Can You Turn an Air Conditioner on It's Side and Use It Lengthwise??

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!! The oil in the com presser needs to be level . Surely it's a bummer that the A/C wont fit in the window unless ya stand it up. Trust me..if you want that A/C to work...Do not turn it on it's side. Good Luck!

1. Can I run my window unit air conditioner in the winter? (live in texas, rarely drops below 32 at night))?

You can run it all you want, wont hurt any, it would however be better if you could just open window up but thats just commonsense

2. how do you stop an air conditioner from icing up?

Mine does the same thing! At night only though. I was wondering this same thing! I fall asleep and it's fine and when I wake up....it not blowing much air out and it is warm air....and i am burning up! Sorry I can not help but thanks for posting this question! I hope someone knows the answer! After reading the previous answer.....what if you only have 2 settings? Cool and Fan? It is too hot for fan......So, what if it's on cool? How can we stop it from freezing?

3. i put freon in my cars air conditioner but it still wont work can anyone help?

you could have a failed clutch a failed low pressure switch, a failed compressor clutch, a blown fuse to that system. i would take it back and have them fix it

4. Should I cover or protect the air conditioner (AC) unit during winter?

I noticed some of my neighbors, here in Florida, have a light weight screen covering their air conditioner units outside. Is this necessary?

5. Why don't my car radio and air conditioner work?

they prettty much answered it, its most likely a fuse, but itd be cheaper to get it checked at a cheap car audio guy im sure hed charge a lot less

6. Can you recharge your air conditioner, or does it have to be done by a professional.?

A/C SYSTEMS REGARDLESS OF BEING HOME OR AUTO ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY,FOR BOTH RUN AT VERY HIGH PRESURES AND CAN BE DANGEROUS,HOME SYSTEMS RUN ON R22,IT'S AN INDUSTRIAL GRADE HYDROCLORALFLORELMETHAINE,I DON'T THINK IT'S AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC OVER THE COUNTER,AND ONLY COMES IN 30 LB CONTAINERS WICH REALLY ADDS UP,YOUR HOUSE SYSTEM IF TOTALLY EVACUATED OR EMPTY MAY HOLD AROUND 5OR6 LBS GIVE OR TAKE.KNOWING THE RIGHT PORT TO CONNECT TO IS VERY IMPORTANT,ALL IN ALL WITHOUT SOME EXPERIENCED HELP IT'S BEST LEFT TO THE EXPERIENCED!!!

7. Why is my Air Conditioner turning on, then immediately turning off?

The trip of the outside unit is due to ( start / run ) relay out of order

8. Why does an air conditioner sometimes take so much time to cool a room?

In one word "capacity".Capacity" in relation to air conditioners is a measure of how fast they can transfer heat from inside the room to outside.Every room presents a "heat load" This is a combination of:The size of the roomThe temperature difference between inside the room versus outside the roomThe type of insulation / insulating materials between the room and outside the roomThe orientation of the room with respect to the sunThe number and type of windows and window dressings (awnings / curtains etc)The number of occupantsOther sources of heat including lights, devices such as televisions, computersAs your air conditioner extracts heat from the room, additional heat is being added to the room both from outside the room and from sources of heat within the room.If your room is eventually cooling down but takes a long time, that suggests that the capacity of the air conditioner is greater than the heat load, but not by much. In other words, you have little spare capacity.Your options to improve the situation are:Reduce the room's heat load. Things like covering windows with external shade, internal thermal curtains, better ceiling insulation etc. Ensure that the air conditioner is able to run effectively, with as much capacity as possible. Things like ensuring the indoor units filters are clean, ensuring both the indoor and outdoor coils are clean, checking that indoor and outdoor fans are all operational.If you have done everything possible to reduce the heat load and maximise the effectiveness of your air conditioner and it still takes too long to cool your room, another option is to turn it on earlier, so there is less heat to remove from the room, or leave it on at a higher setpoint, again to reduce the amount of heat the air conditioner has to remove before you feel comfortable. The last option is to replace your air conditioner with a unit with a greater cooling capacity. Obviously this is the most expensive option. It is also the reason why when choosing an air conditioner in the first place, getting the correct capacity is so important. Professionals will perform a heat load calculation to work out the capacity of cooling required. As you can see, getting this right is very important to avoid these sorts of situations from occurring in the first place.Why does an air conditioner sometimes take so much time to cool a room?.

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