Arizona is hot. Sometimes unbearably so. It almost makes one wonder why people stopped here when pulling their wagons west. Well, they had some ways of beating the heat that have fallen out of common usage, for one. Secondly, it’s beautiful here. But we’re here to talk about the heat today, not the beauty, and how to be cool in it.
Let’s go over the ways you can stay cool, without ever needing to adjust the thermostat.
With 40% or more of the electric bill of a typical home from heating and cooling costs, any increase in efficiency of an HVAC system can add up to sizeable savings. A well setup multizone system will have those increases in efficiency and lower those electric bills.
When it comes to the heating and cooling system in your home, the heat pump is an important aspect. It’s responsible for shifting air inside or out to control and maintain the temperature in your house. Getting the right size heat pump is crucial and will ensure that you have a comfortable indoor environment, an efficient system, and lower energy costs.
Discover what problems occur when you have a heat pump that is improperly sized. Continue reading →
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.
Fallacy: If your air conditioner works ok now, it doesn’t need a tune up.
Fact: 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 →
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.