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Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioner?

With warmer weather hitting certain parts of the country and summer just around the corner, now is a good time to think about whether you should repair or replace your air conditioner. To help you decide, here are some great questions to ask:

1. How old is the AC unit?

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AC units start to become less efficient and reliable the older they get. If your unit is 10+ years old, it may be time to get a new one. Modern AC units are more efficient than they were 10 years ago and could even help reduce your cooling costs.

2. Does the AC still blow cold air?

If all that is coming out of your unit is warm air, the first thing to do is to call and schedule an AC repair service visit. Sometimes the system can be repaired. Other times, the costs of repairs will be just as much as buying a new unit.

3. Does the air conditioner smell?

If you have a ductless indoor system, does it smell like mold and mildew? If so, then you probably want to replace the unit. Getting rid of mold and mildew from these systems is difficult because it can be growing in places where you cannot reach.

4. What maintenance does the air conditioner need?

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If you have kept up with annual maintenance, your AC may still be in great shape. If you skipped annual maintenance, your system may need some major repairs. Again, depending on what repairs are needed, it may be more cost-effective to just buy a new AC.

5. Does the AC work fine, but you just lost the air conditioner remote?

If your AC works great, but is a pain turning it on and off because you lost the air conditioner remote, then you don’t need to buy a new AC. Instead, at Replacement Remotes online, you can find replacement AC remotes compatible with your unit.

To order a new AC remote control for your AC system, browse our selections online or call Replacement Remotes at 855-573-6683 today! We also carry replacement remotes for ceiling fans, garage door openers, TVs, and more!

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How Do 3D Glasses Work?

3D glasses are nothing short of a technological marvel—what with the way they make your favorite movies come alive!

However, have you ever wondered how 3D glasses work?

Early Forms of 3D Technology

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It’s easy to think 3-dimension glasses are a recent invention. However, early forms of 3D glasses can be traced all the way back to 1922. Since then, technological advancements have made them better and cheaper. And now you can even get yourself a 3D glasses kit for your own home.

How 3D Glasses Work

While technology may get all the credit, 3D glasses work through a combination of filters and your brain. The two filters (lenses on the glasses) feed your eyes two images taken from slightly different perspectives. Your brain then combines the input your eyes get from the filters into a single image. This results in images that have depth.

Red/Green vs. Red/Blue

3D glasses are popularly known for their red/green or red/blue lenses. These act as filters that allow only one image through. As a result, your eyes receive two different images that the brain then combines, giving the images “depth”—the 3D effect.

Polarized 3D Glasses

Polarized 3D glasses use two lenses with different polarization as opposed to color in traditional 3D glasses. This results in each lens only allowing one of the images into each eye. Again, when the brain receives these two images, it creates an illusion of depth.

Now You Know How 3D Glasses Work

Next time you set your 3D glasses down next to your TV remote control, remember how those 3D glasses work. If you don’t have a pair yet, spoil yourself with a 3D glasses kit and enjoy an immersive entertainment experience. Go ahead and call us at 855-573-6683 with any questions, or quickly and easily place your order online.