Air conditioning low airflow cause cure

Dc’s Mechanical HVAC 949-770-9616 What causes low airflow in my supply registers? When you use your air conditioning the heat removed from the air causes the air to become dense and harder to move. These are some things to look at to make sure the air flows good in your home or office.

Do it yourself free air conditioning tips

First lets make sure we replace that old air filter with a new one and use a good quality air filter if you have air conditioning this will prevent the dirt from going into the evaporator and plugging up the coil. I like to start at the furnace or FAU and work my way around the home. We want to unplug the unit and remove the panels looking at the blower motor and blower wheel this is important that you clean both and make sure the dirt is not in the veins of the blower wheel. I use co2 and blow out my wheel and motor. You can use compressed air or a brush and vacuum to clean the wheel. Some times you might have to pull out the assembly and this is easy and can be done yourself without hiring an air conditioning contractor.

Next thing is we will move up to the evaporator coil mounted on top of your furnace or FAU remove the panels and clean the fins with care not to bend or destroy them. After brushing down the evaporator coils we can either blow them out or use a vacuum to get the remaining dirt off it. I like to use a self-rinsing evaporator coil cleaner on the inside part of the evaporator or A coil. Put all your parts back together and plug the FAU back in.

Go to your thermostat and lets turn the fan switch to the on position. We will now go back to the furnace or FAU and feel for air leaks! This is really important that each and every leak be sealed you can use duct tape at every leak forcing the air into the ductwork.

Next thing we will want to do is go into the attic while the fan is still on and check each of your duct runs and connections. I have found so many air leaks in ductwork causing the loss of efficiency and this is your money going right out the door! Use the duct tape to make repairs on all the air leaks in your attic. Air always wants to take the pass of least resistance so make sure all air leaks and loss are repaired.

You can also find new flex ducting at home depot and also your favorite hardware supply store.  Following these procedures as I described will save you money on your air conditioning electric bill this summer and keep your home cool and comfortable.

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Attic heat affects on your air conditioning

Many people ask about how much heat is in your attic and the affects it has on your home air conditioner. I am a strong believer that the heat in your attic has a huge affect on your air conditioner where temperatures in Southern California can get as high as 150 degrees Fahrenheit in your attic and will work its way into your home by heat transfer through your ceiling.

Air Conditioning efficiency tips to save money

Here are some really great tips to cut the electrical cost and make your air conditioner run to peak performance. Make sure we have good insulation coverage and also make sure your insulation is not old and degraded. Attic insulation is a great start to make your home efficient with a great R-value. I also like to get that hot attic air out of the space with either attic fans or roof vents. Removing this hot attic air is really important because your roof gets sun all day long and the heat that builds up in the attic will migrate into your home all night even when the temperatures drop at night because the heat is trapped in there is you do not have any ventilation or exhaust.

Attic exhaust fans do they work?

The cost to run the attic fans and ventilation is cheap on your electric bill and keeping the inside of your home from having the air conditioner removing the heat. There are many different styles of attic ventilation for sale today from wind powered, solar, and electric motors but each work great and use low electrical power. Remember air conditioning is removing heat from a confined space or area so lets make your home air conditioner more efficient this summer and save you some money on your electric bill during the heat of this summer.

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Mobile RV Air Conditioning 949-770-9616

Turn to the expert mobile RV air conditioning from roof top air conditioner or dash air conditioner Dc’s Mechanical does them all. If you have an older R12 dash air conditioner and need the retrofit to 134a we can handle your needs right at your storage unit or home. No more having to drive your recreational vehicle to the dealers or shop because we will come to you. Don’t let your roof top air conditioner go without service and fail right when you get to your favorite camping spot and ruin your fun without air conditioning. Dc’s will come make sure all your RV air conditioners are running like new with out cleaning process and maintenance on both dash and roof top air conditioners. Most people are unaware that your air conditioners need to be serviced to make sure they do not fail at the time you are enjoying camping or going out to the desert for some off road fun. From remote air conditioners to package units we do them all. I have worked on RV air conditioners for over 20 years and have been hired by many dealers to fix air conditioners for their customers. I am offering my services customer direct and cut out the dealers to save you time and money. Dc’s Mechanical offers a mobile air conditioning repair in South Orange County and prices that cannot be beat.   Dc’s Mechanical air conditioning the company that comes to you for all air conditioning needs! No matter what refrigerant you need we carry it R22, R410A, R134A, R12, Carrier air conditioner, Dometic air conditioner, Coleman air conditioner, Atwood air conditioner,  and many more. Turn to the experts at Dc’s Mechanical for all your RV air conditioning needs and we will come to you!

