While the part they play in the overall problem is not huge, HVAC systems do release gases that contribute to global warming.
The amount emitted is generally quite small, but these gases are highly potent heat trappers, and when they reach the atmosphere they outperform carbon dioxide on a molecule-to-molecule basis by a significant margin.
Learn more about how air conditioning systems affect the ozone with greenhouses gases and how regular maintenance can help. Continue reading
Many people are under the impression that an AC unit can only be installed during the warm months of spring and summer. This is not the case. In fact, having your new unit installed in the colder months has a number of benefits.
If you are considering having a new AC installed this year, learn the benefits of scheduling your AC installation during the colder months.
Did you know your thermostat is one of the most valuable items in your home? Most programmable thermostats will work with any kind of residential heating and cooling system. This is a convenient feature because their universal appeal makes them more adaptable to many kinds of heating and cooling systems. Continue reading
Some homeowners have their own unique ideas when it comes to how to operate their air conditioners. Not all of these are the most efficient in terms of energy efficiency or maintenance. And, some can actually be damaging. We wanted to share some of the most common air conditioner fallacies and dispel them.
Fallacy: It’s more efficient to turn your air conditioner off when you’re not at home than to turn the temperature up.
Fact: When the summer temperatures hit, it can climb well into the high 80s or low 90s inside of a home that is not being cooled by an air conditioner. The most energy efficient solution is to turn your programmable thermostat to 80 to 83 degrees during the hours you’ll be away.
Fallacy: Opening registers in every room is more efficient in terms of air circulation.
Fact: Closing doors and vents in unused rooms is the most efficient way to run your air conditioner. By its design, an air conditioner will blow cold air where there is heat. By closing unused rooms off, you can more efficient cool the areas that you are using.
Fallacy: To cool off your house, you should turn the thermostat 5 to 10 degrees below the desired temperature until it is cool.
Fact: Lowering the temperature on your thermostat below your desired temperature does not enable your air conditioner to work any faster. It just extends the amount of time that your air conditioner is working.
If your air conditioner works ok now, it doesn’t need a tune up.
A seasonal maintenance check on your system is the best way to prevent any problem from occurring. You don’t want to wait until a problem arises to make that call.
Air conditioning is vital during hot Arizona summers. Call the experts at Cool Blew, Inc. to ensure you and your family are cool all summer-long.
Although we’re right in the thick of winter, it’s never too early to think about those summer heat waves. While you might beg for them at the moment, come July you’re going to regret what you wished for. Not only are they sweltering for us humans, but they can also overwork our air conditioning systems. Continue reading
Putting Cash Back In Your Pocket
A new HVAC unit is a major investment in your home. In fact, it’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll make. But, there are ways to reduce the cost that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of when you’re ready to make this important purchase.
It has been cold these last few weeks, and, of course, that translates into a lower bill. When money is already tight since we just got over the dreadful summer heat and cost, we all could benefit from a few cost-saving strategies for keeping our homes warm without cranking up the heat. The following ideas are easy to implement and when combined can save you significantly on your heating bill.
Air conditioning is an essential part of many American homes. The EIA estimates that 68% of homes in the U.S. have central air, and that nearly 40% of those homes in the Western U.S. use that air conditioning all year. Though the attention of many has turned to greener options for heating and cooling, air conditioners are still the most common climate control methods in the U.S. Continue reading
Across the United States, air conditioner services are constantly running to keep homes comfortable. According to the Energy Information Administration, 85% of homes in the South use central air conditioning. In the Western United States, 38% of homes keep their central air systems working all summer long. Comfort, it seems, is a hot commodity that every American wants to take advantage of.
Having said that, many Americans would be surprised to know that using a heating and AC repair company is not only a great way to improve their home’s comfort year round, but can also cut their home energy costs. According to Carbon Rally, Americans spend, on average, $280 a year to cool their homes. This number naturally changes, based on the geographic location. Wherever they may live, Americans can rely on their air conditioning services to cut their energy bill in three main ways. Continue reading
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nearly 68% of United States households utilize central air conditioning. The U.S. is home to a wide range of climates, from frigid to sweltering, that give us all the need to condition our air to our liking. However, this need to be comfortable has to be balanced with the need to meet rising energy costs.
Carbon Rally statistics show that the average American spends almost $300 a year on air conditioning. Although the EIA shows that coal production in the States is at an all-time high, reducing our electricity costs temporarily, as time goes on fossil fuels are set to become only more expensive; this fact will play out in our energy bills, according to the BBC. Americans looking to save money on air conditioning should consider the following tips and tricks for reducing their heating and cooling costs all year round.