Preparing for a Flood—A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners
Flooding is one of the most traumatic and dangerous natural disasters in the United States. In general, flooding is the number one natural disaster in the entire country, while flash flooding is responsible for approximately 200 deaths each year. From 2005 to 2014, the average flood claim was $42,000, and total flood insurance claims averaged more than $3.5 million per year. During the floods that erupted in Texas in March and April of 2016, […]
Should You Shade Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit for Better Performance?
The short answer is no, but it’s perfectly understandable why many people think shading your air compressor a good idea. The concept of shading an air conditioning unit—specifically the air compressor—is a widely circulated myth largely based on a misconception of the science involved and the way an air conditioning unit operates. Why Shading the Air Compressor Doesn’t Work In theory, cooling down the air proximate to an air conditioning unit should give the machine a bump in efficiency because […]