Year: 2017

How AC Invented the Modern World, Part 2

In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the inventions that have made our modern world the marvel it is today. We touched on air conditioning, the plow, the gramophone, and even mechanized looms. The last thing mentioned, by writer Tim Harford and journalist David Thompson, was this elusive idea called: “The Welfare State”…

Many will Need New AC Systems by 2020

Air conditioners are making a shift. Many air conditioners use a refrigerant called chlorodifluoromethane, though it is often known better by the generic term R-22 or the brand name Freon. Unfortunately for many homeowners, this chemical is being phased out of use under something called the Montreal Protocol. By the year 2020, production of R-22…

Risks of High Temperatures in Schools without AC

Earlier on this blog, we discussed how school districts, at elementary schools and even colleges, have the complete freedom to make the decision to continue with classes or cancel classes if a power outage occurs and knocks out the air conditioning and other climate control measures. It seems there is not a lot of discussion…

Minimizing AC Use in Summer, Part 2

More money saving summer AC tips We ended the previous blog post, talking about ways you can give your air conditioning system a rest. It may seem like a counterintuitive option, but sometimes, your AC needs a nap, too. It works hard in the heat of summer to keep your family cool. Why not give…

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