Tag: Myths and Facts

Air Conditioning

Programmable Thermostats (Opportunities and Limitations)

Programmable thermostats are known to help create a comfortable in-door environment while saving money. The trick is to come up with an efficient pre-set schedule during the day. Depending on your daily routines (and thermostat model), you may choose six or even more temperature settings per day. There are digital, electromechanical and mixed system available. We recommend the digital one for tech-savvy individuals who appreciate a variety of setting. The electromechanical thermostat offers fewer features, but it is easier to …
Energy Efficiency

Myth Busters: Heating Edition II

Heating your home efficiently can be tricky which is why we addressed four heating myths back in February. Now it is time to address myths #5 through #8!     Myth #5: Space Heaters Are an Effective Alternative to Your Furnace   Solely relying on space heaters can become costly during the wintertime, because they are less efficient than a gas furnace. They are even less affordable than a wood-heated fire in most cases. This does not mean there is …
Air Conditioning

The History of Air Conditioning

In today’s America, air conditioning is often taken for granted. In fact, according to the Energy Information Administration, 100 million American homes have air conditioners, adding up to 87% of all American households. However, it has not always been like that, and it took almost two centuries and numerous smart brains to invent today’s beloved air conditioner. Primitive air conditioning started long before the United States were created, when wealthy citizen in the ancient Rome circulated cool water through the …
Air Conditioning

Air Conditioner Tips and Myths

Although air conditioners do contribute significantly to our well-being during the hot summer days, many people don’t know how to use them properly. Misleading myths are one of the reasons for this. We took it upon ourselves to debunk three of them.   Myth 1: Setting the temperature significantly lower than you really want it will cool a warm room much faster. Fact: No matter the setting, the room cools down at a rather constant rate. Simply set your desired …