About Air-Conditioning Systems

About Air-Conditioning Systems

By Rodney W. Smith

DexKnows Home ImprovementBookmark and Share

Air-conditioning systems do now blow cold air into a home, but they remove warm air from the home in order to cool it down. Find out how to properly use and maintain the A/C with help from a heating and cooling specialist in this video on air conditioners.

View Transcript

My name is Rodney with A-Team Services, and on this video we're going to be talking about central air conditioning systems. A central air conditioning system is the air conditioning system that's in a residential home. With a central air conditioning system that is what actually cools your home. An air conditioning system does not make cold air. It removes warm air and in the process of removing this warm air, your air becomes cold. A lot of people feel that if they take their thermostat and turn it all the way down to 50 that their house is going to get colder faster. That's not basically how it works. Basically how it works is when you turn your thermostat down to 50 that means it's going to run until it reaches 50. So, turning it down all the way is not actually the best way to actually cool your house properly. Just keep it on what normal temperature you keep it at, 74, 76 degrees and when it reaches that temperature the air conditioner will shut off. The best way to check your air conditioning system to make sure that it's working properly is to make sure that you have power going to your unit, that your filters are changed on a regular basis. If your air conditioner is not working go to your breaker, make sure that it is on, make sure your thermostat is on correctly, and at this point if it's still not working, you're going to want to call your local heating and air contractor. When you call your heating and air contractor, there are several things he is going to be able to do for you to make sure your system is working properly. He is going to make sure that your blower wheel is clean, that your evaporator coil is clean, that your condenser coil is clean. He is going to make sure that all the components are working like your contact, your compressor, your capacitor, your fan motors. He is going to check your Freon pressures to make sure you have the proper refrigerant inside the system to make sure the system is working at optimum efficiency.

About the Expert

Rodney Smith is a heating and air specialist and owner of A-Team Services, which has been serving the Atlanta, Georgia, area since 1999.

Related Guides

Outdoor HVAC System

What Size HVAC System Do I Need?

An oversized HVAC system can shorten equipment life span, increase utility bills, and produce uneven temperature gradients. An undersized model will leave the building too hot or cold on certain days.... Read More

Plan your Home Maintenance

Season:Region:
GO
Log in

Don't have an account? Sign Up

Log In with your Facebook account.
We’ll never post without your permission.
If you previously linked your DexKnows.com account to a Google, Yahoo!, Twitter, Aol, or Windows Live login and don't have a DexKnows.com password, you'll need to create a new password to access your account. Click here to receive an email with your temporary password and then login using your email address and temporary password.
Or

Log in to your DexKnows account:

Forgot Password?
Sign Up

Already have an account? Log In

Log In with your Facebook account.
We’ll never post without your permission.
Or

Create a DexKnows account:

At least 6 characters
By clicking Sign Up, you agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You'll receive the DexKnows Tips email newsletter as well as email updates about your account.
Forgot Password

Please enter your email address so that we can send you an email with a link to change your password..

Change Password

Please enter your email address so that we can send you an email with a link to change your password.

Password

Please enter your new password

Email Address:

At least 6 characters
Link Accounts

Welcome!

Do you currently have an account with Dexknows?

Should we link this account to the one you just created?

Or
Please provide this additional information to register
Will be displayed next to your reviews.
Optional
Yes, I want to find out about great deals, local recommendations and more!
I agree to terms of use and privacy policy

Please share the issue you encountered with our search

I am a(n):

Issue(s):

Please check at least one issue checkbox.
Comments: