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Measuring for the Right Air Conditioning System

Measuring for just the right air conditioning unit isn’t just about learning how to install a window unit. It has to do with understanding how the cubic feet of the area factors into the power the unit has to be able to put out in order to produce cool air. Continue reading

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4 Simple Maintenance Steps for Your AC

Did you know that 56% of your electric bill goes towards cooling your home (per the US Department of Energy)? Unless you’re made of money, it is very important to stay on top of the big energy users in your home. One of the biggest energy users, as you know, is heating and cooling. Following are 4 simple maintenance steps to help you get the most out of your central air conditioning system and keep it operating at its best. Continue reading

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Is Your Air Conditioning System Going Extinct?

Is your current air conditioning system cooling your home in danger of extinction? If you have an air conditioner that is more than a few years old, it is probably outdated. Continue reading

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Choosing the Right HVAC System

A home’s heating ventilation and air conditioning system can be extremely costly both for the system itself and in terms of the energy it uses. A quality HVAC system should be able to keep a home at a comfortable temperature without being extremely expensive to operate. Continue reading

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How to Appropriately Size A New Air Conditioner

When it is time to replace an existing air conditioner or install a new central air conditioning system in a new home, you need to know what size will efficiently cool your home. If an air conditioner is overworked it can freeze up and if it is under-worked you probably paid more than you needed to for your AC unit. When you go to buy a new unit from a manufacturer or local contractor, the equipment comes with a ‘rule-of-thumb’ to calculating the size of the air conditioner required by a structure (home or office) you’re trying to cool. The Btu calculation formulas are based on recommended coefficient factors by different types of construction and conditions. Ultimately, the responsibility relies on the purchaser of the equipment to properly calculate the cooling load. Continue reading

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