September 20, 2022

How Pets Effect Your HVAC System

Pets are like family members. We all love our fur babies! But they can cause problems for your HVAC system. Some systems struggle to manage pet dander and fur. Here’s what you can do to get the most out of your HVAC system when you have pets. Stay away from return grills with pet beds and toys. Return grills are where air is sucked back into the air handler through a duct in the floor, wall, or ceiling. Not to be confused with where the air is coming out (supply grill – where the air blows out into the conditioned...

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September 20, 2022

What You Should Know About That Noise Coming From Your Commercial Air Conditioner

There are a lot of moving parts in a commercial air conditioner, and they can sometimes cause strange noises. If you’re hearing a noise that you haven’t heard before, it’s important to investigate and figure out what the cause may be. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the most common causes of strange noises coming from commercial air conditioner to give you a better idea of what might be happening. The Compressor One of the most common causes of strange noises coming from commercial air conditioners is the compressor. The compressor is responsible for circulating...

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August 18, 2022

Facts About AC Capacitors and DIY Replacement

An air conditioning system contains lots of components that all work together to provide cool air to your home or business. One of those parts is called a capacitor. Of course, all of the components of an AC system are important to its overall performance. However, the capacitor is an especially significant one. If an air conditioner’s capacitor fails, the system loses a lot of its energy efficiency, or it stops working altogether. Discover what an AC capacitor is and if you should make capacitor replacement a DIY project. What Is an AC Capacitor? An AC capacitor has a cylindrical...

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July 29, 2022

Is There a Good Time of the Year to Have Your Old HVAC System Replaced?

Whether your current HVAC system is struggling to perform as expected or it’s extremely old, upgrading to a new and effective system will increase energy efficiency in your home and give you the peace of mind you deserve. However, replacing your heating and cooling equipment is not as straightforward as it sounds. You must consider various factors to ensure you enjoy uninterrupted comfort. The Best Seasons to Have Your HVAC System Replaced Although it is possible to install a new HVAC system in Concord or the surrounding areas at any time, it’s highly advisable to have your ineffective heating and...

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June 20, 2022

6 Factors That Affect Your HVAC System’s Longevity

Your home’s cooling and heating system is a significant investment, so it makes sense to try to get the most out of it. When you invest in a new HVAC unit, you want to know that you are purchasing a reliable system that will last you for many years. On average, HVAC systems can last between 10 years and 25 years. However, even with proper care and routine maintenance, there will come a time when your high-quality air conditioner, heat pump, furnace, boiler, or furnace will need replacement. Outlined below, you’ll find some common factors that affect an HVAC system’s...

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May 19, 2022

How to Unclog Air Conditioner Drain Lines

One of the most important parts of an AC is the drain line, also referred to as a condensate drain line. The drain line is used to collect moisture near the AC’s evaporator coil. Over time, they become clogged due to dirt and debris build-up, which affects the function of the AC and even lowers indoor air quality. A clogged drain line can cause the AC to freeze internally, making it difficult to deliver cool air. Drain lines play a vital role in the performance of any AC: this means you need to know how to identify a clogged drain...

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April 19, 2022

A Guide to Installing a Smart Thermostat

A Guide to Installing a Smart Thermostat Compared to traditional thermostats, smart thermostats provide a number of important advantages in terms of both convenience and energy efficiency. Smart thermostats allow you to instantly adjust your heating or cooling system at the push of a button using the connected app on your smartphone. This means you can adjust the temperature while you’re still at work to ensure your house is comfortable when you get home. A smart thermostat can also learn your schedule and behavior and make automatic adjustments without you having to do a thing. Most units will also monitor...

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March 17, 2022

Leaky Windows Drain Your Home of Heat

During cool or cold weather, the last thing you want to experience are chills caused by cold drafts inside of your home. These cold drafts could be coming from leaky windows that allow the cold air to enter your house. As a result, your residence will become uncomfortably cooler. Furthermore, these leaky windows could be putting a strain on your HVAC system. Keep reading to see if there is anything you can do to prevent cool air from entering your home through drafty windows. What Exactly Causes Cold Drafts? Drafts are caused by cold air that enters your house through...

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February 11, 2022

What Furnace Filters are Best?

The Best Furnace Filters for Your Needs Choosing the right furnace filters is just as important as regularly switching them out every few months. Your filter is responsible for keeping contaminants out of your furnace system and ductwork. Not only does it protect your equipment from laboring and aging prematurely, but it is also the first line of defense for your home’s indoor air quality. By choosing a lower quality brand or a filter with too low a MERV rating, you could compromise the safety of yourself and your loved ones. Here’s how to determine the best furnace filters for...

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January 25, 2022

HVAC Questions You Need to Ask When Buying a New Home

How old is the heating & air conditioning system? The average life expectancy of the typical heating & air conditioning system is between 8 and 12 years, according to multiple HVAC equipment manufacturers. Permits. Permits. Permits. Permits are always required to replace air conditioning and heating systems in North Carolina and South Carolina. Permits are public information and are easy to research through local municipality building standards websites. Make sure your potential new home had the proper HVAC system inspections if it was replaced. Maintenance for any HVAC system is imperative. Request any prior HVAC equipment maintenance documentation to see...

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