The Wonderful Invention of Air Conditioning!

September 17, 2018

You only have to walk into an air-conditioned room after being outside in the heat to appreciate the invention of the air conditioner. Air conditioning makes life so much more comfortable. In fact, it makes it safer, as those living in extremely hot conditions can attest to. Being able to cool down a hot space reliably has changed the world. Ancient Cooling Method People have known how to cool things down using water and fans for a long time—they were doing it back in Ancient Egypt, for instance. That kind of labor-intensive cooling was only reserved for those that could afford it, though, which meant the wealthy and the powerful were the only ones who got cool in summer. Carrier Solves the Problem The 19th century saw a number of inventors take a stab at the secret of creating an air conditioner, but none were really successful. It wasn’t until the heating employee named Willis Carrier took on the job that true progress was made. Carrier was tasked with creating a cooling system for a printing plant that would help to remove moisture from the air so that the pages would not wrinkle. It was 1902 when Carrier first created...

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Careers in the HVAC Industry

September 2, 2018

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the number of jobs for HVAC installers and mechanics will likely grow by 15 percent between 2016 and 2026. The BLS predicted that the number of jobs for the average profession will increase by seven percent between 2016 and 2026. If these predictions are correct, 50,000 new positions will need to be filled in the HVAC industry by 2026. Here is some information about the most common careers in the HVAC industry. AC Technician AC technicians are responsible for the maintenance of a consistent and accurate temperature in controlled climates. Typically, these HVAC professionals find themselves working for homeowners and business owners. While AC technicians typically work regular hours, they also often need to be on call just in case business owners and homeowners are in need of emergency repair services. HVAC Engineer HVAC engineers coordinate and plan the installation of HVAC systems. They also perform evaluations to test the performance of installed HVAC systems. Based on the evaluations, HVAC engineers may seek to boost the efficiency of these HVAC systems by making recommendations. HVAC engineers are also often responsible for designing climate control systems. HVAC Installer HVAC installation involves setting up...

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Tips to Extend the Life Expectancy of Your Air Conditioner

August 27, 2018

When you buy an air conditioner you expect it to last. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the average life expectancy of a central air conditioning unit is 15 to 20 years but as with any appliance how long an air conditioner lasts depends on how much you use it and how well you take care of it. The good news is, thank today’s cooling technology, air conditioners get better and better every year but even the best can not be expected to last forever. But whether your AC is brand new or 15 years old, the following tips can keep help it extend its life expectancy. Don’t Run Your Air Conditioner Continuously Like our bodies, an air conditioner asked to work day and night is going to break down sooner rather than later. Here in the Boling area, we rely on AC to give us relief from the oppressive heat and high humidity that define our long summers, but there are times you can shut the AC off. If you will be leaving the house for an extended period of time, or while you’re at work, dial the thermostat up at least five degrees. This will keep the...

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Are AC Maintenance Contracts Worth It?

August 7, 2018

Contrary to what many homeowners might think, AC maintenance contracts are worth the trouble. An AC contract is an agreement between a homeowner and a contractor. The contractor makes a promise to conduct certain maintenance services on the AC unit for a specified period of time. A homeowner pays for the contract instead of regular maintenance visits. Various companies offer different contracts. A homeowner must compare the terms and details of different contracts before finally deciding on one. A good contract should offer emergency service. The contract should have good ratings and the technicians must be professional and experienced. If you have unique needs, ask for a customized contract that meets your needs. Addressing issues at the beginning prevents surprises in the future. Importance of AC Maintenance Contracts Qualified Technicians If you get a maintenance contract, your AC gets maintenance services from technicians who are experienced in the job. If you hire technicians that are incompetent or unqualified, they may not offer you the best value for your money. Better Chances of Keeping Your AC Maintained If you are a busy person, many activities may be competing for your time and attention. You may forget about your regular AC maintenance....

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What is a SEER Rating?

July 13, 2018

Our customers in the greater Wharton and Boling, TX areas are asking us about SEER ratings, what they mean, and if they are worthwhile. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is a ratio of the cooling that your air conditioner provides compared with the megawatts used to maintain that certain average temperature. Ratings can be as low as 12 or 13 for standard units and rise up to 21 to 25 at the higher and more efficient end. Old style central AC units typically range in the 8 to 9 ratio range, so any modern unit or SEER rated unit is going to be much more efficient. SEER Rating A highly SEER rated unit is just one piece of increasing your AC efficiency and keeping cooling costs to a minimum during our hot Texas summers. Follow these tips to help keep your AC running smoothly and at the most cost-effective level: Keep temperature at a level number throughout the day and night. Altering your temp levels causes your AC unit to have to work harder. For example, if you maintain a temp of 68 degrees both day and night it may actually prove more cost-effective than constantly raising...

