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When you install an Amana Distinctions air conditioner, you never have to worry about the comfort of your home. Amana’s air conditioners are durable, long lasting, and thoroughly tested for quality and performance. Amana air conditioners are also energy efficient. For maximum energy efficiency, choose units with the higher SEER ratings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SSX16 Distinctions – 16 SEER

The SSX16 air conditioner offers many appealing features to improve the comfort of your office or home. With Amana’s quality guarantees and extensive warranty, you can expect superior performance for an affordable price. The compressor is covered over the life of the unit, and the rest of the parts are covered by a 10-year limited warranty.

Benefits of SSX16:

  • Sturdiness. The SSX16’s cabinet is made of strong steel coated in gray powder paint to resist damage. All coils are protected with steel as well.
  • Efficient. The SSX16 received a SEER rating of 16, making it one of the more efficient models available.
  • Quality. This unit is AHRI certified and ETL listed.
  • Quiet Operation. The SSX16 includes a compressor sound blanket and sound control top design to block noise.
  • Environmentally-friendly. This model uses R-410A refrigerant, which is friendly to the environment.
  • Easy to Control and Maintain. This unit is designed to provide easy access to all controls and maintenance locations.

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 SSX14 Distinctions – 14 SEER

With one of the best warranties in the industry and a solid energy efficiency rating, the SSX14 is an excellent choice for an affordable price. The SSX14 features a lifetime warranty for the compressor and a 10-year warranty on all other parts.

Benefits of the SSX14:

  • Easy Access. The SSX14 provides easy access for maintenance on the top and the side of the unit.
  • Quality. With an ETL listing and AHRI certification, the SSX14 exudes quality.
  • Durability. The SSX14 is housed in a sturdy steel cabinet coated with gray powder paint. Coils are also protected with steel, and a built-in filter dryer is included.
  • Quiet Performance. Sound control top design and a compressor sound blanket deliver quiet operation at all times.
  • Environmentally-Friendly and Energy Efficient. The SSX14 uses R-410A coolant, which isn’t harmful to the environment. It also has a SEER rating of 14.

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GSX14 Distinctions – 14 SEER

The GSX14 Distinctions air conditioner offers high-quality performance for a low price. This unit is perfect for buyers with a limited budget. The GSX14 comes with a 10-year warranty, energy efficiency and quiet operation.

Benefits of the GSX14:

  • Easy Maintenance. This unit offers maintenance access on both the side and the top.
  • Sturdy Design. The GSX14 includes a steel cabinet with powder paint finish, rust resistant screws, and a built-in filter dryer to lengthen the life of the filter.
  • Quiet Operation. This model features Amana’s sound control top design, which blocks the noise of operation.
  • Quality Performance. The GSX14 earns a 14 SEER energy efficiency rating, is AHRI certified, and is ETL listed.

GSX13 Distinctions – 13 SEER

Amana’s GSX13 model provides superior, cost-effective performance. This unit is environmentally friendly, operates quietly and features a 13 SEER energy efficiency rating. The GSX13 is covered by a 10-year warranty.

Benefits of the GSX13:

  • Environmentally-Friendly. This model uses chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant.
  • Quiet. With Amana’s sound control top design, this unit operates almost noiselessly.
  • Easy Maintenance Access. The GSX13 allows for maintenance access from the top and the side.
  • Durability. Steel coil guards shield coils from damage, and the unit’s baked on paint finish prevents wear from the exterior.

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15 SEER GPC15M Distinctions

The GPC15M is Energy Star qualified, runs quietly, and is environmentally friendly. This unit is durable, and it is covered by a 10-year parts warranty. The GPC15M is suitable for installation on a rooftop or at ground level.

Benefits of the GPC15M:

  • Longevity. This unit is housed in a steel cabinet coated with scratch-proof paint. It also includes a weather-resistant outdoor coil, a compressor relief valve, and a durable blower motor.
  • Versatility. The GPC15M is capable of horizontal flow or downflow. An auxiliary heat kit is also available.
  • Quiet Operation. The blower on this model is fully-insulated to reduce noise.
  • Efficient. The GPC15M has a 15 SEER rating and is Energy Star qualified.
  • Environmentally-Friendly. This model uses R-410 environmentally-friendly refrigerant

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14 SEER GPC14H Distinctions

The GPC14H offers superior heating and cooling performance in a self-contained unit. This packaged air conditioner is suitable for both rooftop and ground level installations. It is also energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Benefits of the GPC14H:

  • Durability. This unit comes with a heavy-gauge steel cabinet with a UV-resistant, scratch-free finish.
  • Environmentally-Friendly. The GPC14H uses environmentally-friendly R-410A refrigerant.
  • Quality. This model includes a lubricated and enclosed fan motor, an EEM blower motor, and louvered coil protection.
  • Versatility. This unit is approved for use on modular and manufactured homes. It’s also compatible with electric heat kits.
  • Warranties and Accolades. The GPC14H is ETL listed and AHRI certified. It also includes a 10-year limited warranty on all parts.

