What if it were possible to stay fairly cool in the hot months of the year and keep your utility bill low? There has always been this battle for control over the thermostat. One person might consider it to be perfect at 76° F, while another would consider a chiller 70° F as more to their preference when it’s in the low 100’s outside. The problem with these types of disputes is that you can’t very well change the internal temperature or personal preferences of the individual. In these cases, it’s really all about finding a compromise.
The most common refrigerant coolant that most air conditioning companies use is becoming harder to find and more expensive. Because of this, there have been more counterfeit refrigerants flooding the air conditioning market over the past few years. Unfortunately, these types of fake refrigerants can pose a huge safety problem for users as they have the potential to completely ruin an air conditioning system.
When you think about the warmer months of the year in Washington D.C., you may think about long, sunny days and lush, green landscapes. The scorching heat may not cross your mind because you may be accustomed to spending these warmer months indoors where the air is cool and comfortable. However, air conditioning is a relatively new invention, and many older residents in the area still vividly remember the torrid summer days and nights in the nation’s capital.
With the rise of the Internet of Things and household smart devices, it seems like every single appliance in our homes is becoming, in one way or another smart. Today, we have everything from smart thermostats, smart refrigerators and smart light bulbs, but what is next? According to Ambi Labs, the answer is smart air conditioning.
If you are like most homeowners, there is a good chance that you rarely think about your air conditioning system unless it happens to quit working. There is also a good chance that you are making some common mistakes that can negatively affect the efficiency, safety, and lifespan of your air conditioner. By avoiding the following missteps, you can save money on your utility bills and prevent costly repairs.
Imagining life without air conditioning is nearly impossible. Since its’ invention in 1902, conditioners have become a standard feature in buildings all over the world. Air conditioning has allowed people to settle in harsh climates and increased productivity exponentially. Digital technologies would be impossible without AC cooling the enormous amount of heat computers give off. Conditioners have evolved over the past hundred years and engineers continue working to refine their efficiency and decrease their environmental harm. A recent article by Architectmagazine.com offers a brief history of air conditioners thanks to the publication archives of the Building Technology Heritage Library.
Due to the heat transferring properties of windows, efforts to improve energy efficiency have been ongoing. Over the past decades, many of these efforts proved successful. For example, it is reported that the Empire State Building in New York saved $2.4 million after installing smart windows.
As building codes tighten across the country, energy-efficient windows become more of a requirement than an extra. Smart consumers understand the benefits, including a more comfortable living space and long-term cost savings. They want – even expect – every energy savings measure to be taken. According to the US Department of Energy, buildings account for more than 40% of the energy consumption.
Technical advancements have always guided architectural trends. Some advances have been more significant than others, and few of them have had quite as much of an impact as air conditioning. That may seem surprising, but it actually addresses several of the most important concerns that architects have when they work on large projects.
When temperatures get hot, air conditioning offers a convenient, efficient means to get cool quickly. A window air conditioner provides exactly that for a room in your home; possibly two. It is one of those things we cannot live without which is why proper maintenance of your AC is very important. By doing so, your air-conditioner will reduce energy consumption, improve efficiency, and prevent costly repairs and downtime. Here are seven effective ways to make your AC work efficiently and even look a little better when you are using them.
Whether you are in charge of an entire franchise, office blocks or department store, commercial air conditioning is probably one of the aspects you would not want to let you down. You know people are relying on you for their continued state of peace and tranquility. Getting the right commercial AC is quite the process and there are many considerations to be made including; budget, local climate, and energy needs.
Some Common Types of Commercial A/C
Commercial air conditioning systems come in many different configurations, but here are a few of the categories: