Temprite Climate Solutions Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Dealing With Humidity: How AC Systems Handle Moisture

Monday, August 7th, 2023

During the warm, sticky summer months, many people find themselves relying heavily on their trusty air conditioning system in Comox, BC to keep their homes cool and comfortable. However, AC systems do more than just lower the temperature. They play a crucial role in managing indoor humidity levels. In this blog, we will delve into the science behind how AC systems handle moisture, ensuring a pleasant living environment even in the most humid conditions.  

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Why Is My AC Running So Often? 

Monday, July 24th, 2023

As the scorching heat of summer arrives, many of us depend on our trusty air conditioning units to keep us cool and comfortable indoors. However, there might come a time when you notice your AC seems to be running non-stop, and you start to wonder why. An air conditioner that runs excessively can lead to higher energy bills, harsh wear and tear on the system, and decreased overall comfort.

By understanding the common reasons for this behavior, you can take the necessary steps to resolve the issue and ensure your AC runs efficiently. In this post, we’ll explore some common reasons why your AC might be running so often and when you’ll need to call us for air conditioning repair in Parksville, BC.

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Hard-Starting: What It Is and How It Affects Your AC

Monday, July 10th, 2023
Outdoor home AC condenser with clipping path. Isolated on white.

In this post, we’re going to look at one of the common troubles that can affect an air conditioning system: hard starting. If you notice your air conditioner is hard starting, your best course is to call our technicians for air conditioning repair in Campbell River, BC. We’re familiar with the different ways that hard starting can happen in an AC as well as the best ways to address the problem. 

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Air Conditioning vs. Fans: Which Is More Energy Efficient?

Monday, June 26th, 2023

We can give you a quick answer, because it’s no contest: fans. Whether you’re talking about using just the blower fan of your HVAC system (“fan only mode”) or ceiling fans, these devices use only a small fraction of the amount of energy of turning on the air conditioner.

For example, a standard central air conditioner, like the one you probably have in your house, consumes between 3,000 and 3,500 watts of electricity per hour. That same AC when only the fan is running consumes 500 watts of electricity per hour. That’s an enormous difference! Ceiling fans use around the same amount, 500–750 watts per hour.

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Why Water Is Leaking from Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Do you know how your air conditioning in Campbell River, BC cools the air in your house? If you know a bit about HVAC, then you’ll probably answer that it’s because of the refrigerant inside the air conditioner. When you go and stand by the outdoor condenser unit while the AC is running, you’ll feel hot air coming out of it, and that seems to indicate that the air conditioner is pushing heat outside of your home.

This is generally correct. Now, what job does water play in the AC cooling the house? This might make you think for a second. You hear water dripping inside the air conditioner at times, and water can lower the temperature of air. But does water have anything to do with how an AC cools the air?

The answer is no it doesn’t

Which brings us to the question in the title: if an AC doesn’t use water to cool the air, why are you seeing water dripping out of the AC?

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April Is a Great Time to Have Your AC Tuned-Up and Ready for Summer

Monday, April 17th, 2023

April is the first full month of spring, and the best way to celebrate it is with … a maintenance tune-up and inspection for your air conditioning system!

What, that doesn’t sound exciting? We’ll admit that air conditioning maintenance isn’t often on the list of “fun” spring activities. But it is one of the most important because it will help make the coming summer a lot more enjoyable, convenient, and economic for you.

Why do we recommend you call us for air conditioning maintenance in Parksville, BC this April? Because…

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Is a Dead Compressor the End of the Line for an AC?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

You’ve likely heard this bit of conventional wisdom about the compressor in an air conditioning system: 

When the compressor of an AC dies, the whole AC must go with it. A compressor is an expensive piece of equipment, and replacing it is too costly compared to the long-term benefits of getting a new air conditioner.

Like most nuggets of conventional wisdom, there’s some truth to this, but also some myth. A dead compressor in an AC is not an absolute command to have the entire air conditioning system replaced. There are several options a homeowner can consider when the compressor fails, and a complete replacement isn’t always the best. Below we’ll look at the variables involved in what to do when you’ve got an AC with a dead compressor.

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5 Ways to Prevent Your AC From Overheating

Monday, August 8th, 2022

The heatwaves just keep rolling in, and with that, we’re running our air conditioning units harder than ever before. Not only is continuous AC use an intense strain on power grids and electricity bills, but the wear and tear can easily break down units at accelerated rates. This leads to an all-too-common problem at the height of seasonal extremes—permanent AC failure!

As costly as it is problematic, experiencing a unit breakdown is a huge issue on these scorchingly hot days! Thankfully there are plenty of methods to mitigate disaster and save homeowners from such a hassle. The keyword here is certainly prevention, as those in need of a fix have to give their local AC repair folks a call.

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Facts About How Cool Your AC Can Make Your House

Monday, July 25th, 2022
Spinning fan closeup.

When temperatures rise during the summer, you’ll turn to the air conditioning system to cool down your house. While looking at the settings on the thermostat, you may wonder just how cool the AC could potentially make your home. On most thermostats, the lowest setting allowed is 10–15°C, and that’s too cold for most people. Can the AC actually get your house that cool? Could it potentially go farther if the thermostat settings went lower?

We think this is a good question to ask, because it’s not only a theoretical exercise. Knowing the cooling limits of an air conditioning system can help you understand some important basics about how it works and how best to use it. We’ll explain the facts about your AC’s limits below.

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What’s a “Packaged HVAC Unit”?

Monday, July 11th, 2022

The most common type of central air conditioning system and heat pump used for homes is known as the split system HVAC unit. But this isn’t the only type available. Many commercial buildings use a different type of heat pump/air conditioner known as a packaged HVAC unit. These HVAC systems are sometimes used for residential buildings as well, although this is much less common.

We offer service for packaged HVAC units in Courtenay, BC. We’ll talk about what sets packaged HVAC units apart from split systems as well as the advantages they can offer to the right business facility. 

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