 

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Air Conditioning |Size|Refrigerant|Voltage

I get asked many questions from my customers that want to know what size air conditioner they have at their home or office. Air conditioning technicians get most of our information from the nameplate located on the condensing unit outside if you have a split system central air conditioner. If you have a package unit you can follow the same instructions I will give you also. I have this picture so you can follow along and understand this easy and go over it. I hope this will help you understand more about your air conditioner for the do it yourself or just people that want to know all about their current air conditioner like size in tons or BTU’s. Refrigerant type and amount for those that want to charge their own air conditioner or just want to know how much refrigerant does my air conditioner hold?

How to read an air conditioning name plate

Air conditioner charge

This is a Lennox brand air conditioning condensing unit
M/N = Model number
13HPX = 13 seer unit (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)
048 = 4 ton condensing unit (12000 BTU per ton)
230 = 230 volt condensing unit
18 = single phase unit

S/N = Serial Number
1913H188804 = this will give us the year manufacturing 1/9/2013
HFC – 410A = the refrigerant that is used in this condensing system
9 LBS 11 OZS = this is what the factory charge is for installation and usually the max total refrigerant charge
Design Pressure Hi 446 Low 236 = this is what the factory has pressure tested to and please never use these pressures when charging you will hurt yourself!
Compressor
PH 1 = single phase
RLA = Run Load Amps (for checking amp draw while compressor is running)
LRA = Locked Rotor Amps (the amps the compressor draws during start)
Fan Motor
PH 1 = single phase
FLA 1.7 = Full load amps (what the condenser motor draws during run)
HP ¼ = Horse Power (this is a ¼ hp condenser motor)
Min CKT = (this is the minimum amp draw and equals 28.8)
Max Fuse Size 50 = (this is how we get the proper wire size and fuse for this condensing unit)

If you need any help questions or comments please feel free to post below!

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Sediment trap FAU furnace and water heater

Sediment trap FAU furnace and water heater Here is a picture and a description how to make and install a sediment trap for your home water heater and furnace. I have experienced this filter and trap on the commercial side of heating and air conditioning but now some inspectors are requiring this when it comes to selling your residential home. This trap is easy to make and the picture shows you exactly how to make the sediment trap for your water heater and furnace.

Natural gas sediment trap how to install

The parts you will need can be purchased at home depot or your favorite hardware store. Make sure you use Teflon tape or pipe dope to seal the threads prior to putting them together. Using black pipe the same diameter of existing pipe so if you are using ½ inch use the same and ¾ use the same and so on! This to me is something new to residential appliances such as water heaters, FAU (furnace) and also pool heaters. If you need help call Dc’s Mechanical HVAC 949-770-9616 serving South Orange County California.
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Sediment trap FAU furnace and water heater
Sediment trap FAU furnace and water heater

Sediment trap FAU furnace and water heater

Although this picture shows a sediment trap on a water heater you will build or install this same way for your FAU (furnace).  The natural gas will flow in at the top down towards the trap catching moisture, rust and debris that comes from your existing pipes before it goes into your gas valve. Yes most gas valves either furnace or water heaters have a screen in them to catch to all the contaminates before going into the gas valve.  Make sure to use soapy water to test for gas leaks after installing on all your fittings.

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  • Rancho Santa Margarita,
  • Dana Point,
Dc's Mechanical HVAC 
24872 Wells Fargo Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653 
Call 949-770-9616 
www.dcsair.com