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Historical air conditioning methods

Air conditioners that we know today are fairly recent inventions, but did you know that ancient Egyptians invented air cooling methods thousands of years ago? Their basic evaporative cooling method consisted of hanging water soaked cloth in doorways and windows. As the breeze moved across the wet cloth the air inside the building would be cooled. It's a simple but brilliant solution that was surprisingly effective. Another method involved fanning clay jars…

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What does SEER rating mean?

The SEER rating is a measure of the efficiency of air conditioning equipment. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The SEER rating was first defined by the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Institute in 2008. The rating is a measurement of the total cooling output of a unit divided by the energy input during the same cooling season.

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What is a heat pump?

Heat pumps differ from traditional air conditioners in that they can both heat and cool your home. Using an advanced refrigeration cycle, a heat pump removes heat from the air and transfers it inside the house when the thermostat calls for heat. It does the opposite and transfers heat from inside the house to the air outside when the thermostat calls for air.

How can I tell if my unit is a heat pump?

Heat pumps look very similar to traditional air…

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