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13 Fun Facts About Air Conditioners

During the summer, your home’s air conditioner works nonstop, keeping you and your family nice and cool. What you may not know, however, is the interesting history of how the air conditioner was developed and how it has impacted modern life over the past few decades. Here are a few fun facts about the air conditioner you may not know about.

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Two Tech Advancements Shaking Up the HVAC Industry

Think your electricity bill is high? Maybe that’s because cooling systems account for 17 percent of the electricity used worldwide. If that doesn’t grab your attention, then what if we told you that the world’s energy consumption for cooling might increase by 600% by 2050? Though this increase will be largely driven by Asian and African countries, researchers around the world are developing ways to reduce energy consumption.

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What Are Evaporative Coolers?

Evaporative coolers are a good option for homes in low-humidity areas. Also called swamp coolers, evaporative coolers pass cool outdoor air over water-saturated pads, causing the water to evaporate into it. Though they require more frequent maintenance than central air conditioners, they cost about half as much to install. 

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Considering a Heat Pump System? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re unhappy with how much you pay per month for heating and air conditioning, then you may want to consider an alternative heating and cooling system: a heat pump system. Compared to furnaces and baseboard heaters, a heat pump system can lower your electricity use for heating by about 50%. Here’s what you need to know about heat pumps before you make the switch.

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