It’s fair to say that air conditioning has reshaped our world. Think about it:
- It’s changed the way we work. We’re more productive in an air-conditioned building. Before AC came along, businesses would often see work grind to a halt during the summer months as their buildings became too hot for people to do their jobs.
- It’s changed the way we build things. Virtually every home constructed since the 1960s has included central air conditioning.
- It’s made us healthier. For older people, air conditioning is a necessity, not a luxury, during the summer. And the cool, controlled environments in hospitals have allowed researchers to make important advances in medicine.
- It even changed the way we see movies. In the age before home AC units, movie theaters used air conditioning as a way to entice customers. It led Hollywood to start releasing its biggest budget movies during the hot weather months, which is how the summer blockbuster was born.
When you bought your home, you knew the right questions to ask: How much space is there? Is this a quiet neighborhood? What are the schools like?
But when it comes to buying new air conditioners, homeowners often aren’t sure what to ask HVAC companies. If you’re searching for a new AC unit, be sure you pose these questions:
Vacations are designed to be relaxing, but they also take some work.
Whether you’re heading to the Jersey shore for a few days or flying across the ocean for a few weeks, your trip is going to involve some level of preparation.
So let’s see…you’ve booked your hotel reservations, you’re all packed, and you’ve arranged for someone to look after your pets.
But what about your air conditioning system? It deserves some time off as well. Here are a few HVAC maintenance steps you should take before you leave for vacation.
Central air is a remarkable thing.
It keeps us cozy during frigid winter nights and cools us on sweltering summer days. There are times where we sit back and wonder how humanity got by without it.
But when it comes to air conditioning, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Blasting your air conditioning non-stop isn’t good for you or your energy bill.
All Seasons Comfort Control is a family-owned heating and cooling company, but we don’t just define “family” as the people living under our roof.
“We always want to bring our customers into the family with us,” says Chris Long, All Seasons’ general manager, “so we always give them the best options that we can.”
One of those customers is Matthew Renner.
In the world of air conditioners, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing.
Every home is different, and a bigger AC isn’t always better. The size of the air conditioning system you need for your home will hinge on several different factors.
If you’re asking yourself, “What size air conditioner do I need for my home?” read on to find out how to answer that question.
Have you ever gone into your attic at the height of summer?
It’s like teleporting into Death Valley.
Temperatures inside your attic can surpass 100 degrees, and that heat can seep downstairs into rooms that your HVAC system is working hard to keep air conditioned.
After months of gray, frigid weather, you’re more than ready for summer to arrive.
But can you say the same thing for your home and your air conditioning system?
The warm weather months can take quite a toll on your property, and your energy bill. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your home is ready for summer.
The Trump administration has imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum, a move that has HVAC system manufacturers worried.
The 25 percent tariffs went into effect in March, and by April, manufacturers started raising equipment prices, a move that will eventually hurt consumers looking to replace heating and cooling systems, notes the industry publication Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News.
We get it: For all the comfort they provide, outdoor air conditioning condensers aren’t the type of thing that will get your home featured in House Beautiful.
They’re bulky, they take up valuable space on your property, and they can limit the curb appeal of your home. It’s understandable that you’d want to hide them, but there are some things to keep in mind when you use landscaping to hide a residential air conditioning unit.