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Spring Is Tough on Indoor Air Quality

April 9th, 2018

woman-blowing-noseThere is a lot to love about the spring season. Trees and flowers in bloom, the weather warming up, the—allergy attacks? Okay, so you don’t necessarily love everything about spring. As great a season as it may be, the fact is that spring weather and all that comes along with it can really do a number on your indoor air quality. When indoor air quality suffers, so too will those residents of the home with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues.

So what can be done about this? Quite a bit, actually! Our indoor air quality experts are more than happy to help you to identify problems with your indoor air quality and to ensure that you are using the systems, equipment, and services to resolve those problems. Give us a call today if you have concerns about the quality of the air that you breathe in your home. It doesn’t matter how well you are able to maintain comfortable temperatures if your air is of a low quality, after all!

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Keep Your AC Working Properly This Summer

March 26th, 2018

AC-technicianWe know that some people scour the internet for information about how to ensure that their air conditioning systems never encounter operational problems.  The answer to this question, of course, is that no air conditioner can truly make that claim. Your whole-house cooling system is a mechanical system, and that means that it will require AC repair in Columbia, SC eventually. When it does, you really want to make sure that those repairs are completed as soon as possible.

To do so, you must first learn to recognize the signs that your air conditioner is in trouble. That way, you can avoid damage to your system that could develop if the problem was left alone for an extended period of time. You also must learn how you can keep your air conditioner working properly throughout the summer season, which is really the focus of our post today. Read on, and remember that you can count on our team to repair your AC when–not if–problems do develop.

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Tips for a Successful AC Installation

March 14th, 2018

AC-unit-topviewTemperatures are still fairly cool for the time being, and actually quite chilly at night.  That being said, it won’t be too long now before the intense heat—not to mention the at times crushing humidity—of summer descends upon us once more. If you have a new home being constructed, or if you don’t think that your AC has another productive season left in it, then it is definitely time to start thinking about getting your new air conditioner in Columbia, SC in place.

Before you get to the actual installation of your air conditioner, though, there are quite a few considerations to make. In today’s post, our AC experts want to give you some tips to help ensure a successful and completely satisfactory AC installation. There is a lot of ground to cover, and an air conditioner is the type of major investment that you absolutely want to get right the first time around. So read on, and contact our pros with any questions that you may have.

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Furnaces Prefer Fresh Filters

February 26th, 2018

furnace-technicianOkay, so your furnace doesn’t really feel strongly about anything, what with it being an inanimate object and all.  That being said, your furnace does need a fresh air filter,  even if it lacks the cognitive awareness to truly prefer one. In fact, leaving a dirty air filter in your furnace is one of the very worst things that you can do for your system! Sure, it may be a relatively minor maintenance task, but that does not make it any less vital.

Air filters play a very important role in the furnace—and, truth be told, in any forced air heating system. A very dirty air filter in your furnace in Columbia, SC can result in a number of different problems, and those problems can really start to snowball the longer that you leave that dirty air filter in place. Air filters are cheap and easy to change out, so don’t let a dirty air filter cause the following furnace problems in your home!

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What Causes HVAC Systems to Fail?

February 12th, 2018

AC-technicianThere are some, shall we say, less than reputable companies out there that may use their blog space to make wild claims aimed at luring customers to them with promises that they simply cannot keep. You don’t get that when you read our posts, of course, which is why you will never see us claiming to have any secrets or offering any services that will keep your HVAC system running indefinitely. Yes, with our professional installations and exceptional maintenance services we can keep your systems operating as reliably as possible.

However, no HVAC system is going to last forever. Even those systems that are well-maintained and manufactured by the best companies in the industry have finite lifespans. When it comes to HVAC replacement, we’re talking about “when,” not “if”. Working with professionals of the caliber that we have on our team will help you to get the most of your system. Eventually, though, you’ll be getting in touch with our Lexington, SC HVAC professionals to replace your system.

