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What Business Costs Crop Up in Summer but Not in Winter?

There are many different costs to consider when running a business — including several that are specific to summer in North Carolina when the heat cranks up. Keeping your office building, storefront, or other facility cool requires an investment. Here are some of the summer business costs you need to consider. Energy Bills The most [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:30:57+00:00July 14th, 2020|Energy Savings|Comments Off on What Business Costs Crop Up in Summer but Not in Winter?

Are Some Methods of Cooling Your Home Mobile?

Keeping your home cool enough while reducing energy bills can be challenging, especially during Eastern North Carolina’s hot summer months. With mobile cooling technology, you can easily adjust your home’s thermostat settings even if you're not at home. Find out more about these convenient cooling options, which you can use on your smartphone or tablet. [...]

By |2020-07-02T17:00:15+00:00July 9th, 2020|Thermostats|Comments Off on Are Some Methods of Cooling Your Home Mobile?

Can UV Rays That Come Into Your Home Be Filtered?

The sun’s ultraviolet rays, or UV rays, are known for being a health hazard with prolonged exposure, but could they also affect your HVAC system’s energy efficiency? These rays enter your home through your windows when the sun is shining. Find out if you should worry about their effects on your air conditioning and what [...]

By |2020-07-02T16:57:41+00:00July 7th, 2020|Energy Savings|Comments Off on Can UV Rays That Come Into Your Home Be Filtered?

Do You Hear What I Hear? Know If Your AC Is Making Odd Noises

As an Eastern North Carolina homeowner, you expect your air conditioner to be efficient, effective, and — most importantly — quiet. So when anything out of the ordinary happens with your AC system, you’re bound to hear it. Strange and unusual AC sounds can indicate a number of issues with your cooling equipment. AC Sounds [...]

By |2020-06-04T17:41:40+00:00June 30th, 2020|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on Do You Hear What I Hear? Know If Your AC Is Making Odd Noises

How to Cope When Your Commercial AC Breaks Down

A business owner expects the air cooling system to be something they can depend on for providing indoor comfort levels. However, problems can occur that will prevent the system from working properly. In some cases, the AC system could stop working completely, which is a major issue for any business. Find out more about what [...]

By |2020-06-17T15:09:54+00:00June 25th, 2020|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on How to Cope When Your Commercial AC Breaks Down

What Are Some of the Best Money-Saving Tips for Summer AC Service?

Summer’s the season for a few relevant money-saving tips for operating your air conditioner. According to the EPA’s Energy Star program, on a nationwide basis the cost of keeping a home cool accounts for about 15% of a household's annual energy expenditure. The good news is, that percentage has actually decreased over recent years as [...]

By |2020-06-04T17:33:55+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on What Are Some of the Best Money-Saving Tips for Summer AC Service?

Want to Reduce Your Wait Time for a Cool Home? Learn How

Your home’s heating and air conditioning system plays an essential role in keeping your house — and your family — comfortable. However, if it seems it's taking longer and longer for your home to cool off, or your air conditioner never kicks in, there may be issues that need to be addressed. Ways to Reduce [...]

By |2020-06-18T20:26:19+00:00June 21st, 2020|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on Want to Reduce Your Wait Time for a Cool Home? Learn How

How Does Heat Affect Whether Your AC Components Fail?

Will failing AC components make the coming summer an uncomfortable experience? A central air conditioner incorporates parts that are subject to heavy wear and tear as temperatures rise and the system runs longer cycles to maintain thermostat settings. Here are some things to consider to increase the odds of making it through summer without having [...]

By |2020-06-18T20:25:49+00:00June 20th, 2020|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on How Does Heat Affect Whether Your AC Components Fail?

Things That Can Impact Your Home’s Regular IAQ This Summer

Healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) doesn’t happen by accident. Nor can any single solution address all indoor-environment issues. Because today’s energy-efficient homes are constructed with more stringent standards for airtightness in mind, pollutants tend to accumulate to higher levels, and IAQ issues are more impactful. Research and technology now offer a wider range of options [...]

By |2020-06-18T20:25:21+00:00June 19th, 2020|Indoor Air Quality|Comments Off on Things That Can Impact Your Home’s Regular IAQ This Summer

Reduced Airflow Isn’t Good, but it Can Be Fixed

Reduced airflow means reduced cooling in the summer and less heating in the winter. It can raise operating costs, too, as residents typically run the AC or furnace longer to compensate for temperature loss. Every HVAC system is carefully designed to circulate a specific volume of air — expressed in cubic feet per minute — [...]

By |2020-06-17T15:16:49+00:00June 18th, 2020|HVAC System|Comments Off on Reduced Airflow Isn’t Good, but it Can Be Fixed