Month: March 2019

Life Before Air Conditioning

GETTY IMAGES How in the world did people deal with the summer heat without air conditioning? Lots of ways, both time-tested and experimental. Cooling homes was not the intended purpose when Willis Carrier invented modern air conditioning in 1902. The earliest air conditioners were for industrial quality control; the comfort of the workers was incidental.…
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Question of the Day:

How can I lower my electric bill? For many homeowners, the monthly utility bill is the second-largest expense after the mortgage. Reducing your energy usage isn’t just a good investment for the environment—it’s also a great way to keep your budget in check. In 2016, the average electric bill in the United States was $119…
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Fun Facts Friday!

In the 1940s, a window air conditioner cost $350. In today’s dollars that would be around $3,500!

Prepare Your Thermostat for Spring Temperatures

Spring is finally here! It can be a breath of fresh air both literally and figuratively. Keep in mind the temperatures can rise and fall from day to day. This could leave you with a comfort problem both outside and inside your home. However, there are ways to combat these temperature swings while keeping your…
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Fun Facts Friday!

The United States has long consumed more energy each year for air conditioning than the rest of the world combined. In fact, we use more electricity for cooling than the entire continent of Africa, home to a billion people, consumes for all purposes!

When You Should Call a Professional During Renovating Your Fixer Upper

In a world with home improvement shows and Do-It-Yourself entrepreneurs, many of us are inspired to upgrade our homes over the weekend with the help of social media. With a great deal of information available, homeowners are capable of tackling most home renovation projects. However, there are times when it’s best to step aside and hire…
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Hot weather is Coming, is Your AC Unit Ready?

Before you know it, hot Louisiana days will be here in full swing – hot temps and sunny skies! After this wet winter season you may feel ready for our summer heat, but is your AC unit prepared to keep your home cool? It is important to ensure your system is prepped for summer. After…
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