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Thursday, 07 January 2016 17:24

January HVAC Service Reminder!

January is a great time to have your HVAC system cleaned and inspected. Using the new year as a reminder to schedule this vital service keeps you on track with a regular maintenance schedule. Your annual HVAC cleaning and inspection appointment is similar to a tune-up for your car. It keeps everything working properly and helps avoid unexpected break-downs. Your annual HVAC appointment is a little more complex than merely cleaning up some dusty spots.…
It may sound like science fiction but including a UV lamp in your HVAC system's indoor air quality set-up can have many real world benefits. UV lamps for home HVAC systems are a residential version of the same technology used by hospitals to kill airborne pathogens in ventilation systems and prevent the spread of illnesses throughout the facility. Here are just a few reasons you might want to consider a UV lamp for your HVAC…
Your HVAC System and Flooding Part III: Preventing Flood Damage In many cases, flood events are unexpected, making prevention of flood damage unlikely or impossible. However, there are times when weather events are approaching that are likely to result in flooding where you can take some preventative measures to avoid damage to your HVAC system. Prevention Solution #1 - Shut off power to your HVAC system, remove sensitive electrical components and move them to a safer…
Your HVAC System and Flooding Part II: What Repairs and Costs to Expect If you are one of the homeowners who were fortunate enough to avoid damage to your HVAC system during the recent floods, you may be wondering what it would have cost if you had been among the thousands who needed repairs. Repair costs vary based on the type of HVAC system you have and the level of damage sustained. Providing there are no…
Your HVAC System and Flooding: What HVAC Systems and Components Can Survive a Flood? With the recent flooding across the Grand Strand, many homeowners have found themselves facing some unexpected repairs to their HVAC system. There are choices you can make with regards to your HVAC system that can make a big difference should another flood occur. The most important thing to consider is the location of the electrical component closest to the ground. The lower…
Saturday, 17 January 2015 22:33

How Can I Qualify For Home Energy Rebates?

Smart Energy New Homes Program-- Qualifying for rebates The 2015- 2016 specifications for a new home to be certified for rebates with the Smart Energy New Homes Program are out! If you are building or thinking of building a new home in the coming year your being aware of the qualifications is a must for smart home owners. When you are starting the process of finding contractors for your new build and all its components it is essential…
Saturday, 17 January 2015 22:24

Santee Cooper's Winter Conservation Tips

Along the Grand Strand we’re used to moderate temperatures most of the year. This winter we’ve been dealing with unusually cold temperatures for a sustained time period. This, of course, will impact your heating costs. Santee Cooper has published Winter Conservation Tips to help it’s customers save energy and money without sacrificing comfort. 1. Keep the thermostat set to 68 degrees or as low as is comfortable for you. Wearing an extra layer of clothes such as a…
Saturday, 17 January 2015 22:14

Save Money With A Bryant Heat Pump

Bryant's Variable Speed Heat Pump Technology Saves You Money!  In this day and age we are all searching for ways to save both energy and money in our homes. There are a multitude of products in the market that claim to do just that and some, such as Bryant’s Variable Speed Heat Pump Technology, delivers.  Traditionally, most heating and cooling systems fans work at one speed - full. This means whether you are home or not your system…
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