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13 SEER GPC13M Distinctions

The GPC13M is an energy-efficient, cost-effective model that offers quiet operation and superior performance. All functional parts on this unit are covered under a limited 10-year warranty, and the GPC13M uses only energy-efficient R-410A coolant.

Benefits of the GPC13M:

  • Easy Maintenance. The GPC13M allows for easy access to the insulated blower compartment.
  • Versatility. This model is capable of downflow or horizontal airflow. An optional electric heat kit is also available.
  • Sturdy Construction. The GPC13M is housed in a galvanized Steel cabinet that is coated with scratch-resistant powder paint. The unit’s permanently-lubricated fan motor is completely enclosed for safety.
  • Warranties and Certifications. This model includes a 10-year limited warranty on all functional parts. It is also ETL listed and AHRI certified.

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13 SEER GPC13H Distinctions

One of Amana’s least expensive packaged air conditioners, the GPC13H offers quality performance at a low price.

Benefits of the GPC13H:

  • Durability. This model’s condenser coil is louvered for protection, and its cabinet is made from durable galvanized steel.
  • Environmentally-Friendly. The GPC13H uses chlorine-free, environmentally friendly R-410A coolant.

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Cooling devices create conditions for a comfortable stay in the room. The choice of air conditioning equipment depends on the size of the house, the number of people constantly present in the room and the number of windows and doorways.

How is a split system different from a conventional air conditioner? In order for temperature control to not be a hassle, it is important to understand what the difference is before buying.

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What is a split system?

Split systems are used for heating, cooling and humidity control in a room. Devices such as the CH-S12XN7 clean the space from the smallest dust particles, which is extremely important if there are people with allergies in the house.

The main difference between a split system and an air conditioner is that it is divided into two separate, distant components. The outer section is the compressor that initiates the cooling process, while the inner component consists of the evaporator and fan. The two sections are connected by a set of electrical wires and tubes, also called lines, which are used to transport air between the two sections.

For example, CH-S09FTXDG consists of an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit is installed on the facade, and the indoor unit is installed in the room. They contain the following parts:

The outer part of the instrument is connected to the inner part through a network of special insulated tubes. The outdoor unit got its name because it is installed on the street, and the indoor unit is mounted on the wall in any part of the room.

The volume of the device is minimal due to the design of the device. The parts of the air conditioner that create the most noise (compressor and fan) are moved outside the home.

A big advantage of split air conditioning systems is the possibility of expanding the system with additional outlets for other rooms. Moreover, each has its own thermostat, which allows you to individually turn on or off a specific internal blog as needed.

With additional outlets, the only additional installation required is the inside itself and the copper pipe connecting the external compressor to it.

There is a misconception that air conditioning brings fresh air into the house, but this is not true. The device is built in such a way as to take air from the room, cool it and return it back. The equipment does not enrich the room with oxygen and does not take air from the street. And this means that ventilation and airing remain mandatory for life in the house.

To understand the principle of operation of the air conditioning system, you need to understand what functions the parts of the device perform.

Split system operation cycle:

  1. Liquid refrigerant enters the evaporator under pressure.
  2. Under the action of hot air, the process of evaporation and absorption of heat takes place.
  3. The compressor is pressurized and the gaseous refrigerant enters and exits the unit.
  4. In the condenser, the refrigerant liquefies again and is cooled down by the air blown by the fan.

Horizontal louvres provided with the indoor unit provide air distribution.

A split system like the CH-S09XP7 has an attractive, minimalistic design that blends in perfectly with the interior of any apartment. Also, devices of this type effectively cool or heat the room in a short time.

