point, you can keep your air conditioner running.

How to Keep Them Running

Of course, this is easier said than done. Since your condenser unit with the coil inside is located outside in the heat, it’s only natural for it to get hot during the day – especially an extra hot day when you’re using your air conditioner a lot. You also need to be careful not to put anything over or up against your outdoor condenser unit.

While this may block the sunlight, it will also keep heat in the system and prevent the air conditioner from removing exhaust naturally. So in order to keep your air conditioner as cool as possible, make sure there is nothing up against the vents or impeding air flow in any way. Once you’ve done this, try and find a way to provide shade for you air conditioner without placing objects near the device. Blocking out direct sunlight is the best way to keep your air conditioner cool as long as you can do it without interfering with the system’s natural air flow.

Getting it Back On

If your unit does cut out on you, don’t despair. The best thing to do is to wait about a half hour to give your unit a chance to cool off on its own. Then, spray the coil and other overheated areas with a fine mist of cool water. This should lower the temperature enough that the system can come back on without any further complications.

If the problem persists despite the work you’ve done to keep it cool, you may want to call in a professional to take a look and make sure nothing is broken or worn inside to cause the overloads. Most of the time a little maintenance will take care of the problem, but if not, you’ll want to get repairs done quickly to avoid a full breakdown.

Why is Ice in Central Air Conditioning a Problem? A Question From Red Rock

If your air conditioner does not seem to be working as well as it should in your Red Rock home, your natural first reaction is to go out and take a look at the compressor to see if there is anything you can do quickly to correct the problem. Of course, you cannot assess the situation unless you know what you are looking for. For instance, if you see ice forming on the condenser coil or anywhere else on the air conditioning system, you will know you found the likely source of the problem.

Ice can form in your air conditioner for a number of reasons. The most common one is that your refrigerant levels are low. Since this refrigerant is contained in a closed system, a deficiency in refrigerant means that there must be a leak somewhere in that system. Only a certified professional can refill your refrigerant and determine where the leaks are in the system to make the necessary repairs.

Another reason that ice can develop in your air conditioner is because the air is not flowing fast enough through the system and across the coils. This can happen because of a problem with the fan or because there is an actual physical impediment to the air flow. Regardless of the reason, the ice will form because without adequate air flow the condenser coils will get too cold.

These coils are typically kept just above freezing by the constant flow of air across them. When the air passes by them at this temperature, the moisture from the air condenses on the surface of the coil. But because the coil is not quite freezing, the water then runs down into a collection pan. When the coil is too cold, however, the moisture from the air will freeze on the coil before it can run off.

This ice actually manages to insulate the coil and keeps it from properly cooling the air or removing any additional moisture. If left unattended, the ice in your central air conditioning system can cause real damage to the unit. Plus, it is not allowing the air conditioner to do its job and cool your house down. So if you notice any amount of ice at all beginning to form on any part of your air conditioner, be sure to call for professional service right away.