Entries by Mike Sowder

Making AC Colder: Efficient Use of Your Air Conditioner

How Much Can Your Air Conditioner Cool?
The most efficient way to use air conditioning.
We tend to think that we can set our air conditioning thermostats to whatever temperature we desire and have the air conditioner do its job no matter what.

However, this is not the case. There is a limit to how much an air conditioner can realistically cool when comparing temperature differences between inside and outside air. Air Concept Solutions, LLC is an air conditioning company that understands the limits of various AC systems and can prevent you from needlessly running your air conditioner too much on the hottest days so you make the most efficient use of your air conditioning.

Freon Requirements

There is a lot to know about the scheduled freon phaseout and how it affects consumers. It’s important to be informed so that you know how your systems are affected, the laws pertaining to freon use and how to make sure you are in compliance with the law. Click on any link below to read more:

Heating & Cooling Apprenticeships

Air Concept Solutions is now recognized as a participating employer for the Youth Apprenticeship program in Charleston.  We hire high school students that qualify for the program under their guidelines, then train them on the job while adhering to training literature of our choosing.  The program can go up to 2 years, sometimes three. We work with college students to help […]

When to Use a Dehumidifer

In my years in the trade I have always had that question by the customer. Why does my thermostat read 75 degrees but it does not feel like 75 degreesThe first thing is not to confuse temperature with humidity.

Humidity is something we hear about daily in weather reports. Humidity is the blame for that muggy, steam-room feeling experienced on certain summer days. Humidity can be measured in several ways, but relative humidity is the most common. In order to understand relative humidity, it is helpful to first understand absolute humidity.

Saving a Few Dollars but Losing Your Warranty?

Nowadays with the ease of purchasing online, many customers may try to save money by buying their own equipment online.  It is very important to understand that this type of online purchase may void any kind of warranty you would have on that expensive equipment.  Online sellers are not licensed vendors and in many cases, […]

Attic Ventilators – Before You Install That Attic Ventilator…

In several regions of the United States, powered attic ventilators enjoy the pleasures of a positive reputation. They are promoted by builders, shingle manufactures, roofers, HVAC contractors, utilities, weekender material retailers, ventilation manufactures, consultants and others. Extending shingle life, protecting shingle warrantee, removing moisture from attics and reducing the air conditioning load by the removal […]

Furnace Maintenance Tip – Furnace Filters

It is always best to have a heating professional do a thorough furnace inspection at least once a year as a minimum. There are some small things you can do to try to help protect the life of your furnace. Before looking at filters or any other parts of the furnace be sure you turn […]

A Lesson on Loyalty

Heading to a job on Highway 17 in Summerville, I spotted 2 dogs on the road.  I was surprised to see that no cars were stopping so I pulled over to see what was going on.  When I got closer I realized that one of the dog’s back legs had been seriously injured. I held […]

Supporting the Charleston – Summerville Community

Being a local business, we are very involved with our community and love to see our friends in the area do well.  We are dedicated to helping make this community a wonderful place for families and businesses.  One of the charities we support is “Courageous Kidz”.  Debby and her staff do amazing work, providing support […]