Useful information: How to choose the right air conditioners for an apartment: 3 main selection parameters Compact split air conditioners according to the method of placement are divided into the following varieties:

  • Floor-to-ceiling - the air flow is directed upwards or rolls over the ceiling and descends. The main advantage of an air conditioner such as the SU-18GR/S-18GR is that the air flow is not directed at the person and minimizes the possibility of getting sick.
  • Wall mounted - most common. Mounted on any part of the wall and suitable for small spaces.
  • Columned - suitable only for large rooms due to their dimensions and the highest power ratings. Are mounted on a floor in a lobby of hotels, halls of restaurants and hypermarkets.
  • Cassette - work on the principle of equal distribution of air in 4 directions. Ideal for large rooms with false ceilings. The air conditioner is mounted in the ceiling and does not affect the design of the room, since only its grille is visually visible.
  • Duct - designed to work in several rooms at once. As a rule, they exceed the power of other split air conditioners. This type of cooling device provides clean and fresh air in country houses, large offices and conference rooms.

The presented equipment is selected according to the type of premises. In apartments and residential buildings, split systems that are placed on the walls, like the CH-S07GKP8 model, will be appropriate. In rooms with a large distance between the floor and the ceiling, the use of cassette systems is an excellent solution. Duct devices are suitable for large spaces with false ceilings.

The choice of a split system is influenced by the amount of energy expended by the device for cooling the room, its efficiency and power. Climatic devices are effective in maintaining the desired temperature in the case when all of the above parameters are taken into account.

Also, split systems are divided into categories according to the type of regulation:

  • inverter - they work constantly, but at different speeds and maintain the desired temperature in the room.
  • non-inverter - heat or cool the air to the desired temperature and turn off. They turn on automatically when the room temperature changes again.

Inverter split systems such as CH-S12FTXN-NG are especially popular because they save energy much better.

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What is the difference between an air conditioner and a split system? They are needed to perform the same functions, have a similar principle of operation.

Considering the many options for cooling devices, it is worth figuring out which is better: a split system or an air conditioner?

The main difference lies in the structure of the equipment. Monoblock devices consist of one block, and split systems - from 2 parts. Thus, a split system is a kind of air conditioner. For example, ZACS-09HPF/A17/N1 consists of 2 blocks. At the same time, monoblock air conditioners are adapted for installation in windows or have mobile variations.

Window air conditioners come in different capacities, but in any case it is enough to constantly maintain a comfortable temperature environment in the room. Another advantage of window monoblocks is the absence of connections in freon tubes, which makes freon leakage impossible.

Asking what is better: a mobile air conditioner or a split system, it is important to reveal all the features of mobile technology.

The main advantage of mobile air conditioners is that they do not need installation at all. You don't need to drill walls or change windows to operate your mobile device. It is enough to connect the monoblock to the network and attach the flexible air duct to the window. This type of air conditioner is especially relevant for those who live in a rented dwelling.

In addition, the monoblock can be taken with you to the country due to the light weight and compactness of the device.

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What to choose?

Choosing the right air conditioner is an individual decision. All air conditioners prevent the development of bacteria in the house, filter the air and eliminate excess moisture.

The following indicators should influence the choice of air conditioner:

  • noise level and power;
  • possibility of free placement;
  • remote control;
  • presence of filters and capacitors.

The choice of air conditioner is also influenced by the type of room. Only properly selected climatic equipment can effectively cope with the task of cooling the air in an apartment, a large residential building, a work office and a warehouse.

It is appropriate to add that any technique requires maintenance. Replacement of filters from time to time is required for any kind of cooling equipment. Otherwise, the development of bacteria on the walls of the air conditioner is inevitable, which can be signaled by a runny nose or frequent headaches.

It is impossible to say unequivocally which is better: a split system or an air conditioner. It all depends on personal preferences and needs. Each type of technology has its own number of advantages, so choosing the optimal model is a task that requires time and knowledge. The considered types of air conditioners and the features of their work will help you find your option.

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0012 How to remove the air conditioner with your own hands: step-by-step instructions for dismantling

Split air conditioning system has a distributed refrigerant transport scheme between the outdoor and indoor units. Such a device has many advantages, except for one - dismantling the system is much more difficult than a monoblock. And often ignorance of how to remove the air conditioner leads to its failure.

How to properly remove the air conditioner

There are three prerequisites to remove the air conditioner yourself:

  • The outdoor unit must be within reach. If it stands on the facade of an apartment building above the level of the second floor, then it can only be dismantled from a window or balcony. Otherwise, you need to involve industrial mountaineering specialists.
  • At least one helper is needed to remove heavy blocks from the wall and properly turn off the compressor.
  • It is necessary to rent a manometric station specifically for the type of freon that is pumped into this model of air conditioner.

