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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:11

Save on AC Costs Around your Home

Save on Air Conditioning CostsA few minor changes around your house can significantly reduce air conditioning costs. Consider  some of these money-saving tips:• Keep lamps and other heat producers away from your thermostat. They'll cause your air conditioning unit to run needlessly.• Consider an upgrade to CFL bulbs. They produce less heat than standard incandescents.• Turn the lights off when they’re not in use.• Wait until after sundown to run your dishwasher, dryer and other heat-producing appliances.• Minimize the use…
Thursday, 11 August 2011 09:49

Sure, it's hot now, but what about later?

Sure, it’s Hot NOW... but What About Later? The summer is rapidly passing by, and with it will be the sweltering temperatures we’ve experienced. We hope you’re maintaining your “cool” during this heat wave!Despite the record heat-wave, it’s not too soon to turn your attention to ensuring you’ll have a properly functioning HVAC unit when it comes time to switch from “AC” to “HEAT.” And that time will be here before you know it!A perfect…
Monday, 18 July 2011 12:41

Upgrading and Tax Credits

Upgrading and Tax Credits  Recent federal tax credits now allow substantial savings when a homeowner upgrades to qualifying, energy-efficient heating and cooling products.Tax credits on qualifying HVAC equipment have been modified and extended through December 31, 2011 by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010. The program is based on one that was available in 2009-2010, with the following exceptions:    •       The maximum amount an eligible homeowner may receive in…
Monday, 18 July 2011 12:33

Customer Service Is Key

Customer Service is KeyAt Carolina Comfort Systems, we make every effort to provide the highest level of professionalism and customer service in our industry. Our service technicians and staff are dedicated to responding to our customers’ needs and we pride ourselves in treating each customer like we’d want to be treated. Thanks to loyal customers like you, we’ve been in business for over 25 years and, as the old cliche’ goes, “We must be doing…
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:36

HVAC--- Understanding the Lingo

 Understanding the Lingo If you’re like most homeowners, the terminology used in the HVAC business, (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) can be a little confusing. We’ve compiled a short list of some of the more common terms and abbreviations you’ve probably heard from your Carolina Comfort Systems professional: • Activated carbon- Granular processed carbon, often used in air filters to clean the air.• Air balancing- Adjusting the air conditioning and heating to ensure the…
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 09:28

Gamecocks keep rolling along!

Gamecocks Keep Rolling AlongWith an impressive showing in the regional NCAA baseball playoffs, the USC Gamecocks advanced to the Super Regionals, being held in Columbia. The defending national baseball champion Gamecocks will meet UConn, who ousted Coastal Carolina and Clemson to earn the right to play 4th-ranked USC.The Gamecocks seem to be peaking at just the right time, having won their last 16 NCAA games at home. USC won six games in a row last…
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:19

Tips for staying cool this summer...

Beat the Heat With These Cool TipsWith summer just around the corner, consider these ideas to keep your energy costs down.1) Maintain your thermostat at 76 degrees or more if you're still comfortable. The higher the setting, the less it will operate unnecessarily.2) Keep your air conditioner filters clean. Cleaned or replace them once a month during the summer season. If possible, also clean the exposed grill and spines on the outside unit. 3) Don't block window…
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:12

Just Turning on the AC?

Cranking up the AC for the First Time?If you’re like some of our more frugal clients, perhaps you’re just now getting ready to turn on the air conditioning for the first time this spring. For many people who are not home during the heat of the day this has been a popular option – especially if you have ceiling fans.It may be a good idea to follow this quick checklist. • Set the thermostat to a…
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