How big should an AC unit be for a new house?

Answer On One Hand: Average Cooling-to-Size RatioIn general, you can take the area of the home that you wish to cool, then multiply that by 17 to 20 to get the air conditioner unit size in BTUs. From ther... Read More »

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Where does a house AC unit get air from?

Home air-conditioning systems pull in air from vents throughout the house. The air is carried through ducts to the main unit where heat is added or removed to control temperature. Window air-condit... Read More »

Is the owner of a condo unit responsible for water damages from a leak in his unit to a unit below?

Only if the owner above was negligent somehow. A pipe simply bursting suddenly and without warning would not trigger any liability of the unitowner. However, if the unitowner above was filling his... Read More »

My a/c unit in my house will only come on if I sit the thermostat ABOVE rooom temp?

Do you by any chance have a relay that you have to change to cool? If not then it sounds like the thermostat is bad. I've never seen one do that before but theres a first time for everything.

How big of an air conditioning unit should I put in a 1,500-square-foot house?

Air conditioners are measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units). For a 1,500-square-foot home, you need an air conditioner with a capacity of about 30,000 BTUs per hour. You can adjust this number up... Read More »