The last point concerns stations with conventional (pointer) pressure gauges. Digital manifolds are configured for the brand of refrigerant.

Precautions


If the air conditioner is out of order and cannot be repaired, then it is easy to remove it - there is no need to store freon, the tightness of the compressor, condenser and evaporator is not important.

Do not do this with a working air conditioner. And in this case, the main thing is that dust and even air do not get inside the system. Otherwise, we can talk about the guaranteed output of the compressor after installation and start-up of the air conditioner in a new place. The reason is a feature of the vacuum pump device.

Freon is extremely fluid, and the temperature difference at the inlet and outlet reaches several tens of degrees. No seals and rings used in conventional pumps and compressors will withstand such operating conditions. The required tightness is achieved by extremely precise adjustment of the surface of the moving elements of the pump to the internal geometry of the chambers. The slightest scratch from a solid particle leads to compressor failure. And such a particle can be a grain of ice formed when moisture freezes in the air that has got inside.

That is why new air conditioners are sold filled with inert gas, which is pumped out with a vacuum pump before freon is pumped.

Preparation

To properly remove the air conditioner, the only professional equipment required is a manometric station, which can be rented.

Every DIYer has other tools:

  • set of wrenches and hex keys;
  • screwdrivers;
  • pipe cutter or side cutter;
  • hand vise;
  • pliers.
Freon drain


There are two ways to dismantle the working air conditioner:

  1. Using a manometric station to collect freon in the outdoor unit.
  2. Using a freon pumping and collection station connected to a special two-valve cylinder. The station has its own gauge manifold and a compressor for pumping out refrigerant in liquid or gaseous state.

The first method is more “affordable”, but it can only be used when starting the air conditioner - freon is transported using a standard compressor.

The second method is universal. It can be used even in winter when the air conditioner cannot be turned on due to the low temperature outside. The advantage of this method is also that the external unit will be evacuated - without freon in the condenser. Which is much safer when transported to a new location. But renting such a station and a cylinder will cost more than a conventional manometric manifold.

Freon collection in the outdoor unit

On the side of the outdoor unit there are two fittings from which tubes extend:

  • thin - for transporting liquid freon from the condenser to the evaporator;
  • thick - for pumping freon gas into the condenser.

Both fittings have shutoff valve heads under the caps. A branch with a nipple departs from the gas head.

Freon is collected in the condenser in the following order:

  1. Remove protective caps from fittings and nipple.
  2. Connect a manifold to the nipple.
  3. Turn on the air conditioner to the maximum “cold”.
  4. After a few minutes close the liquid connection valve, stopping the supply of freon to the evaporator.
  5. The pressure is controlled by the manometer.
  6. When the arrow shows “-1 MPa”, tighten the gas fitting valve with a hexagon and immediately turn off the air conditioner (which is why an assistant is needed) - with a long idle mode, the compressor pump may fail.

The reading of the pressure gauge “-1 MPa” means that all the freon is in the condenser, and inside the evaporator, in the tubes and in the compressor there is a technical vacuum.

Dismantling the air conditioner step by step

Disassembly while maintaining the operability of the dismantled air conditioner is as follows:

  • sealing pipe fittings;
  • disconnection and removal from the facade of the outdoor unit;
  • dismantling of the indoor unit in the apartment.

The instructions for dismantling the wall-mounted air conditioner are given below.

Outdoor unit

To remove the outdoor unit of the air conditioner, first disconnect the pipes.

Removing the outdoor unit

There are two ways:

  • Unscrew the union nuts that press the flared ends of the tubes to the flanges of the fittings of the outdoor unit. And in place of the nuts, pre-prepared covers are screwed on. Dignity - the tubes remain intact. The disadvantage is that there is a high risk of air entering the compressor.
  • Copper pipes are cut with side cutters (about 15 cm from the fitting). Bend the edges and clamp (coin) with a vise. The disadvantage is that the tubes in the new place must be installed new. The advantage is that the operation is quick and the probability of dust getting inside with air is much lower.

The other cut end of the tube must also be minted to protect the evaporator of the indoor unit.

The next step is to disconnect the cables (signal and power), remove the unit from the frame on the outer wall and lift it into the room.

