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.
May 16th, 2016
With temperatures steadily increasing, we can no longer ignore the fact that it’s almost time to turn on our air conditioners. Hopefully, you’ve taken the time to schedule your ductless cooling system maintenance appointment already. If not, it’s never too late to do so!
Ductless cooling systems are highly efficient and durable. However, just like any other HVAC equipment, they can run into problems. Lack of maintenance is one of the leading reasons you’ll run into issues with your ductless system, but not the only problem. We’ve shared some more of the most common ductless problems below.
May 9th, 2016
The advent of geothermal heating and cooling in recent years has brought a high level of energy-efficiency to homes throughout the country. These durable systems can endure for over 50 years, provided how they are used and how they are maintained. The steady temperature of the earth allows your cooling and heating power to remain stable no matter what the temperature is outdoors.
May 2nd, 2016
Most homeowners are not aware of just how bad their indoor air quality can get, or how it can affect them. According to WebMD, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of your outdoor air, especially in the springtime. We offer many products and services to combat this, but first it is important to know what your biggest threats are when it comes to you indoor air quality, and therefore your health. We’ve listed 3 of the most common enemies to your indoor air quality below.
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.