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Whether you have a standard air conditioner, heat pump or evaporative cooler, getting ready for summer and warmer temperatures should include professional maintenance and cleaning of your cooling system. Keeping your system well-maintained ensures it runs as efficiently as possible--so you stay cool while saving money on your utility bill. Regular maintenance also helps detect small problems before they become serious headaches (and expensive repairs) later on. The best way to make sure your home's…
Summer is nearly here and with it, the heat and humidity! Keeping your home cool and comfortable doesn't have to leave you sweating over the rise in your utility bill. There are several ways you can save energy and money on cooling your home. 1. Ceiling Fans - Ceiling fans take far less energy to operate than your cooling system. Most people can set the thermostat between three to five degrees warmer while running ceiling…
Ah, springtime! Bright sunshine, warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and trees pollinating... Definitely springtime in South Carolina! While you're making your spring cleaning checklist, don't forget to add HVAC tune-up to your list. Why is spring the best time to schedule your HVAC regular maintenance service? We can think of a couple of reasons... 1. If your HVAC tune-up is always a part of your yearly spring cleaning, it makes it easy to remember when your…
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 12:30

Changing your Air Filter: Tips & Maintenance

Changing the air filter for your HVAC system is one of those regular household chores that seems more complex than it is and often gets overlooked. However, not changing your air filter regularly can really cost you - on your utility bill and on costly repairs. What Filths up Your Filter? You may be wondering how your air filter gets so, well, filthy. First, your air filter is the first line of defense between your…
Cor Home Automation is a new offering available for your home from your Bryant Heating and Cooling System providers at Carolina Comfort Systems. Cor technology works with Bryant's Preferred or Evolution heat pumps, gas furnaces, air conditioners and heat coil systems. Cor Home Automation gives you the ability to control your lighting, thermostat settings, security system and more from your smartphone. Of course, Bryant is an industry leader in heating and cooling systems but for…
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 11:10

Pollen! Tips to Keep It Out of Your Home

Spring time is pollen season in South Carolina. Temperatures are warming up and the trees are... detonating a giant sticky pollen bomb all over the region. And most of the trees in the area are in on the mess; Oak, Elm, Hickory, Sycamore, Alder, Maple and Juniper trees are the culprits! As if that were not enough, those delightful spring breezes distribute pollen over every surface like your car, your patio furniture, your pets, your…
Understanding some of the most common HVAC problems is important for every homeowner. Some problems can be fixed by simply changing the air filter, while others indicate a major problem and require emergency service. To help you know when to stick it out and when to call in the pros at Carolina Comfort Systems, we've created this handy guide to some of the most common HVAC problems. 1. Blown Fuse - Fuses protect your system…
Extreme temperature fluctuations can take a toll on your heat pump. Cold temperatures that dip down below 40 degrees Fahrenheit make maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home a challenge for many heat pumps as they lose efficiency at lower temperatures. As the temperature drops, your heat pump runs more frequently and for longer periods, eventually triggering your emergency back up electric coils to turn on or if you have a split system, switching to…
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