Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings
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Designing Heating and Cooling Systems in Large Buildings

Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.

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Problems With Your AC? How To Tell If Your Compressor Is About To Fail You

Nicole Jacobs

Summer is the worst time to have problems with your air conditioner. Unfortunately, that's usually when you notice the problems, especially since you probably turn the unit off once cold weather arrives. Even if you have your air conditioner serviced at regular intervals, issues can still arise. This is particularly true where the compressor is concerned. Compressors wear out on their own time. When they do, your air conditioner isn't going to function properly. If you're dealing with any of the problems listed below, there's a good chance that your compressor is about to fail. Contact a repair technician as soon as possible.

Your AC Is Rattling Away

Your air conditioner may make a lot of noises during operation. Some of them may sound like hums, while others sound like whirs. Those types of sounds are usually completely normal and don't indicate a problem with your system. However, if your air conditioner is rattling, you have a problem on your hands. The rattling is an indication that your compressor has come loose and is working too hard. It's time to call for repairs.

You've Found a Puddle

Puddles around the condensation tube usually indicate that it's clogged with algae or dirt. That's a simple fix; all you need to do is clean the tube. However, if you've discovered a puddle under or around the air conditioner, call for repairs right away. Puddles in these areas of the air conditioner are a sure sign that your compressor has sprung a leak and is leaking refrigerant. You'll need to take care of that right away.

Your Air Flow Is Down to a Trickle

On those hot summer days, you want to feel cold air blasting from your vents. Unfortunately, problems with your air conditioner can reduce the flow to a mere trickle. If your air flow is down to a trickle, have your vents cleaned and change your filter. The problem could be related to dirt buildup. If these steps don't solve the problem, your compressor is failing. You'll need to have it replaced as soon as possible.

You've Got Damaged Wires

Your air conditioner has exterior wires that run from the unit to the house. These wires are what ensure that your air conditioner receives the proper amount of electrical power. If any of those wires are damaged, electrical flow to the air conditioner can be undermined. If you find damaged wires, have your air conditioner serviced right away. Too little electrical power, and your compressor won't be able to function. Too much power, and your compressor will short out.

For more information, contact a local AC repair company. 


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