Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Hot & Cold History of Central Air

Are you grateful for the invention of modern central air heating and cooling systems?

How would your life be different if you didn’t have heating and cooling technology?

First, you wouldn’t have thermostats to easily change the temperature in the house! Second, there would be no fancy app that you can access from your iPhone to remotely change the settings on your thermostat. Last, you would probably have to perform some manual labor like cutting and chopping wood for your fireplace, and that can be quite tiresome!
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According to research, “prior to 1885 the majority of homes in America were heated with wood burning brick fireplaces, and derivatives of the cast iron Franklin Stove invented in 1742. Today 60% of homes heated are with gas fired forced air furnaces (FAU’s), and another 9% with oil fired FAU’s.” 

Additionally, Willis Carrier is the man to thank for our climate controlled homes in the high heat of summer. He “built the first air conditioner in 1902 to combat humidity problems inside a printing company. However, residential air conditioning would remain a luxury for the wealthy until after World War II,” becoming one of the greatest inventions known to man.  

“In 1953, room air conditioner sales would exceed one million units. By 1998, shipments of unitary air conditioners and heat pumps set a record of more than 6.2 million units.” Purchasing units or appliances for heating and cooling in Ann Arbor, and in the United States continue to grow throughout the years.

If you'd like a free in-home evaluation of your existing heating and cooling system in Ann Arbor, or any other professional advice about heating and cooling your home or business, call (734) 424-9555. We have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of HVAC systems for your home or business.  We’re happy to help!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How to Regulate Your AC in Ann Arbor Efficiently in 5 Easy Steps

Do you have high energy bills?

Have you looked at the settings on your air conditioning unit?

Do you turn down your thermostat when you leave for work?
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To get ready for summer, it’s extremely important to have your HVAC system checked or inspected. A thorough checkup keeps you and your family safe by making sure all the elements of the furnace are working properly.

We’d like to share some super important tips that you can use to help regulate your AC in Ann Arbor efficiently and save you money, including:
  • Check your fan preferences (high, medium, low)
  • Move the direction of vent airflow, so that the ac circulates the entire room
  • Consider using an energy saver button
  • Inspect the filter
  • Program your thermostat to come on at a certain time

Call us today at (734) 424-9555 to schedule a “$99 Clean and Check Inspection” with one of our best AC Ann Arbor service technicians. We will visit your home and evaluate your heating and cooling needs. We’ll help you increase your family’s comfort, health and safety. We have the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to service and repair all brands of HVAC systems.