Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for April, 2015

3 Thermostat Tips for the Summer

Monday, April 27th, 2015

You might not be aware that the thermostat you use to control your air conditioning system through a hot Texas summer is also a tool you can use to save money. Many homeowners set their thermostats with little regard for energy saving: they turn it down when they’re hot and back up when the house cools down enough. But this is usually a wasteful strategy that provides short-term comfort with long-term losses, both for energy bills and the air conditioner’s prospects for longevity.

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How Well Does a Heat Pump Work for the Summer?

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A heat pump is a common type of home comfort system that becomes more popular each year. The main advantage a heat pump offers a household is its dual heating/cooling function. Operating similar to an air conditioner, a heat pump uses the evaporation and condensation of chemical refrigerant to absorb heat from one location and release it in the other. Where an air conditioner can only move refrigerant one direction, a heat pump can move it both directions, enabling it to switch between cooling the inside of a house (removing heat) and warming it (releasing heat). (more…)

How Big of an Air Conditioning System Do I Need for My Business?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Running a business in Corpus Christi, TX requires the service of a powerful and dependable air conditioning system. Whether your company is a retail outfit with numerous customers inside it every day, or an office space with a team of hard-working employees, maintaining a cool and pleasant indoor environment ensures that everyone stays happy.

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3 Unusual Facts about Air Conditioning

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Although humans have sought ways to cool down buildings since the earliest days of civilization, the electromechanical air conditioning system is relatively new invention, first appearing at the turn of the century and slowly spreading from small beginnings in industrial plants until they reached homes and businesses all across the country. In Texas, air conditioning systems are a fact of life, not just in the summer but during many other times of the year. It’s hard to imagine getting through a week, let alone a month, without a working air conditioner in a home.

To make sure that your home’s AC in Corpus Christi, TX always works its best, call the professionals at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating. Whether you are looking for new installation, a replacement, regular maintenance, or repairs, you can trust to our experience and skill.

Below are a few odd facts about air conditioning systems that people are often surprised to learn:

Early air conditioning systems were often very dangerous

You don’t think of an AC as an “unsafe” system, nor should you: they use non-toxic refrigerant, give off almost no emissions, and run from electricity instead of oil or natural gas. An air conditioner is as safe an appliance as your refrigerator. But it wasn’t always this way. The earliest air conditioners used refrigerants that were toxic or highly combustible, such as ammonia, methyl chloride, and propane. Until safe refrigerants such as Freon were invented, air conditioners remained primarily used in industry.

Air conditioners helped settle the Sunbelt in the 1950s

The invention of the affordable window unit air conditioners allowed for more people to have air conditioning for their homes than ever before. Many states that only had thin populations before this innovation, such as Arizona and New Mexico, saw a large increase in only a few years. And the air conditioners for automobiles certainly helped the westward movement.

Electromechanical air conditioning was invented to control humidity

The first modern electromechanical AC, invented by Willis Carrier in 1902 was originally designed to help control humidity levels inside a printing plant. Air conditioners remove moisture from the air along with heat, and even today AC’s can help control humidity in homes. However, because modern air conditioners are not specifically designed to dehumidify, homes that encounter serious issues with excess humidity should have a dedicated dehumidifier installed.

If you find that your home in Corpus Christi, TX isn’t staying cool this summer, just give Justice Air Conditioning & Heating a call. We have 24-hour emergency service for whenever you need immediate hot weather relief because of a malfunctioning AC.