How Can an Energy Efficient AC System Save Money?

Energy bills are the downside to any heating air conditioning system. If your units are not energy efficient, you are most likely to end up with hefty energy bills at the end of the month. So how do energy efficient units help save money? High-Quality Service, Low Energy Consumption With an energy efficient unit, you get the same quality of service at low energy consumption. Therefore, running an energy efficient system leads to lower energy costs with better service. Even if the energy savings may seem low at the end of the month, over time the accumulated energy savings add up to a substantial amount, especially if you are a heavy user. Waste Less The energy efficient units do not waste energy like the conventional ones. For example, a light bulb is meant to light up the house. However, a conventional filament bulb loses more energy in the form of heat when lighting up the house. On the other hand, the LED bulbs do not heat up and waste less energy in the process. The same case applies to HVAC systems. Old systems lose lots of heat in the processes of heating the home. The cost of lost energy ends...

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The Benefits of Furnace Maintenance

The need for warm homes and offices cannot be underestimated — especially during the cold season. However, do not wait until your furnace breaks down for you to have it checked. Regular furnace maintenance has several benefits as explained below. Lower your energy bills During a furnace inspection, the technician lubricates the moving parts, measures the air flow and adjusts the blower components, among other things. This increases the efficiency of your furnace. An efficient blower does not waste energy in trying to reach your desired temperature. This helps save on energy bills. Lower incidences of emergency breakdown When a technician inspects your furnace, he detects small problems that might eventually lead to expensive furnace repairs. These problems are corrected in time to keep the furnace running at peak performance. This way, you escape unexpected breakdowns especially during the night or when you need it the most. You are not worried that your furnace would break down during winter. Extended equipment longevity Dust, corrosion, deterioration from wear and tear from misaligned moving parts, blockage, and a short circuit are some issues that decrease the equipment capabilities and might cause your system to break down. During the inspection, these areas are corrected. Therefore, your...

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Is My Home Properly Insulated?

Insulation is an important facet of property homeownership. In fact, there is a very good chance that the home you occupy, at the moment, may not have enough insulation to ward off climatic elements. Insulation acts as a barrier to heat flow and is essential for keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. A properly insulated home offers around the clock comfort and reduces cooling and heating bills by up to one-half. As a result, greenhouse gas emissions decrease. This, ultimately mitigates dangerous pollution levels in our atmosphere. In fact, according to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), in the United States, 90% of homes are under insulated. Considering the size of NAIMA’s findings, it is important to find out why this 90% statistic exists. First, home builders need to minimize expenses to maximize their profits. Therefore, the insulation builders provide only meets minimum building code requirements. Logically speaking, what motivation would a builder have to install more insulation? Insulation that meets code is simply not enough to cut costs and to keep a home comfortable year-round. Here are some symptoms of a poorly insulated home: Drafts or Cold Rooms Temperatures that fluctuate Energy cost that...

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When is the best time to buy an AC in Charlotte?

Your air conditioner plays a major role in your home for reducing the humidity, helping circulate cool air and keeping your home comfortable. However, if your AC unit is older than you are, not working like it should or it’s not an energy efficient model, it may be time for a new air conditioner. A typical AC unit will generally last from 10-20 years, but before you go out and buy a new air conditioner, it’s important to know that timing matters when you are looking for the best deal. When is the Best Time to Buy an AC Replacement? So, when is the best time of the year to buy a new air conditioner? Surprisingly, it’s not during the summer months when you need it the most; the best time to buy a new AC unit is actually during the fall or early winter months. During the summer and even in the late winter months, most air conditioning companies in Davidson, NC are bombarded with homeowners considering a new AC installment, because of the summer heat or in the winter so they will be prepared for the upcoming summer. For this reason, technicians are super busy and may not...

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Beware Landscaping in the Fall!!

Reminder to home owners working on their landscaping in the fall, mind the condensate lines. When these get buried, it backs up the water flow and will either flood the cabinet or worse, cause a water leak in the crawl space that someone may not notice until a mold issue develops.

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HVAC Surge Protectors

An HVAC unit is one of the most expensive items you can purchase for your home. It only makes sense to protect it. You have surge protectors for the electronics inside your home, your computer, tv etc. Now consider one for the most expensive piece of equipment OUTSIDE your home. The Supco surge protector attaches to your HVAC unit and protects it from being damaged or ruined due to a surge from a lightning strike. It provides you with up to $1,000 protection on any repair due to power surges. Integrity HVAC Specialists would be happy to install this peace of mind saver for you at your home today. Don’t delay, summer storm season is coming. Keep your unit and your wallet safe. Call Integrity Heating & Cooling today.

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Dangers of Not Getting Your Furnace Inspected

A The dots finally connected Sunday morning, when a screaming alarm woke an ill and wobbly-legged Mooresville family around 8:30. The four repeating beeps identified what had made the Freshwaters sick for days. Carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas, was slowly poisoning Ted Freshwater, his wife, Jesi, and their three kids. First it was headaches, Freshwater said. Then dizziness. By Saturday morning, the two boys – 10-year-old Ashton and 6-year-old Nathan – had thrown up. Their sister, Alexis, had become so lightheaded that she had to sit on the bathroom floor where she passed out, she later told her father. The next morning, the alarm sounded, emergency personnel swarmed the house and four family members went to Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Sixteen-year-old Alexis, who had spent the night at a friend’s house, was not home at the time. All four had elevated levels of the deadly gas in their blood and were released after a few hours, Freshwater said. “Everything didn’t really point back to (carbon monoxide) until after the fact, unfortunately,” he said. After the fact almost didn’t happen. For days, family members tried to understand why they were sick and achy. Perhaps it was the flu. Maybe...

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4 Ways to Cut Winter Energy Bills

Typical cost: $200 Annual energy savings: $220 Pays for itself within: 1 year Programmable thermostats are a no-brainer. They let you automatically bump the heat down at night and when you’re out, thereby shaving 10% off your energy costs. The latest wave of these products goes one step further: They link to the Internet so you can adjust the temperature remotely. Say you’re stuck late at work. Go online and tell the system to stay at 60° F for a few hours longer, thus saving even more. The most advanced models, such as Honeywell’s Prestige 7-Day Programmable (available from contractors starting at $300 installed), let you make adjustments via iPhone or iPad app (Honeywell’s app hits the iTunes store in 2011). That’s great, because the easier it is to control your energy use, the more likely you are to save money. Article Source: CNN Click to view actual article

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How It’s Made TRANE – AC Plus Heating and Cooling

How It’s Made TRANE, Its hard to stop a trane. A/C Plus Heating and Cooling Service Repair in Middle TN. A/C Plus only uses reliable, high efficiency HVAC systems, that is why we offer TRANE products. We are very confident with our equipment and have a wide variety of options to fit your needs.

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