2017 AC Buying Guide: This Year’s Top Units

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AC Buying Guide: Find the Best Air Conditioner for You

Please note: This article was updated March 27, 2017.

It’s that time of year again – flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping and the temperature is on the rise. Summer’s right around the corner and it may be time for you to start thinking about how you’ll cool your home during the upcoming hot, sunny months.

With so many different options to choose from, trying to figure out exactly which air conditioner to purchase can prove a daunting and overwhelming task. That’s why we at Total Home Supply have put together this comprehensive AC buying guide to help you identify what to look for when shopping for a new AC unit. Take a look at some of our top picks, then head on over to our website to shop and get free shipping on your order!

Air Doors Control Climate and Energy Costs

Walk into a store, supermarket or warehouse on a cold day and you might feel a blast of air. On one side is the cold, and as you enter the building you can feel a defining line where the warm air begins. The space in the middle keeps the cold from going in and the heat from going out. Or on a hot day, it keeps the heat out and the cold in. This is all done by an air door, otherwise known as an air curtain.

Air doors are useful for a wide range of purposes. Read on to learn more about air doors, why they’re practical and what features you should look for when purchasing one for your business.

Garage Air Conditioners: What You Need to Know

How to cool a garage: a guide to garage air conditioners

Whether you use your garage as a workshop or a hangout, you understand the appeal of keeping it temperature controlled.

In the summertime, sweltering heat can make for an uncomfortable environment. So, how do you cool a garage? With an air conditioner, of course!

However, you simply cannot purchase just any AC. This guide will offer insight on how to cool a garage and find the right air conditioner for your needs, even if your garage has no windows.

How to Choose a Ductless Mini-Split: Sizing Calculator

How to choose a ductless mini split system - BTU calculator
There is a lot to consider when shopping for a ductless mini-split, but nothing is more important than choosing a unit with the right BTU rating. But what is a BTU rating? How does it work? And why is it so important?

This article will explain why choosing a system with the correct BTU rating is so important. We’ll also share our mini split sizing calculator, which is the easiest way to calculate BTUs.

How to Cool a Grow Room

How to cool a grow room

Grow rooms are great for the gardener who wants to exercise their green thumb year-round. But they can be a source of frustration if they’re not planned properly. One of the biggest issues indoor growers face is temperature control.

Indoor grow rooms typically require special lights to help plants thrive. However, these lights are oftentimes very hot and, if the grow room’s temperature isn’t regulated, can cause plants to die.

To ensure your plants don’t meet this miserable fate, there are a few key pieces of cooling equipment you’ll want to invest in when building your grow room.