Will Air Conditioning Remove Home Humidity?

October 15, 2020

If you’ve lived in Boling-lago for long, you know it’s not the heat but the humidity that makes summer days unbearable. Therefore, anything you can do to reduce the humidity in your environment will help to make you much more comfortable. Given that your home’s air conditioner plays an important role in keeping you comfortable, it makes sense that this device should be able to help remove humidity as well. To learn more about what your air conditioner is capable of, we at offer this guide to explain air conditioning and humidity. Removing More Than Heat When your air conditioner runs, it circulates refrigerant at varying temperatures and pressures to absorb heat from your home. Once the refrigerant is outside, your outdoor unit compresses the refrigerant so it can release the heat into the atmosphere. To be able to capture heat from your home, the refrigerant has to be lowered in temperature so that it’s lower than the ambient air temperature in your home. The good news is when the temperature of the refrigerant is lower than the temperature of your home, the temperature of the pipe that the refrigerant is in is also lower than the temperature of your...

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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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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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