July 25th, 2016
When you think about cooling down your home in the summer, you’d probably never imagine using the power of the sun to do so. However, solar air conditioning is an innovative technology that provides an energy-efficient way to run your air conditioning all season long. Of course, going solar isn’t right for every situation or person, and there could be a better solution for you.
For example, some HOA communities don’t allow the installation of solar panels, but a ductless system may be a great option for you. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and the opportunities that going solar presents, to make an educated decision on whether this technology is right for you or not.
July 18th, 2016
Summer has been here for a month now, and the weather is only warming up. As a result you’re depending on your air conditioning system more and more. However, an air conditioning system can only do so much for your comfort. Sure, it reduces the temperature, but what does it do for your overall indoor air quality?
Your air conditioner naturally removes some humidity from the air as it operates. It can only do so much though, particularly when humidity reaches its peak and soars above the comfortable relative humidity level of 50%. High humidity makes it harder for the human body to release heat through the skin by evaporating sweat. It doesn’t raise the temperature but as a result you’ll typically feel hotter.
July 11th, 2016
There are two things your air conditioner must do in order to provide you with cooling relief this summer: the temperature must be reduced and there must be an effective flow of air through your ventilation system. One without the other means finding yourself suffering. Even if your evaporator coil is appropriately siphoning heat from inside your home, if your AC isn’t adequately distributing cold air you’ll notice uneven cooling throughout the home.
If you start to notice hot spots in your living space while the AC system is running, be sure to check your vents to determine if air flow is at its appropriate level. If the air coming out of the vents feels weak, then you probably need repairs. Be sure to call professionals for this type of service. In the meantime, it may help you to know what the 3 most common reasons for low air flow are, which we’ve highlighted below.
July 4th, 2016
Humidity is certainly a well-known issue here in North Carolina. Humidity problems shouldn’t affect your indoor comfort, however. Without controlling the excess moisture in your home, you can suffer from property damage and microorganism growth that can cause illness for you and your family. Too little moisture can cause just as many problems.
In addition to having a properly sized and appropriately functioning, high-efficiency HVAC system, your indoor humidity must be controlled with a quality humidity control device such as a humidifier or dehumidifier, depending on the time of year. Below, we’ve shared some of the most common questions that HVAC professionals receive about humidity control, in order to help you understand the effects of moisture or lack thereof.
June 27th, 2016
Summer is officially here, although we’ve been feeling the heat for a few weeks now. You’re probably already using your air conditioner on a pretty regular basis, and hopefully haven’t run into any problems. Just be sure to pay attention to your electrical bills, since a rise in cost compared to what you paid last year could signal that your AC system is starting to lose its energy efficiency.
June 20th, 2016
The thermostat in your home is considered the brain of your air conditioner. This device communicates with your AC system to ensure that it’s keeping your living space comfortable as effectively and efficiently as possible. Naturally, you want to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your thermostat and make sure that your HVAC system is running efficiently in the meantime.
That’s why we recommend upgrading to a wireless thermostat, if you haven’t already. Also called a WiFi thermostat or a smart thermostat, this device lets you have full control over your air conditioning system whether you are at home or away. Keep reading to discover a few benefits that will help you get the most from your wireless thermostat.
June 13th, 2016
Residents in our area are no strangers to humidity. It plagues us all summer long, making us feel uncomfortably hot and sticky and making the already warm temperatures that much harder to bear. Too much humidity doesn’t allow you to sweat, so you cannot naturally cool yourself off.
Your comfort is not the only factor at risk, however. Depending on how extreme the humidity levels are in your home, your air conditioner can begin to develop problems. Air conditioning systems do naturally remove some moisture from the air, but the standard unit is not equipped to handle our intense humidity.
June 6th, 2016
Weather is starting to warm up around these parts, and if you haven’t already you’ll likely be thinking of starting to use your air conditioning system. Have you given much consideration to the quality of your air conditioner though?
Naturally since the last cooling season, your air conditioner has been largely neglected. Colder temperatures, dust, debris, and even the occasional snowfall may have taken its toll on the outside unit of your air conditioner, and even the inside might have portions in need of adjustments.
May 30th, 2016
When it comes to hard working appliances in your home, your water heater is at the top of the list. When you consider what the average tank water heater goes through, it’s easy to understand why. A tank water heater is constantly running form the time it is installed to the end of its useful life.
Due to this demand to maintain a standing supply of hot water at all times, your water heater system accumulates a lot of wear and tear on its parts. To make sure that your water heater lasts as long as possible and to avoid wasting money, read the tips we’ve shared below.
May 23rd, 2016
Were you aware that most homeowners throughout the country have leaky ductwork, but often never know about it? This doesn’t necessarily mean you have significant air loss, but to some degree, your ducts may very well be letting out conditioned air, which can negatively impact the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system.
The leading cause for air duct leaks is faulty installation. If you trusted your ductwork installation to an amateur, or even if you attempted to do it on your own, chances are that your ducts may have an air leakage percentage around 20-30%. Poor design and/or poor duct sealing upon installation creates problems.