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What Does HVAC Maintenance Entail?

January 29th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanWhen it comes to keeping your heating and air conditioning systems in great working condition, there is nothing that can compare with routine HVAC maintenance. Your HVAC systems are going to be doing a lot of work over the course of the year, and that means that they must receive annual maintenance in order to address the general wear and tear that they accrue as a result. It is vital that you schedule this service with qualified Lexington, SC HVAC maintenance professionals.

There are a few maintenance tasks that you can handle on your own, including the changing of your air filter. By and large, however, routine maintenance is a job that only trained HVAC technicians can handle. It more complex than many people realize at first, and attempting to complete your own maintenance will, at best, leave you with a system that has not been tuned up properly. At worst, you may wind up doing damage to the equipment that you rely on.

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Common Signs That Heating Repairs Are Needed

January 15th, 2018

playing-with-dogLiving in South Carolina means that you enjoy relatively mild winters. We don’t have to worry about getting up an hour early in the morning to shovel our cars out, and we don’t have to worry about our pipes freezing and bursting due to continuous sub-freezing temperatures. So our heaters are not really all that important, right? Got ya! No, our winter season may not be all that extreme, but that does not mean that you can afford to underestimate just how important your heater is in the grand scheme of things.

It gets plenty cold enough around here to necessitate the regular use of our heaters during the winter season, even those temperatures may not have a negative sign in front of them. That is why it is so important to keep our heaters in great working condition. Scheduling routine maintenance will help to do so, but there is no way to make any heater 100% reliable. That is why you need to swiftly recognize the need for heating repairs in Columbia, SC.

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How Prompt Heating Repairs Benefit You

January 1st, 2018

cold-manAs much as we’d love to tell you otherwise, you’ll need to have your heater repaired at some point. There is simply no such thing as a 100% reliable heater. By investing in quality equipment and scheduling routine heating maintenance, you can expect a great and dependable performance from your heater. If and when you do run into trouble,  though, you need to schedule heating repairs promptly. The longer that you wait to do so, the worse off your system will be.

Today, we are going to discuss the reasons why prompt heating repairs in Columbia, SC are so important. If your heater is not functioning properly, don’t wait for the problem to get worse before giving us a call. Our team is here to help get your heater back on track as soon as possible. Winters may not be too extreme around here,  but you still deserve to be comfortable at all times in your own home.

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Simple Tips for Improved HVAC Efficiency

December 18th, 2017

money-savingAre you sick and tired of pausing every time you want to adjust the temperature at your thermostat, just because you know that your energy costs may wind up higher than you’d like? We believe that you should not have to choose between your own comfort and your budget. We also understand, however, that there is no way to heat or cool your home for free. The more that you use your system, the more it will cost. So what is the budget-conscious homeowner to do?

That is precisely what we are here to discuss today. Our team has some tips to share with you that will help you to enjoy better efficiency from your HVAC systems. We are not going to suggest that you go out with money that you don’t have to upgrade to a high-efficiency system that you cannot afford, either. While doing so will certainly boost efficiency, we have some more practical tips to share today. So read on, and feel free to contact the Columbia, SC HVAC pros on our staff with any questions that you may have. 

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Getting to Know Your HVAC System Options

December 4th, 2017

hot-and-cold-housesChances are that you are familiar with at least a few different HVAC systems that may be used in homes to keep them cool throughout the year. Every now and then, though, we like to throw out a very quick refresher so that homeowners thinking about replacing their heaters or ACs can be reminded of some other options that they may not be so familiar with. That way, you can keep them in mind when the time comes to start seriously considering your new system.

We’ll also take this opportunity to remind you that, while there are certainly a lot of great heaters and air conditioning systems out there, not one of them will function at peak performance, efficiency, and reliability levels if not professionally installed and serviced. Do not put your system and your own personal comfort at risk—not to mention your safety. Schedule your HVAC services in Columbia, SC with the professional technicians on our team.

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