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Archive for August, 2014

Dubai Reveals Plans to Build Air Conditioned City

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Recently, Dubai has unveiled plans to create their own air conditioner “mini-city”. If built, this could be the biggest advancement in indoor comfort since Willis Carrier invented the air conditioner in 1902. While a climate controlled city might seem like overkill, it is needed in a place like Dubai. Their summers can get up to 120°F, making our Florida summers look mild. At One Hour Air, we are always keeping an eye out for the latest innovations in indoor comfort, Read more

How Air Conditioning Improves Employee Productivity

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You’ve more than likely experienced the woes of a broken or lagging AC once or twice. A poorly-air conditioned room or office is frustrating and it can make it hard to concentrate on anything else, which is especially problematic in the workplace. Well air conditioned buildings aren’t only more comfortable than those that aren’t, but they also make for a more productive work environment. Here are some of the ways AC can improve employee productivity: A Comfortable Environment We all Read more

What Life Might Be Like Without Air Conditioning

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It’s no secret that most of us are addicted to our modern conveniences—specifically speaking, air conditioning. AC has enabled us to stay cool and comfortable year-round but has also made many of us dependent on the convenience of having cold air whenever we want. Can you image a life without AC? Here’s what it might be like: We’d Spend More Time Outside A life without AC would mean that the inside our homes and businesses would be sweltering, especially during Read more

How to Design Your Home to Keep You Cool

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Although an energy efficient air conditioning system can cool your home, sometimes you want a little more. Whether you’re a design-buff or not, there are many ways you can keep your home cool through its design. Plant Trees & Vines One of the best things you can do to cool your home (helping the Earth is an added bonus, too) is to plant some trees or vines. Trees help to provide natural shade which can block sun from hitting your Read more

Strange Facts You Never Knew About HVAC Systems

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Air conditioning is a modern convenience that many of us don’t even think twice about. According to the United States Census Bureau, around 87% of homes now have air conditioning, but ACs weren’t always ubiquitous. While you might expect HVAC talk to be less-than-entertaining, air conditioning is actually pretty interesting. Here of some of the strangest facts about HVAC systems. Movie theaters were one of the first places to have artificially-cooled air. During the summer months, movie houses were faced Read more

The Dangers of HVAC DIY

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We all like to take matters into our own hands sometimes. Home improvement shows tend to make even the biggest home repairs look like a piece of cake—but if your HVAC system is being problematic, it’s probably best to call a professional technician. While you may be the handy, do-it-yourself type, there are a lot of dangers that can come with HVAC DIY. Knowing when to call a professionally trained technician is important for both you and your system’s well-being. Read more

Pros and Cons of Electric Budget Billing

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Budget billing might sound like an oxymoron, but many utility companies are now offering budget billing to homeowners. While the “budget” part in budget billing sounds appealing, you may be wondering if you can actually save money or if it is just too good to be true. Here’s everything you need to know about budget billing and its pros and cons. What is Budget Billing Anyway? Budget billing is basically a set amount that you pay each month for your Read more

What to Expect from Your Maintenance Check-up

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Like any household appliance, your air conditioning system requires routine maintenance to keep it functioning properly. This means getting an occasional check-up from your local professionals at One Hour Air Largo. One Hour Air Largo offers an exclusive maintenance program to give you the best service around without having to stress about calling around to make service appointments or paying extra fees. When you join our Comfort or Filter Club and get your maintenance check-up, here’s what added benefits you Read more