Compressor

One situation where it is necessary to remove the outdoor unit may be to replace the A/C compressor. And in this case, the dismantling algorithm is slightly different. The differences are as follows:

  • Freon must be completely removed from the system. The correct way is to collect it in a cylinder using a freon pumping station. Wrong, but simple - to lower it into the atmosphere (if the compressor is replaced in the warm season and the air temperature is higher than the boiling point of freon at normal pressure).
  • There is no need to caulk the tubes - after installing a new compressor, the system is “pumped out” by an external vacuum pump.

It is not possible for a non-specialist to replace the air conditioning compressor on their own. In addition to the vacuum pump and gauge station, it is necessary to have a gas burner to disconnect the suction and exhaust pipes of the old compressor from the system, and then solder the new unit to the system. And even if you rent equipment, you need to have the skills to handle it.

You can remove the unit yourself, but it is better to invite a professional to replace the compressor.

Indoor unit


Most residential split systems have a wall-mounted indoor unit (although there are other placement options). But with the exception of the duct air conditioner, other types are dismantled according to the general principle.

To remove the indoor wall unit, proceed as follows:

  • remove the housing cover;
  • disconnect cables and wires;
  • cut and caulk copper pipes that go to the evaporator of the indoor unit;
  • cut the drain pipe, drain the condensate;
  • "snap off" the latches securing the housing to the mounting plate;
  • remove the block and unscrew the plate from the wall.

Dismantling in winter

The air conditioner can also be operated in winter. And not only as a heater, but also in cooling mode (for example, in rooms where servers are located).

Note. It is possible to collect freon in the condenser of the outdoor unit only when operating in cooling mode - in heating mode it already works as an evaporator.

A feature of winter operation in this mode is that there is a lower temperature limit, which is affected by the type of refrigerant, the type of air conditioner and additional equipment. This dependence is also associated with the features of the compressor device - it is oil-based, and the oil thickens at low temperatures. For conventional air conditioners, the lower operating temperature ranges from + 5 ° C to -5 ° C, for inverter - up to "minus" 15-25 ° C.

Before dismantling the split system, these nuances must be taken into account. And if the temperature is below the specified limit, and the air conditioner is not equipped with a “winter kit” with compressor crankcase heating, then to remove the outdoor unit, you must use a freon pumping and collection station (it has an oil-free compressor).

Air conditioner basic maintenance | instructions

Inside, the warm, moist air from your home passes through the evaporator coil. The cold coil absorbs heat from the air, cooling it down before the air returns to your home. Moisture in the air condenses on the cold surface of the evaporator coil as liquid water dripping into the pan below. From the sump, water flows into a drainpipe, which usually leads to a basement drain, sink, or outdoors.

Over time, algae and mold can build up and potentially clog the drain, so if the drain is either not flowing or is flowing very slowly, it must be turned off. A clogged drain can cause damage by spilling liquid on the floor or, if the system is equipped with a drain float, stop the system from cooling to prevent flooding.

First locate the drain line at the outlet of the evaporator coil casing. The drain is usually a one inch PVC pipe (white, grey, or black). Follow it to the end where it drains. Often the drain from the line is outside next to the condensing unit, but it can also drain into a sink or drain in the basement or, in the case of attic units, into an outside wall.

Once found, use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to clean the drain. It is best to remove the paper filter from the wet/dry vacuum cleaner to avoid damaging the filter. Bring the wet/dry vacuum cleaner hose to the end of the drain line. You can use duct tape, or just pinch a rag around the gap. Turn the vacuum cleaner on for 2-3 minutes, then turn it off. This will clear the drain of any growing biological matter.

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Technical support for air conditioners

This is about the time of the year when we start to rely on our air conditioners to beat the sweltering heat. A properly functioning AC unit will keep your home at a comfortable temperature even on those 90-degree days. That being said, there is nothing worse than finding out that your air conditioner has broken down on a hot summer day.

The best way to avoid this problem is to confront it long before it even happens - and there's no better time than now. We'll cover some common air conditioner problems, how to spot them, and what to do if they occur.

General air conditioning problems

Your air conditioner does not turn on.

If you have a central air conditioning unit, you should first look at your thermostat and make sure it is set to "cool". Inspect the external wiring and make sure it's intact - sometimes animals can gnaw on the wires and damage your device. If everything is in order, check your home's electrical wiring for a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. Reset the power in your home and see if that solves the problem.

