Archive for June, 2016

Why You Might Want to Consider a Ductless Mini Split System

Monday, June 27th, 2016

People so closely associate central air conditioning for a home with a network of air ducts that it’s often hard for them to imagine there is any other way to cool down a large space. It’s either inefficient window units or a ducted air conditioner. But this isn’t actually true: the ductless mini split system (which, as a heat pump, also provides warmth) is an effective way to deliver cooling around a home without requiring an inch of ductwork. If you live in a home that doesn’t have space for ducts, or you are building a new house, you should make a ductless mini split one of your top comfort choices. (more…)

Plan Ahead for Parties When It Comes to Air Conditioning Comfort

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Most of the time when you’re thinking about maintaining summer comfort inside your home, you’re considering your family’s comfort. The average household air conditioner is designed to keep your family cooled down, and if you have it professionally sized and installed, it will be able to keep up no matter how hot it gets outside over the summer.

But even the best AC system may have trouble when there are large numbers of people in house. When you’re having a party, you’ll need to do some planning ahead of time when it comes to the air conditioning system so that it can keep up with the demand of maintaining comfort for more people than normal. (more…)

Is My Air Conditioner also a Dehumidifier?

Monday, June 13th, 2016

During the summer, North Carolina often experiences high humidity… and that makes the mid-year heat much harder to deal with. High moisture levels in the air trap more heat in the human body, which makes the temperature in air feel hotter. Indoor moisture levels can also be responsible for water damage and the development of mold and mildew.

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Air Conditioner Short-Cycling: What It Is, What Causes It?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

One of the more common problems that air conditioning systems encounter is something called short-cycling. This is when the air conditioner starts up and runs for only a short time before shutting down, then turns on a brief time later, getting caught in a start-and-stop repetition. This is a serious problem for an air conditioner because it places immense strain on its components, particularly the compressor. The amount of energy that short-cycling drains will also result in a steep rise in bills. Because the AC won’t be able to complete its full cooling cycle, it will also result in a poor distribution of cold air through the rooms. (more…)