Americans spend a great majority of their time indoors, thus indoor air pollution can be a huge nuisance. If symptoms arise in infants, the elderly, or those suffering from respiratory illnesses, air pollution could be the cause. Air conditioning isn’t all about heating and cooling; it’s also about the quality of the air you breathe. By filtering out pollutants, you can improve indoor air quality and minimize health risks at the same time.
HVAC systems may be built to last a long time and withstand any weather condition but a pre-summer tune-up is always in order. No matter what type of system your home unit has, it is important to ensure that it is ready for the summer heat. This ensures that it is in prime condition going into the summer months. Tune-ups are particularly important if you want to avoid a non-functioning air conditioner or an overheated system. Here are a few reasons why summer HVAC service is so important: Benefits of Summer HVAC Service Preventative maintenance For those that have already experienced a mid-summer breakdown, it goes without saying that a pre-summer HVAC system tune-up is beneficial as it helps in the prevention of costly repairs now and down the road. The Corona maintenance professional will be able to identify any problem areas that may need addressing before they become critical issues. As your system will be […]
More and more American families are choosing to live off-grid or at least adopt some of the practices of homesteaders in order to make a more positive impact on their environment. Even if you are not planning to live completely off the grid, these alternative heating and cooling options can help you reduce energy consumption and may even be able to help you save some money in the long run. Tips for Off-Grid Heating and Cooling Here are some tips for heating and cooling for those who want to live off-grid: Make sure that your home is well-insulated. One of the most important first steps in transitioning to off-grid heating and cooling is making sure that your home is well-insulated. A significant amount of energy is wasted when poor insulation allows warm or cool air inside the home to escape. By checking that your home is well-insulated and fixes any problem areas, you can help increase […]
On those really hot days when you can’t imagine being out of an air conditioned home or office, aren’t you happy to live in the 21st century? Luckily, your descendants and those before had all types of inventive ways to keep cool. And all of that clever thinking eventually led to the development of the air conditioning that you enjoy today! Let’s get started with a brief, yet surprisingly fascinating history of air conditioning. The Fascinating History of Air Conditioning Underground Homes The cave dwellers found that it was cooler underground and inside the Earth. They built homes in caves to get themselves out of the hot sun. Although this was around 12,000 years ago, the cave dwellers knew what they were doing. (Today we call this geothermal cooling, and it’s highly efficient and green!) First Water-Cooled AC Fast forward to the days of the Egyptians, when the first water-cooled air conditioner was discovered. The […]
Central air conditioners have two parts: an indoor unit that sits in an attic or other unfinished space, and an outdoor unit that sits on a concrete slab. The indoor unit houses a critical component called an evaporator coil, while the outdoor unit houses two critical components: a compressor and a condenser coil. If you have an older air conditioner, there’s a pretty good chance that the outdoor unit will fail before the indoor unit. You might think that a simple replacement of the outdoor unit will return your AC to good working order. In reality, partial replacement of the components in an older air conditioner can lead to significant, expensive problems. Understanding Your Air Conditioner When you turn on your central air conditioner, the system pulls warm air from the interior of your home to the evaporator coil in the indoor unit. This coil contains a refrigerant in gas form. The heat in the […]