What profession/company is specialized in home air leaks?

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From time to time, you may notice your air conditioner leaking water outside. Walking outdoors to find a puddle of water underneath your AC’s condenser unit might be alarming, but it’s important to understand when an air conditioner leaking water is normal and when it may indicate an issue with your unit that requires air conditioner repair services.

How Much Water Should Be Leaking from My Air Conditioner?

The amount of condensation you can expect to see from your air conditioner depends on a couple of factors, including:

Thermostat setting Outdoor temperature

Take for example, your home in Montgomery, Frederick, or Howard County. If you come home to find a small puddle of condensation near the drain pipe, that is normal and a common effect of an air conditioner working hard—particularly on extremely hot or humid days. Likewise, if a small puddle is found underneath your air conditioner’s condenser unit, this is most likely a result of your unit’s normal...

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Average pay: Between $55,470 and $104,140

What you need to start:To be either a Wannabe MI5 or MI6 agent, you must have a minimum 2.1 level university degree in any field, preferably in Economics, Politics, Law, Geography, and History. Additionally, you are also required to have a British passport. You need to undergo both the recruitment and vetting processes, which may take up to six months to become a spy.

General description: The official name for a spy is an Intelligence Officer. To become a spy, you must be good at keeping secrets and telling lies. As an MI5, you will be responsible for protecting the country against national threats. MI6 agents on the other hand, gather intelligence from outside the country to aid in strengthening the economic, foreign, defense and security policies in the...

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The Aztecs made every child - boys, girls, and slaves - go to school. There were different schools for different purposes, but everybody had to go. It was the law. Kids were taught proper behavior and a specialized profession. Teachers were highly respected. Being a teacher was a specialized profession.

Most people in the Aztec empire ended up being farmers, fisherman, and hunters. But some were trained to be soldiers, doctors, priests, merchants, traders, craftsmen, ball players, engineers, builders, and matchmakers.

Soldiers were highly respected and highly trained. They were fierce fighters. They almost never lost. The Aztecs were nearly always at war. The Aztecs needed captives to feed their hungry gods and tribute (from the captured tribe) to increase their wealth. Some soldiers lived long enough to retire. Those who did retired in comfort and wealth.

Traders had an easy time of it. Other tribes were afraid of the Aztecs. They did not try to hurt the...

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Discussing your strengths and weaknesses can be one of the most difficult parts of the job interview. Avoid interview paralysis with our advice.

As a job candidate, if you're asked the question "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" in an interview, it's important to emphasize what you're good at, and minimize—but be truthful about—what you're not.

Let's say two candidates—we'll call them Francine and William—have job interviews for a customer service manager position. As always, one of the interview questions they'll be asked is about their strengths and weaknesses.

First up is Francine. When she's asked, "What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" Francine responds, "My strength is that I'm a hard worker. My weakness is that I get stressed when I miss a deadline because someone else dropped the ball."

This answer is unimaginative, a no-brainer. Most people think of themselves as hard workers—who would actually admit to not being a...

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Top Ten Things Consumers Should Know About Air Conditioning

HOW AN AIR CONDITIONER WORKS

The job of your home air conditioner is move heat from inside your home to the outside, thereby cooling you and your home. Air conditioners blow cool air into your home by pulling the heat out of that air. The air is cooled by blowing it over a set of cold pipes called an evaporator coil. This works just like the cooling that happens when water evaporates from your skin. The evaporator coil is filled with a special liquid called a refrigerant, which changes from a liquid to a gas as it absorbs heat from the air. The refrigerant is pumped outside the house to another coil where it gives up its heat and changes back into a liquid. This outside coil is called the condenser because the refrigerant is condensing from a gas back to a fluid just like moisture on a cold window. A pump, called a compressor, is used to move the refrigerant between the two coils and to change the pressure...

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Let's face it, water leaking from anywhere inside your home is never a good sign.

And from your home's air conditioner?
Yeah, that's frightening and confusing.

The good news: You're not alone.
Many homeowners in humid summer climates like Lawton, OK have the same problem--and we're here to help.

But before we get into it, turn off your AC to prevent serious water damage and dangerous electrical issues.


No, your AC doesn't use water to operate. It does, however, create a fair amount of condensation.

You see, the job of your inside AC unit is to pull heat and humidity from the air inside your home. To do that, your system's blower pulls in air (or "sucks in" air) through an air vent inside your home called a "return vent". The warm air then blows across your inside unit's cold evaporator coil to condition the air, absorbing its heat.

As the warm air passes over the cool coil, condensation happens. And the more humid the air,...

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If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner is putting out some gross odors every time it kicks on, you’re probably wondering if that’s normal.

Well, different A/C smells mean different things.

Two of the more common A/C smells (and their causes) include:

A musty or “dirty sock” smell, which is usually caused by mold, mildew and bacteria buildup inside the system A rotten egg smell, which usually means you have a pest problem or a dead animal in your A/C system

Because we obviously aren’t in your home to diagnose the problem, we’ll show you how to identify the problem you’re dealing with and what you can do to get rid of the smell.

If your A/C smells like mildew or “dirty socks”...

...you likely have one of these problems:

Mold on your evaporator coils Mold in your ductwork A clogged condensate line

Let us explain these in more detail and how to fix them.

1. Mildew/mold on evaporator coils

So, how and why does mold and...

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In the past, having a leak in your air conditioner wouldn’t be such a big deal as you could simply top-it-off and wait until it leaked again. But that was way before the prices of R-22 prices soared sky-high. At around $125.00-$190.00 a pound of R-22 and the average fill up being around 2-5 lbs.… topping-off an air conditioner with a leak is a very expensive option.

What causes an Air Conditioner Leak?

There are several things that can cause an air conditioner leak in your system, here are the most common:

Bad installation job:

If you have a newer AC unit and it has a leak, one can possibly suspect that the cause is a bad installation job. People spend a lot of time finding the best price on a new air conditioning unit but fail to realize that what is just as important is who is installing your unit and if they do a good job. Incomplete brazing on the joints can leave pinhole leaks which lead to very slow leaks and may not be noticed within the first...

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Air conditioning leaks can be frustrating. Not only are they messy, but they can potentially cause significant water damage to your home. In fact, these “small” inconveniences can sometimes lead to big problems.

Common Causes of AC Water Leakage

The following issues can cause water leaks in your central AC system:

Clogged Drain Line

A clogged condensate drain pipe can make your AC system’s drain pan overflow. This is probably the most frequent cause of water leakage from a central AC system, bringing many service calls to HVAC professionals as summer temperatures rise. Drain lines can become clogged with dirt, rust, algae and other debris.

Disconnected Drain Line

When AC systems are improperly installed drain pipe fittings may not be secure. Over time, they can loosen, causing the drain pipe to disconnect from the AC unit and allowing the condensate to drain through the ceiling or onto the floor. As with a clogged drain line, the...

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