August 19, 2019

What is a SEER Rating?

You’ve probably heard the term “SEER rating” before, especially when it comes to air conditioners and other cooling and heating devices. What does a SEER rating mean? How do you distinguish between a good SEER rating and one that perhaps isn’t quite up to par? What Is a SEER Rating? “SEER” technically stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” Essentially, the SEER rating system seeks to give a numerical value to the energy efficiency of a particular cooling or heating unit. It’s similar to the miles per gallon ratio on cars in the sense that it’s a useful tool for getting...

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July 10, 2019

Ductless Systems vs. Air Conditioners

If you want to keep your home cool during those hot summer months, most people consider adding air conditioning systems or ductless systems to their home. The type of system that you add depends on the structure of your home, how much noise you can tolerate, and whether you want to look at your air conditioner. Ductless Systems Are Hung on the Wall Like a traditional air conditioning unit, coolant passes through a condenser to a handler unit that is hung on the wall. However, as the name suggests, the cold air will not be sent through a series of...

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June 1, 2019

NATE Certification: What Does It Entail?

North American Technician Excellence is a nonprofit trade organization for the HVAC and refrigeration industries. Participation with NATE is optional, but most companies and technicians choose it because it lets them demonstrate to clients a high level of technical expertise. Let us consider what obtaining a NATE certification entails and why you should value it in the technicians you hire. Education Hours has more than 30 years of heating and cooling experience in Harrisburg. That experience means something. While NATE does not require any particular education or on-the-job training, it fashions its tests in such a way that it ensures...

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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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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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January 16, 2018

Insulation and Ventilation: Tips for Sealing in Heat and Avoiding Stale Air in Winter

Everyone’s concerned about energy efficiency these days. When it comes to finding ways to save money, consider the importance of effective insulation and proper home ventilation. During the winter months, there are many tasks you can tackle to seal in heat, improve indoor air quality and cut costs at the same time. Correcting Heat Loss Check around all of your home’s windows and doors for air leaks. If leaks are detected, there are many simple solutions to seal them: Caulking and weatherstripping of various types are available to seal windows and doors. Foam gaskets can be installed behind wall sockets...

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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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April 20, 2016

What to Look for In An Air Conditioning Company

For most of us, a house represents the largest financial investment we’ll ever make. That means finding a company to handle your AC needs is of utmost importance, as well. The company you pick will be your partner in choosing and maintaining your home’s HVAC unit, which has consequences you might not have thought about. Since cooling and heating can account for almost half of a typical homeowner’s energy costs, making the right decision can have an impact on your financial well-being, in addition to the comfort of you and your family. For years, people in have trusted for their...

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April 20, 2016

Should I Continue Repairing My AC Unit?

We have a lot of customers ask us if they should continue repairing their air conditioners, or if they should just go ahead and replace them. We tell them to consider the following factors: How old is your unit? After a unit has been in use for 10-15 years, it’s time to replace. By this age, parts start to break down and air quality is compromised. How often are you repairing your AC unit? If you’re repairing your air conditioner often, it could mean the unit needs to be replaced. Think about how much money you’ve spent on repairs and...

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