Cool an air conditioning unit by building a shelter to shade it from the sun. When the sun shines on the side of the house, the entire wall heats up and transfers heat to the air conditioning unit. Therefore, planting tr... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

The advantages of a combined air conditioning and heating unit include efficiency and increased cost-effectiveness. Additionally, these systems typically last for many years when properly maintained. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

A useful tip for window air conditioner repair is to diagnose the problem and know the cause before fixing it. Another important tip is for home owners to read the air conditioner's manual to ensure they have the right t... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

If an air conditioning unit doesn't work at all, check the thermostat, and make sure that it is set to Cool and that the temperature set on it is much lower than the temperature in the room. Inspect the circuit panels, a... More »

A 2-ton air conditioning unit is capable of cooling between 800 and 2,000 square feet of interior space. A building's energy efficiency, including air leaks, insulation and shading, and the climate it's located in impact... More »

Zones for air conditioning are determined by calculating the length of time light and heat are received from the sun throughout a house at various parts of the day. More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Using whole-house attic fans helps to reduce the costs of air conditioning when outside temperatures are below the normal thermostat setting inside the house. The most efficient use involves shutting off the fan and clos... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling