Archive for January, 2014
Four over 1,000 years, humans have been doing everything in their power to control the temperature around them. For instance, primitive cultures used fans, and there is even a story about a Roman Emperor who had snow imported from the mountains to cool him off during hot times. Today, an air conditioner service is arguably the most widely used method of climate control.
Often, heating and air conditioning are provided together, in the form of central air. Interestingly, AC unit repair occurs fair more often than heating unit repair, and air conditioner repair costs are generally higher than heating repair costs, due to the technology by which an a
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), molds could cause a number of different health problems to homeowners and their families when exposure occurs. For those with allergies, symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, eye irritation, wheezing, and skin irritation or rashes can all be problematic. And, according to an Institute of Medicine study, there is enough evidence to suggest that mold could cause relatively healthy people to suffer from upper respiratory tract symptoms. Plus, mold could increase both the chances of getting and effects of asthma. So if you want to make sure your home is clean and safe for every member of your family, investing in mold
The onslaught of the polar vortex means that staying cool is easy for the vast majority of Americans right now. Actually, staying cold and doing your best impression of a popsicle probably isn’t all that difficult. The arrival of frigid temperatures might mean that contacting a heating repair service right away might be the only way to stay warm and cozy at night. While it might be too late to avoid a freezing night or two, there is still plenty of time to get the home cooling solutions you need to stay refreshed during the summer. The the development of a heat vortex this summer is highly unlikely — albeit seriously frightening — but getting you AC system ready soon is a smart decision.
Willis Carrier was became a warm weather pioneer when he invented air conditioning in 1922. Over the past decades
The start of the new year doesn’t mean that homeowners will not have to deal with the same old problems when it comes to keeping their homes cool. In fact, some parts of the United States are experiencing the coldest temperatures in 20 years. Larry Bernstein and Mary Pat Flaherty noted in the Washington Post that, “A large swath of the nation is in the grip of a mass of frigid air that originated in the north, know as a polar vortex, that will bring some of the lowest temperatures in decades,” according to Capital Weather Gang chief meteorologist Jason Samenow. With those icy temperatures approaching, many homeowners will need quick home heating repairs if they want to stay warm.
The majority of American energy use is accounted for by heating and cooling systems that regulate temperatures during even the hottest and coldest months of the year. In fact, some 87% of all American homes used at least some type of air conditioning in 2012. As a result, the amount of energy consumed by air conditioning systems is nearly the same as the amount of power used by the entire continent of Africa, and the Department of Defense spends a jaw-dropping $20 billion a year for AC in Iraq, according to NPR. Those stats might be concerning to say the least, but the reality is that people aren’t going to stop using AC any time soon. Fortunately, there are steps homeowners can take