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What is a Float Switch?

A float switch installed in your HVAC system is a simple device that may prevent expensive water damage to your house. Many people simply aren’t aware of how much water a residential central air conditioner collects during hot, humid summer days common here in eastern North Carolina. Extraction of water vapor from indoor air is [...]

By |2019-10-08T14:48:42+00:00October 17th, 2019|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on What is a Float Switch?

What a Rusty Air Conditioner May Mean

There are plenty of threats to your air conditioner, but rust is one that’s often ignored until its too late. The presence of rust can have a serious impact on your air conditioner’s performance and reliability. Not only is a rusty air conditioner a cosmetic eyesore, but the structural damage it causes can damage your [...]

By |2019-07-08T20:19:04+00:00July 30th, 2019|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on What a Rusty Air Conditioner May Mean

Know the Signs of Low Refrigerant

Few things are as aggravating on a hot summer day as an air conditioner that will not work properly. While there may be a number of reasons for this, one of the most common causes is low refrigerant. Not only can this problem lead to additional problems with your A/C unit, but you will pay [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:10:13+00:00July 9th, 2019|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on Know the Signs of Low Refrigerant

System Losing HVAC Refrigerant?

HVAC refrigerant is the chemical that performs the critical function of extracting heat from your house and dispersing it into outside air. What’s left behind indoors is simply cool comfort. Refrigerant can be a frigid vapor or a hot compressed liquid, depending on where it’s circulating in the air conditioning system. It’s also under pressure [...]

By |2019-05-01T16:01:08+00:00May 28th, 2019|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on System Losing HVAC Refrigerant?

No Cool Air? What Could be the Cause?

As spring weather continues to bring warmer temperatures, proper cooling in your home becomes essential. Anytime that your cooling system isn't blowing cool air, there's an underlying issue that should be addressed. Let's take a look at a few possible causes for this particular problem so that you can get your household back to normal [...]

By |2019-05-01T16:03:07+00:00May 16th, 2019|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on No Cool Air? What Could be the Cause?

Reasons to Maintain Your Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil is a key component of a home or business HVAC system, because it's the one that actually cools the air. Learning more about this essential component can help you understand just one of the reasons why planned maintenance for your HVAC system is so important. How Your Evaporator Coil Functions The evaporator [...]

By |2019-04-02T14:36:25+00:00April 11th, 2019|Air Conditioning|Comments Off on Reasons to Maintain Your Evaporator Coil

Second-Story Heating Up: Fix Uneven Cooling

If you have a two-story home and the second story is heating up too much, it can take a toll on your family's comfort and your energy bills. Fixing uneven cooling like this is challenging because heat naturally rises up to a second story. The issue can be amplified by: Incorrectly-sized or aging equipment. The [...]

By |2018-07-27T21:41:00+00:00August 21st, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|Comments Off on Second-Story Heating Up: Fix Uneven Cooling

Best Cooling Options for Sunrooms and Screen Rooms

Sunrooms and screen rooms are popular with Eastern North Carolina homeowners for good reasons: they extend a home's living space while providing shelter from rain and protection from mosquitoes and other pests. Since these spaces are often a converted porch or addition, rather than part of a home's conditioned envelope, they can become unusable when [...]

By |2018-07-27T21:34:16+00:00August 14th, 2018|Air Conditioning, HVAC System|Comments Off on Best Cooling Options for Sunrooms and Screen Rooms

Surviving the Hottest Days of Summer

Summer has arrived and it is humid and hot, which leaves us all trying to stay cool whenever possible. The good news is that you can survive the sweltering heat by following these simple tips: Schedule Bi-Annual Maintenance Tune Ups All HVAC systems need regular maintenance tune ups regardless of the age of the unit [...]

By |2019-07-31T19:53:55+00:00July 26th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings|Comments Off on Surviving the Hottest Days of Summer

How to Adjust Your Thermostat While School’s Out

During the school year if there's no one home on weekdays, you likely have your thermostat programmed for energy-saving temperature setbacks in the daytime. When the children are home over the summer break, though, you'll have to make changes to your usual HVAC schedule. Here are some factors to consider to help you maximize your [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:45:40+00:00July 19th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings, Thermostats|Comments Off on How to Adjust Your Thermostat While School’s Out
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