A/C in the Southeast, Part 2: The Best Way to Cool Homes in Humid Climates?

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A/C in the Southeast, Part 2: The Best Way to Cool Homes in Humid Climates?

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A/C in the Southeast

March 01, 2014

Part 1: Challenges of Cooling in Hot-Humid Climates [continue reading]


A Guide to Installing Window Air Conditioners

October 31, 2013

Homeowners in the United States spend $1 out of every $8 of utility costs on cooling their living space. Window air conditioners (A/Cs) are an inexpensive alternative to central systems and are sold in greater numbers ... [continue reading]


For HVAC Contractors, Home Performance Delivers a Year-Round Blast

Author: Leah Thayer
September 25, 2012

Last December’s weather was no more extreme than the norm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where temperatures can swing from above 100°F in summer to below zero in winter. Yet for Air Solutions Heating &... [continue reading]


Residential HVAC Mythbusting

September 01, 2011

Two nagging duct questions answered [continue reading]


Air-Conditioning Best Practices

May 01, 2011

Recent studies of charge and airflow revealed that as many as eight out of ten A/C systems have incorrect airflow, and seven out of ten systems have incorrect charge. Potential savings from correcting these deficiencies are substantial. [continue reading]


Battle of the Walls: Peak Reduction

November 07, 2010

Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]


Tree Shading

January 08, 2010

The relationship between tree shading and summertime home energy consumption has long been a topic of interest, and has been the subject of many simulations and small-scale studies. A recent study, led by Geoffrey Donovan, ... [continue reading]

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