March 5, 2021

How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

If you need an easy and effective way to improve the comfort of your Harrisburg, NC, home, a ductless mini-split system may be just what you’re looking for. These systems can quickly heat and cool single rooms, making them ideal for a variety of purposes. The best way to determine if a ductless mini-split system is right for you is to understand how these systems operate. Here is a basic guide from to provide some insight into this unique home comfort solution. What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System? As the name suggests, a ductless mini-split system from is a home...

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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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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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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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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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June 1, 2016

Shopping For a New Air Conditioner or Heater? Keep These Tips in Mind!

Chances are, if you’re shopping for a new air condition or heating system, it’s been a while since you’ve done this before – if at all. Systems can last from 12-20 years, so you’ll likely only have to shop for a few in your lifetime. Each year, HVAC systems advance, so it’s important to keep these tips in mind while shopping for a new system: Look for efficiency. Models with high efficiency will cost more initially, but will save you much more in the long run. High-efficiency models have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 90 or above. Look...

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June 1, 2015

Insulate Your Home for Comfort and Energy Savings

A lack of insulation is a major problem with today’s homes, often causing homeowners to lose heating and cooling energy. Insulation issues cause temperature and comfort control problems, as well as contribute to higher energy bills due to energy loss. Adding insulation to your home is a home improvement project that will pay for itself in increased energy savings. Where should insulation be added? The most common areas where homes are lacking insulation is in the attic, between walls, floors above unconditioned areas such as a garage or basement, and in crawlspaces and basements. Heating and cooling energy can escape...

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May 12, 2015

6 Essential Facets of Any HVAC Purchase

The biggest utility expense for homeowners is heating and cooling for their homes, so it is no shock that heating, ventilating and air conditioning is not a topic of choice across the country. Even though it is not popular to talk about, All Temp Co., Inc. believes that every aspect that deeply touches the financial position of a household should be purchased with confidence and completed well. To assist with this, we will detail four essential facets of any HVAC purchase: the home, the contractor, the system and the ductwork. The contractor is important in the purchase of HVAC because...

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February 3, 2015

3 Tips to Save Your System (And Your Wallet)!

We always say regular maintenance checkups are a must to keep heating and cooling systems running as efficiently and safely as possible. But everyone understands sometime making an additional investment is not in the cards, or budget in this case. That is why we at All Temp Co Inc., thought we could offer 3 tips, to help keep your system running efficiently and safely even when the budget is running tight. Changing Filters. Most homes have Filters in the Wall, Ceiling, or floor, keeping these filters changed will make a dramatic difference in the life and efficiency of any system....

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November 6, 2014

Why is my furnace making so much noise?

Minor operating noise can be expected from just about any make or model of furnace. When noises come about that are out of the ordinary, you may have a furnace problem on your hands. Keep your ears open when your furnace turns on, off, and as it runs to detect any new and troublesome noises, which can indicate you have a furnace problem on your hands. Troubleshooting a noisy furnace Noises in furnaces can indicate a number of problems. Or, they can be absolutely ordinary. It’s sometimes tough to tell if you’re not experienced with these mechanical systems. If you...

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