Articles for May 2012

Maximize Your Cooling

If you’re installing any kind of air conditioner, be sure to get the right size. A unit that’s too small won’t cut the heat, but an oversized system wastes energy. Match room size with cooling capacity, measured in British thermal units, or Btu: the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit at a specified temperature. Follow these steps to determine what size unit will maximize your cooling.

1. Calculate the square footage of the area to be cooled.

2. Determine the best approximate cooling capacity using this chart (capacity will differ depending on ceiling height).

Square Feet           Btu
550 to 700            14,000
700 to 1,000         18,000
1,000 to 1,200      21,000
1,200 to 1,400      23,000
1,400 to 1,500      24,000
1,500 to 2,000      30,000
2,000 to 2,500      34,000

3. Adjust measurements in these situations:

  • Reduce capacity by 10 percent for shaded rooms.
  • Increase capacity by 10 percent for sunny rooms.
  • If more than two people regularly occupy a room, add 600 Btu for each additional person.
  • If a unit is used in a kitchen, increase capacity by 4,000 Btu.

And consider where you install a unit: If you’re mounting an air conditioner near the corner of a room, look for a unit that can send the airflow in the right direction.


The Cool Dude Takes 2012 BBB Winner of Distinction Award

BBB Winner of Distinction 2 - The Cool Dude AC, Sugarland, Texas

Better Business Bureau Recognizes
The Cool Dude AC & Heating  with 2012 Winner of Distinction Award

            The Cool Dude AC & Heating received the 2012 Winner of Distinction Award at the Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence luncheon held Wednesday, May 2nd at the InterContinental Houston Near the Galleria.

The BBB Awards for Excellence recognizes businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to overall excellence and quality in the workplace.  Proceeds from the event help fund the BBB Education Foundation which educates consumers about scams and fraudulent business practices in the Greater Houston area.

When asked what it means to The Cool Dude AC & Heating to receive this recognition, Clay Sheffield, states “We are very excited to win this award.  We work hard to provide top notch service to our customers and clients and it is an honor to be recognized for those efforts.”