Big Problems With AC Units

Obviously, if HVAC guys (from companies like Universal Refrigeration) have responded to your call, they’re at your home to fix your broken air-conditioning system. But what are the most common reasons why systems fail to provide comfort in your home? Read on to discover some of the ‘usual suspects’ when it comes to fixing common AC problems.

Age of the System

Air-conditioning systems are only engineered to stand up to high seasonal use and the outdoor environment for so long. After a number of years, they’re going to have a high rate of failure unless they get replaced. Contractors are going to tell you this, but whether you listen to them is up to you.


Another common problem is that parts of the air-conditioning system simply get clogged. Too many homeowners and others don’t know that they need to change the air filter in the system every three months. Otherwise, the cool air has a hard time getting through, and it puts more wear on the system, until it can eventually break down. The same goes for other internal parts of the system, such as evaporator coils. If a good filter isn’t in place, pet hair or other contaminants can get into the system and ruin air-conditioning parts. Then there’s also the condensation line outside, so check if birds are building nests in your outdoor systems or if anything else is getting in the way of free airflow.

Frozen Units

In some cases, the refrigerant runs wild and actually freezes the system. Then you’re not going to be able to get the results you need out of an air conditioning system. This is another common type of problem that air-conditioning people see in the field.

Excessive Demands

In some cases, the system is working, but it’s just not able to cool the air fast enough. You might have a 100° day where people are trying to get the house down to 70. Sometimes, the air-conditioning contractors come out and tell you that it’s just not going happen—your system might not be broken per se, but it can’t keep up with performance demands. Here, the customer has a choice—whether to work within the constraints of their system, or get a new, more powerful air conditioner.

Knowing about all of these common problems will help you to be a little more aware about why you’re calling out air-conditioning repair people for service calls and how you can get a more sustainable AC solution for your home.

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How To Use The Shower Doors In Your Gym As Billboards For Advertising

Running a small gym can be quite expensive, and advertising is a cost that can take a large chunk out of of your budget. To cut down on advertising, you can paint notices on your glass shower doors to advertise any upcoming specials the gym will have available. The following guide walks you through the best way to use your shower doors as billboards for your small gym.

Clean the Doors

You need to be sure that you take the time to clean the glass well or the paint will not stick to it properly. Mix one cup of warm water with one cup of white vinegar to use as a cleaning solution on the glass. Use balled up pieces of newspaper to wipe away the cleaner because the newspaper does not leave fibers or streaks behind when you are done.

Choose Your Ad

Choose if you want to create images and verbiage for your ad. You can find printable images online that you can trace on the doors, if you are not artistically inclined.

Create Your Paint

Mix two tablespoons of cornstarch with one cup of white liquid school glue. Add any color of food coloring to the mixture to color the paint.

Create a Template

Pour some of the darkest color you choose to create into an empty glue bottle. You can use this to create crisp, sharp lines as the border for the ad.

Color Your Ad

Once the border for the ad has dried a few hours, make different colors of glass paint and paint the ad however you see fit. Be sure that you use only small amounts of paint at a time to ensure that the paint does not run down the glass. You may need to apply a few layers of the window paint to get the paint to show up as dark as you want it to be. Be sure to let each layer dry thoroughly before adding another layer of paint.

When it is time to remove the ad and replace it with a new one, all you will need to do is peel up the edge of a corner and carefully pull the glue from the glass. After you have pulled away the entire ad, clean the glass again, and create a new one. This is a very inexpensive way to promote your business and keep customers in the loop as to what deals the gym is offering at all times. If you currently don’t have glass shower doors but would like to purchase some, contact a professional company like D Pollack Glass & Mirror Inc. to discuss your options.

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