AC in Houston

March 2, 2017

What to Expect From an AC Inspection (2018)

Houston offers a unique environment for heating and air conditioning, especially this year. Since I have not used it much if at all over the winter, I usually have my air conditioner inspected over spring break just before I begin using it in earnest in April or May. However, this year I have used my air conditioner almost every month for at least a couple of days, so I considered skipping the annual inspection ritual. To make this decision, I thought about what occurs during an inspection. First off, an air conditioning technician will check both the inside and outside […]
October 25, 2016

How do I Know Which Air Filter to Buy For my House?

Last month I talked about how important it is to change your air filter every month. A fresh new air filter will lower your electric and gas bills, but more importantly will improve the health and wellbeing of every member of the family, especially those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory struggles. But how do I know which air filter will do the job without spending more money than I have to? How do I know which air filter is best for my system and lifestyle? Mechanical Air Filters Use synthetic fibers to trap small particles, debris, and dust, among […]
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 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 […]