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Common Air Conditioning Queries

Now that it is cold in Perth, customers are finding that there are puddles of water underneath the air conditioning and some rooms may not be heating as well. Here are a few answers to these questions. Mostly it is completely normal and hope these tips will help you. However, if you are still not sure, do not hesitate to contact your Ford & Doonan store.

  1. When the air conditioning system is working it is common to see water accumulating on the ground under the main air conditioning unit. This is a normal occurrence due to the condensation of moisture as heat is exchanged through the air conditioning system.
  1. In cold weather you may see what appears to be smoke coming from the unit. This is just steam being released when the unit is in de ice mode. Also you may notice the unit icing up and appearing frozen this is also ok as long as the system completes a de ice cycle.
  1. If you notice some outlets don’t appear to have enough air flow, check how many zones are open. Close off any zones not required and see if the air flow increases. If you have unused rooms with open zones, ensure the doors are slightly ajar so the pressurized air can move back to the return air grille. For maximum efficiency close off areas of the home that do not require air conditioning. Closing unwanted zones, shutting bedroom and bathroom doors will keep the controlled air where it is required.
  1. Using your timer function can increase efficiency. In winter you can set the air con to start an hour before you get up at. Set the temperature at 21 degrees and slowly raise the temperature of your home. This is more efficient than trying to heat an entire house instantly.

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