Cooling vs. Conditioning
Seems like a great question, right? You have an “air conditioner” that cools the air in your home so you and your family feel comfortable. But, why is it an air conditionerand not an air cooler? By any other name would it still be as great? (Get the Shakespeare reference anyone?)
In order to get this question answered, we talked to the best of the best, Keith Hill, at Minnesota Air. Thanks to his expertise on the issue, we can dive deeper and discover answers for these compelling HVAC questions!
Conditioning the Air
An air conditioner lives up to its name well – it conditions the air. Overall, it does two jobs: it reduces the temperature of the air and it removes moisture from the air. For our geographic area here in Minnesota, that second part is a huge help and convenience. Since many of our hot days also mean high humidity levels, keeping the moisture level in the air low is important.
If your HVAC unit was actually called and considered an air cooler, you would have a cold clammy home with lots of humidity, and likely some moisture problems such as mold and mildew. On top of everything else, you’d be extremely uncomfortable.
Getting the Right AC for Your Home
Looking for the best HVAC to condition the air in your home? Your first step will be to call your local Factory Authorized Dealer for an inspection and to have your home and space measured for an accurately sized HVAC unit.
An oversized AC can be more harmful than helpful. Oversized units do not run long enough to dehumidify properly, resulting in clammy indoor air that can aggravate anyone with allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions.
For best comfort, use a properly sized or even slightly undersized AC unit or buy a new two-stage AC. These units are best for dehumidification but with the horsepower to maintain temperature even on the hottest days.
For home maintenance and comfort tips, visit StayComfyMinnesota.com! Stay Comfy, Minnesota is your Minnesota resource for air conditioning repair, furnace repair and HVAC tips and advice.