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While fall is around the corner, our 80+ degree temperatures mean the A/C is still cranked on. With another month or so of warm weather ahead, now is a great time to brush up on best practices and mistakes you could be making with your A/C. Let's take a look. 1. Opening the windows - Air conditioners require a sealed environment to work optimally. This is why even window units come with material to help…
Saturday, 31 August 2019 13:17

Top 7 Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

While digital thermostats are fairly common in most households these days, not all digital thermostats are programmable. Choosing a programmable thermostat has a number of benefits for your wallet and your peace of mind. 1. Increase energy-efficiency - A programmable thermostat helps you more precisely control the temperature at different times of day, such as when you are away at work. This helps conserve energy when you aren't using the system, making your system and…
Sunday, 04 August 2019 13:00

Preparing Your HVAC for Hurricane Weather

As we head into the peak of hurricane season, it's important to know what to do to prepare your HVAC system should a major storm come our way. Here is a list of how to prepare before the storm and how to proceed after the storm to protect your HVAC system from damage or failure. Tighten bolts on your outside unit and components. Invest in hurricane straps to help hold your outdoor unit in place…
Sunday, 04 August 2019 12:51

The Benefits of HVAC Zoning

You've likely heard of zoning or zoned systems before but perhaps you weren't quite sure what it meant or why anyone would choose a zoned system. We're here to solve the mystery of what is zoning and how it can be beneficial for your home. What is HVAC Zoning? HVAC zoning or a zoned system is a professionally installed control system comprised of a damper unit and a thermostat for each zone or room in…
Having regularly scheduled maintenance on your HVAC system helps extend its lifetime, catch minor problems before they become major breakdowns and help your system run as efficiently as possible--which means lower energy consumption and lower utility bills. Carolina Comfort Systems makes your regular HVAC maintenance easy with our Comfort Star Protection Plans.   What do Comfort Star Protection Plans Provide? Well, our Comfort Star Protection Plans provide peace of mind. With two precision cleanings (with…
It has been a hot and brutal summer so far here in the Grand Strand. Many people are seeing large increases in their utility bill as their cooling system kicks on more frequently to combat the high temperatures. We've got some tips to help you keep your cooling costs under control this summer. 1. Use fans - Box fans, pedestal fans, ceiling fans... just about any kind of fan will help keep you cooler. In…
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…
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