In Citrus County as well as most of Central Florida, air conditioning clogged drain lines are a regular occurrence. At Beacon Services & Appliances | Beacon Air & Heat, Inc. we determined […]
Condensate Drain Line Woes
A condensate drain line is a gravity fed pipe that carefully and safely removes the condensation buildup from the evaporator coil inside the air handler. On a normal summer day, an air conditioning system can remove anywhere from 5 to 20 gallons of condensate from the air. This cool water fills the evaporator drain pan, and then flows out of the system through piping to the exterior of the home.
Why Does My Air Conditioner Keep Freezing Up?
What has caused this ice buildup on the copper lines connected to your air conditioner?
No Cooling Without Moving Heat
A clean condensing coil is one of the pillars of a properly working air conditioning system. Refrigerant in the form of a high pressure hot gas enters the condensing coil where it is cooled to the point of fully turning to a liquid state. The cooling occurs as ambient temperature air is pulled through the coil, courtesy of the condensing fan. The heat expelled from the hot gas is transferred into this air.
Importance of Filter Maintenance
If a filter is not changed often enough, or not used at all, contaminants in the air will begin to build on the walls of the ducts, and inevitably the evaporator coil itself.
Air Conditioner Leak Detection
Most of the air conditioning systems we deal with in Central Florida are “closed loop” systems. A closed system means the refrigerant gasses inside the system never come in contact with our […]
Clean Coils for Energy Efficiency
It is called “Preventative Maintenance”, or “Clean & Tune”, but what benefit does it really provide for the owner of an air conditioning system? Remember: Air conditioners don’t cool the air. They […]
Dust to Dust
When we are tasked to perform a Duct Cleaning Service, the ducts and grills themselves are the primary focus of our work. However, dust itself is the reason we are there. The […]
To Defrost, Or Not To Defrost…
During the winter months, one of the most common calls our office receives is that our customers noticed their outdoor unit making strange noises, or they saw smoke coming from the outdoor unit. There is always the possibility that there is indeed a valid issue that needs to be addressed, and if they are indeed seeing smoke, they may need the fire department more than an air conditioning company. So we ask a few more qualifying questions and help them come to the most likely conclusion. Their heating system is a heat pump, and it has gone into “defrost”.
Maintenance Tips For Your Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is likely the most used appliance in your kitchen and it may also be the largest consumer of energy, too. Proper maintenance will reduce energy consumption and extend the life of the refrigerator.