March 16, 2019

Characteristics of the Best Heating Repair Contractors

In the Greater Charlotte area, we depend upon our heating systems to faithfully get us through the winter. Here are a few tips to help you find a qualified heating repair contractor you can trust. Certified Technicians Quality heating system contractors only employ licensed and certified technicians who are qualified to work on all types of heating systems. At All Temp Co., Inc., we have only NATE-certified technicians. They are honest, reliable and highly experienced. A Stable Company You will want your heating system contractor to be there with you after your installation, keeping your system maintained and running at...

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February 9, 2019

How to Save by Adding a Whole-Home Humidifier

A whole-home humidifier works alongside your heating system. Depending on the configuration, it may add moisture prior to, during, or after the air being heated. The heated and moisturized air is then distributed through your home via the ducts and return registers just as with a conventional system. Perhaps one of the best reasons to buy a whole-home humidifier is that it can lower your energy costs. A Humidifier Makes You Feel Warmer offers a wide range of heating services in Harrisburg and throughout the neighboring communities. When winter comes, we often advise our customers that turning up the thermostat...

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January 5, 2019

Put HVAC Maintenance on Your Resolution List

When a new year hits, we often make many different resolutions. Here in Harrisburg, NC, however, we often overlook the importance of our HVAC systems. Your HVAC system keeps you warm in the winter, cool in the summer and can improve the quality of the air you breathe every day. It’s important to keep all the parts of these systems running efficiently. Your HVAC Checklist for the New Year These are the items you should put on your checklist this year: Adjust your thermostat Clean or change filters Schedule a seasonal maintenance check Dust the system with a microfiber cloth...

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December 17, 2018

How to Find the Best Furnace for My Home?

There are a few things you must consider before purchasing the best furnace for your home especially if you live in a cold weather climate. If you live in a mild climate like North Carolina, you are not as likely to see extended periods of bitterly cold weather. The three most important factors to look at are as follows: Size of House Your Heating By measuring the square footage, you will be heating during the fall and winter months you will be able to determine the correct amount of BTU’s (which is the amount of heat the furnace will put...

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August 10, 2018

What Does it Mean to be NATE Certified?

NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. It is the largest non-profit certification company in the United States for HVAC technicians. NATE offers a number of certification options for HVAC technicians who want to ensure they have the know-how needed to handle important repair, maintenance and unit replacement tasks. At the same time, NATE certification shows the public that the technician in question has both the training and experience needed to competently handle a particular job. How HVAC Technicians Obtain NATE Certification Obtaining NATE certification is no easy task. While those who are new to the field can take a...

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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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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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