Does Rain Affect My Air Conditioning Unit Or Not?

Does Rain Affect My Air Conditioning Unit Or Not?

Your A/C consists in part of a large, vented metal box that sits outdoors and is filled with all sorts of complex electrical equipment. That being the case, you may sometimes find yourself wondering, “Does rain affect my air conditioning unit?” It’s not an unreasonable question, considering the various other factors that can have an impact on your HVAC use. However, for all intents and purposes, the answer is no. Rain has no significant impact on how your air conditioner operates. Outdoor Elements and Your A/C Since the unit is designed to be outside, it has to be built to…

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The Oak Ridge Police Department Reminds The Community…

The Oak Ridge Police Department reminds the community...

When it comes to the safety of our youth, there can be no margin for error. The well-being of our children is one of the highest of priorities at the Oak Ridge Police Department. Motorists are urged to drive safely in and around school zones, especially during arrival and dismissal times. The beginning of the school year is a time when there is a greater risk of transportation-related injuries to children. The Oak Ridge Police Department will initiate OPERATION SAFE START on August 11th (first day of school), and every division of the Police Department will be utilized to strictly enforce traffic ordinances in and around school zones. Partnering with ORPD this…

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How Does Geothermal Heating and Cooling Work?

Geothermal Heating During the winter, ClimateMaster geothermal heating and cooling systems absorb heat stored in the ground through the water that circulates in its underground loop. This heat is carried to the ground source heat pumps where it’s concentrated and then sent as warm, comfortable air throughout your home. When you need heating the most, the air outside is coldest. As a result, a traditional air source heat pump works hard to extract the amount of heat from the cold air needed to properly heat your home. In contrast, a geothermal system consumes less energy as it easily absorbs heat…

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Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Carbon Monoxide Hazard

When it comes to furnace safety and gas appliances, homeowners may assume that the flammability of gas is the main hazard to guard against. Keith Powell advises that the more important safety concern with regard to gas furnaces is actually the accidental venting of carbon monoxide into the home. “There are high-temperature limiting devices on furnaces to protect against fire,” he points out, “so the primary problem is that carbon monoxide could leak into the home.”  A damaged heat exchanger in a gas furnace is potentially dangerous to a home’s occupants and should not be ignored. Broken and leaking heat…

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