An old saying goes, “it takes all kinds to make a world.” This explains the beauty of diversity that each person plays a unique role in his or her community. The same is true for air conditioners: They come in many shapes and sizes, each designed for a particular purpose. An air conditioner is considered an applied product. It must be selected to suite the unique characteristics of your home, lifestyle, and environment. Here are a few types you may have heard of: AC split System This is most common in single-family homes. The condenser outside is noisy with a large fan to dissipate heat. The indoor air handler is located in the closet or
People understand large expenses frequently have tax consequences, either for better or for worse. As we draw near the end of the year, tax planning is on our minds. We need answers to help decide what we will do this year, and how we will plan for the next year. Will My New AC Raise My Taxes? You will benefit every month by having a new air conditioner. A new system will raise your comfort and lower your utility bills. It will also increase the value of your home. You can demonstrate lower home operating costs to a prospective buyer. The home you show will be free of musty odors and temperatures will be even throughout. The new air conditioner is
If you spend enough time with the over-65 crowd, you will find they like the thermostat set a bit warmer than most. If you are over 65, you are probably looking for a sweater when younger folk set the temperature just a bit lower than you prefer. There is much more than meets the eye, here. It is not as simple as “old people feel the cold” as there is some medical science behind how our bodies sense our surroundings. The best article I have read is reproduced below. The author is Andrea Gallagher, from Senior Concerns in California. She writes: “As we sailed into the second hour of our meeting and the early-morning coolness gave way
In March and April, the last thing on the mind of most South Floridians is, “it’s time to replace my air conditioner.” These are the months we enjoy near-perfect weather. A gentle breeze, low humidity, and clear skies are the order of the day. Temperatures are cool at night and actually quite pleasant during the day – even standing in the sunshine, the outdoors is often more comfortable than indoors. A few open windows are all that is needed to keep the home comfortable. So, why would anyone replace their home comfort system, when it is not even being used? Let’s explore some of the advantages. Finances As with any industry, vendors (those who supply
Many consider November and April to be the two nicest months in South Florida. Temperatures are mild, often accompanied by a gentle breeze. But change means rain and humidity. At lower outdoor temperatures, indoor humidity control is a challenge. Home comfort systems are designed for the heat of summer and the cold of winter. The in-between times of spring and fall are problematic. The air conditioner that removes humidity does not run in cool weather. At times, it is more comfortable outdoors than in. Here are a few solutions: Open the windows Open windows are the ultimate free solution. Ventilation is a great way to freshen up your home. Closed homes tend to concentrate pollutants (cleaning products, pet odors, and the like).