Archive for August, 2015

Where Did Air Conditioning Come From?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

We’ve grown so accustomed to having air conditioned spaces that it can be hard to imagine not having access to the cool, dry air that keeps so many of us comfortable during the summer months. However, if it weren’t for the steadfast work of a young engineer in the early 1900s, who knows when people would have been able to enjoy whole home cooling? Following is an overview of how air conditioning first came into being. (more…)

Why Does My AC’s Circuit Breaker Keep Tripping?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Your air conditioner doesn’t use a fuel like gasoline to operate, it uses electricity. The system is large enough that it requires its own circuit breaker in your home’s electrical panel, but what happens when that breaker keeps turning off? And why does that happen? Let’s take a look. (more…)

Why Good Dehumidification in Your Home Is Important

Monday, August 17th, 2015

You may not realize this, but part of the reason air conditioning feels as good as it does is because your air conditioner removes both heat and humidity. If the humidity isn’t removed, you’ll end up with a home that is cold but clammy, and no one wants to feel like that. But comfort isn’t the only reason dehumidification is important, as the AC experts at Comfort Central, Inc., can tell you more about below. (more…)

What Is a Cooling Load?

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You must have a quality air conditioning system installed in your home if you hope to cool it effective. You must also have the right amount of cooling to make your home comfortable, though. The best way to know how much cooling your home needs is to work with an expert who can correctly calculate your home’s cooling load. (more…)

Noisy Isn’t Normal: Sounds That Means It Is Time to Call for AC Repair

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Most people are familiar with the basic operational sounds of whole home air conditioning. At most, you should hear the fan and maybe a low-level “whhrrr” kind of sound coming from the outdoor unit. Indoors, you may hear the sound of the air moving through the vents as the cool air travels into your home. Whole home AC systems are designed to be quiet, as loud operational noise is a deterrent from using them. As such, if you start to hear sounds beyond the ones described above, it’s time to call your Comfort Central, Inc., technician for help. (more…)