Monthly Archives: September 2013

IAQ – Allergies and asthma – Indoor AC Equipment

Indoor Air Quality In the previous article on Indoor Air Quality, the section of your air conditioning system from the wall filter to the indoor equipment was covered. This installment covers the indoor machinery. Two types of equipment are used … Continue reading

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IAQ – Allergies and asthma – Return Air Duct

Indoor Air Quality Allergies and asthma are triggered by the body’s reaction to substances in the environment. Sometimes the cause is: known from experience told to you by your physician unknown I am starting a series of short articles on … Continue reading

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Good news about freon leaks

In preparing our annual refrigerant purchase in light of the upcoming refrigerant phase-out I made a surprising discovery. Refrigerant usage analysis Click on the link above and you will see the result of American Standard’s all-aluminum coils sold by Swinson … Continue reading

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What happens when R22 refrigerant (Freon) is no longer available?

Most air conditioners that are older than 10 years of age use R22 refrigerant. R22 was introduced in the 1950’s and became the predominant refrigerant used in residential air conditioners and heat pumps. In 1989, the United States was a … Continue reading

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Do I have to replace my entire air conditioning system?

Several times per day, our technicians add refrigerant to air conditioning systems. Each of these systems is leaking refrigerant. Air Conditioners do not consume refrigerant; they only leak it. A well maintained and repaired air conditioner may run 20 years … Continue reading

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Why compressors fail

A compressor failure is one of the more expensive of common failures of air conditioning systems. I’ll describe in this article the causes and prevention of failures. First I’ll explain what job the compressor has in cooling your home. The … Continue reading

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Capacitor failures

http://www.airstarsolutions.com/Documents/CheapCapacitors.pdf If you are experiencing repeated failures of capacitors in your air conditioning system the problem may lie in China. Fifteen or twenty years ago the production of capacitors was moved out of the United States to countries such as … Continue reading

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