Air Conditioning Myths

Refrigerant gets “used up”–One common misconception about refrigerant is that it works like gas in a car and over time it gets used up.  This is wrong.  In reality, your AC system should never need to be refilled with refrigerant.  Refrigerant flows through a closed loop of coils and doesn’t get used up because there’s […]

Heat Pumps and Defrost Cycle

A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another in order to maintain a constant temperature.  It can be used for both heating and cooling. A heat pump transfers heat by circulating a refrigerant through a cycle of evaporation and condensation. A compressor pumps the refrigerant […]

Tips to consider when replacing your air conditioner

Today’s best air conditioners use 30-50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as systems made in the mid 1980’s.  Even if your A/C is only 10 years old, you may save 20-40% of your cooling costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient system. Proper sizing and installation are key elements […]