Portable Air Conditioners

Portable Air Conditioners vs Window Air Conditioners

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With summer temperatures getting higher and higher, we all rely on air conditioning to help us survive. And even though most homes and offices have air conditioning installed, there is always that one room that seems to be hotter than anywhere else. Maybe it gets more sun than the rest of your space? Or perhaps the occupant likes a lower …

Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air

Why is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

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Imagine the scene; you get in from work after a long hard day and a hot, sweaty commute, turn on the air conditioning, settle back in your favorite chair and feel the temperature RISING, not falling. You immediately check the thermostat setting, it’s normal. You check the system setting, it’s on cool, not heat. Then you check the air coming …

Roof-top unit

What is an RTU HVAC System?

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If you are thinking of having your HVAC system replaced, maybe you should consider switching to an RTU HVAC system, especially if it is a commercial property in question. What is an RTU HVAC System? In the world of HVAC, RTU stands for Roof-top unit. In traditional HVAC systems some components, such as the condenser coils and compressor, are housed …

VRF system

What is VRF Air Conditioning System?

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Just as you have got to grips with the difference between split ac and central AC along comes a new one; the Variable Refrigerant Flow System — VRF. Actually, it’s not that new. It has been in use in Europe an Asia for decades, but it is only in the last five to ten years that it has started to …

Air conditioning units

How Long Does A Central Air Conditioner Last?

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With the winter finally behind us and warm weather approaching, homeowners across the country are looking nervously at their aging air conditioner units and wondering if it will make it through another season or will they be left suffocating in the heat and humidity at the height of summer as they wait for the repairman to give them the bad …

Allergic to Air Conditioning

Can You Be Allergic to Air Conditioning?

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Do you find yourself sneezing every time you turn on the air conditioner? If you do, you’ve probably asked yourself are you allergic to air conditioning? It would seem a reasonable conclusion to make if you are suffering from what appear to be air conditioner allergy symptoms, but does such an allergy exist? Can you be allergic to air conditioning? …

Compressor repair

R22 AC Compressor Repair and Replacement Options

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If your air conditioner is over 10 years old, it probably uses R22 refrigerant. This refrigerant, commonly known as Freon, was first introduced in the 1950s and quickly became the standard refrigerant used in the HVAC industry. It was not until a few decades later that it was identified as one of the main contributors to ozone depletion. Production and …

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Reasons Behind Air Conditioner Running Continuously (Won’t Shut Off)

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The hum of air conditioning has become such a part of everyday life, that it’s something we hardly notice anymore. However, it’s worth focussing your attention on it every now and then as the sounds your AC unit makes are an important tool in diagnosing potential problems. If you notice, for example, that your air conditioner is running continuously, without …

How to Build an Outdoor Dog House With Air Conditioning

How to Build an Outdoor Dog House With Air Conditioning

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If you are worried about your dog overheating in the summer, or getting cold in the winter, but aren’t quite ready to open your door and let it in the house, you might want to consider getting an outdoor dog-house with air-conditioning. You can, of course, buy a ready made one but dog houses with air conditioning and heating can …

5 Tips To Reduce Allergens in Your Home

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Summer is finally drawing to a close and in a few months we’ll be switching our HVAC systems from cooling to heating mode. And although spring is the season usually associated with allergies, if you suffer from them, you’ll know that winter can also be problematic for you and the millions of fellow sufferers out there. Spring is a particularly …