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Air Conditioning

What Are Galileo Thermometers?

What Are Galileo Thermometers?

You may have seen the Galileo thermometers or have a few yourself. Invented by Galileo in the early 1600s, they’re an interesting, attractive and fairly accurate way to keep track of temperatures around the house. Besides revealing the temperatures, the thermometers are a good way to identify characteristics of your home or reveal important information…

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Replacing Indoor and Outdoor HVAC Units

Replacing Indoor and Outdoor HVAC Units

Winter is the ideal time to think about replacing air conditioner units because they’re out of season. You won’t be inconvenienced by the loss indoor comfort, the HVAC contractor has more time to devote to the project, and you might get a better deal. If you do go forward, make sure that you replace both…

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What Are Luxury Air Conditioners?

What Are Luxury Air Conditioners?

Some people call them luxury air conditioners and heating systems. Some call them high-end air conditioner and heating systems. What they are is super-efficient, and they utilize the latest technology to maximize comfort, convenience and savings. What Is High-End A/C/Heating? Generally speaking, high-end A/C should also incorporate a high-end furnace or other type of heating…

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Fixing Uneven Cooling in Two-Story Homes

Fixing Uneven Cooling in Two-Story Homes

Is your two-story home suffering from uneven cooling? You’re not alone. It’s not uncommon in the summer to have a ground floor that’s cool and comfortable while your upstairs is sweltering. Read on to learn more about these noticeable temperature differences. Why Is Your Second Floor Too Hot? Your air conditioning system should cool your…

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Comfort Considerations of Guest Houses

Comfort Considerations of Guest Houses

If you have a separate area of your home dedicated to visitors, you’ll want to be sure that it also offers plenty of guest house comfort. Thanks to cooling product innovations, there’s a solution for every kind of space. As a Separate Building When the building is separate from the main house, you have plenty…

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Reasons Your A/C Freezes in the Summer

An A/C freeze during hot summer weather is never a good sign. A “freezing” central air conditioner refers to excessive ice formation in the evaporator coil. Sealed within the system air handler, the evaporator coil circulates refrigerant that extracts heat from household air passing through the coil passageways. Normal coil operating temperature is around 40…

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Refrigerant 101: What to Know

Refrigerant is the vital substance in your air conditioner that extracts indoor heat and moves it outdoors. As we know it today, refrigerant was invented for air conditioners in 1937. Modern refrigerants have the very useful characteristic to convert from a cold gaseous state that absorbs heat into a hot liquid state that releases heat.…

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Steps to Take When Turning on Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner becomes a critical part of your indoor comfort once the incredible San Antonio summer heat sets in. But remember, the system will need some help to run smoothly all summer long. Make sure you follow the tips below before turning on your air conditioner. Inspect the outdoor unit — Vines, leaves, and…

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Pros and Cons of a Portable A/C 

Maintaining consistent household comfort always involves some compromises and use of a portable A/C is no exception. A portable air conditioner can be moved about and utilized for spot cooling, filling gaps in comfort control wherever and whenever it’s needed. To help evaluate the utility of portable cooling, consider the following pros and cons: Pro:…

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Ways to Keep Guests Cool at Summer Parties

Summer’s here — time for barbecues and pool parties! But how do you keep your guests from getting scorched in the San Antonio heat? Here are a few tips for keeping everyone cool during summer parties. Get Your HVAC System Ready If the party is going to be indoors, the best way to keep them…

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