On July 17, 1902, Willis Carrier invented modern air conditioning. With extreme heat all over today’s U.S. weather map, millions of people around the world are turning to an invention first developed 111 years ago by Dr. Willis H. Carrier, founder of Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Invented in 1902 as an industrial solution, modern air conditioning has enabled countless industries to flourish-spurring the modern necessities the world relies on today and bringing comfort, cooling and productivity to hospitals, schools, offices and homes.
In the past few months, the cost of R-22 Refrigerant (Freon) has increased dramatically. What does this mean to you? If you typically have your A/C system charged with Freon before the summer begins, you will pay a lot more for this service this summer. That being said, here are a few options to consider.
Filters, like HVAC units, are not all created equal and the highest price does not always guarantee the highest quality. In order for your filter to work efficiently and save you money, it needs to be sized to fit your HVAC system and its airflow requirements. Let’s start by figuring out what the filter box means when it says that you’ll have “increased efficiency.”
Are you getting the most for your comfort dollar? Or are you paying to heat and cool the neighborhood? Whether your comfort system is old or new, in a new or old home, in an apartment or a single-family home, there are many little things you can do to optimize its efficiency and minimize your utility bills. They’re definitely worth the small amount of time and expense they take, because in the long run, they’ll save you money.