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Why You Need Professional Commmercial HVAC Contractors

July 16th, 2018

rooftop-unitsLook, there is nothing wrong with wanting to take care of jobs around the house on your own. Heck, you can even take care of a fair amount of business around your commercial property, if you so desire—though most people do depend upon a designated maintenance worker to do so. Even the best, handiest maintenance workers have their limitations. However, it’s the mark of a truly great maintenance man or woman to call in the pros when the job necessitates doing so.

This is almost always the case when it comes to commercial HVAC services in Irmo, SC. We know that your bottom line is important to you, and working with your maintenance team that is already on the payroll may seem like an obvious way in which to cut costs. 99% of the time, however, that plan is really going to come back and bite you in the—wallet. So why do you need to work with professional commercial HVAC contractors?

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How Does the Ground Help Cool a Home?

July 2nd, 2018

geothermalAt this point, a lot of homeowners have discovered the benefits of using a heat pump. However,  most homeowners will associate heat pump technology with the air-source heat pump, a system that closely resembles a traditional split central air conditioner in many ways. Now, air-source heat pumps are great—but they are not the only systems that allow you to cool and efficiently heat your home through the implementation of the heat transfer process. A geothermal system allows you to do so, as well.

If you are unfamiliar with geothermal heating and cooling, then today’s post is for you! We offer outstanding geothermal services in Columbia, SC. The installation of these systems is uniquely complex, and you really need to be working with professional geothermal technicians if you hope to get the best and most reliable performance possible from your geothermal system. So read on, learn about how such systems operate, and reach out to our geothermal pros with any questions that you may have. 

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AC Repair Is NOT a DIY Project

June 18th, 2018

AC-tools-on-topLiving in South Carolina means that you need your air conditioner to work reliably. There is just no debate about it. Our summer weather is way too hot and humid to allow our air conditioners to just eek by with a subpar performance. Routine maintenance will definitely help to keep your air conditioner in the best working condition possible. Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is that there is no way to guarantee that your AC is never going to run into problems.

In fact, it is guaranteed that your air conditioner will require repair services at some point. And when it does, you need to ensure that the system is evaluated and serviced by skilled, professional technicians. As always, AC repairs are just not a DIY appropriate service. Whether you need your system tuned up, repaired, or you require a brand new air conditioning installation in Columbia, SC, you can count on our team to do the job right.

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Uh Oh: Avoiding Unexpected AC Replacements

June 4th, 2018

red-thermometerWe know that homeowners really want to get the best return possible on the investments that they make. Not only do we know this, but we understand it entirely. It is not as though most of us have the cash laying around to just go out and buy a new HVAC system at a moment’s notice, after all. That being said, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about getting the best return possible—and running your system into the ground is the wrong way.

When it comes to an AC replacement, you need to be working with skilled Irmo, SC HVAC professionals. You also need to be working with them at all the right times. You may assume that waiting until your AC has broken down entirely is the way to go, but that only leaves you vulnerable to unexpected breakdowns. In order to avoid these issues, keep the following tips in mind.

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Wait, I Don’t Need to Use Air Ducts?

May 21st, 2018

ductless-blower-unitIf you own a home and you don’t have a system of ductwork in place, then chances are that you are making due with window unit air conditioners. This is far from ideal. These units are noisy, they leave your home vulnerable to intruders, and they can cost a surprising amount of money to run. Yes, they have their uses—cooling a small studio apartment, a single dorm room, and so on. For a whole house, however, a whole-house cooling system is definitely preferable.

Now, even if you have a new home being constructed, you may still want to eschew the use of air ducts. They can leak, they can take in a lot of heat from the surrounding, unconditioned environments, and they can compromise indoor air quality. The fact of the matter is that you don’t need to use ductwork to enjoy whole-house cooling, though. You can instead opt for ductless air conditioning. This is an option that more and more homeowners in Lexington, SC are turning to.

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Why Are Leaky Ducts Such a Problem?

May 11th, 2018

ductWhat do you think of when you think of problems with your HVAC systems? A heater that is blowing cool air into your living space when the weather outside is at the lowest temps of the year? An air conditioner that keeps shutting down before it has even begun to effectively cool your home? There is no doubt that such problems are serious. There are other serious problems, however, that are not so immediately obvious. This is the case with leaky ducts.

Now, leaky air ducts are going to exhibit a number of different symptoms. It is up to the homeowner,  though, to not only recognize these symptoms, but to understand that they are the result of a problem that can be resolved. Do not settle for a subpar heating or cooling experience, just because you think it is the way your system operates. Read on to learn more about how leaky ductwork can affect you, your HVAC systems, and your comfort, and contact us with any concerns that you have. 

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AC Maintenance: A Vital HVAC Service

April 23rd, 2018

temperature-guageIf you ever encounter an HVAC contractor seeming to imply that there is a way to completely eliminate the need for occasional AC repairs, you should definitely take your business elsewhere. Not only is your air conditioner a mechanical system, but it is one that you’ll be using quite extensively throughout the hottest time of the year. Even the best systems are going to run into trouble eventually.

That doesn’t mean, of course, that you need to invite problems with your air conditioner. How might one do that? by ignoring your system’s maintenance needs. Sure, there is no such thing as a 100% dependable air conditioner—but routine maintenance can keep it as dependable as possible. Read on to learn more about this vital HVAC service in Lexington, SC. When you’re ready to schedule your AC maintenance with trained professionals that you can trust, just dial our number to do so.

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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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