July 15, 2018

How to Keep Your AC Warranty from Being Voided

The last thing that you need to do is to spend a lot of money on a new air conditioning system only to see something go wrong with it. Even worse is when you call an AC expert to help you fix the issue only to learn that your AC warranty is already void and you are broke. Voiding your warranty is simpler than you think. In fact, it only takes a single mistake, and your warranty is no longer valid. However, knowing how to avoid making costly errors can mean the difference between having simple repairs covered by the...

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July 11, 2018

3 Benefits of UV Lights

Since they were founded in the 1800s, the UV lights have been used significantly to get rid of bacteria caused diseases and improve indoor air quality for homes using HVAC systems. It is unfortunate that many homeowners in North Carolina tend to spend quality time in our homes; we often overlook the quality of the air we breathe indoors especially during these hot seasons. There is a prevalent assumption that pollution only happens outdoors from smog that comes from cars, industries or burning substances. The air at home also gets polluted, and the UV lights are specially installed to purify...

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June 11, 2018

Why You Need a Whole Home Efficiency Test

A whole home energy efficiency test/audit which is sometimes referred to as a home energy assessment is always the first step to discover how much energy your home in Harrisburg consumes. Once you are sure about your energy consumption rate, you can now take the right measures to make your home more energy-efficient. An efficiency test will help you know several issues that when addresses can save you significant amounts of money over time. However, you need to remember the fact that audits alone don’t save you money unless you fully implement the recommended improvements. Here are some of the...

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May 22, 2018

What are the Benefits of a Ductless AC System?

Ductless cooling and heating systems are a fairly recent innovation in indoor air treatment. In general, the idea is to offer simplicity and efficiency that older methods of moving treated air simply cannot match. With summer on its way, this is a good time to go over the advantages of installing a ductless AC unit in your home or place of business. More Flexible Installation Options With all the heavy and unwieldy equipment like heat pumps and central AC motors, it can be really hard to place a traditional AC unit in an optimal way. With ductless, however, you can...

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April 27, 2018

How Can a Dehumidifier Make My Home More Comfortable?

Do you live in an area that frequently becomes humid during the summer? Is the heat made that much worse by the indoor humidity? This is just one of the many reasons why having a dehumidifier installed in your home can make things that much more comfortable for you during the humid summer months. Dehumidifiers are installed in the heating and cooling system of your home, pull excess moisture out of the air. But why is this useful? Let’s look at a few additional reasons why having a dehumidifier in your home will make it more comfortable: Having an excessive...

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March 21, 2018

Why Do You Need Your Air Ducts Inspected?

It is vital to have your air ducts inspected at least once a year. Ensuring that the air ducts are safe from any damages and contaminants improves the quality of air in your home and also increases the efficiency of the HVAC system. Although it is advisable to have your ducts inspected by a professional once a year, there are some steps you can take yourself. This saves you the trouble of significant issues as you will be able to spot small problems before they get out of hand and cost you a lot. It saves you the cost of...

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February 12, 2018

What Are the Most Efficient Heating Systems?

You’re in the market for a new heating system. The question is: Which type system is most efficient? The choices are many and can be confusing, and if you’re like most folks, heating is one of the largest costs associated with your home. Here are some crucial facts to help make a decision. Furnaces Furnaces use either heating elements or combustion of fuel and ductwork to blow heated air throughout the house. There are a number of types of furnace, some fueled by electricity, some by fuel oil, most by natural gas. Their energy efficiency (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is...

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January 12, 2018

Why Choose a Geothermal Heating System?

Did you know that heating and cooling of your home accounts for more than 55% of your utility bills every month? The effects of these heating and cooling on the environment have been disastrous. However, there is a cheaper and environmental-friendly option to heating and cooling in your home. Geothermal heating systems offer a wide range of benefits ranging from lower operating costs, superior comfort, better efficiency, to numerous environmental benefits. Here are some reasons why you should choose a geothermal heating system. They are Long Lasting A typical geothermal heating system provides an average of 25 to 30 years...

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December 29, 2017

Heat Pumps Vs. Air Conditioners in Charlotte

People who buy homes in North Carolina often wonder if they should have an air conditioner or the more familiar heat pump. Heat pumps can be a smart choice because though summers in Charlotte can be toasty, the winter months can get pretty chilly and a good heating system is necessary. They should also know that central air conditioning units and heat pumps are basically the same thing. Homeowners will flip a switch to feel cool air turn into warm air. Here’s how it works. What Is The Difference Between Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners? An air conditioner cools by moving...

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November 28, 2017

What is R-22?

  R-22, also known as Freon, is a type of refrigerant used in older residential air conditioning (AC) units. Due to environmental concerns, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had taken action to phase out R-22. The refrigerant contains chlorine, which is an ozone-depleting compound. In order to protect the Earth’s ozone layer, the EPA mandated that R-22 no longer be manufactured or imported into the United States. A safer alternative, R-410A, is now the new standard for residential ACs. What is R-410A? R-410A, also known as Puron is a hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC) and does not pose a risk to the...

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