Air Condition Appreciation Tips for Keeping Cool on The South Shore
We have had some hot days here in New England this summer, and I am sure we all have a renewed appreciation for our working Air Conditioning systems. This is why celebrating Air Condition Appreciation Days from July 3rd – August 15, 2012 seems like such a good idea. And as I sit here in my office researching good bits of Air Condition (A.C.) information to share with you, boy am I glad.
everyone. Willis Haviland Carrier is attributed with creating the first successful Air
Conditioner in 1902 for commercial applications. But it wasn’t until a 1906
patent application by Carrier that the term Air Conditioning was used by a
textile engineer Stuart H. Cramer. Cramer used the phrase ‘air conditioning’ in
a 1906 patent claim filed for a device that added water vapor to the air in
textile plants – to condition the yarn.[ii]
Whether you have a window unit, mini-split wall unit, or a central air unit here is some ways you can stay cool, appreciate your air
conditioner and give it a long shelf life:
Change the air filter every month
If you have central air. Have it serviced every year. It will last longer and more efficiently.
Turn your air conditioner down when you’ll be gone for a few hours.
When it’s time to replace or upgrade your unit purchase one with a temperature and timer control.
Turn off lights in rooms you aren’t using. Lights generate heat and will cause your air conditioner to work harder
Keep your blinds or shades down so the sun doesn’t heat up your rooms
Do not use your clothes dryer at the same time as your air conditioner. The dryer will produce excess heat
Cooking in the oven and using air conditioning is counter-productive when it’s seriously hot outside.
Don’t block the air ducts or the path of the air (Keep curtains, shades, plants, animals, mini-blinds away from the front and sides.)
Keep your central outdoor system free from any obstructions
Close any gaps between your air conditioner and the window sills with weather stripping.
If you need your A.C. unit service Almar Building and Remodeling, Hanover Ma has teamed up with another fabulous local company Davis Mechanical in Braintree,
Ma. Like Almar, Eric Davis and his team understand that your home is your castle
and when you are home you want to be comfortable. They have ensured the comfort of many businesses and residences in the Greater Boston and South Shore area.
[i] Air conditioning facts from the U.S. Dept. of Energy