Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tips for Replacing your HVAC Air Filter

Changing your HVAC system’s air filters should be something you do every month, sometimes more depending on what’s going on in your house. A clean filter makes a big difference in how well your HVAC system performs. Once it's full of lint, dust particles and other debris, it has to work harder to get that…
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How Bad Are Air Fresheners?

You probably have one plugged into the wall at home, a couple of cans under your kitchen sink, a can in the bathroom and a tree-shaped one in the car. Air fresheners come in a variety of forms and they seem to be everywhere. Commercials try to make you think that your home and car…
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A Brief History of Air Conditioning

When it’s 90 degrees outside and you’re in your recliner in your cool den watching Jaws, you might wonder what people did before air conditioning. You’re in luck. Today we’re going to look at the history of air conditioning. On hot summer days, especially in North Carolina, we can all agree that air conditioning is…
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Is Dirty Sock Syndrome Dangerous?

Dirty sock syndrome is not what your kids develop when they become teenagers, although there is probably a term for the socks that seem to pile up in your laundry on a daily basis. We're talking about the smell that comes out of your central air conditioning system when you turn it on. It smells…
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How Summer Storms Can Affect Your Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are tough and are built to withstand the elements. Sometimes if your area experiences heavy rains for a period of time you may be concerned that it can damage your HVAC unit. Don’t worry. Most storms, even if they are severe, won’t affect how your unit it operates. So, even in the heaviest…
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What’s That Smell?

When your air conditioner comes on, you expect it to produce air that cools your home, not a smell that makes you want to cover your nose and run outside. Things happen, though, so sometimes your central air can cause smells in your home because of leaks, trapped debris, mildew or even a dead animal.…
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More Air Conditioning Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Welcome back to part two of mistakes to avoid when using your air conditioner. In the first post, we talked about common mistakes people make when using their central air system. We know that not everyone has central air in their homes. Many people trust window units to keep cool during the summer. If you’re…
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Don’t Ignore Odors from your Air Conditioner!

If you have a strange smell in your home when the air conditioner is on, and you know the dog didn’t do it, don’t ignore it and hope it will go away. Smells coming from your air conditioner are a sign of another problem. In some cases they’re easy fixes, but in others, it could…
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