Should My Air Conditioner Be Frozen?

Frozen AC Unit in Salt Lake City

Blog Highlights

  • A frozen air conditioner is an indication that something is wrong
  • Once the indoor coil is covered in ice it can no longer circulate the heat out of your home
  • Coils may freeze as a result of several things

Make Your AC Work Better and Save Money

Salt Lake City Air Conditioner

Blog Highlights

  • In the last ten or twenty years, there have been many innovations to improve air conditioning systems
  • Home automation is a convenient way to monitor various aspects of your home, including air conditioning systems
  • Two-stage or variable speed air conditioners are one of the best options on the market today

Air Conditioner: Other Things You Need To Know

Salt Lake City Air Conditioner

Blog Highlights:

  • Air conditioning units require a large component that often resides outside of the home
  • A nice row of ornamental shrubs or a few larger bushes can hide the unit and give your yard a little extra greenery
  • Make sure you schedule a yearly maintenance appointment with an HVAC company

Air Conditioner Installation

Salt Lake City Air Conditioner

Blog Highlights:

  • Before buying an air conditioning unit for your home or office, it is important to consider what size unit will best suit your needs
  • be prepared to spend anywhere from $3,000 for a basic model to over $10,000 for a larger unit
  • When installing your air conditioner there are three areas of concern

Hiring and How to Avoid Scams

Salt Lake City Air Conditioner Scammer

Blog Summary:

  • Some contractors will take advantage of unsuspecting home and business owners to get more money
  • Any respectable contractor should be able to provide you with a list of recent clients
  • Once you find a contractor that you trust, build a relationship with him

Measuring Air Conditioner Efficiency

Salt Lake City Air Conditioner

Blog Summary:

  • If you are thinking about installing or updating an air conditioner, it is important to understand how to measure the efficiency of a unit
  • We call this mathematical measuring expression the “seasonal energy efficiency ratio” (SEER)
  • Air conditioners with higher SEER numbers are more efficient than those with low SEER numbers

Types of Air Conditioning Systems

Salt Lake City Air Conditioner

Blog Highlights:

  • There are several different types of air conditioning systems on the market today
  • Forced-air is the most common air conditioning system for residential properties
  • If you find that you only need cool air sporadically throughout the warm months, you may be interested in the air-source heat pump system

How Air Conditioners Work

How Air Conditioning Works Diagram

Blog Summary:

  • How air conditioners work is not as complicated as you may think
  • Air conditioners harness the phenomenon of evaporation
  • An evaporator coil, housed in the main air handler unit, turns the refrigerant into a gas which strips heat from the surrounding air