Archive for July, 2016

Help! It’s the Middle of Summer, And My Heat Pump Is Sending Out Hot Air!

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Heat pumps are one of the best types of home comfort systems for the North Carolina climate: they deliver powerful air conditioning for the hot and humid summers, and then switch over into energy-efficient heater for the winters.

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Air Conditioning Myth: “Noisy Is Normal”

Monday, July 18th, 2016

An air conditioning system cannot run in complete silence. Regardless of how far technology develops to lower the sounds coming from the motors, compressor, and fans, there is no way that a AC can be designed and manufactured to work without creating any noise volume.

However, the idea that it’s normal for an air conditioning system to work noisily each time it comes on is also false. There’s a threshold of sound that an AC shouldn’t cross. If your home’s cooling system begins to become what you would call “noisy,” then it’s time to either have it repaired… or have it replaced. (more…)

The Sizing of an Air Conditioning System: Why It’s Important

Monday, July 11th, 2016

One of the most prevalent misunderstandings of air conditioning systems is that it isn’t really important what “size” of air conditioner you have installed in your house. Just get the biggest one you can afford, and everything will be fine. We understand why people might have this misunderstanding: it only seems natural that if a house has a large system, it can simply be “dialed down” as necessary—and there will always be enough cooling for even the hottest day. Nonetheless, it’s still a misunderstanding, as we’ll explain below. (more…)

What’s Involved in Installing a Ductless Mini Split System?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Last week we wrote a post about the virtues of a ductless mini split system to handle residential heating and cooling, and situations where you may find a ductless system your home’s best option. This week, we’re going to look at exactly what goes into installing one of these systems. (more…)