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September 5, 2013

Air Conditioner Capacity Is Expressed in Tons–Have You Ever Wondered Why?

When contractors talk about air conditioner capacity, they usually measure a system’s cooling performance in tons. There’s a good reason for this and it stretches back to the turn of the century, when keeping homes and foodstuffs cool was done quite differently. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most cooling and refrigeration was done with blocks of ice. Just like modern-day refrigerant, the ice removed heat from a space by absorbing it. As the block of ice reached […]
August 29, 2013

That Heat Lurking in Your Attic: Ignore It, and It Could Sneak Into Your Living Space

Accumulated heat in your home’s attic can radiate through structural components and into the home’s living spaces. Attics are a significant source of heat gain if they aren’t adequately insulated and ventilated. Excessive heat in the attic causes the air conditioning to work harder in order to keep your home at the desired temperature, wasting energy and increasing utility spending. Here are tips to reduce heat in the attic of your home to prevent it from sneaking into your living […]
August 27, 2013

The Oversized Air Conditioner: When Too Much of a Good Thing Is Bad

Although homeowners want air conditioning that won’t struggle to cool their homes during the warmest days of the year, an oversized air conditioner isn’t a good solution. In humid climates like ours, it’s especially common to find incorrectly sized A/C installations. Too large an A/C has three main drawbacks: Unnecessary cost When you buy a new A/C that’s larger and more expensive than necessary, you’re throwing money away. Homeowners sometimes mistakenly believe that the largest A/C they can get is the […]
August 22, 2013

Sealing the Air Leaks in Your Georgia Home: A No-Nonsense Strategy

Sealing air leaks is a great way to ensure your home’s cooling and heating systems remain effective without having to work extra hard to cool or heat your home. For example, sealing leaks ensures cool air stays indoors and the hot air outside during the hot Georgia summer. This will save you money and create a much more comfortable home environment. The best strategy when sealing air leaks is to start big and go down from there: Big leaks: When sealing air leaks, it’s […]