Monday, March 21, 2016

Air Conditioning Tune up and History in Michigan and Ohio

Air Conditioning Tune up and History in Michigan and Ohio
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With spring and summer just around the corner, many residents in the Great Lakes area may want to consider upgrading or servicing their AC Systems. While Michigan and Ohio experience very cold winters, our summers can be beautiful, yet extremely hot and humid at times due to the Great Lakes and other bodies of water in the area. 

AC Systems, also known as central air conditioners, central AC, and A/C, were originally developed in 1902 By Willis Carrier. Mr. Carrier designed a way to reduce humidity in a paper producing facility in New York. The paper being manufactured in the facility 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 water-chilled piping. Since cold air does not carry as much moisture as warm air, Carrier was able to reduce the humidity in the facility. In addition to lowering the humidity, Carrier had also lowered the temperature in the building. Upon this realization, central air conditioning was born.

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. Typically, ductwork is installed in the home and designed to force air into these evaporator coils on the ac unit. 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.  As the gas cools, it changes back to a liquid, and the process starts over again.

Carrier continues this tradition till this very day . As the inventor and initial originator of the modern air conditioner, Carrier remains committed to quality, efficiency, and keeping you and your family comfortable. Great Lakes Home Comfort offers further information regarding central ac in your home as well as information on a Carrier Dealer closest to you. For more information on AC and HVAC, please click here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring is comming- want to keep that extra room comfortable in the warmer weather?

Do you have a room in your home that is always just a little too warm in the summer months and just a little too cold in the winter months? Ever wish there was a simple, cost-efficient solution to this problem? Ductless units are a great way to control and pinpoint hot and cold spots in a home. These units can be used to aid in providing comfort to sun rooms, offices, extra bedrooms, and even garages.

Ductless Systems are a great way to heat part or all of your home with minimum equipment expense to you. Additionally, ductless units have a low cost of ownership as there is no duct work to maintain.
Carrier Ductless, Ductless UnitDuctless systems are designed to be installed into a room with minimal effort. As their name implies, they use no duct work to provide heating and cooling to a room, or series of rooms.

The Carrier Ductless system uses an inverter technology, which allows the device to operate at variable speeds and various outputs. This allows the device to utilize only the energy needed to reach the desired temperature on the thermostat.This provides less energy usage, greater efficiency, and increased savings on utility expenses.

An example of the ductless product is the Toshiba-Carrier RAS Model. This model has a temperature range of almost 30 degrees, and operates at nearly whisper quiet 26 decibels. Regardless of the model, ductless systems are perfect for any space in a home and they allow for gaining a bit more control over the temperature in certain areas of your home, and are definitely the way to go if you're on a budget. Also home-based businesses can benefit from Ductless AC Systems.These units are also quiet. How quiet? the average whisper from approx. six feet away typically generates about 30 decibels of sound. This unit operates at only 26 decibels- literally making it more quiet than a whisper!

Ductless AC Systems can be placed into any space- Garages, bedrooms, sun decks, anywhere. Great Lakes Home Comfort has all the information you need about Ductless AC Systems. To learn more, follow this link here.

Additionally, Great Lakes Home Comfort has a network of certified, trained, and experienced technicians and mechanical contractors to help you and your family select the right size Ductless unit for your needs. Find your Carrier Dealer here.