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When you've had a bit too much fun in the sun and need a break from the rays, there are plenty of fun things to do indoors in Myrtle Beach. And this list of fun indoor activities is also a surefire hit for rainy days too.

Indoor Activities Myrtle BeachWonderWorks
This upside-down building has more than 100 hands-on attractions. The upside-down museum, laser tag, glow-in-the-dark indoor rope course and the 6D Extreme Motion Ride XD Theater will keep everyone in your family or group busy all day.

Break Out
Break Out in North Myrtle Beach is a fast-paced puzzle-solving adventure for your whole family or group. You'll receive a treasure map to find the pirate Blackbeard's hidden treasure - with only 60 minutes on the clock to recover the prize. Beware of the booby-traps!

Ripley's Aquarium
This aquarium features the usual creatures you'd expect to see, including sharks, all kinds of fish, sting rays and sea turtles. Be sure to grab a seat on the glass bottom boat ride and say hello to the mermaids during your visit.

Fun Warehouse
Lace up your roller skates for a spin around the largest roller rink in South Carolina. If the roller rink isn't your thing, check out the laser tag arena, indoor go-kart track and game-packed arcade.

Rockin' Jump Indoor Trampoline Park
Get a jump on it with this attraction's large variety of trampolines. Don't miss the dodgeball court, climbing wall or bounce and dunk basketball. A visit here is no lazy day inside.

Hollywood Wax Museum
Hang out and have a chat with your favorite celebrities, actors, musicians and other pop culture phenoms at the Hollywood Wax Museum. Of course, being made of wax, they can't really "chat" back. Don't miss Hannah's Maze of Mirrors while you're running from Outbreak, the zombie-infested lab.

With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, it's possible to overdo it on the fun in the sun. When you need a break from the bright sunny beaches, check out these indoor activities that are just as much fun - just without the sun(burn). These are just a few of the ways you can beat the heat this summer in Myrtle Beach, or take advantage of a rainy day. These attractions offer something for kids of every age (even grown-up kids too).

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bryant ductlessMany homes have a room (or two) that just don't seem to get as cool as the rest of the house. Instead of avoiding that room for four or five months every year (in South Carolina), it might be worth investigating if a ductless unit or system is right for you.

 

What Causes Hot Spots?


There could be a number of reasons causing a room to be hotter than the rest. Depending on the size of your home, it could simply be the distance of the room from the cooling unit. Another common cause is the angle and position of the sun shining into that room during the summer months. That sunny room could get significantly warmer without causing the thermostat to kick on the cool air for the entire house (which would also gobble up energy).

 

If the hot spot room is part of an addition to the home, it might not have been set up with ductwork to carry cool air to that space. Not including ductwork in an addition is a common thing people do to try to save some money on their addition. Many homeowners believe that keeping the doors open to that addition will allow enough cool air to flow through and keep it comfortable (it's usually not). A similar situation happens with separate outdoor spaces, such as sheds, workshops and pool houses. Being a separate building from the main house means no ductwork to connect to the main heating and cooling system.

The Ductless System Solution


Ductless systems don't use the ductwork of the main heating and cooling system. They can be mounted in the ceiling, along the floor or high on a wall. You can choose a ductless system that only provides cooling or provides heating and cooling for year-round comfort. Here are a few more benefits of a ductless unit or system to consider:

 

  • Cools (or heats) only the space you need, without impacting the rest of the house.
  • Much more energy-efficient than dropping the temperature on the thermostat to try to get that hot spot to feel comfortable (and turning every other room in the house into a freezer).
  • Many Bryant ductless units and systems are also Energy Star Certified to save you money and conserve energy.
  • Bryant offers ductless options for residential and light commercial. So, if that hot spot space is in your business location instead of your home, Bryant has options for you too.

There is plenty of summertime heat to come in coastal South Carolina. You don't have to settle for hot spots or vacate rooms for the next few months. A ductless system can make every room cool and comfortable. Call Carolina Comfort Systems to explore your ductless options.

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77e3798bb9782084333898c5f75d9aab XLSmart things are the biggest trend for homes in years. You can find lamps that are smart, ovens and microwaves that are smart - even the lock on your front door can be smart. But what does smart really mean? In a word, control. Smart means being able to control devices and systems whether you are home or 3,000 miles away. Most smart devices and systems use apps on your cell phone or through your smart hub to send you notifications or let you change settings and turn devices on or off with a few taps on your smartphone or laptop. Let's get to know Bryant's Evolution Connex Control.

 

Evolution Connex Control is More than a Smart Thermostat


Bryant's Evolution Connex Control might appear to be an ordinary smart thermostat, but it syncs with every Bryant system and component in your home. The Evolution Connex Control syncs with your Evolution Air Conditioner, Humidifier, Evolution Air Purifier, Ventilator, Evolution Gas Furnace and your Evaporator Coil. No typical smart thermostat can do all of that. Here are some other ways Evolution Connex Control puts control over your comfort right in the palm of your hand:

 

  • Use Evolution Connex Control from the system touchscreen, cell phone app or computer laptop so you can control your entire Bryant system from anywhere.
  • Allows the option of creating up to eight unique zones in your home. Each zone can be customized and you can control the temperature and comfort in each zone individually.
  • When used with energy conservation in mind, you can save up to 10% on your utility bill's energy costs. Precise control of each component of your Bryant system gives you the ability to adjust settings on the go and manage energy use to maximize energy efficiency.
  • Set up notifications that go directly to Carolina Comfort Systems, your local Bryant dealer. Notifications can help schedule updates, create reminders for regular maintenance appointments, alert them to problems with the system that might need repair and send efficiency information.

 

Bryant puts control over your comfort in the palm of your hand with Evolution Connex Control. By including every component in your entire Bryant home comfort system, you can adjust settings from anywhere and save energy (and money) with just a few taps. Even better, your Evolution Connex Control gives you the option of setting up notifications about your system that go right to Carolina Comfort Systems, making upkeep and repairs for your system as seamless as possible. That sounds pretty smart to us!

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