iAir Services Blog: Archive for May, 2015

6 Factors That Affect Your Air Conditioner’s Size

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Air conditioners need to be properly sized before they are installed. And we don’t mean physical size, though obviously, you need a unit that can fit into the appropriate spot in your home. We’re talking about the relative power levels of the system.

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Why Is a Short Cycling Air Conditioner a Problem?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

“Short cycling” is a term used to describe when an air conditioner turns on and off rapidly throughout the day. It could mean a system that shuts off before it has finished cooling your house, only to turn on again a few minutes later. It could also refer to a system that cools the air too quickly, turning off only to turn on again too soon. In either case, it spells trouble for your air conditioner. With another hot and humid summer on its way for residents of Austin, TX, trouble is the last thing you need. Why is a short cycling air conditioner a problem? Read on for the answers.

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How Can I Check My Air Conditioning’s Efficiency?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Efficiency is one of the most important aspect of your air conditioning system. An inefficient air conditioner will cost you significantly more in monthly bills than an efficient one, which can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of the system’s lifetime. Routine maintenance and prompt repairs can improve your system’s efficiency, but it helps if you know at least a little bit about what to look for. Austin, TX, has hot summers, and the ability to improve your system’s power to fight it can save you a great deal in the coming months. “How can I check my air conditioning’s efficiency?” you ask. There’s a few simple ways to tell.

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How Difficult Is It to Install a Ductless Air Conditioning System?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Ductless air conditioning systems are less complex in layout than standard central ACs because they do not require a ventilation network for the distribution of cooled air. They also use smaller units to do their job (multiple mini-air handlers rather than a single large indoor evaporator and air handler). This makes ductless air conditioning systems easier to install than their counterparts that use ducts.

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