If none of these solutions solve the problem, your AC may have a faulty motor or faulty internal wiring. In this case, you will need to call an HVAC specialist for further examination.

Your air conditioner is not cold.

If your air conditioner is not blowing cold air, look at the thermostat and make sure it is set to the correct temperature. Try lowering the temperature a few degrees. If you don't notice a difference, the evaporator or condenser may be clogged. Check both and thoroughly clean any dirt or debris you see (be sure to turn off the unit before doing this!). Too much dirt or buildup of debris such as pollen, weeds, and leaves can prevent cold air from getting into your home. Make sure the coils and fins of your condenser are properly cleaned so that air flows properly. If none of these steps solve the problem, contact a specialist.

An air conditioner not blowing cold air can also indicate a refrigerant leak. Check the line kit (copper tube from indoor to outdoor unit) and look for any damaged areas. Also visually inspect the connections inside and out. With a large refrigerant leak, you will see a wet spot. The air conditioning technician may also use a special dye to check for small leaks.

Your air conditioner fan is not working.

If your AC fan is not working, you need to first check the internal electrical system and make sure you don't have a tripped or off circuit breaker that is preventing your AC device from receiving power. Next, check the air conditioner itself. If excessive ice buildup occurs, it can cause the fan coils to freeze and interfere with fan operation. In this case, you need to turn off the air conditioning system and contact an HVAC specialist.

Another reason the AC fan is not working could be due to a bad fan relay or motor. If you suspect this is the case, contact an HVAC specialist as soon as possible.

You notice mold in the air conditioner.

Mold is a common but serious problem that can pose a health risk to your family. Unfortunately, this is not easy to fix and will most likely require the help of a professional. If you notice mold growth in your air conditioner condenser, contact your local HVAC specialist. They know best how to solve this problem and make your family happy and healthy.

Common central air conditioner problems

Your air conditioner does not cool rooms evenly.

If you notice that your air conditioner is not evenly distributing cold air throughout your home, make sure your air filters are clean and in good working order (see our tips on how to clean your air conditioner filter). you have replaced them, some time has passed, you can install or have someone install new filters.

If the problem is still not resolved, the problem may be with your air ducts. In this case, you should call an HVAC specialist.

Another possibility? Perhaps your air conditioner is too small to effectively cool your home. If so, you need to replace your air conditioner with something more powerful that can adequately distribute cold air throughout your home.

AC controls not working.

If all or part of your AC controls have stopped working, the problem is most likely with your thermostat. Make sure it is set to "cool" mode - if it is set to "heat" mode, the air conditioner will not turn on. Lower the temperature five degrees and see if there's a noticeable difference. Then try replacing the batteries and see if that solves the problem. If your thermostat is not battery powered, or if replacing the battery does not solve the problem, reset your thermostat according to the manufacturer's instructions.

If resetting the thermostat does not solve the problem, check the electrical system in the room. Make sure all of your switches are set to the "on" position, and be sure to check for any disconnected circuits.

If your thermostat still does not turn on, turn off the power and open the thermostat. Check wiring for loose wires or screws. Place the offset wires in place and make sure they are secure.

If your thermostat is still not working, you may need a new thermostat. Total Home Supply offers a wide range of quality and affordable thermostats designed to enhance your personal comfort.

Result: Central air conditioners are more complex than window or mini-split units. It's certainly worth trying to diagnose the problem yourself, but any major repairs should be done by a professional.

General AC window problems

AC thermostat control panel not working.

Does your window air conditioner work, but its controls don't work? First, make sure your air conditioner is on "cold" mode. Lower your thermostat a few degrees to see if there's a noticeable difference in temperature. If that doesn't work, unplug the AC unit and try rebooting it.

If your AC controls are still causing problems, this may be due to internal component problems. Most air conditioner manufacturers offer some sort of warranty on their parts - see user manual for details. Since window air conditioners usually do not give the user access to the interior, an air conditioning technician will need to diagnose and fix the problem accordingly. However, you may be better off just replacing the air conditioner, as hiring a technician to service the unit will likely be more expensive than buying a new unit.

Your fan is not working.

The window air conditioner fan does not work for a number of reasons. First, check the AC unit and make sure it is plugged in. Check your home's electrical wiring for tripped circuits or anything that could prevent your unit from receiving power.

