Posts Tagged ‘Hendersonville’

What Can Cause Your Air Conditioner Output to Drop?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Clean-Air-FilterLow air conditioning output is the last thing anyone wants to deal with during a hot summer day. Yet, it’s also a really common thing during the summer. Air conditioning problems of all kinds tend to multiply during these months, as the strain on the system exacerbates old issues and generates new ones. If your air conditioner is not cooling as well as it should be, there could be a couple of different reasons why. (more…)

One Easy to Solve Problem That Can Threaten Your Whole AC

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Air-Conditioner-TechThere are a lot of different issues that can affect your air conditioner, especially during the summer. Some of these issues can be quite a bit more difficult to solve than others, and most will require professional repairs. One problem at least, though, is actually fairly easy to solve without professional help. Read on to find out what you can do to avoid having your air conditioner clog, and what can happen if it does. (more…)

How You can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, May 14th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseStaying cool and comfortable is a high priority for most people during the summer, and for good reason. We don’t envy anyone who has to go through summer without a good air conditioning system to rely on. Still, it’s not the only thing that you should be worried about over the next couple of months when it comes to your home’s air.

You should also be taking steps to make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as possible during the summer, as it tends to drop in most homes during the hot season. Have a look at some of the following ways that you can keep your indoor air quality high this season. (more…)

Why is My Furnace Making Odd Noises?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Furnace-TechIt’s important that you always stay vigilant for signs that your furnace is in need of repair. The faster you can detect issues with your furnace, the faster you can have it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. One of the most obvious signs that a furnace is not doing as well as it should be is if it starts making odd noises during operation. If you’ve had your furnace for a while, you probably know what it’s supposed to sound like when it’s running. Read on for a list of some of the more common noises a furnace might make that indicate a need for repairs. (more…)

Should I Replace My Heat Pump This Fall?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

heat-pump-replacementWe still have a few more weeks of summer, but fall will be here before you know it. That means it’s time to start thinking about whether or not your heat pump will be able to keep your home comfortable through the heating season. You don’t want to have your system permanently break down on you in the middle of a cold day, after all. If your heat pump isn’t up to the task, it’s better to replace it now than to wait for the weather to turn cold. Have a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your heat pump this fall. (more…)

Can Air Conditioning Be Added to My Older House?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

ductless-mini-split-and-remoteCentral air conditioning first entered homes in the 1920s. However, these were expensive luxury items that only the wealthiest could afford. It wasn’t until the 1950s and the invention of the window air conditioning unit that air conditioning started to become widespread. In the 1960s, central air conditioning started to become a standard part of new home construction: ductwork was designed to be placed between walls and in the attic so cooled air from an evaporator and air handler could travel to the different rooms.

However, if you live a home that was built before central heating and cooling became commonplace (and there are plenty of these older homes here in Western North Carolina), there won’t be space for ductwork to allow for standard central cooling—not unless you have large house of the home ripped out. Will you just have to rely on window air units? We’re sure you won’t want that, since window units are inefficient, look unpleasant, and can add a security risk to your home.

But there is a way to add central air conditioning to an older home without making significant changes to it: The answer is ductless mini split systems. Installing a ductless mini split system won’t require doing major remodeling work to install ducts wherever installers can find a place to squeeze them in. Ductless systems combine the power and convenience of central air conditioning with the small size and direct cooling of a window unit. (more…)

Consider Installing a Dehumidifier This Spring

Monday, April 17th, 2017

water-dropletsWe recently addressed ways to combat allergy season in your home, and one of the recommendations we touched on briefly was to have our professionals install a whole-house dehumidifier. But you don’t need to be concerned only with allergies to want a dehumidifier installed into your HVAC system. We recommend scheduling this service with us before the real summer weather arrives. It’s one of the best ways to stay comfortable, save energy, and protect your home from the dangers of mold. (more…)

The Secrets of High-Efficiency Furnaces

Monday, February 6th, 2017

burners-in-furnacesLast week we discussed fuel efficiency in gas furnaces and how to understand AFUE ratings, which is how the efficiency of furnaces is measured.

But this topic brings up another set of questions: why is the efficiency in furnaces improving? Older furnaces would have an AFUE rating between 56% and 70%, which meant quite a bit of energy waste. But today, for a furnace to earn the ENERGY STAR certificate from the Department of Energy, it must have an AFUE of at least 90%. And some can score as high as 98.5%. What is making furnaces today so much better at using natural gas efficiently than older models?

You could just chalk it up to “they got better at making them!” Which is partially true. But there are some interesting “secrets” to why modern furnaces waste less energy than old ones. (more…)

Why Boilers Are Sometimes the Best Choice for Home Heating

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Boilers are one of the oldest ways to heat homes, and they are still popular to this day. Furnaces are more common, but boilers offer a number of special advantages that make them competitive. Below, we’ve listed some of the reasons that new homeowners might want to select a boiler system for their comfort. This can help you with your decision-making process if you’re in the situation of looking for a new heating installation. However, always call on professionals to help with the final choice—you’ll need them to handle the eventual installation, after all. (more…)

Is It Time to Replace Your Boiler?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

A few weeks ago, we addressed the question of how to know when an old furnace needs to be replaced. If you read that and thought, “Well, I’m sure this is good advice, but I have a boiler, not a furnace,” than this is the post for you. Boilers have a different set of considerations when it comes to replacing them than furnaces, and we’ve put together a guide to help you make the choice about getting a new boiler. (more…)