Archive for June, 2012

The History of Air Conditioning

June 27, 2012

Before the modern central air conditioner was invented, people were forced to sweat out their summers in Ohio (or in the Dust Bowl, or on the Great Plains, or in Pangea, or whatever Ohio was before it was Ohio!)  trying to beat the heat with handheld fans and shade trees – now people can enjoy […]

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Do You Need an Air Conditioning Replacement?

June 21, 2012

Eventually, repairs just won’t cut it for your aging AC any longer – you’ll have to part ways with old faithful and invest in a new system. This isn’t a bad thing though! An air conditioner replacement is an upgrade that benefits your home in many ways, including improved energy efficiency, decreased utility bills, and […]

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How to Fix an Air Conditioner

June 15, 2012

For the most part, air conditioners run pretty reliably season after season—unfortunately, during the lifespan of any cooling system, there are going to be a few bumps in the road! These bumps could range from minor inconveniences to major problems, but they don’t have to be a source of frustration! There are AC repair jobs […]

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What Does SEER Mean?

June 8, 2012

You’ve probably seen the label “13 SEER” or “energy efficient air conditioner” promoted on every AC for the past several years. In 1992, the government set the minimum standard for all central air conditioner units manufactured in the United States at 10 SEER, and on January 23, 2006 it was raised to 13 SEER. But […]

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

June 5, 2012

Most homeowners have had this happen to them: your AC has stopped working mid-summer and you’re facing an air conditioner repair, but you don’t understand the technician’s diagnosis. What is a compressor and an evaporator coil? Why do they need to be replaced? Whether you’ve always wondered how an air conditioner works or it’s never […]

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