Air Conditioning

Does More Wall Insulation Reduce Cooling Cost?

June 10, 2013
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      Hey, hey…It’s warm enough so that I can get back to publishing those air conditioning articles from last summer’s backlog. Does More Wall Insulation Reducing Cooling Costs? A little but way less than you think. That’s the short answer. The long answer will take…a bit longer. Adding insulation reduces heat flow. That’s […]

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Air Conditioning and Dehumidifiers: The Friendly Rivals

October 10, 2012
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  Huge swathes of the country condition air to make sweltering hot weather manageable and they are also blessed with incredibly humid weather. When I first moved to Maine, some friends asked why? I mean other than the hiking, biking, skiiing, golf, lobster, plentiful microbrews, great fishing, somewhat accessible ocean (I’ve never understood the extreme […]

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Why Do Air Conditioners Drain Water?

September 26, 2012
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    On a hot, humid day, air conditioners are awesome. They’re awesome most other days as well but on hot, humid days especially so. As an energy auditor, even on particularly sweltering days, it feels a wee hypocritical having an electricity hog AC cranking away. But it sure is nice. Air Conditioners Help How? […]

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Natural Cooling – Like Trellis for Shade

September 4, 2012
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  The title may not make much sense but I just saw ‘Like Water For Chocolate’. When we first were house shopping, I looked for a place with a good south solar facing. I had thoughts of a PV system tied in with a mini ductless split heating/cooling system and heat pump down the road. […]

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Get Natural Cooling with Shade Trees

August 20, 2012
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  Anyone else want to crack a Monty Python shrubbery joke first thing? No? Just me then. Oh, well anyway … My company, Free Energy Maine, has a motto: “The best bill is one you don’t have to pay.” We were thinking about heating and oil bills when we coined it, but it’s just as […]

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