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May 2014 News

Spring 2014 Newsletter has been released Our Spring 2014 Newsletter is in the mail. Find the following articles: Personally Speaking – Scott’s message for our subscribers Don’t let your air conditioner ruin your summer ‘Treat me like you love me’ – 5 rules to improve …. Ask the Expert – Answers to your question from […]

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What is NATE and NATE Certification

You have probably seen the logo on our website and were wondering ‘What is that NATE?’. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and looking carefully at the NATE logo we find “Certifying the Finest in HVACR”, where HVACR stands for Heating. Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.  NATE is the independent organization that certifies HVAC […]

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HSPF – What does this Acronym mean?

   What is HSPF? You have probably stumble in this heating and air acronym when charged to select equipment for heating and air conditioning. Let’s get started by quoting from Wikipedia: HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) is a term used in the heating and cooling industry.  HSPF is specifically used to measure the efficiency of […]

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SEER – What does this Acronym mean?

Your heating and air conditioning contractor will probably use the SEER acronym when he’s stressing that your air conditioning system should be of highest efficiency possible. What does SEER mean? Let’s see what we find on Wikipedia: The efficiency of air conditioners is often rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) which is defined […]

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BTU – What do this Acronym mean?

Let’s take a look at Wikipedia: “The British thermal unit (symbol Btu or sometimes BTU) is a traditional unit of energy equal to about 1055 joules. It is the amount of energy needed to heat one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. In scientific contexts the Btu has largely been replaced by the International […]

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Equipment of the Month for November 2012: WaterFurnace 7 Series Geothermal System

Today we are introducing the WaterFurnace 7 Series Geothermal System. According to the WaterFurnace website this system is “the best of the best. Variable capacity system delivers comfort and savings you have to experience to believe.” And two more quotes from the WaterFurnace website: “The WaterFurnace 7 Series™ provides homeowners the ultimate in comfort and […]

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Repair or Replace a Comfort System?

In today’s blog we want to refresh a list of topics about repairing or replacing failing heating and air conditioning systems. When a comfort system fails – with “fail” ranging from energy inefficiency to mechanical and / or electrical breakdown – you can either repair what’s broken or replace it with something new. Should you […]

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It’s about more than keeping you cool – Southern Comfort

As temperatures rise so does the complaint that it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.  A variation of this holds true inside the home, and that’s why comfort during Carolina summers is about more than keeping your cool.  Indoor humidity—the amount of water vapor in the air—affects not only how comfortable you feel but also […]

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Equipment of the Month for May 2012 – The Trane XL20i Air Conditioner

For this weeks blog post we decided to start a new series of posts, the “Equipment of the Month”.  We will be introducing only the equipment we install most often and our customers have only the best experience with. And since summer is heading our way we want to start our equipment blog with an […]

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A Stealthy Pickpocket – How inefficiency may be robbing your monthly budget

Would you toss dollar bills out a window? Slip loose change into the HVAC vents or between the walls? Willingly over-pay your utility bill, month after month after month? Of course not, you say! And yet, energy inefficiencies throughout the home – leaky air drafts, inadequate insulation, outdated equipment and appliances – may be robbing […]

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