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Thanksgiving Air Comfort For You & Your Guests

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. Family and friends come over. Food is eaten, thanks is given, and everyone laughs when that one particular uncle does something ridiculous. But, there’s a lot that goes into keeping your family happy over the course of an evening. Which is why you should spend a minute to thank about how you’re going to deliver real Thanksgiving air comfort.

Maintain Thanksgiving Air Comfort Simply & Easily

November can be a weird month. Sometimes its unseasonably warm, but in other years there’s two feet of snow on the ground. Staying comfortable can be a bit easier said than done.

And then we get to Thanksgiving. If you’re hosting a dinner at your home, you have got to take into account interior air comfort. Now, there might not be anyway to account for your elderly grandmother who keeps her own house a ‘chill’ 98 degrees in summer, but you should take care to keep everyone else as happy as possible.

So, how do you do that?

Ovens Generate Heat

I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that ovens generate heat. Yes, of course, I’m aware you already knew that, but have you taken it into account for your Thanksgiving air comfort? No? You should. If you’re going to be roasting a 20 lb bird all day, the oven is going to release a considerable amount of heat into your kitchen. Combined with your central heating and air system, this could turn your kitchen into a really uncomfortable place. There’s going to be a lot of action in the kitchen on the 26th. No one wants to come out of there with sweat stains.

The best way to alleviate all that oven heat is to kick down your thermostat a few notches. You don’t want to turn the rest of your house into an ice box, so do it sparingly. Alternatively, you could close the kitchen vents that normally exhaust heat. A full day cooking means you probably won’t need the help.

Humans Are Hot

You’ve handled the excess heat in your kitchen. Meanwhile, the rest of your house is still quite comfortable and warm. Which is good, but what will happen when your guests arrive?

If you’ve got a big family, you need to account for all those warm bodies moving around, talking, laughing, and enjoying themselves in your home. A room full of people can turn a previously comfortable interior temperature up to unbearable very quickly. How should you handle that?

For optimum Thanksgiving air comfort, we recommend you turn the thermostat WAY down when your guests start to arrive. Don’t go too crazy. No need to set in on 50 or anything like that, but knocking it down to around 60-65 degrees is not out of the question. Yes, this is far more cool than most people would like, but all that body heat is going to more than make up for the heater taking a breather.

But, It’s Warm Outside!

Okay, so maybe you’re dealing with the opposite problem. Maybe you’re in the South and it’s relatively comfortable outside. You’re still going to have to deal with a hot oven and heat-spewing humans. How do you solve that Thanksgiving air comfort conundrum?

If worse comes to worse, you can always kick the air conditioner on. You might not have had to run it in a few weeks, but you could need it now. Alternatively, keep a window open in the kitchen while you’re cooking all day. That should do a lot to drain the excess heat. Open a few more when people start arriving. Maybe break out a fan or two.

And, Remember, Enjoy the Holiday

Hopefully, these simple Thanksgiving air comfort tips will help you, your friends, and family enjoy the holiday just a little bit more comfortably. Good luck!

Quality of Life

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Quality of life is a phrase marketing companies like to throw around a lot. What does it really mean?

A quick Wikipedia search can answer that question.

Quality and Air Conditioning

Modern humans have a better quality of life than any other civilization that ever existed in the history of our entire planet. We live longer, we eat better, we work less, and we play more. Plus, we’re smarter, healthier, and a lot more comfortable day-to-day. We didn’t evolve these advances; we built them using tools and technologies developed over thousands of years.

So, where does MrCool come in?

Modern heating and air conditioning technology plays a major role in our everyday quality of life. Sweating while playing dodgeball is okay. Sweating because it’s just darned hot outside is not. A crisp autumn wind can feel refreshing. An icy winter gale does not. Fortunately, our ability to control interior temperature means you don’t have to suffer through the seasons like your ancestors did.

Lucky you.

This does not mean that all air conditioners are made equal. An improperly sized system will either fail to adequately heat and cool or leave your house feeling clammy. A unit that improperly dehumidifies can lead to the growth of interior pollutants like mold and fungus. An old, energy inefficient system might do the job when it comes to air comfort, but will cost you an arm and a leg to keep running.

And that’s why you should rely on MrCool ductless mini-split heat pumps. Our systems are energy efficient, easy to install, and affordable. They heat, cool, and dehumidify. Many can even help you with your laundry and get the kids out of bed in the morning.

Okay, strictly speaking, those last two may not be entirely true. The bottom line here is that a MrCool ductless mini-split is going to deliver the quality of life you want at a price you can afford.

Pancake Day, You Filthy Heathen

Pancakes and faith.

Religion has a whole lot of rules. Most of them I don’t remember, but I have never forgotten the bright and shining glory that is Pancake Day. It’s actually supposed to be called Shrove Tuesday. Sounds kind of like a gardening holiday to me. Pancake Day is a lot happier sounding, and nothing says “confess your sins” like eating a pancake.

Except maybe a priest literally saying, “Confess your sins, you bloody badger!” So there’s that.

Pancake Day is For Everyone

Fortunately, you don’t have to be religious to enjoy Pancake Day. Choking down loads pancakes and syrup transcends cultural, religious, and international boundaries. Well, unless, of course, your religion forbids you from eating sugary delicious egg and flour cakes with lots of butter. If it does, you should seriously consider getting a new religion. No good comes from denying a man a pancake, no good at all.

That’s in the Bible, probably.