If everything looks good on the outside, unplug the AC unit and check the fan and filter. Look for anything that might be blocking the fan and remove it accordingly. Check the filter and see if it's clean - if it's too dirty, the AC unit won't work properly. Switch off the appliance, remove the filter and try to clean it or, if it is really dirty, replace it.

If replacing or cleaning the filter does not solve the problem, the problem may be with the AC control board, internal control board, or some other internal part. Please refer to the manufacturer's warranty for details on the parts. If the repair process is too complicated or the warranty has expired, you may be better off completely replacing the AC unit.

Your air conditioner blows warm air.

If your air conditioner is running but blowing warm air, first check the filter and coils and clean them accordingly - dirty parts can reduce the performance of your air conditioner.

If cleaning the inside of your air conditioner did not solve the problem, you may have a more complex problem. Your air conditioner's controls may not be working properly, or your unit may be low on refrigerant. Either way, hiring a professional to diagnose and fix the problem will almost always be more expensive than replacing the unit.

Result: Window air conditioners are easier to fix yourself and cheaper than central air conditioners. While it's worth trying to fix window air conditioner problems yourself, having a professional inspect and repair your unit will likely be more expensive than buying a new window air conditioner.

Conclusion

Some AC problems are easier to fix than others. If you feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the problem, contact an HVAC professional to diagnose and fix the problem. In some cases - especially with window air conditioners - buying a new air conditioner can be a better (and cheaper) option than buying replacement parts and paying for repairs.

Consult a trusted professional to determine if a replacement AC system is right for you. And if you do decide to purchase a new AC unit, be sure to dispose of the old unit properly to reduce your environmental impact. If you're having problems with your heat source, check out our article on common oven problems.

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9 Tips for Using a Portable Air Conditioner • HomeownerFAQs.com

How to Get the Most Out of Your Portable Air Conditioner

Like any new appliance you bring into your home, a portable air conditioner requires some getting used to as well as typical cleaning and maintenance to ensure his full work. No matter where you install it or how often you use it, getting to know your indoor air conditioner and how it works in every room it's in will go a long way in helping you get the most out of it.

To help you learn how to use your portable air conditioner, we have put together the following tips. These tips are meant to help you improve its efficiency, durability, and overall cooling capacity. For more technical information, please refer to our list of frequently asked questions or the user manual that came with your portable AC.

1. Strategic installation

Pay attention to where your portable air conditioner is installed. While it can't always be avoided, there are definitely some areas in your home that you should avoid when installing a device.

Sunspots

If possible, avoid placing the portable air conditioner in areas with a lot of sunlight. If your air conditioner is exposed to the heat of the sun, you may have to work harder to keep the room at the desired temperature. This extra work can eventually lead to a shorter lifespan.

Wet spots

It is also advisable to install and use the air conditioner in rooms with low humidity This is because the higher the relative humidity inside the room and directly around the AC unit, the more condensation it creates.

Depending on the type of portable air conditioner you are using, this extra condensate can increase the frequency of draining and cleaning . If not removed, it will eventually cause the device to malfunction.

2. Distance between walls

One of the main advantages of this type of air conditioner is its portability. This gives you some flexibility in choosing where it can be installed in your home.

However, it is important to pay close attention to where you place it.

No matter where you decide to install the appliance, it is very important to leave enough space between the walls and the appliance itself. If you don't leave enough space, the airflow will be limited. When your device cannot suck in enough air during operation, its power is reduced. As a result, this reduced power will make it harder for your portable air conditioner to cool the room to the desired temperature.

Consult your owner's manual to find out how much space the manufacturer recommends for your particular model.

3. Ventilation

No matter what type of room air conditioner you use in your home, ventilation will always be one of the most important factors to ensure optimum performance and long life of the appliance.

The importance of ventilation cannot be overstated, but it is especially important when it comes to portable air conditioners.

With proper ventilation, the hot air from the compressor is directed outside the room. This will help prevent the AC unit from overheating and also keep the room temperature from rising.

Use right window vent kit

Most portable air conditioners come with a window vent kit that fits most "standard size windows" in homes. However, depending on when your home was built, as well as the region you live in or the style of your home, the definition of a "standard size window" will vary.

It is unlikely that you will have any problems finding the right ventilation kit for the windows in your home, but if you do, other ventilation options are available, including sliding door and false ceiling kits.

