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What types of motors are used in air conditioners?

What types of motors are used in air conditioners?

Air conditioning units use a variety of different motor types to run the compressors inside. If a motor starts to go out, your whole system will stop functioning. Here’s a quick overview of the different motor types you might have in your home: Capacitor Start,...
Should I Run a Swamp Cooler Together with my Air Conditioner?

Should I Run a Swamp Cooler Together with my Air Conditioner?

With Phoenix’s sweltering summer among us, some homeowners are faced with the decision between using a swamp cooler or an air conditioner. If you do not know the difference between the two, you’re not alone! Many people can’t tell the difference...
Why Do Air Conditioners Need Filters?

Why Do Air Conditioners Need Filters?

Many homeowners are unfamiliar with how their air conditioners actually work. Some are surprised to find that their air conditioners use a specialized AC unit filter to function properly, and that these filters must be changed now and then. If you have never looked at...
Do Air Conditioners Bring in Fresh Air from Outside?

Do Air Conditioners Bring in Fresh Air from Outside?

Many people seem to believe that air conditioners pull fresh air from outside the house and bring it inside. For some, this causes concern when there are high pollen days or a lot of pollutants in the air. The truth is that most air conditioners do not pull air from...

Do air conditioners or fans use more electricity?

Most homes come equipped with both ceiling fans and air conditioners. Homeowners often ask whether it is more efficient for them to use one or the other, or when to use both. The answer is that it depends on how your system is set up and what level of cooling you need...

Running Your Air Conditioner When it’s 100 Plus Degrees Outside

Operating an air conditioner when the outside temperature reaches above 100° can take a serious toll on your system. If you are concerned about wear and tear on your AC unit, or you simply don’t know how to make your unit work better during extreme heat,...

How much electricity does an air conditioner use?

It should come as no surprise that when the weather heats up, your air conditioner starts eating up more energy as well. This is caused by a loss of efficiency in the system, and a need to run the system for longer periods of time. The actual amount of electricity...

2018 AC Thermostat Technology: What Thermostat Should I Purchase

The race to have an energy efficient home is on now that the summer months are here. Phoenix homeowners are preparing for the sweltering heat by installing new and smarter thermostats to better manage the temperature inside their homes. In 2018, we have seen a number...

Trane XL824 Programmable Thermostat

When it comes to programmable thermostats, nobody is quite as qualified as Trane to produce a great product. They have been a powerhouse in HVAC systems for decades, and the Trane XL824 programmable thermostat is a culmination of their expertise in the field. Here is...