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Expansion Valve: Operation And Problems

26 November 2019
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The thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) is a critical part of many modern air conditioning (AC) systems. The TXV regulates the flow of refrigerant in the system, which determines the amount of cooling output. Below is an overview of the workings and problems with TXVs. Operation The TXV is not a single component; rather, it is comprised of four main parts – the sensor, capillary tube, diaphragm, and valve body. The sensor detects the temperature and pressure of the refrigerant, the capillary tube connects the bulb to the diaphragm, and the latter opens and closes to regulate the refrigerant depending on the detected pressure and temperature.
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Switching From Electric To Oil Heat? Important Things To Know

24 October 2019
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For those who have previously used electricity to power their heating systems, moving into a home equipped with an oil furnace can be a real adjustment. The first thing to know is that you are not alone. In fact, approximately 5.7 million U.S. homes currently use heating oil as their primary source of heat, in addition to a significant number of commercial buildings and institutions.  While heating oil is available nationwide, it is most popular in the Northeast, with New York and Pennsylvania holding the top two spots and three smaller northeastern states rounding out the top five states for heating oil consumption.
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Preparing Your AC For Colder Weather

19 September 2019
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When seasons begin to change, you'll need to winterize your AC unit so that it is prepared for the winter. You'll want to winterize your home before temperatures fall. Fall is a good time to invite experts to come and clean your vents. There are several other things you'll need to do to winterize your AC. Turn Off the AC There is a switch that can be used to turn your air conditioner on or off that is located on the physical unit.
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Is It Your Thermostat? An AC Diagnostic Checklist

13 August 2019
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Your home air conditioning system has a number of expensive and complex components. A failure in any of these key pieces can result in the entire system failing to function properly. Ironically, many common issues originate with one of the simplest and least expensive elements of the entire system: the thermostat. If you believe one of the thermostats in your home is to blame for an AC system that is not operating as it should, this checklist will help you to diagnose the problem.
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Steps To Take When Your Air Conditioner Doesn’t Seem To Be Working Well

4 June 2019
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When the summer heat arrives, you rely on your air conditioner to keep your home comfortable and cool. However, there may come a time when your air conditioner just does not seem to be working as well as you would like it to. When your air conditioning isn't working well, you may feel lost and unsure of what to do with the situation. Get to know a few steps that you can take when your air conditioner doesn't seem to be working well.
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Troubleshooting HVAC Issues

About a year ago, I realized that our air conditioner just wasn't cutting it. Our home was constantly hot and humid, even though our air conditioner was running almost all the time. In addition to driving up our energy bill, my entire family was tired of sweating constantly. To resolve the problem, we decided to hire an HVAC contractor to come out and fix the problem. He figured out that our compressor was damaged, and he replaced it for us. After that, our system ran great again. This blog is here for anyone who has ever had trouble diagnosing air conditioning problems.