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Monthly Archives - March 2014

The Origins of Air Conditioning – The History of the Air Conditioner

Although Willis Haviland Carrier created the first version of the modern day air conditioner, methods of artificially creating cool air existed long before he was born. To keep cool ancient Egyptians would dangle reeds in their windows and had a system where water would drip down the reeds.  As the wind blew across the reeds the water would evaporated and create cool air. You might recognize that this is the same concept behind today’s swamp coolers. Ancient Rome had a system of...

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Retrofitting A R-22 System With A Higher Efficiency R410A System

The big question for many homeowners is whether or not you should choose to do this. I am going to try and convince you that one you decide to do this, the bigger issue is making sure it gets done right. Don’t think that we are the only ones facing these issues. Check out what the owner of “Cool Your Air” in Miami has to say to his customers by clicking HERE. From east coast to west, we are all facing these...

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Filters & Filter Maintenance

When choosing a filter there are three things to consider: Cost Purpose Functionality If you are used to buying a filter at your local hardware store or big box retail stores you are probably thinking that cost is not that big of an issue. You can find filters ranging anywhere from a few dollars to upwards of $20+ for others Common Filter Types Fiberglass Filtersare probably the most common. They also happen to be the cheapest (Go figure). These filters have...

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Making Sure Your Hvac System Works In The Summer

At legacy air we are striving to be the best HVAC company. This means making sure we are known primarily for our customer Service. This is why we have developed this page and several others like it, where we are counting on the concept that if we help you better understand the things you can do yourself, you aer more likely to come back to us for help with the things that might be a little tougher to handle. Here...

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