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Central Air Conditioners Buying Guide

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Buy the right central air conditioning system with help from this expert, unbiased guide. This article includes anticipating cost, selecting size, scrutinizing warranties, and more. If you’re thinking about installing or replacing a central air conditioner, you’re probably aware that this is one of the most significant home improvements you can make in terms of comfort. On a hot, humid …

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Police: AC units a welcome mat for home burglars

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Police say first-floor window air conditioning units can provide a not so cool way for a burglar to break into your house or apartment. Often it’s a case of just pushing in a unit, especially if it’s not screwed in or reinforced with heavier material. But, how many people do the extra work making sure the AC unit is secure? …

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9 Cool Tips For Air Conditioning on a Budget

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Summer 2017 is here, and that means one thing for millions of people: air conditioning. And while we may take AC for granted, it’s generally an expensive luxury. If you’re shopping for a new air conditioner, you’ll notice quite a few different sizes and models. Here’s a quick primer on staying cool and keeping your wallet from overheating while picking …

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How Air Conditioning Changed The World

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Imagine we could control the weather – pushing a button to make it warmer or cooler, wetter or drier. The implications would be enormous. No more droughts or floods, no heat waves or icy roads. Deserts would become verdant. Crops would never fail. In fact climate change has sparked some crazy-sounding ideas for hacking the climate, such as spraying sulphuric …

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Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners

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Ductless, mini split-system air-conditioners (mini splits) have numerous potential applications in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. The most common applications are in multifamily housing or as retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be a good choice for room additions and small …

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How Long Should a Furnace & Air Conditioning Unit Last?

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New air conditioning and heating equipment lasts longer than ever. The end of a furnace’s or air conditioner’s service life depends on more than just chronological age. Energy-efficiency issues and the price of any necessary repairs versus the cost of upgrading to a new unit all enter into that determination. Furnace Lifespan The average service life of a new furnace …

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Tips for choosing an energy-efficient, eco-friendly HVAC system

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The majority of Americans (74 percent) care about the environment, according to Pew Research. If you recycle regularly and have a programmable thermostat, you’re already doing something positive for the environment. But when it comes time to replace your heating, ventilation and cooling system, will you know how to make choices that protect your wallet and the environment? Your home’s …

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Residential Air Conditioning and Maintenance

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When installing a new air conditioning system you can’t just choose any air conditioning system for your home. Installing a new AC system is an amazing opportunity to ensure that your home will be cool for years to come. What exactly are we talking about? Not every AC unit fits your needs and your home. That’s why working with experts …