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Switch off your air conditioner immediately, unplug it, and open the front grill. Using a flashlight, peek inside the unit.
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Condenser Coil Repair - An old HVAC condenser coil needing repair. A sure sign of a leaking condenser coil or even an evaporator coil is the presence of oil between the tube sheets. Over the years the vibrations from the unit transmit to the tube sheet.
This video shows how to replace the motor. Check its circuit breaker, and any switch that controls it at the air handler or furnace cabinet. Then check the door switchвa small switch inside the metal door that prevents the appliance from running when the cabinet is open.
An EER certifies the cooling efficiency of HVAC units. The SEER is determined by the cooling output during the winter divided by its electric input during the winter. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient it will be.
Various manufacturers produce heating and cooling units, and there are pros and cons to each.
An air conditioner loses five percent of its efficiency for every year that it goes without maintenance. With just a few easy maintenance procedures.
The only thing that comes on in the house when you turn on the thermostat is the fan relay and fan in the air handler or furnace. Then switch the fan switch from AUTO to ON. The fan only should come on. If the air handler makes a buzzing sound, it probably has a bad fan relay or, more likely, blower fan.