October 11, 2016

Fun Air Conditioning Facts

1. Before the air conditioner, businesses as well as schools would take a summer break. The heat in the buildings would simply be too much to work a full day. Even though most schools, like businesses are now air conditioned, they still stick to the summer break schedule. 2. The amount of energy used by the United States to power our air conditioners is equivalent to all of the energy used by the entire continent of Africa. 3. While home air conditioners were virtually unheard of, air conditioners were common in movie houses during the great depression. This resulted in […]
September 27, 2016

Why is Changing my Air Filter so Important?

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to changing my air filter, I tend to dig in my heels and resist. I really don’t know why. It makes no sense. They are not hard to change. They do not cost much money. They make the air I breath better. And they keep my air conditioner working at its best. It is August and my air conditioner is running pretty much all day long. In Houston it is HOT, and it is HUMID. The idea of my air conditioner breaking is more of a nightmare than a bad dream. […]
September 22, 2016

Imagine Houston Without Air Conditioning:

The heat…the humidity…there is simply nothing like the swampy air we swim through every summer. I sometimes think I have grown gills just so I can go outside to my car to go to work in the mornings. When I think about what life would be like in Houston without air conditioning, I simply cannot imagine, and neither could our predecessors. Looking at the two graphs above, it becomes clear that the population growth of Houston parallels that of the popularity and availability of air conditioners in homes. The first graph shows the number of households that had air conditioning […]
August 22, 2016

Getting to Know Your Air Conditioner

Most people don’t know much about their air conditioner units past the typical changing of air filters, but there is a lot of simple information that is good to know if want it to work its best. Like, how does it work? Or, how can I make it for efficient?  So let’s start by identifying the parts of your air conditioner. Exterior Air Conditioning Unit: This is the most mysterious part of the air conditioner. It looks like a box with a big fan in it, but why? As your interior unit cools the air in your house, the hot […]