How To Make Your Own Trash Can Air Conditioner

If your air conditioning has gone out and it's going to be a while before you can get an HVAC technician to come out to repair your system, then you want to find a quick way to keep the house cool in the meantime. You can make an air conditioner that will do a great job of keeping a small to medium sized room cool. Follow the instructions below to make your own air conditioner. [Read More]

First Time Renter: 5 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

It is easy to run up an extremely expensive electric bill in the summer, especially if the area you live in gets really hot and you depend on your air conditioning system to stay cool. If you are renting your first apartment and are in charge of keeping the house cool and the electric bill low this summer, you'll want to try out these easy and classic tricks for keeping your house cool in the summertime. [Read More]

2 Problems with Mini-Split Units in the Heating Season

Mini-split systems have created a lot of buzz among homeowners, mainly because of their ability to operate more quietly and efficiently than central air systems. Mini-spilt, ductless AC systems can also be installed where other systems cannot, such as in buildings with no ductwork or in small spaces such as garages. Because they can be operated independently in every room, mini-splits can also keep occupied rooms well-conditioned while saving on heating or cooling in uninhabited areas such as the attic or empty rooms. [Read More]

Troubleshooting A Ductless Mini-Split A/C With Moisture Buildup

A ductless mini-split air conditioner is a good choice for homes that want more efficient cooling without having to tear open walls to place new ductwork for a central unit. The ductless unit has an outside condensing unit, as do central units, but can have a few air handlers inside compared to the one for a central unit. So troubleshooting checks involve more parts, but work similarly to checks with a central unit. [Read More]