AC Equipment Category

How You Can Use Duct and Register Fans To Increase HVAC Circulation

As Douglas Trattner explains in an article for Houselogic, homes that frequently have cold spots during the winter or hot spots during the summer may be suffering from poor ductwork. While your HVAC itself may be working properly, problematic ductwork may be negatively affecting your home's comfort and the energy bills that go with it.Trattner expands on [...]

What’s That Smell? How To Recognize The Smell of Mold In Your AC

If you turn on A/C and smell a musty smell, chances are your cooling system might have mold or mildew growth. This can be a hazard to you and your family’s health, and needs to be dealt with promptly. Moreover, mold and mildew have a foul smell that could cause discomfort in your home. Knowing the causes of mold and mildew growth in an air conditioning [...]

How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

If you’re tired of getting sweaty and sticky during the summertime, but you don’t want to deal with installing window units, central air conditioning might be for you. This more advanced system keeps air flowing throughout the home, while drawing heat and moisture out of the house to increase comfort. Why Central Air Conditioning? A central [...]

What Should I Do If Water Leaks From My AC Unit?

If your AC is leaking water, what do you do? Water occurs in your air conditioner unit naturally. To create cold air, the AC unit sucks in hot and humid air and blows it over a cooled coil called the evaporator coil. As the air passes over the evaporator coil, the humidity builds condensation on the coil, and that creates water in the AC [...]

Ways To Stay Cool While Waiting For Your AC to Be Repaired

If your air conditioner system is being repaired, you and your family may have to get creative about keeping cool for a bit. Follow these tips to stay comfortable while you and your family wait for your air conditioning repairs. Go to the movies or a museum Summer blockbusters are out, so there's no better time for you and your family to enjoy an air [...]

Things You’ve Experienced If You’ve Lived Without Air Conditioning

It’s that time of year again. The sun is beating down on you whenever you go outside. You can fry an egg on the sidewalk. Summer is here. The best way to deal with this heat is an efficient, modern central air conditioning unit. If you’re lucky enough to have air conditioning, you’re no probably hiding inside to beat the heat. However, there [...]

Don’t Fall For These Air Conditioning Myths

Every summer, people try to find new ways to keep cool while saving energy. That leads to lots of tips floating around about managing your air conditioner system. Many of the tips people share are actually false, though, and could end up costing you more. The SMO Energy team is here to help debunk these myths for you, so you can get the most out of your [...]

Why Is The Upstairs Hotter Than The Basement of My House?

Even as summer comes to a close, many parts of the country are still experiencing warm temperatures. For some, the heat can be a real source of discomfort. In a multilevel home, the upper levels are often at least 10 degrees warmer than the lower levels. Because heat rises, it tends to get trapped on the upstairs areas of a home, making those rooms places [...]

Why Does Humidity Make You Hot?

Summer is officially in full swing, and for people in most regions of the United States, that means higher temperatures. Sometimes the heat is not even the worst part. Along the coastal regions of the U.S. humidity is more to blame for uncomfortable weather than the heat. But just what is humidity and why does it make us so hot? Read on to learn more about [...]

How to Get Air Conditioning When You Heat Your Home With a Boiler

If you use a boiler to heat your home during the winter, you may be wondering if it is possible to add air conditioning for the hot summer months. This can be a concern for many homeowners with boilers because their homes usually do not have all of the ductwork necessary for a central air conditioner system. While boilers are great at keeping you warm [...]
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