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Sure, you might have heard what a compressor is or how often you should change your air conditioning filters, but what's the fun in that?

Below are some interesting & fun facts about the HVAC industry!

Fun Facts About Heating and Air Conditioning!

On cold winter days, a ray of sun streaming into your house can be most welcome - a free source of heat. But what about in the summer, when those rays of sun and other, less-evident solar heat, seep into our already too-hot houses and become a costly nuisance? Well, what happens is that you lose money. But using landscaping (namely by planting trees) to shade your home can be a great way to lower energy costs.

energy efficient landscape

Ever wonder why your house feels so much warmer sometimes when using lamps with incandescent bulbs? Or why you shouldn't put lamps with incandescent bulbs next to your thermostats?

The folks at Cree illustrate how hot incandescent bulbs can get--hot enough to melt a chocolate bunny while his pal under the LED bulb goes unscathed.

Georgia- known for its sweet tea, southern hospitality, soul food, and........its heat. We've already felt a small glimpse of this brutal heat, and unfortantely, what the rest of the summer is going to be feel like.

We want to give you some tips on how to make you home cooler this summer without any additional costs to you.

1. Turn your ceiling fans on. This will allow you to raise the thermostat setting by about 4 degrees, with no reduction in your personal comfort.

Hidden heat sources in the home contribute to uncomfortably hot living spaces, as well as unnecessarily high energy bills, throughout the summer. Simple fixes like switching to energy efficient lighting and insulating water pipes can make a world of difference.

For example, the uninsulated water pipes in the photo below may look innocent enough, but if you look at the infrared image of the water pipes you can see that they're dumping heat into the home, contributing to high energy bills and an uncomfortable house!

Getting Rid of Hidden Heat Sources in the Home