Monthly Archives: May 2018

Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Too Big for Your Home

When it comes to choosing an air conditioning unit for your home, bigger isn't always better. Having the right sized unit for your home keeps your cooling costs down and prevents damage to your A/C unit. Whether you have just bought your home and are concerned about the performance of your HVAC system or you…
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Why Home Air Fresheners Are Bad for Your Health

Exposing yourself to the airway irritating chemicals in household air fresheners can cause numerous health problems. These chemical laden products were evaluated in a recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and found to contain chemicals that can affect reproductive development, disrupt hormones in young children, and aggravate asthma. These chemical cocktails designed…
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How Often Should You Change Your Home’s Air Filter

One question that many of the homeowners we serve ask is how often they should be changing the air filters in their HVAC system. There are several factors that impact the frequency with which your filters will need to be changed. However, changing the filters in your HVAC system is one of the most important…
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What Are the Dangers of Mercury Thermostats?

If your home still utilizes a mercury based thermostat, changing to a safer option for monitoring the temperature in your home is a wise idea. While that technology was the standard in heating and cooling for decades, the recycling and disposal of these hazardous thermostats can be costly. In the United States, eight states nationwide…
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What Is AC Short Cycling?

Summertime in North Carolina means the sound of your air conditioner whirring on and off as it cools your home. However, if the frequency with which your unit cycles on and off increases, you could find yourself calling for an HVAC professional to come out and service your unit. Short cycling happens when your air…
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What You Should Know Before Replacing Your AC System

While no homeowner wants to think about replacing their central AC unit, it's bound to happen sooner or later. The average AC unit lasts between 10 and 14 years. Depending on how well your unit is maintained, you could be facing replacement a lot sooner than you think. Before your unit bites the dust and…
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