Air conditioning units work hard to keep you comfortable in the hot Texas summer. To stay cool, it's important to perform routine maintenance on your HVAC unit to ensure that it has a long useful life. The benefits of HVAC maintenance The biggest benefit of performing routine maintenance is to … [Read more...]
How Shade Trees Cool Your Home and AC Compressor
Before AC, shade trees were one of the many ways people stayed cool during the hottest parts of the day. An afternoon nap under a giant oak was the perfect way to escape the summer heat in a pre-AC world. Nowadays, we prefer to stay indoors with our air conditioners at full blast. But in summer, the … [Read more...]
13 Ways People Stayed Cool Before Air Conditioning
Air conditioners didn’t enter homes until H.H. Schultz and J.Q. Sherman invented the window AC unit in 1931. These air conditioners are still commonly used today; however, back then very few people could afford the luxury of an individual room air conditioner. Fortunately, they found plenty of … [Read more...]
Is My A/C Big Enough?
In the middle of a hot and humid summer, it’s tempting to answer this question with a big fat “NO” regardless of the size of your A/C. While you do need one big enough to cool your home, bigger is not necessarily better when you’re talking about air conditioners. If you have one that is too big, … [Read more...]
Is One Air Conditioning Brand Better Than the Other?
Choosing between different brands of indoor comfort systems for your home is not an easy decision. There are so many brands of heating and air conditioning systems out there, so how do you know what to choose? Here at Richmond's Air, we not only aim to provide top-quality professional AC services, … [Read more...]
Does Your Home Need a Dehumidifier?
An air conditioner is an absolute necessity in the hot and humid Texas summer. Turn on the weather channel these days (or just walk outside) and you'll see that temperatures are soaring. When the heat waves hit, your home is like a cool cave that protects you from the clammy conditions. When the … [Read more...]
The Next AC Innovation: 3D Printed Cooling Bricks
Here at Richmond's Air, we like to keep you up to speed with the latest advancements in air conditioning. In the past, we've posted about several exciting HVAC innovations, including sending a building's heat off into space and an air conditioner made more efficient by sidestepping the traditional … [Read more...]
Time to Get SEERious About Energy Efficiency
Due to a combination of hot temperatures and the rising cost of energy, many Texans and people around the country are now on a mission to get serious about their energy efficiency—and their air conditioner is often the first stop. However, homeowners often have lots of questions and concerns … [Read more...]