Even before the 2010 Florida building codes required Manual J calculations on HVAC installations, Jones Air Conditioning was performing a load calculation on every install. With a proper calculation the air conditioning unit in a home can meet its heating and cooling requirements properly. It helps you avoid an over-sized or under-sized air conditioning unit. If you have any questions on if the current system in your home is sized properly just give us a call: 239-596-5855 and we can do a complimentary satellite load calculation on your home.
Locking caps are now required as part of the 2010 Florida Building Codes on every new air conditioning installation. We are committed to our community by going above and beyond and installing them on our service calls and maintenance's as well. There have been recent deaths caused by our youth huffing freon, one of which occurred here locally in Naples back in 2006. Considering that one in five American teens have used inhalants to get high, according to the National Institute on drug abuse, the thousands of air conditioning units with out locking caps can pose a real danger. Join us in the mission to protect our youth and to keep up with the current building codes.
Next to the compressor the capacitor is the most hard working part of your HVAC system. It's function is to help start the compressor under torque and to maintain capacitors longevity it all goes back to maintenance. Things like maintaining the equipment by changing filters, keeping the condensing unit clean. A capacitor is only rated + or - 5% of the rating of the capacitor. Our capacitors are Non PCB and environmentally friendly. Capacitors are also the most common failed part during a service call. Usually things like rust can corrupt a capacitor. It is vital that you have a certified technician perform service on your unit and when he does always ask him what the condition of the electrical components like the capacitors is. Knowing this can prepare you for costly failures in the future and also help you prevent those failures from happening.
Filters are a vital part of you home's indoor air quality. They are responsible for keeping dust and other allergen causing things from the air you breathe. One should at least inspect the filter every 30 days and change it if necessary. If clean, check at least every 45 days.
If a central air conditioning and heating system is used regularly, the filter should be changed at least once a month.
A filter change costs a couple of dollars, but it is the most important thing you can do to avoid problems later. if you let it go, the blower motor works harder, shortening its life or your evaporator coil could become your filter, blocking airflow and causing it to start icing up; this can cost hundreds of dollars to remedy.
A window air conditioner is not a replacement for a central air conditioning system. Trying to use multiple window air conditioners to cool an entire house can be a very costly mistake. A central air conditioning system is meant to cool your entire home in most cases, or at least a large portion of it. Their hardware, filters and ductwork are meant for the larger jobs. Individual window units are not.
Start by making sure all windows in the area you want to cool are closed and properly sealed. Then close any doors you can to isolate the target area from the rest of the house. This will help to prevent the cool air from leaking through windows and doorways to other rooms or the exterior of the house. If you find that air leaks between the bottom of a door and the floor, you can find inexpensive cloth stoppers that can be placed at the bottom of the door to prevent air from getting through. Or, for a quick fix, you can try a bath towel.
Using a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule. As a result, you don't operate the equipment as much when you are asleep or when the house is not occupied.
Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program.
It is important to keep your blower wheel clean. It is responsible for circulating the air inside of your home. If the filter's are not changed the blower wheel can get full of debris and dust. When this happens it can send it through the duct work. This can cause allergies and other indoor air quality problems. You should have your blower wheel cleaned along with you duct work at least once every couple of years. Remember the air you breathe is very important to your health. Along with cleaning the blower motor, duct work and grills in a home when we perform a duct cleaning we also sanitize the duct system. Give us a call today if you have any questions on indoor air quality.