Energy bills are often a sore point for many homeowners—especially during summer! And because cooling and heating costs seem to rise every year, many home owners are switching to “smart home
technology” to make their homes more efficient and lower their energy bills. One of the most important—and easy to install—smart home devices is the smart thermostat, which has the potential of
saving homeowners as much as 30% on their annual energy usage.
Understanding the Harm of Low Refrigerant in Your A/C System.
The life force of your air conditioner is its compressor, which gets cooled down and lubricated by refrigerant. When refrigerant levels are low, the unit could end up overheating and prematurely failing your compressor, causing the need to replace the compressor or even the entire condensing unit. A very inconvenient and expensive ordeal.
Using Internet Technology is No Longer Limited to Central Air
When it comes to customizing home climate through internet technology, we usually think of central air conditioning. While customers are getting used to smart thermostats made by companies like Nest and Honeywell, along with other ways of modernizing their HVAC systems, simple window units have mostly been excluded from the wireless trend. Until now.
When Sick Building Syndrome Happens at the Workplace
The Environmental Protection Agency has been able to boast of improvements in outdoor air quality for some time now. Reductions in lead, carbon monoxide and other pollutants mean the best for breathing clean, fresh outdoor air. Great news all around. The one snag, of course, is that we spend 90 percent of our time indoors and with terms like Sick Building Syndrome and estimates that one in four new or renovated buildings are infected, the EPA has its work cut out.
There was a time, in the not so distant past, in which the luxury of regulating the temperature of one’s home was reserved for well-to-do families in urban areas. But the days of suffering through humid summers and frigid winters with only ceiling fans and wood burning fireplaces have long since ended. In these increasingly modernized times, companies have been developing new technologies to make life more convenient for everyone. The newest of these technologies, recently debuted by companies such as Nest and Honeywell, are the first in what is sure to be a long line of smart thermostats.
Help cut down on the Stress of holiday hosting by making sure your AC system is ready
The holidays often mean higher traffic in your home, more cooking and an abundance of household activities. Add to this a seasonal drop in temperature, with warm days and this could spell trouble for your air conditioner.
Try out these tips this holiday season and make sure that your home offers a warm welcoming and not a hot mess.
How Budget Managers and Facility Executives can take Savings Seriously
Maintaining a building’s HVAC system should not be done off of the principle “When it’s broke we’ll fix it.” It’s the most costly way to operate and yet in spite of the case studies proving this, almost all facilities still maintain their systems in this reactive manner.
During the dog days of a South Florida summer, having to address your A/C system far too often means reacting to emergencies and repairing damages. Take advantage of the seasonal lull with cost-saving preventive steps.
What’s Cool About Winter
Your air conditioner can undergo much strain in the summer months. It’s not uncommon for people to run their units all day long, everyday, at a setting that produces a lot of wear and tear.
As Millions of Americans Endure a Heat Wave, We Pay Homage to the Air Conditioner.
Americans across the country are languishing under a shroud of heat and humidity, with the worst of it hitting the Midwest and East Coast. No, the actual temperatures are nothing to raise the pulses of sun-hardened South Floridians, but we know what they’re going through. And we share their appreciation for one of the greatest inventions in history – the modern air conditioner.