Tag: Household Appliances

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Do home freezers have Freon?

Freon is mostly odorless, but if you smell a chemical odor in or around your fridge you should investigate the possibility that your refrigerator is leaking Freon. Your fridge should not produce any smells during normal operation. Be aware that Freon is a colorless gas, so you won't be able to see it. Click to…
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How warm does it need to be to charge AC unit?

In order to properly charge you automotive A/C system the ambient temperature should be above 65ºF. Anything below that does not allow the system to build up enough pressure for a proper reading on your A/C Pro pressure gauge. Click to see full answer Can you test an AC unit in cold weather? In a…
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Can I clean my AC unit with a hose?

Spraying water on your air conditioner can help it run more efficiently if you remove enough dust, dirt and debris to help improve airflow and prevent it from overheating. It's certainly not going to damage your AC unit to do so. It's a good idea to spray off the condenser coils in particular a couple…
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Do refrigerators work in cold garages?

Most refrigerators stop working at some point during the winter months in an unheated garage, depending on climate and how well the garage is insulated. Most manufacturers do not recommend placing a refrigerator in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Click to see full answer What is the difference between a garage ready refrigerator and a…
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Why is my return air vent dirty?

Remove the vent covers by unscrewing the corners, then place them in a sink of hot, soapy water or water mixed with basic household cleaner. Let them soak for only a few minutes, clean them with a microfiber cloth, then rinse them off with cool water. Click to see full answer Why are my return…
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How often should you clean your outside AC unit?

How Often Should You Clean the Outside Unit of AC System? For most homeowners twice yearly is sufficient, once before the summer season sets in and you'll be cooling your home, and once during fall before cold temperatures set in and it's time to switch to heat mode. Click to see full answer How often…
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Does a deep freezer use a lot of electricity?

Freezers typically use between 200 and 1,200 kWh of electricity annually, which costs between $24 and $144 per year (based on an average electricity cost of 12 cents per kWh). The amount of energy your freezer uses depends on its size, age, and whether it's a chest or upright freezer. Click to see full answer…
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Can I convert a R22 to R410A?

The answer is an undeniable and indisputable yes. Though you may hear several opinions to the contrary, we know from experience that it will cool equally as well as the old unit. When tuned properly, it will produce at least as cold of air as the R22 counter part being replaced. Click to see full…
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How long should a refrigerator run before shutting off?

It is typical for a refrigerator compressor to run anywhere between 4 to 8 hours straight before shutting off. In fact, newer refrigerators are expected to constantly run 80-90 percent of their lifetime. Click to see full answer How many times should a refrigerator run? Although a refrigerator won't run all day, it should be…
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Will a refrigerator work in an unheated garage?

Most refrigerators stop working at some point during the winter months in an unheated garage, depending on climate and how well the garage is insulated. Most manufacturers do not recommend placing a refrigerator in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Click to see full answer Why is my fridge not working in my garage? If you…
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