Tag: air conditioning

Question of the week…

When is the best time to replace my HVAC? The best time to buy an air conditioner is in the spring or fall, but an honest contractor should have comparable prices on or off-season. Spring and fall are considered “off-season” for HVAC contractors. Call Kool A/C today #225.328.1141

6 Signs That Your Air Conditioning System Is In Need Of Repairs

It’s actually not difficult to tell if your air conditioning system is in need of repairs. But sometimes inexperienced homeowners might wonder whether the air conditioner is not working. At other times, homeowners might feel that when their air conditioning system is showing signs that it needs repairs. It is better to look after the…
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How to Clean Your Air Vents Yourself

One of the best ways to ensure that the air in your home is clean is to keep your air vents clean. Air ducts in your house contain millions of particles of dust, hair, dirt, pollen, other allergens and even spiderwebs. Cleaning your air vents will also save you money on heating and air conditioning.…
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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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Fun Facts Friday!

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

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!

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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9 Things to Check Before Calling for A/C Service

Have you ever had that moment of fear where you know something isn’t right with your air conditioner, but you’re almost too scared to find out? These steps may save you time, money and the hassle of going without air conditioning. 1. Is there electrical power to the house? Believe it or not, we get…
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Types of Home HVAC Systems

HVAC is short for heating ventilation and air conditioning, and while both the heating and cooling elements are grouped together as a system, they may employ vastly different methods for regulating your home’s temperature. For instance, in your live in a northern climate, you may have a full ducted heating system, but rely solely on…
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10 surprising air-conditioning facts from the book ‘Cool’

The easiest way to beat the heat this weekend may be to turn on your air conditioning. But the road to being able to flip a switch to cool down your house was not so simple. As author Salvatore Basile explains in his new book “Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything,” the path to easy,…
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