Weak Airflow From AC Vents? Why and What to Do

If your air conditioner (which had a strong airflow in the past) has a weak airflow now, there is something definitely wrong with one or more of its components. Before calling an HVAC technician to fix it for you, I would recommend trying the tips I will suggest in this post first. Common reasons for … Read more

Why Your AC is Making Noises and How to Fix It

Unusual noises coming from your air conditioning (AC) unit can be unsettling and may indicate underlying issues that require attention. These noises can range from rattling and buzzing to squealing and clanking. Understanding the potential causes and knowing how to address them can help you resolve the problem and ensure your AC system operates smoothly. … Read more

Are AC Covers Necessary in Winter? Any Alternative?

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The use of AC covers in winter is a subject of debate among homeowners and HVAC experts. AC covers are designed to protect the outdoor condenser unit of your air conditioning system from winter weather, such as snow, ice, and debris. However, their necessity depends on several factors, including climate, the type of AC unit, … Read more

Best Way to Clean AC Condenser/Outside Coil

Cleaning your AC condenser (also known as outside unit/coil) can help the unit cool your house better and efficiently. Actually, one of the main reasons for an AC that is not cooling is a dirty condenser coil. Here’s a summary of the steps for effective condenser cleaning: Symptoms of Dirty Condenser Coils After cooling (by … Read more

How to Clean AC Evaporator Coil for Powerful Cooling

Air conditioners have 2 coils, one inside the house and the other one outside the house. The coil inside the house is called the evaporator coil while the one outside is called a condenser coil. Here is a summary of the steps to effectively clean the AC evaporator coil: How to Tell if an Evaporator … Read more

AC Not Cooling? Why and 11 Ways to Fix It

An air conditioner that is not cooling is often caused by a dirty filter or a blocked condenser coil, which both restrict the free flow of air. It could also be caused by a frozen evaporator coil, leaking refrigerant, clogged/leaky ducts, blocked AC drain line, tripped breaker, thermostat problems or even bad capacitors. When your … Read more

AC Not Blowing Cold Air? Why and What to Do

The common causes of an AC not blowing cold air are refrigerant leaks, thermostat problems, dirty air filters, blocked/closed air vents, clogged drain line, frozen evaporator coil, dirty condenser coil, leaking air ducts or power issues. Sometimes it could be failed components like the compressor or fan motors. Common Causes What to Do Let us … Read more

AC Won’t Turn On? Why and What to Do

The reasons for an AC not turning on are problems with the thermostat, tripped breaker, blown fuses, failed capacitors, frozen evaporator coil, clogged condensate drain line or damaged/dead motors. Common Causes What to Do AC Not Turning on In House? Reasons and the Solutions Let us now look at the reasons why your air conditioner … Read more

11 Signs/Symptoms of a Blown/Bad AC Capacitor

When capacitors go bad, their ability to store charge reduces significantly. As a result, the capacitors cannot supply the AC motors with the startup torque needed and the AC will therefore not start or will take too long to start, and other AC components are likely to overheat and burn out. Here’s a summary of … Read more

How to Quickly and Safely Discharge AC Capacitor

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Discharging an AC capacitor is a critical safety step before attempting any maintenance or replacement of the capacitor in an air conditioning system. Capacitors store electrical energy and can pose a danger if not discharged properly. Here’s a summary of how to safely discharge an AC capacitor: Discharging a Start vs Run Capacitor The rule … Read more