Archive for May, 2015

What Is a Reverse Cycle Chiller?

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Heat pumps are very versatile devices. They can stand on their own, be part of a ducted or ductless system, and work with geothermal systems. Another new, exciting way to maximize the use of your air-source heat pump is with a reverse cycle chiller. Like all other heat pump systems, a reverse cycle chiller operates in both heating and cooling modes, but it can offer a few choices when it comes to heating. This new technology requires professional installation and service, and this is where the heating and cooling specialists at Comfort Central, Inc., come in. We have been installing and servicing reverse cycle chillers for a number of years, so you can rest assured that your reverse cycle chiller will operate as expected. First, let’s take a look at how this device works. (more…)

Can a Ductless Mini Split Really Cool My Whole House?

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Size can be deceiving, and when it comes to ductless cooling, it may appear, based on the size of the indoor blowers, that a ductless system can’t cool your entire home as you need it to. This simply isn’t true. Not only can the system provide you with whole home air conditioning, it can provide other benefits as well, as we’ll discuss in more detail below. Understanding how a ductless AC can effectively cool your home in Asheville, NC, is dependent on understanding, in a basic way, how the system works. (more…)

AC Concerns: What’s That Sound?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Every mechanical system will make a modicum of noise when it operates, but there’s a difference between operational sounds and abnormal sounds. However, as the homeowner, it behooves you to know what kinds of sounds are considered to be abnormal so that you know when to call for your Comfort Central, Inc., technician. Here are some sounds that typically indicate that a problem has developed with your air conditioning system. (more…)

Install a Dehumidifier with My AC? Why?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

We are no strangers to heat and humidity in Asheville, NC, and one of the best ways for us to keep cool is with whole home air conditioning. But sometimes the humidity can become so heavy that your AC may struggle to keep up with demand. This is because air conditioners remove both heat and humidity, and when there’s an excess of moisture in the air, your air conditioner has to work that much harder to achieve the cooling you want. When you install and use a whole house dehumidifier, the excess moisture is removed from your home’s air, allowing your AC to do the work it needs to, unhindered. The specialists at Comfort Central, Inc., have seen firsthand how much whole house dehumidifiers can help homeowners, and we can install, repair, maintain and replace them for you. Just give us a call and schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts. (more…)