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Frequently Asked Questions:
Air Conditioning Unit Not Working?
We Have An Ac System For Our House And It Is No Longer Working. When Ever We Try And Lower The Temp. It Does Not Work. I Went Out And Looked At The Unit, There Was Ice Around The House. It Has Been Over 100 The Last Couple Of Days And There Is A Lot Of Smokes From The Ca Fires So We Can Not Open The Doors Or Windows, Please Help!
I Am Fairly Handy But I Have No Idea How These Work. I Am Prepared To Call A Professional But I Would Rather Not If It Is An Easy Fix.
Let me simplify it for you first before you call someone.
Pull the filter. If it is dirty get a new one or clean it.
On the thermostat, turn move the system switch to OFF and the fan switch to ON. Let run a couple hours to thaw.
After thawed, turn fan switch to AUTO. Replace the filter. If you don't have a new one, it is OK to run it for a day while you get a new one.
Turn the system switch back to COOL and see how it does. If it still doesn't work, then the coils are dirty or you are low on refrigerant.
If you like you can email me if you have any other questions.
Central Air Conditioning?
How Do You Determine A Good Temperature For Your Central Air Conditioning System? I Just Got Central Air In My Own Home. What Should I Set It At Depending On What The Outdoor Temperature Is?
Also, Should We Leave It On When We Are At Work? Does It Cost More When It Is Powered On And Off?
If you leave it at 68 degrees you should be fine in all conditions. You should leave it on when you go to work but maybe set it to 72. If you turn it off it works to hard to cool down later
Why Are These Conditions Important For A Telescope Location?
-Low Average Temperature
Why Are These Important Conditions To Consider For A Telescope Location?
Is The Low Humidity Desirable Because Less Light Would Reflect Off The Moisture In The Air?
Why Is A Low Average Temperature Good?
What Kind Of Wind Patterns Are Desirable?Why?
Which Conditions Tie In With Turbulence? Is It The The Atmospheric Stability Or Wind Patterns, Low Temps Or All Of These?
If the atmosphere's turbulent, it keeps changing how it refracts incoming light, making stars apart to jolt around through a telescope - this effect is known as "seeing". Nice still air permits a stable and sharp image.
Strong winds can shake the telescope structure itself, which in turn makes the image wobble, so you want the winds to be light. This is a major issue for radio telescopes since they're so much larger - most cannot operate in a gale.
If temperature changes are making the scope warm up or cool down that has two adverse effects. Firstly not all parts of the scope will warm/cool at the same rate, which changes the shape of the precision optics degrading the view. Secondary a warm scope in cool air or vice-versa will set up convection currents in the air around it, creating its own atmospheric turbulence.
If humidity is high dew will tend to form on the optical surfaces, since they radiate heat into space and thus become cooler than the surrounding air.
I don't know if a low temperature effects the telescope per se for visual observing, though it's important in the infrared. However, the camera chips work better if they're cooled.
Why Is My Air Conditioning Not Cooling My House Well? What Would Be The Problem?The Fan Works-How Much To Fix?
You are asking a multifaceted question. First, when you turn it on turn the temperature contol to its warmest setting. Turn the unit to low cool and the fan should come on. Let it run for a few seconds and turn the temperature control down. this should bring the compressor on line and you should readily hear it. If the compressor does not run it is a job for a professional. If the compressor runs but does not cool it could be that your condensor fins are blocked and need cleaned out. This is best accomplished with a garden hose. The condensor is the coil in the back of the unit that is outside. Hose it out with some dish detergegent.
Another problem when it is very humid when you turn a unit on and put in on maximum cool it will freeze the evaporator coils and block air flow for cooling. If this happens and you should be able to see it by removing the front cover and the foam filter from the front of the unit. Turn the unit off and let it thaw. Clean the foam filter with dish detergent and replace it. when the unit is fully thawed, follow the same starting procedure described above.
Why Is Air A Good Insulator? ?
I'M In The 8Th Grade And I'M Doing An Science Fair Project About Insulation. I Have To Do Some Research On Why Air Is A Good Insulator, But Everything I'Ve Read So Far Sounds So Confusing. Can Somebody Put Why Air Is A Good Insulator In Simple Terms?
Ok, a few basics first, so that you and I are on the same page - hope you don't mind.
Remember there is no such thing as "cold" - there is heat, and "lack of heat". I wanted to bring that up first, so that when we talk about insulation against heat, you will know that it also applies to insulation against the cold (or, rather, insulation against losing the heat you have.)
I wanted to remind you that heat is transferred three ways - an excellent source for these is "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_trans...
Radiation: This is where heat is transferred through empty space, like from the sun, to the earth. This is the least effective way to transfer heat.
Conduction: This is where heat is transferred by one object directly touching another. This is the most efficient way to transfer heat.
Convection: This is where heat is transferred by the motion of a heated fluid. This is how our refridgeration and air conditioning systems work. Air can act as a fluid, because it is not a perfect vacuum, that is why you get warm when you sit in the air flow from a furnace.
Whenever you have two objects that are different temperatures, they "want" to be the same temperature, so heat from the hotter of the two will be transferred to the cooler of the two. This is the "Second Law of Thermodynamics" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_law_...
So - now to your question; why is air a good insulator? The better question would be why is air such a poor conductor. Everything, other than a vacuum, has a level of conductivity - for electricity, for heat, for sound (all three are forms of energy), etc. The more dense something is, the better it is able to conduct. Air (particularly warm, dry air) is a very poor conductor because the molecules are far apart. The further apart the molecules of something are, the less influence they have on one another when they start moving (the actual term is "become excited".
Really, it's that simple - air is a a good insulator because the molecules are too far apart for it to be a good conductor.