Monday, August 17, 2015

Reduce Humidity In Your Home

Carrier AC Removes Humdity
Humidity In the Great Lakes Area
As the Great Lakes area approaches the final stretch of the summer months, humidity can be

Carrier Infinity Series Air Conditioning
Carrier AC System Reduces Humidity
unbearable at times. In order to alleviate this, Air Conditioning systems in Michigan and Ohio can help to remove the humidity from the air.

In a prior post titled AC Systems in Michigan and Northern Ohio, we discussed the history of Air Conditioning Systems and how they worked. This post talked about how Willis Carrier designed a way to reduce humidity in a paper producing facility in New York. The paper would stick together, and applying ink proved to be more difficult in the humid summer air. Carrier blew the cold air in the factory across chilled pipes. Cold air does not carry as much moisture as warm air. In addition to lowering the humidity, Carrier had also lowered the temperature in the building. Upon this realization, central air conditioning was born. Still until this day, central air conditioning not only lowers the temperature in a building, namely your home, but it lowers the humidity as well!

Most modern air conditioning systems  are able to regulate the humidity in the air inside of your home. These systems have an evaporator coil, a component which condenses water vapor from the air. The process is very similar to condensation that forms on the outside of a glass containing a cold beverage. Carrier’s central air conditioner works by  forcing a liquid refrigerant  to evaporate and condense into a gas inside a sealed system of coils, known as evaporator coils. When the hot air flows over the cold, low-pressure evaporator coils, the heat is absorbed by the refrigerant inside as it changes from a liquid to gas. The gas is then under high pressure, or compressed. Excess heat from this process is then evacuated to the outdoors with a second set of coils called condenser coils. The moisture is then sent to a drain outside of the home. More information is available at this location.

Great Lakes Home Comfort has a vast network of qualified and certified Carrier Dealers that can help you reduce the humidity in your home. Click here to find a dealer nearest you. Also, be sure to check out to keep up to date on all your heating and cooling needs. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Money-Saving Maintenance Tips for your Toledo Air Conditioner

Money-Saving Maintenance Tips for your Toledo Air Conditioner 
Carrier Infinity 24VNA Unit

A quality air conditioner is designed to last for years and provide you and your family with optimal comfort. With just a few basic maintenance tips, you can keep your central ac system running at optimal efficiency for many years. Air Conditioners can loose efficiency over time if not properly maintenance. Especially when battling the extreme weather conditions in the Toledo are. Don't worry though! It's not difficult and not expensive to perform basic maintenance!

Below are a few tips which can help you save money on cooling costs, and can provide maximum efficiency out of your Air Conditioner.

Change your air filters regularly.
A clogged filter makes your system work harder, as airflow can become restricted. If you begin to see a sudden rise in cooling costs, it may be due to a clogged filter.

Make Sure vents are not blocked
Be sure not to block your vents on your walls, floors or ceilings. This can restrict airflow- which will make efficiency and lifespan of the unit suffer. Be sure to keep this area clear.

Keep the Air Conditioner free of debris
Check your outside condensing (air conditioning) unit periodically to make sure it is not' covered or clogged with leaves and debris. Keeping the area clear ensures maximum airflow, and it prevents the fan from becoming clogged. See our post that talks about how to clean your Air Conditioner!

Keep drainage system clear
Check the drainage system to make sure it isn't clogged. Remember, an air conditioner removes water from the air in your home when it is hot and humid. You should notice water trickling from the condensate drain of the unit.

Considered having your air ducts sealed or insulated
This ensures optimal airflow and prevents leaks.

To learn more about how to save money, and find out how a great Carrier Air Conditioner can help keep you and your family comfortable, visit Great Lakes Home Comfort to learn more. We have a robust network of certified and experienced Carrier Dealers that can help!