John Proctor, of Proctor Engineering in California, is the author of one of Home Energy's most popular articles, on sizing air conditioners. In this article from 2005, he addresses some common homeowner misconceptions, such as:

  • “My friend got a new air conditioner that was smaller than the one she had before. It runs all the time, and that’s a problem.”
  • “A bigger air conditioner will make me more comfortable.”
  • “Are you saying that running the blower continuously is a bad idea?”
  • “A bigger air conditioner doesn’t cost that much more.”

 


Read John Proctor's article, "Smart and Cool--The Art of Air Conditioning" in the 2005 Special Issue of Home Energy.


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