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vogelheat
05-15-2012, 10:43 AM
When Getting my AC ready for the upcoming midwest summer, what type of suggestions do you have before a call out a professional?

DonL
05-15-2012, 01:16 PM
When Getting my AC ready for the upcoming midwest summer, what type of suggestions do you have before a call out a professional?

Check to see if it is working ?

jadnashua
05-15-2012, 01:44 PM
Remove any dust, leaves, pine needles, bugs, etc. from the condensor coils. If any are bent, buy a comb and straighten them. The coils and fins work best when clean and straight. Look for loose or corroded connections, leaking capacitor(s), dirty contactors, frayed wires. Make sure the condensate drain is clean along with the drip tray on the evaporator, and check those coils and fins for debris, clean as required. If it doesn't gravity drain, make sure that the condensate pump works. Most anything else requires tools or test equipment most DIY'ers don't have.

Dana
05-15-2012, 03:06 PM
When Getting my AC ready for the upcoming midwest summer, what type of suggestions do you have before a call out a professional?

Given that you're a professional, why do you ask? (Beyond the typical trollin' an' spammin' exercise, that is? :-) )

LLigetfa
05-15-2012, 03:47 PM
Given that you're a professional, why do you ask? (Beyond the typical trollin' an' spammin' exercise, that is? :-) )+1
I think you pegged it.

Tom Sawyer
05-15-2012, 06:56 PM
You should drain the system by opening up the service valves and allowing the refrigerant to vent to the atmosphere in a plume that rises above your house. Be sure someone from the EPA is there to record the event for you.

Spam spam spam spam spammitty spam

DonL
05-16-2012, 06:31 AM
Remove any dust, leaves, pine needles, bugs, etc. from the condensor coils. If any are bent, buy a comb and straighten them. The coils and fins work best when clean and straight. Look for loose or corroded connections, leaking capacitor(s), dirty contactors, frayed wires. Make sure the condensate drain is clean along with the drip tray on the evaporator, and check those coils and fins for debris, clean as required. If it doesn't gravity drain, make sure that the condensate pump works. Most anything else requires tools or test equipment most DIY'ers don't have.

That covers about all that needs to be done.

No need to call anyone.

The only one that can vent the refrigerant into the atmosphere is a person without a licenses.

vogelheat
05-16-2012, 06:32 AM
Given that you're a professional, why do you ask? (Beyond the typical trollin' an' spammin' exercise, that is? :-) )

Conversation starter my friend... I like to ask questions to get answers for other people.. Also to see what type of people we have in here. Maybe I know the answer, but it doesn't mean others do.... Plus I want to see if people are going to give legit answers before I start asking real questions I don't know the answer to... You get me?

vogelheat
05-16-2012, 06:34 AM
Hence Tom Sawyer! Come on guys....

BobL43
05-16-2012, 08:03 AM
Hence Tom Sawyer! Come on guys....this is almost as good as my morning coffee, but this AND my morning coffee: Priceless. However, if nastiness to all (and more fun) is necessary, visit Alt.HVAC newsgroup. Lots of the oldtimers are still there, but there are new harrassers as well. Home moaners beware.:D:eek:

vogelheat
05-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Sorry to bother you guys then. later.

DonL
05-16-2012, 09:39 AM
Sorry to bother you guys then. later.

Did not bother me.

Come on back and share your knowledge.

Have a great day.

BobL43
05-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Did not bother me.

Come on back and share your knowledge.

Have a great day. me neither, I just need to hear myself write. clickity click click. No offense intended

DonL
05-16-2012, 12:07 PM
me neither, I just need to hear myself write. clickity click click. No offense intended

I guess some can't handle the Heat.

Wonder where vogelheat came from.

vogelcool is cooler.

Dana
05-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Didn't bother me either, but I was hoping something other than content-free generic postings (like this one). Is it too much to ask?

BobL43
05-16-2012, 02:59 PM
I guess some can't handle the Heat.

Wonder where vogelheat came from.

vogelcool is cooler.Vogel is German for bird, so I guess he just Flew in