Still Using an Old Air Conditioner? How the Refrigerant Phase Out Will Affect You

Still Using an Old Air Conditioner? How the Refrigerant Phase Out Will Affect You

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cracking down on air conditioning equipment that uses ozone-depleting chemicals. If your AC is more than 10 years old, it probably relies on a refrigerant called R-22—but not for long. R-22 is being phased out and will no longer be produced in 2020. Sure, that’s two years from now, so you have some time if your system is running well and has no leaks. If your refrigerant level is low, however, repairing it may not be the most reliable or efficient way to go.

There’s Still Time to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

There’s Still Time to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

While the cost to cool a home in summer is usually lower than the long and costly battle to keep it warm in winter, it can be a significant expense—especially at a time when you’d probably rather be spending any extra dollars on family vacations, festivals, and fun with friends. The experts at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning know that saving money is important for everyone—and we’re happy to share easy tips for cooling down those hot summer energy bills.

How Humidity Made the World a Cooler Place

How Humidity Made the World a Cooler Place

It was humidity more than high temperatures that led to the invention of air conditioning. In 1902, Willis Carrier was working in a printing company, and finding that paper would curl and ink would not set properly on humid days. Familiar with the concept of heating objects with steam, he reversed the process for cooling and created his now-famous and indispensable air conditioning system.