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Coil Quality Control

MrCool Quality

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!

Twit Twittering on the Twitter Thing-Place

When my Director of Marketing, Lisa, told me about Twittering I first thought she was talking about something you do with your thumbs when you’re bored. I was really confused when she told me I should be Twittering on a regular basis, but I told her I would. After spending a few hours Twittering in my office, my thumbs were really tired. Not seeing the point of all this, I asked her to clarify what she meant. She did.

I’m not too sure I was entirely wrong about what I thought Twittering was. I’ve been browsing the Twitter page, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people making these ‘Tweets’ are just bored. Why would I care what you just ate for lunch? I too love the McRib, but I’m not sure why you had to tell me about it, Larry from Vancouver.

Still, Lisa insisted, so I have started the MrCool Twitter feed. I’m going to promote the MrCool ductless mini-split heat pump, but I’m also going to share my copious wisdom with you, the Internet. I’m not going to share any cat photos, because I’m pretty sure you, Internet, already have enough of those.

I know you are interested in hearing my wisdom on a more regular basis, so check out the MrCool Twitter feed. Check me out at @MRCOOLcomfort. I promise I’ll probably change your life when I get bored.

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.

Why MrCool Does What He Does

Judging by your Internet browser searches, you’ve got a lot of unanswered questions. One of those questions is probably why did I, Magnus Bruce Cool, found the MrCool company to deliver high quality heating and cooling systems around the world?

It’s a very good question, and your curiosity is only natural. I’m pretty curious myself. I wonder a lot of things. Why are rabbits fuzzy? How far is it from Anchorage to Miami? What is the meaning of life? Where do babies come from?

Some of those questions just don’t have answers. I still have no idea how my children got here. I assume my wife stole them from the hospital, but I haven’t decided whether or not I should notify the authorities. It wouldn’t really answer my question either. Where the heck do the hospitals get the babies?

But, back to the important question. Why did I found the MrCool company? I got tired of the underperforming ductless mini-split systems crowding the market. I knew I could do it better than they could. And by me I mean the engineers and scientists I had the money to hire.

That was money well spent, because the latest line of MrCool ductless mini-split heat pumps are, in my highly educated opinion, the best ductless units on the market.

There you go, one question answered. Now, if you happen to know how hospitals build babies or, just as importantly, how rabbits are fuzzy, send me an email and tell me. I’d really like to know.

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.

Nest Eggs and Thermostats

Let me tell you about thermostats. Yes, I know, a thermostat isn’t exactly the most exciting home feature, but it’s a lot more important to home energy efficiency than you may realize. A modern programmable thermostat could save the average homeowner about 20% or more every year on their utility bill. Most people don’t save this money.

Why?

The answer is pretty easy. Most modern programmable thermostats are not very user-friendly. The average homeowner doesn’t realize how much they could be saving, so they never take the time to figure out their complicated thermostat controls. Which brings me to the Nest thermostat.

Nest is amazing. The Nest thermostat has all the capability of a programmable thermostat, but is built with user-friendliness in mind. All you have to do with a Nest thermostat is use it like you do your regular thermostat. Over time, the Nest thermostat learns your habits, and programs itself to improve household energy efficiency.

This is the MrCool blog, so you might be wondering what our ductless mini-split systems have to do with the Nest thermostat. Nest isn’t just a thermostat developer, they’re interested in making our homes smarter and more energy efficient through partnerships with other companies which is why they have the Nest Developer Program. The program is designed to promote interactivity between all the systems in a modern home regardless of manufacturer, and we’re proud to say that we’re a part of this ‘cool’ initiative.

So, what’s coming up between MrCool and Nest? There are a lot of ideas on the drawing board, and, let me just say, the future is going to be a very smart place.

Unless aliens invade. No guarantees if that happens.

Don’t Ask ‘Why Ductless?’ Ask ‘Why Not?’

A central heating and cooling system is one of the most efficient and effective ways to maintain interior air comfort. Most modern homes are built with central HVAC systems in mind. Long term, that’s just the best way to do it, so why did we design a ductless heating and cooling system?

Basically, not every home and building in the world was built with centralized heating and cooling in mind. Many older homes simply don’t have the space to accommodate bulky air ducts. Other buildings are too small to really benefit from the kind of capacity a large, centralized system delivers.

Which is where our MrCool ductless mini-split heat pumps come into play. Our systems are designed to deliver effective, affordable heating and cooling to places a modern centralized system just won’t reach.

Here are some good places you might use a MrCool:

  • The garage you want to keep cool that isn’t connected to your home’s central air conditioner.
  • A vacation cabin you use a few times a year which isn’t quite big enough to justify installing an expensive central air system.
  • Renovating an old house built without air ducts? You can use MrCool to provide single- or multi-zone comfort wherever you want.

Basically, there are a lot of places where you want heating and cooling, but don’t need a large centralized system. When it comes to that, there’s no better value on the ductless mini-split market than MrCool.

Intelligent Eye is Watching You in a Not-Weird Way

when should I get a new air conditioner

Camera technology is everywhere. You can’t walk down the street without being surrounded by hundreds of cameras loaded into mobile phones, tablets, laptops, even actual cameras which do nothing else but take pictures. I suspect mobile phone cameras were so popular that manufacturers decided to make a device which does nothing else. Talk about a dedicated platform!

There’s even remote monitoring technology built into MrCool ductless mini-split heat pumps. I wanted them in there to remotely spy on my many enemies who enjoy reliable air comfort. My lawyers informed me that was highly illegal, so we couldn’t actually ever do it.

What the monitoring technology in a MrCool unit actually does, I am told, is allow the user to more effectively control their system. From my point of view, not as good as covert electronic observation, but better for the consumer I guess.

My engineers call it the Intelligent Eye feature. It’s a built-in infrared sensor that detects human movement. If you leave the room where MrCool is operating for 30 minutes, the unit automatically deactivates to save energy. It starts up again when you return. Neat!

What the Intelligent Eye feature definitely does not do is track your movements and habits, transmit that information back to the MrCool Secret Information Gathering Center where it’s used in your personal profile stored on the MrCool Customer Information Cloud.

Definitely not, since I was informed that that too is illegal.