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Air Cleaners: Benefits for Allergy Sufferers

July 9, 2018

An air cleaner removes contaminants from the air, being particularly beneficial for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Pollutants that cause allergy not only are found in the air, but they also settle in bedding, rugs, and drapes. An air cleaner works well in combination with regular cleaning and dusting. Air cleaners purify the air via different methods. Some air cleaners utilize UV light technology to deodorize indoor air. These are designed to be particularly effective against biological pollutants like mold. The majority of air cleaners use mechanical air filters that remove particles by capturing them on a filter material. The Statistics According to the EPA, the air inside the home can be five times more polluted than outside air. This is mainly due to the fact that pollutants and contaminants settle and become concentrated inside of a closed space. While the air outside can be just as polluted, air currents ensure that it doesn’t settle into one place. Whole-home air cleaning systems are increasing in popularity. These work in conjunction with your HVAC system to purify indoor air. Here are some of the benefits associated with HVAC air filtering systems. Convenience. Since these systems work with your HVAC,...

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The Importance of Air Duct Cleaning

June 6, 2018

Both heating and cooling units like your air conditioner have air ducts. These also include return and supply ducts for passing and receiving the cooler or warmer air. Other important parts of your air conditioner are its fan house and motor, the condensate drip/drain pains, cooling coils, diffusers, grilles, and registers. However, as a part of your regular air conditioner maintenance schedule, you should get your AC air ducts cleaned regularly. Otherwise, you could have a slew of issues. Some of these problems include: Dust Particles from the Ducts Get into Your Home Air ducts are supposed to transfer cool air from one part of the house to another. When these are clogged up with debris, that stops happening. Instead, dusty particles may be released into the cool air. That air gets breathed in by you and members of your family. If everyone is coughing or sneezing more often than usual, it could be because of dust particles in the air. Insects and Rodents Can Make Their Homes in the Ducts This is pretty gross, but it does happen. Insects and rodents will enjoy the haven that is the air ducts. These are hidden out of sight, so these critters...

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Why You Should Get a Precision Tune-Up

June 6, 2018

Your air conditioning unit is like any other equipment you rely on since it provides you with all the comfort you need during summer. But, what happens when your AC system breaks down in the middle of a hot day? Luckily for you, this can be avoided by a simple precision tune-up. An AC system needs routine maintenance to avoid further damage and future costly repairs. Some of the benefits of getting a precision tune-up include: Increased Efficiency A precision tune-up keeps your AC unit in the best shape. It cleans and restores the unit to ensure proper functioning and safety. The AC unit functions effortlessly and achieves maximum efficiency after a complete tune-up, which significantly lowers your energy bills. Avoid Costly Repairs Even though your AC unit may be functioning right now, it doesn’t necessarily indicate that it’s in good condition. Don’t wait until your AC unit stops functioning to check it out. During a precision tune-up, the technician is able to pinpoint small problems that could otherwise lead to further expensive damages in the future. These issues can be fixed immediately to avoid expensive damages. Enjoy Peace of Mind After a complete precision tune-up, you can be sure...

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What to Look for in an Air Conditioning Company

May 21, 2018

Finding an air conditioning company can be overwhelming when there are many options. There are some specific things to look for, in order to make sure you are going to get quality service and be happy with the job done. A Physical Address Even though an air conditioning company is going to be completing a job at somebody’s home or business, it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have a place of its own, where it takes care of its operations. If a company doesn’t have a physical location, there could be a scam going on. You can easily search if the address listed is an actual building on Google Maps. The Right Business License The business should be registered in the state they are operating in, and the license and paperwork should be up to date. Not only should the business have the proper licenses, but technicians also need to have licenses and proper knowledge. Professionalism Both technicians and the business should take pride in the work they are doing and show professionalism in the way they dress and act. These technicians will be in your home, so you want to feel comfortable. Quick Response Companies that let phones ring during...

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Benefits of Hunter’s Energy Savings Agreement Program

April 27, 2018

Living without an air conditioning system in your home is impossible in the Texas summer. An air conditioner that does not work at a hundred percent efficiency also raises electricity bill, as it consumes a lot of power. This is why an air conditioner is to be maintained and repaired frequently so that your home’s temperatures can be regulated as desired. This must be done by professionals in order to avoid extra costs resulting complete breakdown of the air conditioner. Fortunately, here at we offer Energy Savings Agreement programs to keep your system at its best. What are the benefits of our Energy Savings Agreements? Avoid emergency repairs Problems with the system will be detected earlier on and repaired on time thus avoiding catastrophic situations at home. It would be not only uncomfortable but also really dangerous to be caught up in such a situation during the heat of summer or dead of winter. Get the system capacity restored With the regular checkups, your HVAC system’s ability to maintain comfortable temperatures even in quite extreme conditions is ensured. Have less on your plate Let our technicians do the work to keep your air conditioning and heating units so you don’t...

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