But, and this is the important question, are you enjoying your delicious pancake breakfast in the most comfortable interior environment possible? Yes/No/Maybe? Look, you can’t really love a good pancake if you’re uncomfortable. That’s why you need to invest in a MrCool ductless mini-split heat pump. I’ve got three models for you: the DIY, the Oasis, and the Premier. One of these amazing, stupendous, energy saving, and eco-safe machines is going to change your life, and boost your maximum pancake enjoyment threshold. That’s a real thing, look it up.

How?

Great question, glad you asked it. A MrCool ductless mini-split heat pump makes everyday, not just Pancake Day, better! One of our heat pumps will give you exacting control over your interior air comfort and deliver real energy efficiency. So, if you’re just kind of muddling through Pancake Day without getting the most you can be out of your home air conditioner, consider upgrading to a MrCool. You’ll be glad you did, and so will I.

I Love Sushi!

You know what I love? Sushi. You know how I love eating it? While not sweating. Do you know the best way to eat sushi? No? Obviously, the best way to east sushi is while a MrCool ductless mini-split heat pump runs quietly and conveniently in the background.

Duh.

If you’re having trouble enjoying this great Japanese contribution to world cuisine, it might be because your home heating and air system just isn’t cutting it. You need to get online and order a MrCool ductless mini-split heat pump. I recommend the Premier, it’s pretty much the best ductless mini-split on the market.

Premier not floating your boat?

You should check out my Oasis. The Oasis is cool, calming, and, unlike a real oasis, neither packed with sand or mouthy camels. Camels can be real jerks. We were going to package a live camel with every Oasis we shipped, but it turns out shipping live camels across the world is incredibly expensive.

Of course, maybe you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind of person. Might I recommend my MrCool DIY? Even if you don’t know anything about modern heating and cooling technology, installing the MrCool DIY is simple. We built it for the amateur who wants great air comfort while saving money on installation.

Check out MrCool Premier, Oasis, or DIY on MrCool.com, and maybe you’ll finally be able to enjoy a nice California roll.

You’re welcome.

Coil Quality Control

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Good morning, denizens of planet Earth. I’m MrCool, and this is my blog about the humble coil. But you probably already knew that.

I’m assuming you did. I’m kind of a big deal.

Anyway, I want to talk about quality control. Quality control is important. I demand every single MrCool ductless mini-split heat pump be subjected to serious quality tests before it ever leaves the factory floor. These tests make sure our units will stand up to real-life scenarios like inclement weather, moisture, mold, and so forth.

I have to be honest with you, not all the quality control tests I came up with for our products made it into the quality control procedures. I’m a little disappointed by that, but when the engineers say, “Sir, there’s no way we could get that many hamsters on such short notice,” you have to listen to them. Which means MrCool products have not be tested against a serious wild hamster infestation.

It’s an oversight, sure, but one I’m working everyday to fix.

Fortunately, that small wrinkle doesn’t apply to our excellent coils. Coils are a very important part of any modern air conditioner or heat pump system. They’re the veins and arteries of the system responsible for moving the heat in and out of your house. My engineers assure me that our coils are proof against hamster infestation.

I don’t know how they know that, but sometimes you have to take people on faith.

Meanwhile, I’m working on getting the hamsters we need for real testing. I’ve been talking to a hamster broker in Arkansas which has real promise.

Fingers crossed!

13 is the Unluckiest Number

13 is an unlucky number, or so people have said for as long as I’ve been alive. I’m not sure why 13 is unlucky, but, supposedly, it is. Many buildings omit the 13th floor on their elevators, and a lot of people take special care on the 13th day of the month, particularly if its a Friday.

This is my 13th MrCool blog post. I’m not sure if 13 is unlucky in blogs or not, but I’m going to be especially careful to make sure I don’t get cursed by a witch or something.

So, what am I going to talk to you about in this blog? Nothing dangerous, that’s for sure. I do want to reiterate that MrCool ductless mini-split heat pumps are some of the best systems on the market when it comes to delivering high quality heating and cooling air comfort. Aside, from that, which seems pretty safe to say, I’m not sure how much else I’m willing to risk.

I definitely shouldn’t talk about serial killers, werewolves, unholy horses, Frankenstein’s monster, aliens, Grandpa’s haunted rocking chair, that weird old lady across the street who may or may not be a sorceress, or the infamous Nightmare Llama of Flint, Michigan.

So, I won’t.

All Season Air Comfort

A lot of people have an air conditioner to keep them cool in the summer, and they have a furnace or boiler to keep them warm in winter. In spring and fall, they use one or the other depending on what the weather is like outside. Wouldn’t it be easier if you had a single HVAC system that could deliver great air comfort in every single season?

What an interestingly leading question.

Fortunately for you, a MrCool ductless mini-split can both heat and cool, because, at it’s core, it’s a heat pump. Heat pumps work exactly like modern air conditioners, except a heat pump can reverse its operating cycle to heat whenever you need it. Air conditioners can’t do that. No matter how nicely you ask your air conditioner, it won’t run backwards to heat the house.

I know, I tried.

So, if you’re interested in simplifying your home HVAC system and improving air comfort, you want a MrCool ductless mini-split heat pump. It will keep you cool in summer heat, and warm you up in winter chill. For fall and spring? Well, of course, a MrCool works just as well in those mixed-up seasons as it does in summer and winter.

Finally, you can get some air comfort simplicity in your complicated modern life. If you want to thank me personally, I accept cards, flowers, and chocolate treats.