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What Factors Contribute to AC Efficiency Loss?

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.

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Get the Most Out of Your Wireless Thermostat with These Benefits

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.

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Why is Excess Humidity Such a Problem?

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.

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What Can You Do to Help Your AC Last Longer?

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.

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Tips to Keep Your Water Heater Running Efficiently

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.

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Why Is My Ductwork Leaking Air?

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.

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Avoid These Common Ductless Cooling System 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.

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Does Your Geothermal Cooling System Need Repair?

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.

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3 Common Enemies to Your Indoor Air Quality

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.

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Get Ready for Summer with an Energy Recovery Ventilator

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.

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