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Geothermal Heat ... What does that mean, and is it for you? By S. Kim Henson Do you remember hearing, in the good ‘ole days, how your grandparents and great grandparents buried money in the ground instead of making deposits in a bank? Geothermal heat is kind of like that, only updated.  What does geothermal heat mean? A geothermal heat pump, also named geoexchange, earth-coupled or a ground source heat pump, is an HVAC system…
Thursday, 01 March 2012 13:42

The Nest-- Meet the New Learning T

The Nest - Meet the New Learning Thermostat By S. Kim Henson “The Nest is gorgeous, elegant and very, very smart. It will keep your house at the right temperature, save you money and do some good for the planet,” said David Pogue in The NY Times about the world’s first learning thermostat. He reports four radical differences between Nest and other thermostats.  • Nest looks attractive. • Nest programs itself. • Nest has Wi-Fi,…
Monday, 12 September 2011 16:17

Conway- A List of Hometown Events for Fall

Fall Events in Conway From time to time, we at Carolina Comfort Systems like to take time to help “get the word out” about various coming events and activities in our hometown, Conway, SC. We’ll do the same thing for the rest of the Grand Strand, too, but today we’re focusing on the fall events in Conway. Monday, September 26, 3:00pm-7:00pm:  The American Red Cross is conducting a Blood Drive in the Langston Baptist Church…
Monday, 12 September 2011 16:09

Time for a Heat Pump Tune Up!

Time For a Heat Pump “Tune-up?” Nearly half of the energy used in your home is dedicated to heating and cooling. Making smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can drastically impact your utility bills — and your family’s comfort. Now that the hottest days of the summer are behind us, it’s a smart move to turn your attention to the efficiency of your heat pump. It could be time…
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…
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