About Us – Meet The Team

Welcome to Air Conditioner Lab!

Thank you for visiting my site. My name is Josh, and I am an HVAC and tech enthusiast.

I wanted to create an online resource where I to share what I have learned and help homeowners with their HVAC needs.

I started this website in 2014 and have been improving it ever since.

Readers of this site have grown in recent years, and I have added a team to help me bring you quality content that covers all aspects of home heating, cooling and air quality.

Read more about – how we produce our content.

To find out about each of the valuable members behind this website, keep reading below. Interested in contributing and becoming part of the team.

 See our current job vacancies here.

Our Values

When I started this site my aim was to document my findings on home air conditioners as I knew they were a confusing topic for most people.

I have always aimed to do this in an honest and open way. Through sharing my experiences and experimentation, I have determined what I believe to be the best solutions for most people.

As I began expanding this website into heating, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers, I also added some trustworthy team members to help me improve the articles I publish. These guys and girls share the same standards and we are constantly working together to bring you the best recommendations.

The aim of this website is not to make money from readers. We give our opinions and perspectives on products and always provide the good and bad from our testing, researching and experience.

Read More - How This Website Started

If this leads you to buy a product through our links, and we receive a small commission, then be rest assured that any earnings will go back to producing more articles and higher quality content.

You can learn more about this here on our disclosure page.

Josh Mitchell Profile

 Josh Mitchell - Founder


Josh began airconditionerlab.com when he saw how confusing it was to shop for these common home appliances. He then began experimenting with AC’s, heaters, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and humidifiers. This developed into publishing his findings to help people so they can solve their HVAC problems.


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 Holly Curell - Editor extraordinaire


Holly Curell is a US-based writer and editor who keeps moving further south despite her love of chilly weather. Her work includes technical manuals, blog articles, and more, with a focus on heating and cooling products. When she’s not writing, Holly enjoys reading, hiking, wine, and wandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s.


 Dean Zoet - HVAC Expert & Technical Writer


Dean brings a wealth of expertise to ACLAB. With 26 years of military experience, Dean Zoet achieved the rank of E-8 and joined the Top 3% of the Air Force enlisted force. His extensive knowledge as an HVAC/R mechanic includes working with chemicals, ensuring proper safety and disposal techniques, and handling cleanup procedures for accidental spills. Dean set his path to get promoted when he was in the military when he and two engineers developed a flange used to raise two miles of security fence on Altus, Air Force Base, saving the Air Force $1.5M. Post-military, 


 Ile Kauppila - SEO Writer


Ile Kauppila is a highly motivated and detail-oriented writer, editor, and journalist with a decade of experience in freelancing and permanent positions. He excels at crafting concise, informative content on home cooling solutions, and is passionate about comparing products down to every detail. Ile's expertise spans HVAC products and home solutions, environmental issues (green energy and nature conservation), agriculture, business, technology, and popular media.


 Christopher Burke - Writer and HVAC Hobbyist


Christopher Burke is a freelance writer from Louisiana, specializing in electronics and gaming. With a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration, he also writes about business and finance. Christopher’s career began in college with e-commerce content, later transitioning to technical writing for an auto parts company. His expertise extends to HVAC systems, stemming from his hobby of electronics repair and further education in HVAC and automotive technology.


 Erica Puisis - Writer


Erica Puisis is a seasoned freelance writer and product reviewer with a wealth of experience in home and lifestyle products. She has a keen eye for identifying innovative products and simplifying complex features for everyday consumers. Erica's work has been featured in top digital publications such as Forbes, The Spruce, MyDomaine, and U.S. News & World Report. With a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baker College, she has honed her research skills and also developed a knack for interviewing experts across various industries.


 Marina Maletic - Writer


Marina Maletic is a full-time freelance writer with years of experience specializing in blog posts and long-form articles on air conditioners, heat pumps, and HVAC brands. She has also written extensively on diverse subjects such as coffee, sustainability, law, health & wellness, and more. Her expertise has driven traffic and engagement for numerous publications, establishing her as a reliable writer in the industry.


 Dmitri Kara - Writer


Started as a jack of all trades back in early 2012, Dmitri Kara is a recognised expert in a wide range of domestic and commercial trades. Dmitri Kara has appeared for reputable outlets such as Today.com, Metro.News, Telegraph.co.uk, ReadersDigest.com, Quote.com, Reviews.com, Plus.net, IkeaHackers.net, and many more.


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