Posts Tagged ‘Brevard’

Maintenance Advisory for Heat Pumps

Monday, November 28th, 2016

It’s getting closer and closer to winter—Thanksgiving just ended and you probably can’t ignore the mass of holiday decorations everywhere. If you haven’t yet arranged to have your home heating system professionally inspected and tuned-up, right now is the last stretch of time to get it done before the serious cold arrives.

And yes, your heating system must have maintenance annually! It’s one of the biggest misunderstandings people have about HVAC systems, that they don’t need regular maintenance. (more…)

Early Gift Planning: A Wi-Fi Thermostat (Yes, Really!)

Monday, November 21st, 2016

It’s November, and not even Black Friday yet, but we’re betting that you already have holiday shopping on your mind. If you want to eliminate your shopping early in the year, now is definitely the time to get a head start. And we have an idea that you may not have thought of for a great gift for a loved one that they can really use: a new Wi-Fi thermostat for their home. All you have to do is call up our team and arrange for a new thermostat installation for that special someone. It’s not a gift that they can open up on the day, but it’s one they’ll get more use out of than almost any other gift they may receive. (more…)

Is Ductless Heating a Good Option for My Home?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If you are currently considering a new heating system installation for your home—whether it’s a new home or you are replacing an aging system—you might have considered going with a ductless mini split heat pump. Ductless comfort systems are increasing in popularity in the U.S. thanks to the many benefits they offer.

However, whether a ductless heating system is right for you depends on a number of factors. We’ll look at some of them below. (more…)

How Installing a Humidifier in Fall Helps for the Winter

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Early fall is the time to prepare your home for the upcoming stresses of winter. The first step for winter preparation is to arrange for professional maintenance for your heating system, whether it’s a furnace, boiler, or heat pump. This is the best way to see that your heater operates properly through the season and won’t cost more to run than it should.

But there are some other ways you can improve your HVAC system for winter weather, and one of them is to call professionals to install a whole-house humidifier. (more…)

Air Conditioning Myth: “Hot Spots in a Home Can’t Be Fixed”

Monday, August 8th, 2016

You may notice that during summer there are rooms and spots in your home that don’t receive the same level of cooling as the rest of the building. Conventional wisdom says that there’s really nothing you can do about this: hot spots are just going to happen and they can’t be fixed.

However, this is myth! In fact, it’s one of the biggest myths about air conditioning that you’re likely to hear. If your home has hots spots during the summer when the AC is running, you can do something about it. HVAC professionals can help find out why you’re receiving uneven heating and provide solutions that will help evenly distribute cooling throughout the house. Below are some of the methods to get rid of hot spots. (more…)

Why Does My AC Keep Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It’s the middle of a hot day, and suddenly the air conditioning system that’s keeping your home cooled down and pleasant shuts off. You go to the circuit breaker panel to check on it (something you should always do whenever a large appliance in your house stops working) and find that the breaker for the AC has tripped. You reset it, turn the AC back on… only to have the circuit breaker trip again not long afterwards. And it happens again and again.

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Why You Might Want to Consider a Ductless Mini Split System

Monday, June 27th, 2016

People so closely associate central air conditioning for a home with a network of air ducts that it’s often hard for them to imagine there is any other way to cool down a large space. It’s either inefficient window units or a ducted air conditioner. But this isn’t actually true: the ductless mini split system (which, as a heat pump, also provides warmth) is an effective way to deliver cooling around a home without requiring an inch of ductwork. If you live in a home that doesn’t have space for ducts, or you are building a new house, you should make a ductless mini split one of your top comfort choices. (more…)

The Air Conditioning System and the History of the South

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

If you live in the Southern United States, you’re accustomed to feeling of cool breezes blowing from an air conditioner. This is simply a basic part of life during the middle of the year. In fact, more than 90% of homes and businesses in the South are equipped with air conditioning.

But this isn’t merely an interesting bit of trivia: the development of electro-mechanical air conditioning had a significant impact on the history of the South in the 20th century—and it continues into the 21st. The boom in Southern cities and businesses that started after World War II and expanded in the 1960s can be linked directly to the spread of air conditioning. (more…)

The Importance of Home Dehumidification

Monday, April 18th, 2016

One the major services that we provide for homes during the spring to help them prepare for the coming hot and humid weather is the installation whole-house dehumidifiers into HVAC systems. These dehumidifiers work in a way similar to a standard air conditioner: they use cold refrigerant run through a coil to absorb moisture from the air along with heat. However, to prevent dehumidifiers from interfering with the job of the air conditioners, they are designed to reheat the air after they have removed the excess moisture. With proper professional installation, a whole-house dehumidifier will create balanced relative humidity levels between 30% and 50%. (more…)

The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency

Monday, March 14th, 2016

You may have heard about something called the whole-house systems approach for residential energy savings. What is this, exactly, and how does it help with optimizing energy use in a home? (more…)