Each year, North Carolinians look forward to a holiday getaway, whether it’s for a few weeks or a long weekend. When they get back, they may be surprised by the size of their power bill. A few simple steps can keep your air conditioning running efficiently while you’re gone, without an unexpected expense. Follow these tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your system without taking the most out of your paycheck.
Mother Nature has her own natural air conditioning, and today’s HVAC companies have taken advantage of this principle. It’s an innovative part of modern air conditioning that taps into a safe, quiet, reliable and green source of energy. Read more about geothermal AC here!
Pets snuggle their way into our hearts. Whether you have a tiny Chihuahua, a Great Dane, or an orange tabby cat who likes to sleep at the foot of the bed, there’s no question that pets are a part of your family. But unlike your aunt who has no problem telling you to turn up the air conditioning, Fido can’t verbalize his request. It’s important to pay attention to your indoor pets to ensure that they are comfortable and safe. Read on to discover our tips for doing just that!
Four years with no heat. That was the day-to-day reality for one Harnett County family. When Mistie McFadden’s family fell upon hard times, they couldn’t afford to have their broken heater replaced. For the past four years, they have used a few space heaters to get by. Then, Mistie’s mother entered her in the Warm Hearts, Warm Homes contest, and their daily lives were transformed.
In the summer, we all sing the praises of Willis Carrier. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his invention should: In 1902, he created the first modern electrical air conditioning unit. When the temperatures reach the triple digits, you might think he deserves a Nobel Prize. Although Carrier invented it in the early 1900s, it was several decades later before the AC unit became a regular member of the household. But what did people—particularly those in the South—do before air conditioning?
It always happens at the worst time. Maybe your heat calls it quits before the family is due for Christmas dinner. Perhaps the air conditioning breaks the day of your son’s July birthday party. While there are several factors that can influence the life and function of your heating and air conditioning system, here are five reasons they fail—and how you can avoid them.
The cliché goes that the “home is where the heart is.” That may be true, but the home is also where some unwelcome guests tend to make an appearance. No, we’re not talking about your annoying relatives who show up at the most inconvenient times. We’re talking about dust mites, mold and pet dander. Seasonal allergies put a damper on your favorite outdoor activities—don’t let them invade your indoor activities as well. Here’s the help you need.
A reliable, efficient air conditioner is vital to keeping your home comfortable. Of course, Americans through the decades didn’t have that luxury. As a gentle reminder of how this invention helps us keep our cool when the mercury rises, here are five interesting facts about your air conditioning.
When you’re bundling up with jackets, mittens and scarves, air conditioning is the last thing that enters your mind. However, now is the time to start thinking about how your system will handle the sweltering August heat. If you delay, you could be facing a terrible inconvenience—and a higher cooling bill. Use our checklist to think through what your AC needs from you now.
While there are those who embrace the “pioneer lifestyle” of chopping wood and feeding a log cabin’s fireplace all winter, most of us prefer to be toasty warm thanks to the modern marvel of central heating. Ever wonder how it evolved and who were the innovating engineers who made it all possible? Take a brief trip with us back in time to get the answers.