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HVAC Health Check – A Duke Energy Smart Saver Incentive Program

Duke Energy is helping home owner save money? Why would a seller help customers to buy less? OK, the program is indeed serious as energy companies have a vested interest in saving energy too.  These savings activities will prevent to build additional power plants and supports the efforts for greener environment.  So, we the home […]

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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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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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Emergency Standby Generator

This blog has been relocated to our Emergency Power website at www.carolinagenerators.com

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About Geothermal Heating and Air

Today’s blog is looking at geothermal heating and air conditioning and we want to answer some of the questions about geothermal in general. To start, let’s quote a couple of facts Scott, owner and president Carolina Heating Service, has presented in a recent meeting: According to the EPA, GeoExchange technology is the most energy-efficient, environmentally-clean and cost-effective space […]

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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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