April 25th, 2016
As North Carolina residents are well aware, our summers can get pretty hot and sticky, causing you to use your air conditioner as much as possible. So it’s only natural that you want to find ways to save energy, and therefore save money. An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) helps you do this by providing a way for your home to get proper ventilation without wasting unnecessary energy.
ERVs are designed to circulate fresh air throughout your home without compromising climate control. Ultimately, this means that you won’t need to open a window or door just to circulate fresh air while at the same time running your air conditioner.
April 18th, 2016
In our blog post last week, we discussed the ill effects that too much humidity can have on your health as well as your home. One of the problems that excess moisture can cause is the development of mold and mildew, in addition to other harmful microorganisms. While a dehumidifier can certainly slow the reproduction of these particles, you need something more to prevent them from occurring and eliminate them from your ducts.
The answer is UV germicidal lights. This type of air purifier uses ultraviolet radiation to eliminate harmful biological pollutants such as those mentioned above. UV lights should be uses as a supplement to your air filtration system, as they do not filter out particles that are already present in the air. However, they do assist your AC system in providing you with purified air.
April 11th, 2016
Residents of North Carolina are all too familiar with humidity. With spring already upon us and summer following soon enough, homeowners will look to their air conditioners to get relief from the hot and sticky temperatures. What if there was more you could do though?
The answer is a dehumidifier. Ideally, your home’s relative humidity level should between 30-50%. If it’s higher, you’ll find that your home is uncomfortable. More than that though, it’s unhealthy and does not contribute to your air conditioner’s efficiency. We’ve highlighted some ways that a dehumidifier can improve your indoor air quality, and benefit you, below.
April 4th, 2016
Now that it’s spring, it’s time to start getting ready for the hot and humid weather that is just around the corner. An important part of spring preparation is to schedule regular maintenance for your air conditioning system, which we discussed in our last two posts. Now we’re going to look at taking this a step further: what if you need to replace an aging air conditioner? Or perhaps make additions and improvements to it? We have some ideas for you below. Call our HVAC experts to find out more—we’re always glad to help!
March 28th, 2016
Your air conditioning system is a big investment. In fact, your HVAC system can make up half of your total utility costs each month. It’s only natural that you want to make sure you’re saving money where you can. Scheduling regular air conditioning maintenance is vital, as it allows HVAC professionals to get in and inspect your system, spotting small problems before they become larger and potentially increasing the lifespan of your AC. But what actually happens during air conditioning maintenance?
March 21st, 2016
Now that spring has officially arrived, is it too early to start planning for summer? Of course not—especially when it concerns your home’s air conditioner. An AC system should always head into the hottest weather of the year with a full inspection and tune-up to see that it works its best.
March 14th, 2016
When the temperature starts to warm up steadily for the first time in the year, it triggers the dreaded “allergy season,” when people who suffer from allergies begin to struggle from day to day. When the temperature rises to higher than 60°F and remains there for three to four days, plant pollen will start to move through the air, causing allergies to grow significantly worse. This usually occurs in early April, so if you want to get a head start on defending yourself and your household from a sniffling, sneezing, and generally unpleasant spring, right now is a good time to take steps.
March 10th, 2016
Water, Water Everywhere…
With Spring just a few weeks away from this very mild winter, the temperatures will begin to warm up. In Georgia that means you might need that AC running a bit early this year. Hopefully you have been maintaining your system.
If you haven’t, just hope you don’t find water leaking from your unit. When water leaks from an AC unit, it can be a sign of a serious problem that could potentially damage your home.
Why Does an AC Unit Even Produce Water?
An AC unit cools and dehumidifies air at the same time. A blower blows air across the coils, which then take liquid refrigerant and convert it to gas while removing heat and moisture from the air. When it is working properly this system produces liquid waste that drips off the coils and into a collection pan under the unit. It then flows outdoors in PVC piping .If any part of the process is stifled, you may begin to have problems and your unit will begin to malfunction and leak water.
Why Does an AC Unit Leak?
There are several reasons why an AC unit might leak, and often the causes are preventable with regularly scheduled maintenance. A good technician visit can make the difference between catching a problem early and spending about two hundred dollars, and spending thousands of dollars on an AC Repair. Because the drainage system is always full of moisture, there is a high chance for algae or other growth to clog the drain. This can cause the waste water to back-up and flood. This is again, where routine maintenance comes into play.
Another common reason for AC leakage is poor installation. If a unit is not installed correctly and the drainage hookups are only loosely connected, this can cause a major issue. Additionally, if the unit isn’t leveled at installation, the water will start to collect in the pan rather than drain correctly.
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March 7th, 2016
March is an unusual time of the year when it comes to home comfort. Temperatures are warming up as the winter recedes, but there isn’t yet a steady rise to the summer heat. You’ll still use your heating system on some days and nights, but the air conditioning might also occasionally need to come on. And there will also be times when you won’t need to rely on the comfort system at all.
February 29th, 2016
Two week ago, we shared some information with you about tankless water heaters: their history, some of the myths surrounding them, and the energy sources they use. However, there is much more info about tankless water heaters that we’d like our customers to know. These systems are rising rapidly in popularity throughout the U.S., and may soon overtake conventional storage water heaters as the principal way in this country of providing hot water for homes. Below are some interesting and helpful facts to know about them.