How Often Should I Recharge my AC with Refrigerant?

a technician recharging an AC with refrigerant

You should never need to recharge your AC unit with refrigerant. However, sometimes air conditioners develop a leak, which an EPA-certified HVAC technician will need to repair before recharging it. Refrigerant leaks are uncommon in air conditioning systems. However infrequent, it is important to know the signs of a refrigerant leak and what you should … Read more

Beat The Heat In Less Than 15 Seconds With The BougeRV Portable AC

BougeRV ​​2899BTU Portable Air Conditioner hooked to a BougeRV Portable Power Station

Your summer adventures are about to get a whole lot cooler thanks to an exciting new product from BougeRV – the new 2899BTU Portable Air Conditioner. This highly portable AC keeps you cool wherever you are. It’s perfect for the tent, RV, or van. You can even use this ingenious appliance to keep you cool … Read more

The Quietest Portable Air Conditioners That Actually Work (under 52dB)

best quiet portable air conditioner

According to, Americans spend $29 billion each year just to keep their houses cool. One way to easily reduce AC expenditures each summer is by cooling only the room you are using rather than your entire house. Portable air conditioners are a great solution to maximizing your comfort while minimizing your cooling costs. The … Read more

How Does a Portable Air Conditioner Work?

portable air conditioner diagram

Summer heat can be unbearable, and portable air conditioners are a great way to stay cool without breaking the bank. But how do they work? It might not surprise you, but portable air conditioners work the same way as central air conditioning units and window AC units. However, they have a different form factor and … Read more

How Long Do Air Conditioners Last?

a technician checking an air conditioner

Central AC units typically last 15-20 years, but this can vary significantly depending on how much you use it and how well you take care of it. You extend the lifespan of your AC unit with routine maintenance, good installation, and quickly addressing any issues. In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into how … Read more

Why My Air Conditioning Smells Bad – And How to Fix It

a person covering his nose because the air conditioning smells bad

Summer is in full swing, which means one thing for many homeowners – air conditioning! While AC can make your home nice and cool, it’s not uncommon for it to produce an unpleasant smell. If you’ve been noticing a bad smell from your air conditioning, don’t worry – we’re here to help. Keep reading our … Read more

The 6 Best Cleaners for AC Coils of 2022

a person using the spray foam cleaner to clean the AC coils

A whole-house AC system can be the difference between a miserable, sweaty summer and a delightful season that you look forward to all year long. But getting a central AC is just half the battle. Once you have it, you must maintain it to continue reaping the benefits and avoid driving up your electric bill … Read more

Why is my Air Conditioner Leaking Water?

water leaking from an air conditioner

Summertime is here, which means air conditioners (ACs) are running full blast to keep us cool. But what happens when your AC starts leaking wafter? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. An AC leaking water is a common problem.  If you’ve been noticing water leaking from your air conditioner, it’s probably just a sign that something … Read more

Can You Use an Air Conditioner as a Dehumidifier?

a person using the AC’s remote to adjust the temperature

You may have noticed that your air conditioner seems to do a pretty good job reducing the humidity in your home. So you might be wondering, can you use an air conditioner as a dehumidifier? The answer is yes. You can use your AC to dehumidify. But there are some things you should know before … Read more

Dual Hose vs Single Hose Portable Air Conditioners – What’s the Difference?

sara from essential home and garden with a single hose portable air conditioner

If you’ve recently started shopping for a new portable AC, you’ve probably noticed that your options fall into two distinct categories: dual and single hose. Across these two categories, many models share the same features and specifications, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t significant differences between ACs with two hoses and ACs with one. These … Read more

What is a Dual Inverter Air Conditioner?

a technician inspecting a dual inverter air conditioner

If you’re shopping for a new cooling system, you have probably seen ads for dual inverter air conditioners.  Various big-name HVAC system manufacturers are marketing the relatively new technology, emphasizing the superior performance and efficiency they deliver. But what is a dual inverter AC conditioner anyway? And is it really better? This article delves into … Read more

The 6 Best Battery Powered Air Conditioner Units

zero breeze mark 2 battery powered air conditioner

The sweltering summer months can make doing just about anything absolutely miserable. And whether you’re sleeping in a camper or sitting in your sunroom, you can quickly become uncomfortably hot. These situations are where the battery powered air conditioner comes in handy. But is there such a thing as a battery powered air conditioner? Luckily … Read more

How Long Can You Run a Portable Air Conditioner Continuously?

a person setting up a portable air conditioner

For the most part, you can run your portable air conditioner continuously without any issues. As long as you regularly empty the condensate tank and clean the air filters, your portable AC unit should be able to run all season long without having to turn it off.  Of course, various factors affect your air conditioner, … Read more

Mini Split Installation Cost – A Comprehensive Breakdown

an HVAC professional installing a mini-split AC

Ductless mini-split systems are strong contenders to central HVAC systems. They can heat and cool your home without an expensive ductwork installation. However, a mini-split installation cost is considerably different from traditional central air conditioners. Keep reading to learn more about the components that determine the cost of your mini-split system.  Mini Split Installation Cost … Read more