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Why is My A/C Running Constantly?

by Stewart Unsdorfer

I think you'll agree with me when I say:

Being hot and sticky in the summer months is bothersome and when your A/C runs constantly it can become costly and annoying.  As we approach the summer months, it is a great time to troubleshoot the common causes of your A/C running all day before you get hot under the collar.

It turns out, if your air conditioner seems to be running constantly, there are a few quick troubleshooting tips you can follow to either fix the problem or at least find the source of your problem...

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And in today's post I'm going to show you exactly what to look for (many of the issues can be taken care of) and ways you can prevent them from happening.

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Why a 65-Degree Day Feels Cold in Fall but Warm in Spring

By Kevin Joy

When seasons change, our bodies know to react. But we can perceive the same thermometer reading differently at various times throughout the year.

With temperatures set to drop in the coming weeks, you might be surprised to perceive a moderate, 65-degree day as chilly, whereas the same scenario in the spring would feel positively tropical.

There’s a reason for that.

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Use Your Concrete Structure as a Heating Source

Thermally store Energy in Concrete

The term thermal mass describes the absorption and storage of heat in a building. Concrete and masonry warm and cool slowly and stay warm (or cool) longer than many other building materials. This thermal mass effectively delays and reduces heat transfer through a concrete or masonry wall, resulting in a reduction in total heat loss or gain through the building envelope.
The reduced heat transfer through concrete or masonry is not a heat loss but rather indicates that some of the heat is stored in the concrete and later released back into the room.

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