Frequently Asked Questions
How does my A.C. system work?
How do I select the right A.C.?
When the temperature rises above the set point (i.e. 74⁰ F), the thermostat “calls” for cooling. The condenser cools down and pumps refrigerant through a copper pipe to the “A” coil above (or below) the furnace. Warm air is then drawn from the home through the duct system by the furnace fan (air handler) and forced through the “A” coil. As the air passes through the refrigerated (cooled) “A” coil, the heat is extracted and the moisture (humidity) is condensed. The cool, dehumidified air continues to circulate through the duct system into the home until the thermostat is “satisfied” by reaching the set point (74⁰F). The heat extracted by the “A” coil is absorbed by the refrigerant moving through the coil, transported through a second copper pipe to the condenser and expelled into the outside air. The water from the condensation process drips off the coil into a drain pan, and typically runs through a pipe to a floor drain.
Why are the sides of my refrigerator or freezer sometimes hot to the touch?
Today’s A.C.s offer a wide range of features including 2 stage condenser fans, variable speed compressors, various efficiency levels (13 SEER – 20+ SEER), and micro-processors. The benefit is more precise control over the cooling cycle/dehumidification process, and better comfort at a lower cost. Some personal research at the library, in consumer reports, or online will help you be more familiar with feature and benefit options available. One such options is Trane. Heating and A.C. contractors are another good source of information. As with many major purchases, you need to trust and feel comfortable with your installing contractor.
Why is my refrigerator leaking water on the bottom?
Some model refrigerators have part of the condenser coils foamed into the walls of the cabinet.
If the refrigerator or freezer has a forced air condenser under the unit and the coils are not cleaned, the sides of the refrigerator will be warm.
Also, if the ambient temperature of the unit is warmer than normal this could cause the side walls of the unit to be warmer than normal.
In most cases you will need to clean out the coils under the refrigerator. If problem persists call for service immediately or major damage may occur.
What appliance brands do you work on?
On some top mount freezer refrigerators, the problem can typically be a plugged defrost drain funnel or defrost tube.
Some models allow access to the defrost drain area where the funnel can be removed and cleaned.
Can I open and service my purifier?
We work on all major appliances. Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Jenn Air, Kitchen Aid, GE, Caloric, LG, Frigidaire, and all the common brands of course. But our services go beyond the average residential line of appliances including names like; Fisher Paykel, Bosch, Viking, Asko, Marvel, Scotsman, U-Line, Thermador, Miele, Sub-Zero, the list goes on and on.
Why should I have my chimney inspected?
It is not recommended to open and service device by an individual. Call our customer care if you face any issue which requires servicing and opening the device.
I have an LCD screen which is too close to the wall, and requires further distance to allow cables to connect. ?
According to the National Fire Protection Association, chimney’s should be inspected or cleaned annually. The chimney and fireplace / furnace system is quite complicated and an inspection can alert you to a potential problem before it becomes a costly repair or a safety issue. Many times homeowners are unaware of problems that may exist. There are 3 levels of Chimney Inspections that can be done depending on each individual case. It is always a good idea to schedule your inspection and cleaning in the late summer or early fall, before you begin using the chimney or furnace during the heating season. At Northeastern Chimney, Inc., many of our customers request to be on a regular annual schedule for this work. Another important time to schedule an inspection is if you have changed to a new furnace or if you have just purchased the home and want to be sure about the condition of the chimney system.
You can choose another Barkan Mount or contact your local provider to get a special
bracket (model 108) as shown in the examples pictures.