Archive for June, 2015

Air Conditioning Installation Guide: Why Do I Need to Look at the SEER Number?

Monday, June 29th, 2015

You probably wouldn’t purchase a car without reviewing its miles per gallon (mpg) rating because this rating provides you with some very important information. A SEER number for your air conditioner provides you with similar information, but not many homeowners are familiar with SEER ratings and what they tell you. When you work with an AC specialist from Comfort Central, Inc., on your air conditioning installation in Asheville, NC, you’ll review different SEER ratings as part of your installation process. To help you, our professionals have put together some information so you can better understand how this rating affects you. (more…)

Why Good Insulation Is Important to Maintain Your Cooling

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

When most people hear the word “insulation,” they tend to think of the cold and winter months, not the hot, humid summer months. This is usually because insulation is associated with retaining heat, but this is actually a misnomer. What insulation really does is slow the transfer of heat, which is why it’s so important for year-round comfort that you have good insulation from the top to the bottom of your home. Need a little more explanation? Let’s start with heat movement. (more…)

Why Is There Ice on My AC?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Seeing ice buildup on certain parts of your air conditioning system may seem normal, especially if you feel the area that is covered in ice, because it will be very cold. But we can tell you without hesitation that this isn’t normal and is indicative of one of several problems with your air conditioning system. Scraping off the ice does not fix the problem because the ice is a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself. So what can cause ice to build on your air conditioner? Let’s take a look. (more…)

How Does a Geothermal System Act as a “Heat Sink”?

Monday, June 8th, 2015

If you are at all familiar with geothermal systems, you know that one of the main components, the ground loop, resides in the ground below the frost line. However, you may not know how the ground loop plays into the cooling or heating of your home within the geothermal system. Now that it’s cooling season, your geothermal loop helps expel the heat from your home – but not in the way most other HVAC systems do. (more…)

How a Home Energy Audit Can Help with This Summer’s Cooling

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Like most homeowners, you want to get the most from your whole house air conditioning system. But you may be fighting air loss that you can’t see or locate, making it difficult to cool your home as you want and still stay energy efficient. When you schedule a home energy audit with one of the professionals from Comfort Central, Inc., your indoor air quality specialist will be able to pinpoint the exact areas where you are losing energy and provide recommendations on how to remedy them. How? Through a series of tests and a thorough analysis we’ll explain more about below. (more…)