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Air Conditioning – A Luxury You Should Have

By Lawrence Nelson

Air conditioning is a system that introduces cold air into a hot space to make it more comfortable. Air conditioning typically is used when temperatures are above 70 degrees. It is used in cars, houses, offices, retail stores, restaurants, and other indoor facilities. Unlike heat, air conditioning is considered a luxury, and it is possible to go without it.

Heat is believed to be a prerequisite and all houses must have it. When heat alerts exist nonetheless, absence of air-con can present a problem for many aged folks who may live in older brick houses. Without air con, these varieties of houses literally turn into a stove at a certain temperatures and may cause death.

Alternative choices to air con are fans, either electrical or hand held, or open windows. Air-con is utilized essentially in the summer when temperatures are higher. Therefore electrical bills are typically higher in the summertime months. Many electrical corporations offer budget billing, which balances out the low and high bills into a constant regular payment. Budget billing is founded upon use and may gradually increase over time as use goes up.

There are 2 sorts of air conditioners that are primarily utilized in houses. Window style units are placed in a window. Window aircon typically cools the room they are placed in. Dearer units may chill more of the encircling rooms. Window air conditioners run on electricity. They’re placed in windows as the heat in the room is passed outside and swapped with the cold air coming in. Alternate choices to window air con units are wall air conditioners, which don’t need to be placed in a window. Window units are rather more commonly found in older houses.

New construction typically has central air conditioning built in. Central air conditioning runs the air throughout the entire house with the actual unit located outside. A thermostat controls the temperatures of the house. Older thermostats need to be changed manually to the desired temperature. Newer thermostats are programmable. Temperature settings can be programmed to change at certain times of the day. This can help lower electric bills by allowing the house to be warmer when the house is empty. Running central air conditioning uses a lot of electricity but it is generally more energy efficient than window air conditioning. Many older homes use either window units or have no air conditioning at all.

Air conditioning is available in most new cars today as well. In extreme heat, air conditioning provides considerable comfort on a long car ride. In cars operating without air conditioning, one can roll the windows down to let wind blow in. Wind, however, is not as comfortable, and can be noisy, especially if driving on the highway.

After a period of time, air conditioning may not work as well. Sometimes recharging the freon gas will help improve performance. Other times, the air conditioning may need more extensive costly repair work. Many times people will choose not to fix the air conditioning in their cars when the cost outweighs the remaining value of the car.

With new technology comes enhancements to aircon systems. As time goes on, air conditioners will become more efficient.

Selecting an air conditioning unit for your home can be a very detailed process that should not be taken lightly. San Diego Air Conditioning has 20 years of experience in selecting and maintaining air conditioning equipment.

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Nelson, Lawrence "Air Conditioning – A Luxury You Should Have." Air Conditioning – A Luxury You Should Have. 10 Jul. 2010. 9 Mar 2016 <>.

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