Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for June, 2015

The Problems an Air Conditioning Refrigerant Leak Can Cause

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The refrigerant in an air conditioner is one of the most vital components for its operation. All of the other mechanisms in an AC are meaningless without this fluid that does the actual job of heat exchange: absorbing heat from inside your house and then releasing it to the outside. A key thing to know about refrigerant is that it does not become “used up” during the process of heat exchange. If your AC doesn’t encounter any refrigerant leaks during its lifetime, it will never need to have more refrigerant added. (more…)

The Special Component That Makes a Heat Pump a Heat Pump

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A heat pump is one of the most useful ways of providing comfort for a home in a place with hot summers and mild winters. A heat pump works like an air conditioner, except it can change the direction that it moves heat so that instead of moving heat out of a home, it can also move heat into a home. This makes a heat pump an excellent summer air conditioner and an efficient winter heater. (more…)

Why Air Conditioning Repair Timing Is Everything

Monday, June 15th, 2015

When you notice trouble with your home’s air conditioning, such as a decrease in cooling output or airflow, or an unusual sound coming from the cabinet, how soon do you call for repairs? If your answer is something along the lines of, “Whenever I can get around to it,” or “Whenever the problem gets worse,” you need to know that you are putting your AC—and your budget—in jeopardy. Timing is critical when it comes to air conditioning repairs; you need to have them scheduled as soon as you are aware of the problem. Call a professional service that offers 24-hour emergency repairs for air conditioning. (more…)

Is It Possible to Install an Air Conditioning System on My Own?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

We live in a “Do It Yourself” world, where almost anyone who has access to the Internet can pull up a ream of pages offering advice on how to handle numerous household repairs and installations on their own. In some cases, it’s laudable to tackle repairs on your own, and you can save money by taking this route. But the DIY mentality can also lead to costly mistakes: there are some jobs still require the work of professionals, and probably always will. One of these jobs is the installation of central air conditioning systems. (more…)

How an Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant to Cool Your Home

Monday, June 1st, 2015

One of the basic components of a residential air conditioner (as well as other home refrigeration equipment) is a fluid call refrigerant. Sometimes known under trademarked names such as Freon and Puron, refrigerant covers a number of different blends of chemicals that allow the AC to move heat from one location to another. Most air conditioners today use a refrigerant blend known as R-410A, a mixture of difluoromethane and pentafluoroethane that does not contribute to ozone depletion. It took over from the previous common blend, R-22 (which a few older air conditioners still use). (more…)