More blog posts about heating and air conditioning:

  1. The coils on my heat pump are covered with ice on cold mornings. What’s wrong with it?

  2. What is the SEER of my old air conditioner?

  3. What is the difference between the “ON” and “AUTO” settings on my thermostat?

  4. How do I find the right size air conditioner for my house?

  5. What is a “ton” of air conditioning?

  6. What is an HVAC system?

  7. The coolant line to the outside unit of my air conditioner is frozen. What's wrong?

  8. What size air conditioner is right for my mobile home?

  9. What is the minimum SEER rating for a new air conditioner?

  10. What does the “AFUE” rating of a furnace mean?

  11. How much life is left in that air conditioner?

  12. Why is there mold around the air conditioning ducts?

  13. What is a geothermal heat pump?

  14. How much will it cost to replace my old air conditioning system?

  15. Why is my air conditioner running constantly?

  16. What is the right MERV number for my air conditioning filter?

  17. What is an air conditioning heat recovery system?

  18. What is the best air conditioner for a mobile home?

  19. What is the average lifespan of an air conditioner?

  20. When should I switch the thermostat to “EMERGENCY HEAT” for my heat pump air conditioner?

  21. Why does the air conditioner condensate drain line need a trap in it?

  22. Should I remove an old whole house fan or keep it?

  23. What is a jump duct?

  24. My air conditioner won’t turn on What’s wrong?

  25. Is it acceptable for an air conditioning condensate drain line to terminate under the house?

  26. What is the purpose of the vent grille over the bedroom door?

  27. Should I have a return air vent in the master bedroom?

  28. Will closing doors reduce my heating and cooling costs?

  29. How much will I save on my utility bill if I get a new higher SEER air conditioner?

  30. What are the most common problems with wall/window air conditioners?

  31. Which one is better for a home heating system: electric or natural gas?

  32. Why does an air conditioner condenser need to be level?

  33. How can I tell if an air conditioner uses R-22 or R-410A refrigerant?

  34. Why is my air conditioner not cooling enough?

  35. Why does it take so long to cool a house when the air conditioner has been off for a while?

  36. What are the right words to use when talking about a heating and air conditioning system?

  37. What is a FanRecycler and AirCycler?

  38. Why is my bathroom vent fan not exhausting enough air?

  39. Why has the thermostat screen gone blank?

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  If you find that the front panel is securely in place and the air conditioner still won’t start back up, then you have a fault safety switch or some other problem, and need a service call from an air conditioning technician. Occasionally, we come across a system that has had a cantankerous safety switch “fixed” by disabling it with tape to keep it in the closed position, or it has been removed altogether. Both of these are safety defects that will put you at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. So...don’t do it!


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