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Understanding the EnergyGuide label allows you, the consumer, to see valuable information about the cost of operating an appliance and other helpful info in a quick glance. You can use this information to choose appliances that are more energy efficient and cost less to operate over time. Let's take a closer look at the EnergyGuide label and the information it provides. Directly below the word "EnergyGuide" there are two sets of information in small print.…
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 22:50

A/C Troubleshooting Tips

The summer heat is coming and that means more people will be firing up their air conditioning or cooling units to keep their homes comfortable. If you crank up the A/C and aren't feeling the chill, there are some things you can check before calling your Carolina Comfort Systems technician out for a service call. 1. Check the outside unit for obstructions and debris. Inspect the outdoor unit to make sure no leaves, twigs or…
Have you ever thought about the V in HVAC? The V stands for ventilation. Poor ventilation can reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and can have negative impacts on your indoor air quality. Newer constructions are more "air-tight" than older buildings and while this is good from an energy efficiency standpoint, it can be a challenge to get enough fresh air into your home or building. In the most minor case, the…
Friday, 22 March 2019 13:17

Spring HVAC Maintenance Reminder

It's officially spring and time to take care of preventative maintenance for your HVAC system. Taking care of your HVAC system in the spring gets you prepped and ready for the hot and humid summer months. A little bit of maintenance now can help ensure your home stays comfortable all summer long. Here are some maintenance items you can take care of any time of year: 1. Check around the outside unit for any debris…
Monday, 31 December 2018 13:02

Troubleshooting Issues with Your Gas Furnace

While many people in the Myrtle Beach area opt for a heat pump system, there are still plenty of homes that are equipped with a gas furnace. If you think there might be a problem with the operation of your gas furnace, there are some things you can try to troubleshoot the issue before calling for a technician to come out. The exception to this is if you believe you smell a potential gas leak.…
Monday, 31 December 2018 12:58

6 Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

Upgrading to a programmable thermostat can provide a number of benefits that not only save you money but also give you peace of mind. Let's take a look at a few of these benefits. 1. More Accurate Temperature Control - Programmable thermostats are much more accurate than old analog models. Analog thermostats can be off by as much as five degrees. In comparison, programmable thermostats are accurate to within a half of a degree. 2.…
Did you know that the air in your home or office could be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside? More airtight building techniques combined with the growing number of chemicals and toxins in our daily lives are just two reasons for this indoor air quality issue. The Consequences of Poor Indoor Air Quality   Between time at home and time spent at work or school, the average person spends up to…
Friday, 30 November 2018 23:06

Air Duct Cleaning: Why and When You Should

Air duct cleaning can be a pricey service for your home, and experts are divided on whether it really helps. However, there are a few situations in which having your air ducts cleaned is a necessity for the health and safety of you and your family. It's important to keep in mind that in most of these scenarios, repairs are often required to prevent the problem from recurring. If you experience any of the following…
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