About Air-Conditioning Systems
By Rodney W. Smith
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.
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