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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…
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.…
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