4. Keep the outlet hose straight

Now that we have verified that the portable air conditioner is properly ventilated, let's take a look at the outlet hose. You need to limit the number of kinks, kinks, or coils in the hose leading from the unit to the window. The exhaust hose must remain straight with minimal kinks.

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It is highly recommended to minimize any kinks in the exhaust hose that restrict airflow or reduce ventilation. This may require a shorter exhaust hose, or just remember where and how it is installed.

What happens if the exhaust hose is kinked?

If a long and twisted exhaust hose is attached to a portable air conditioner, it will be difficult for it to ventilate.

As a result, moisture in the exhaust air will begin to accumulate inside the hose and eventually begin to drain back into the unit itself. In this case, the cooling performance and service life of the air conditioner may be reduced.

5. Clean and replace the filter regularly

This is probably obvious to all homeowners, but the filter in your air conditioner should be changed regularly. This is important not only to ensure proper operation and cooling, but also to maintain indoor air quality.

How often should I change it?

How often you clean or replace the filter depends on how often you use the AC unit. It would be wise to check it every 6-8 weeks, just to make sure it is in good condition. If your home is dusty or someone in your family is prone to allergies, you may want to consider cleaning or replacing the filter more often.

What happens if I don't change the filter?

If you use a clogged or dirty air filter, this can reduce the airflow to the unit, which can lead to many problems.

These problems include:
  • Reduces efficiency, costs more.
  • More difficult to reach and maintain the desired temperature.
  • Causes the AC unit to work more than it should.
  • May impair indoor air quality.

Many of these problems only occur when the filter is not used for a long period of time, but it does show why it is important for all homeowners to regularly check and replace the filters in their air conditioners.

What if my portable air conditioner has more than one filter?

Depending on the make and model of the portable air conditioner you use at home, there may be several filters inside. All portable AC units come with a pre-filter and do not always require the use of other filters.

While these pre-filters do an excellent job of reducing the amount of large particles that can circulate in the air, they do very little for common allergens known to cause health complications such as mold spores or pet dander. That's why It is recommended to use a different type of air filter in the portable air conditioner.

6. Keep it clean

Keeping your portable air conditioner clean is one of the easiest ways to keep it working properly, and it doesn't take much work.

Easy cleaning:

Simply wipe the outside of the device with a damp cloth. Avoid using excessively hot water or any cleaning chemicals that can damage the look.

How often? Do this every 4-6 weeks.

Deep cleaning:

Unplug the unit and clean the condenser coils to improve efficiency. You can purchase a coil cleaner to use, or you can make your own cleaning solution with water and lemon juice. Spray the solution on the coils and remove after a few minutes.

How often? Do this once a year.

Professional cleaning:

Occasionally, even if you clean your unit regularly, you may need professional service to improve its functionality. cleaning and inspecting the device.

How often? As required.

7. When not in use, store it properly

If you do not plan to use a portable air conditioner, it is recommended to store it away to keep it safe for the next season. Avoid storing the air conditioner in places with extreme temperatures, such as a garage or patio.

Portable Air Conditioner Storage Checklist

It is highly recommended that you perform the following steps before disassembling and storing the AC unit.

  • The unit has been drained of all water.
  • Turn on the fan to dry the interior completely.
  • Deep clean all other parts and let dry, especially exhaust hoses and drain parts.
  • Squeeze the exhaust hose to prevent damage during storage.
  • Cover the unit with a sheet to prevent dust or other debris from accumulating.
  • Store the portable air conditioner in a climate-controlled room.

8. Electrical Requirements

When it comes to powering portable air conditioners, most homeowners should have no problem. The vast majority of these AC units are designed to operate from standard 120V electrical outlets commonly found in homes.

This is a very important feature as it would be difficult to move the AC unit from room to room if a different outlet was required.

It might be a good idea to use a surge protector, which can add an extra layer of protection against sudden power failures. It's also a good idea to be mindful of how many appliances are connected to the outlet so you don't overload the circuit.

Note: This applies to most portable air conditioners used to cool rooms in your home. If you are using a high BTU commercial unit or air conditioner, your may require more power. All electrical requirements can be found in the user manual.

9. Pre-Cooling and Enhanced Circulation

To help your portable AC unit cool you down effectively, it is recommended that you turn it on shortly before the room gets too hot or uncomfortable. If you wait until the sun is bright and the temperature is at its peak, the air conditioner will have to work harder and longer to reach the desired temperature.

Another tip every homeowner should know is to use a small swinging fan near the unit.


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