20th Century Air Conditioning

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When Willis Carrier invented the modern marvel known as “manufactured air” to the world, it revolutionized how people live. Not only did the refrigeration technology change the way people live in their homes, but it also changed how businesses operate, and eventually helped facilitate a trip to the moon! Public air conditioners were being installed in industrial buildings like printing plants, pharmaceutical plants, textile mills, and even hospitals after it was first introduced publicly in 1904. By 1914, the first …

The World Before Air Conditioning

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In the year 2017, we have the luxury of when it gets too hot outside, all we have to do is step back in the house, and crank up the AC. Sometimes we can take our air conditioning for granted, and forget that modern air conditioning wasn’t even built until 1902. So what did the world do before the modern air conditioning unit was available?

Ductless Mini-Split Systems

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If you want to save monthly energy costs, and have the ability to regulate the temperature in specific rooms of your house, then a ductless air conditioning system is something you should consider looking into. Also known as a mini-split system, A ductless air conditioning system doesn’t use ducts within the walls to distribute air. It sends refrigerant directly to multiple small air blowers, and removes heat individually throughout your home. They are a great choice for homes that require …

Cooling Refrigerant: R-22 and R-410A

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  In a case when your air conditioner is leaking, you might be asking yourself, what kind of refrigerant does my AC unit use? There can actually be two different answers for this question. If your house was built prior to 2010, chances are you have an air conditioning system that uses R-22 (commonly known as Freon). Now if you live in a residence built after the year of 2010, you’re using something completely different. For the majority of the …

Is Your Home Heating System Running Properly?

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It’s getting so chilly outside! Last month, we talked about how to avoid the dreaded pipes gripes. Today, we’re going to focus on your home heating system and what you can do to make sure it’s running at optimum efficiency. Most importantly, have your furnace inspected by an HVAC professional. A HEP comfort specialist can ensure your heating system is running smoothly. If you think your heating system is experiencing any kind of issues, be sure to mention this to …