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Old 09-14-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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Does anyone here know about or do Residential A/C and Heating.. I have q's..
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

whats the diff. in
Straight cool and Heat pump?
whats the outside unit do?
whats the inside unit do?
whats the diff. between replacing the outside unit only VS. both the inside and outside unit?
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

I need to understand what everything does in simple terms and, also need to know what I need to replace
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

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I need to understand what everything does in simple terms and, also need to know what I need to replace
in simple terms


Straight cool and Heat pump?
cool pump is for cooling and heat pump is for heating
whats the outside unit do?
the outside unit is the big box with a fan u see outside
whats the inside unit do?
the inside unit is the unit inside
whats the diff. between replacing the outside unit only VS. both the inside and outside unit?
the amount of labor

did i answer all ur questions ?!?! if not i will go ask my friend for u* :laughing6:* *

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yeah you answered them just as i suspected you would. i knew all that already,, im lookin for some SERIOUS answers here..

but thanks for the humor
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yeah you answered them just as i suspected you would. i knew all that already,, im lookin for some SERIOUS answers here..

but thanks for the humor
that guy never posts anything useful. whats wrong with your AC?

is the condenser leakin water or is it just not blowing cold enough air?
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

i just dont feel as though it is working properly, it runs tooooo long to keep up. no leaks anywhere ( or so i've been told)
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

maybe its just my high ceilings with no fan to push and circulate the air?
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maybe its just my high ceilings with no fan to push and circulate the air?
do you have any doors open alot? if you have bad weather stripping along door jams that allows alot of the air to escape.

check all the vents to make sure they arent covered with dust or just closed and also change the filters. we change our every 2 months.

you also have to wash down the outside unit to remove any debis around the fan. a water hose whould be ok for this job. to keep the home comfortable and save energy the thermostat should be around 75-78 degrees and on auto.

ceiling fans do help alot, too right:
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Yeap...I installed ceiling fans in all the rooms in the house and they help circulate the air. Also we keep it at 78, If nobody is home, 80.
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

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Does anyone here know about or do Residential A/C and Heating.. I have q's..
Where's BubbaRRay when you need him!!!! :dontknow:
His dad has an A/C company he might know aswell
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

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whats the diff. in
Straight cool and Heat pump?
whats the outside unit do?
whats the inside unit do?
whats the diff. between replacing the outside unit only VS. both the inside and outside unit?
Straight cool vs heat pump.

Straight cool has a secondary form of heating, either gas or electric coils.

heat pump uses the same coils for heating and cooling by reversing the flow of refrigerant. This will be explained in the next two questions.

The inside unit is called your "air handler" It houses your blower motor (which pushes the air into your house) and the coil and in a straight cool system it also houses some type of heater, either electric or gas.

The Outside unit is called your "Condenser" It houses the Condenser coil and your compressor and a condenser fan motor. This piece of equipment removes the heat that is picked up from your hosue and also compresses the refrigerant gasses (nowadays R-22 but thats irrelevant) inside your system.

Replacing one without the other really depends on the age and overall condition of the units and also what exactly is wrong with them.

Say you have a compressor go out, then just replace either the compressor or the condenser unit. Say you have a leaky evaporator coil (the inside one) then just replace the inside coil, say your unit is over 10 years old and something breaks and everything looks kinda old, then replace both of them for a more efficiant unit.

If your unit is not cooling right I would say do this, in this order, check your air filter, most people are like "Air filter, you gotta change those things??" Yes, Change them every month (unless you spring for the 90 day ones) I say go by your light bill, when your light bill comes in, change your air filter. they are about $1, it's worth it.

If your filter is dirty, chances are really really good that your coils are dirty, This is the part where the mechanically inclined needs to seperate from everyone else, If your coil is dirty they aren't THAT hard to clean.. if you can change your oil you can clean your coil, if you can't change your oil, be prepared to pay someone $50 to $75 to do it for you.

That is just the first step in diagnosing your problem, lets start there.
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Re: Residential A/C and heating

as you stated above i do all of the above, clean the cond. unit every week with water hose, change filter every month when i work the g/f, i mean the dog, did i just say that? !!!

my units are about 13 yrs old, so i think that this may be the prob. but the air temp. coming from the vents is right at 60 deg. which i have been told that this is normal, is this not? coils are clean i think that my system is just aged and overworking itself...

thanks for the easy understandable read Ramius..
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What can I use to clean my coil? Since I am not in the bussiness?
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uhhhh COIL CLEANER,, j/k

home depot or lowes will have coil cleaner that you can use, it isnt the best stuff in the bus. but it'll work fine..
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cheap and easy route home depot or lowes they will know what to use
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I know the pros have some pretty hardcore stuff for cleaning the coil though. :dontknow:
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