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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September 14, 2017

3 Reasons You Need Fall HVAC Maintenance

Fall will be here before we know it in Charlotte, which means colder weather is on its way. Have you scheduled your heating system tune-up yet? Here all All Temp’s top 3 reasons why you need fall HVAC maintenance. Fall HVAC maintenance lowers energy bills Regular maintenance is the difference between affordable heating and skyrocketing energy bills during fall and winter. HVAC inspections and tune-ups ensure that all your equipment’s components are working efficiently, minimizing energy usage. This keeps your energy bills from going through the roof when cold temperatures put your heating system to the test. Prevent heating system...

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September 1, 2016

Noise Coming From My AC System, Now What?

Noises coming from appliances are typically the main reason we call a repair person. But of course, when the repair person arrives, the system is no longer making the noise. There are several things you can do to help the HVAC contractor diagnose the problem quickly and effectively. Write down when you hear the noise. What time of day is it? What was the temperature like? What temperature was the thermostat set to? Are major appliances running at the same time? How often do you hear the noise? Describe the sound. Classify the sound as chirping, clicking, squealing, hissing, gurgling,...

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August 1, 2016

3 Tips to Determine Which Cooling System is Right for You

  Shopping for a new cooling system can be overwhelming. It’s not an inexpensive purchase and many people go 12-20 years without needing to purchase a new system. There are many manufacturers, units, styles, and options.   Here are 3 tips to determine which cooling system is right for you: Have a load calculation done by a licensed HVAC professional. A load calculation helps you pick the perfect unit for energy efficiency and to maximize the cooling comfort in your home. A load calculation measures how big your home is, how many floors you have, the current cooling system, the...

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July 1, 2016

Warning Signs for HVAC Repair

Warning Signs for HVAC Repair Knowing your HVAC system might need to be repaired or replaced soon is better than being caught off guard. Inevitably, when HVAC systems break, it’s the hottest or the coldest day of the year – because that’s when they’re working the hardest. Watch out for these warning signs you may need to repair or replace your HVAC system: The system is more than 15 years old. The average life expectancy for a gas furnace is 18 years. Energystar.gov recommends replacing furnaces over 15 years old to enjoy 15% more energy efficiency. The heating or cooling...

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