Mr. Fix-It's World of Home Improvement--IV
Hard Wood Floor Sanding
Repairs to Window Screens
It's spring and before you know it, summer's heat will arrive, but between now and then, the weather can best be described as "glorious".
Many of us in our living rooms at dusk will be enjoying a cool breeze gently fluttering the white sheers at the open windows.
We'll also enjoy leaving the windows open at night, anticipating feeling the cool air in the morning.
The Attic Air Cycler
A Waste That's Easy to Disconnect
SAVE ON ELECTRIC BILLS
SAVE ON HVAC (HEATING, VENTALATION AND AIR CONDITIONING)REPAIRS
REDUCE DUST BUILD UP IN YOUR HOME
About 50% of our Sun City Anthem homes (mostly phase two homes) built by Pulte have a device in the attic called an “Air Cycler.”
This little gadget is mounted on an horizontal forced air unit (HVAC) to control the blower fan when the HVAC is not in operation providing heating or cooling.
The Air Cycler was installed to circulate the air in your house for 10 minutes, every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day to eliminate stale air, expel new construction chemical odors from carpets, wood products, paint, etc.
To be perfectly honest...my opinion is simply...
...this was a gimmick installed by the builder to add to the features to sell homes.
THE DISADVANTAGE WITH THE AIR CYCLER
Operates intermittently 8 hours daily independently of heating and air conditioning.
Increases electric bill.
Excessive wear and tear on the HVAC fan motor and other parts.
Allows poorly filtered outside air (vented through roof) to enter the closed HVAC system behind the return air filters. This means whatever is in the air on your roof is drawn into you system and deposited throughout your house...AS IN DUST, POLLEN, ODORS.
Draws in cold air in the winter when you want heat.
Draws in hot air in the summer when you need cooling.
TURN IT OFF FOREVER...IT IS NOT NECESSARY NOW THAT THE THREAT OF CHEMICAL ODORS ARE GONE.
IT'S SIMPLE TO DISABLE THE AIR CYCLER
Climb into the attic and look for a white plastic box (similar to a thermostat) mounted on the HVAC.
Remove the Air Cycler cover after cutting the black band.
Remove the red wires from the terminal and twist together with a small wire nut.
Remove the two green wires from both terminals and twist together with a small wire nut.
Replace cover and your done.
NEXT...BLOCK OFF THE OUTSIDE AIR INLET
Open and remove HVAC return air filters.
Locate and remove green 12” filter.
Install duct tape to cover 5” opening.
Reinstall green and regular filter, close the grill, and your done.
Did You Receive a Post Card Regarding
a Class Action Lawsuit in Reference to Your
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning
(HVAC) Unit ?
I have received several calls regarding the Class Action Law Suit against HVAC Aspen Evaporator Coils.
York HVAC units were installed by the builder in Sun City Anthem and surrounding communities.
Residents received a yellow post card notifying of the Aspen Class Action Law Suit.
I was informed by York that some HVAC units were installed with Aspen Evaporator Coils due to a shortage of coils.
York could not give me a time period when the Aspens were used.
However, York HVAC units with Aspen coils can be identified by looking at the serial number of the HVAC unit in the attic.
If the serial number begins with "S" you have Aspen, if it begins with "W" you do not.
Residents can file a response to the post card and someone will check the serial number for you to see if you qualify for the $220 rebate.
You can learn more about this action by clicking on this link:
You can obtain a claim form and file in online by clicking on this link:
You may also contact the Claims Administrator by calling toll-free:
1 (855) 684-6180
Got a Gas BBQ Grill ?
It Probably Needs a Good Cleaning