In the course of my research into all things air-conditioning I came across the phrase ‘solar chimney’ quite a few times.
Being the inquisitive (nosey!) person that I am I wanted to find out more.
What exactly is a solar chimney? How do they work? What benefits do they have? And just what is the connection to air conditioning?!
It’s been estimated that some days we spend as much as 90% of our time indoors.
This doesn’t necessarily mean many contented hours spent relaxing in the movie theatre, health spa or shopping mall though!
No, unfortunately the chances are that for most of us this will involve a significant proportion of time spent at work.
The goal of this guide is simple – to provide you with a complete and comprehensive guide and all the knowledge you need in order select, buy and operate a portable air conditioner that is the best fit for you.
The article is split into 3 parts.
The summer months can get hot no matter what part of the world you live in. Even in colder climates, the heat can become unbearable and the humidity can be even worse. Fortunately for everyone out there, someone invented air conditioning!
Running an air conditioner during the summer months is a must for most of us who live and work in hot climates.
However, when the temperature rises so does the electricity bill. But what if there was a way to cut air conditioner costs during the summertime while still keeping cool?
Today we’re going to learn a few tips that will help you survive the summer heat without having to bust the bank on air conditioner costs.Continue reading
Most of the time that we spend indoors we’re busy going about our daily business. Cooking, eating, relaxing, working, sleeping and spending time chilling out with friends, kids and family.
However, do we ever stop to consider how the indoor air quality of our environment is affecting us?
We may get the odd sniffle or cold, perhaps feel a bit tired from time to time, or get headaches and other seemingly minor health issues. But how much of this could be down to the air quality and overall environment in our homes?Continue reading
Across the world the use of air conditioning is increasing.
This is due to a number of factors including rising standards of living, lower cost of air con systems and more people living in hotter climates. Generally hotter temperatures across the globe may also be a factor but that’s a discussion for another day!
The US Department of Energy has released figures which estimate that 43% of the country’s energy consumption on a hot summer’s day is used on air conditoners. A growing percentage of these are portable AC units, which if not operated correctly can be less efficient.
Air con accounts for about 17% of a household’s electricity usage over the course of a year. That’s a lot of money coming out of your pocket just to keep your home cool!Continue reading