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Tampa Tricks: simple make your own air conditioner

Friday, September 6th, 2013

With the temperatures rising, the need for indoor air conditioning and air quality is more and more important. Dealing with the ridiculous heat can be gruesome at times. If you are not fortunate enough to be able to obtain pristine indoor air quality, you are left to have to suffer the heat on your own. If your home isn’t being cooled to the potential you’d like, there is an answer. You can create your own type of air conditioning to fight the heat waves.
To create your own air conditioner you will simply need a fan, twine, and cloth.
Invest in a simple table or box fan. These are much cheaper than a full air conditioning system. Once you have the fan of your liking you will need to attach a wet cloth to your air conditioner. You can use twine or string in order to tie the wet cloth to the fan.
The wet cloth provides moisture for the fan to use to circulate and cool your home.
Once you have created your personal air conditioner you will be able to finally relax in your home and enjoy the sweet summer season without breaking a sweat.

Choosing an Environmentally Friendly Refrigerant for Your Air Conditioner in Brandon

Friday, August 19th, 2011

For years, we heard about how bad air conditioners were for the environment. Specifically, the liquid used in them to remove heat from air in your Brandon home tended to eat holes in the Ozone layer. Today however, air conditioners (along with every other appliance or device that uses refrigerant) have been upgraded to work with newer, better chemicals.

R-22 Refrigerant

While R-22 refrigerant is still used in devices sold today, it is being gradually phased out. According to the Montreal Protocol, R-22 refrigerant will no longer be allowed in new devices as of January 1, 2020 in the United States (though it can be used to service existing devices via recycled or reused refrigerant). While the most environmentally damaging refrigerants such as HCFC-141b have been removed from the market, R-22 is still considered harmful to the environment if allowed to enter the atmosphere.

R-410A Refrigerant

So, if R-22 will soon not be permitted (and is not an environmentally friendly option), what is? Currently, the most common refrigerant used in new residential air conditioners is R-410A. After the Clean Air Act was passed, the EPA reviewed a number of refrigerants to determine which were the least damaging to the environment (and human health) and which could be used as alternatives to R-22. At the top of the list is R-410A, a blend of different HFCs that don’t deplete the ozone. Sometimes called Puron, Forane, or Genetron AZ-20, R-410A is a good choice if you’re having a new system installed.

Other Alternatives

Of course, because R-410A is a hydrofluorocarbon, it does contribute to global warming and therefore is a risk to the environment, albeit in a much smaller capacity than older refrigerants. Recently, the EPA approved the use of HFO-1234yf  - a chemical that pollutes 99.7% less than the current refrigerant used in car air conditioners. Whether it will be used in homes and commercial spaces remains to be seen, but the technology is advancing rapidly, allowing us to stay cool without sacrificing our planet’s health and future to do so.

Another alternative is to invest in an evaporative cooling system rather than a traditional air conditioner. These systems use no HFCs at all and therefore have zero impact on the ozone layer or global warming (other than the electricity they consume). They also use 80% less energy than traditional air conditioners. If you live in a dry, low humidity climate they are a great option.

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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Welcome to our new website

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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