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The 411 about your Air Conditioning system
Most homeowners don’t know too much about the inner workings of their HVAC system and honestly, we highly recommend leaving the repairs to the professionals. There are advantages to understanding the basics of your system. Sometimes it is helpful that you are able to detect a situation that needs immediate attention, or if it is time to schedule a tune-up to increase the efficiency of your system. Knowing simple facts about your air conditioning will help to ensure your safety and could even assist your technician when troubleshooting for repairs.
Here are the 8 main components of your air conditioner.
To put it simply, the refrigerant is the substance that makes your air conditioning cold. It will absorb the heat from inside the house and transfer it to outside.
The compressor is located in the outside unit called a condenser. This component drives the cooling process. It will compress the refrigerant and push it through the system.
The Condenser Fan Motor, also located outside, functions by spinning , pulling cool air in from the outside, cooler than the house’s air thru the condenser coil releasing the houses warm air outside to the atmosphere. As it does this the refrigerant changes state as it goes back into the house as a liquid.
The Blower Motor moves the Air around the house by blowing cold air and pulling the houses warm air back to your system inside to be cooled.
When the liquid refrigerant passes through the indoor air conditioning unit, it flows through a valve where the compressed fluid is allowed to expand.
Usually contained within a small box on top of your inside unit. The evaporator coil performs the reverse task of the condenser coil. Once the refrigerant is no longer compressed, it will be turned back into liquid and flushed through these coils.
Tubing (Line Set)
There will be copper lines connecting the indoor and outdoor units. Inspect them regularly for wear or minor damage. One tube will carry refrigerant indoors and the other carries refrigerant back outside to the compressor.
Modern thermostats can be quite intricate, offering automated timed settings. It is in your best interest for maximum efficiency to install a digital thermostat as it is more precise.
Knowing the very basics of your air conditioning anatomy can help alleviate major issues. If you can recognize that a part does not seem to be operating, you will know to call for service. It will also serve to protect you against dishonest companies. Trust the skilled technicians at Level Home Services when your air conditioning isn’t working. Our team vows to only perform the necessary work to get your system running as best it can
One of the most important features in your home is your heating system. Winters in Western New York are unpredictable. This unpredictability is reason enough to make sure your heating system is operating properly. Belknap Heating & Cooling, Inc. works to ensure that your home is comfortable all year round, including helping your heating system run efficiently. When you contact us with a problem on your heating system, we dispatch a technician as soon as possible. The goal is to diagnose the problem quickly, figure out the solution, and then provide you with a price for the repair.
Don't Put Off Heating Repairs!
If you notice your heating system is on the fritz, contact us, as soon as possible. Nothing would be worse than getting stuck on a frigid winter night without heat. Don't worry, often, if caught right away the repair will alleviate other issues.
Blower Runs Continuously
Blower issues may indicate a problem with the safety switch, which a professional may need to replace.
Electric Ignition or Pilot Control Problem
Faulty ignition or pilot will cause issues with the system turning on when needed.
Repair leaks and gaps in your ductwork which cause heat to escape.
Furnace making a racket? Loud sounds may indicate a mechanical problem, or other issue.
Furnace Won't Heat
This could be an indication of something wrong with the thermostat, central power, the gas line or the system needing maintenance.
Occurs when your system keeps switching between the on and off modes, and may indicate clogged filters, improper airflow, over sized system or a safety has gone bad.
Water noise is Baseboard system
Some homes use radiators and hot water to heat, these require direct repair when not working properly. They may need to be bled and flushed. This can be a sign of a leak somewhere causing air to get in and not letting you heat a full column of water making your system inefficient and cause possible no heat to areas in the house.
When it comes time to replace your older, worn out furnace with a new, energy-efficient model, Belknap Heating & Cooling carries a range of options to keep you comfortable during the winter months. Our certified heating contractors can install a new, high quality-heating system replacement that suits your needs. For more information on the models offered, call Belknap Heating & Cooling in East Amherst, NY today.
Boilers, though they may seem like an old-fashioned heating solution, have stood the test of time for a reason. Boiler systems are energy-efficient and require minimal maintenance. The boilers of today offer consumers the advantage of lower energy costs and precise comfort control. Call Belknap today for service and dependable boiler installation in East Amherst and Tonawanda, NY.
In the event of a power outage, you can rest assured your home or business has the backup it needs with a generator from Belknap Heating & Cooling. Whether you need to ensure your business has adequate power to keep running during a heavy storm or you need to keep your family comfortable during one of the winter snow storms Western New York is known for, Belknap has you covered.
Ductless heating and cooling can provide you with energy efficient, reliable comfort! As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home's heating and air conditioning system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. If your average annual utilities are $4,200, a ductless system can save you up to $1,008 annually or $10,080 in 10 years!
According to statistics taken from Improving the Efficiency of Your Duct System, U.S. Department of Energy: “Typical duct systems lose 25% to 40% of the heating or cooling energy put out by the central furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner.” If you think about it, it’s crazy to run your cold, conditioned air through energy eating ducts that are in a super-heated attic. It’s like sending your cold air through a pizza oven.
What would you think of a house that had one light switch for the whole house? That’s the kind of control you get with central air. So how much time do you spend in each room of your home? At least 40% of the time, most rooms are unoccupied. Don’t pay to heat or cool rooms you are not in! Ductless split systems provide individual zoning so that you pay to comfort only the rooms you are occupying, not the ones you aren’t. And ductless heating and cooling systems are easily installed in older homes where central units can’t easily be installed.