5 Signs That Your AC Is on the Decline

As a home air conditioning system ages, homeowners must often determine if now is the right time to replace their old unit. Maintenance and repairs may be enough to keep your AC running in a cost-effective manner. But frequent repairs and reduced energy efficiency can drive up your long-term costs. Often, this decision is best made by consulting with a trusted AC company in your area that can assess your equipment, evaluate your short- and long-term costs, answer your questions, provide professional guidance and so forth. Let’s look at five indications that the time is now to schedule that consultation.

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8 Tips To Keep Your AC System Running Optimally

You turn to your air conditioner to provide comfort on the hot and humid summer days in Charlotte. The last thing you want to deal with is a malfunctioning or inefficient cooling system. At Integrity Heating & Cooling, we offer these eight tips to keep your Charlotte AC system running smoothly throughout the summertime. 1. Change the Air Filter Your air conditioning system has a filter. This filter is located within the air handling unit, which is inside your home. Air filters trap particles from the air before the cooled air is blown through the ducts and

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Importance Of Hiring Nate Certified HVAC Technicians

As you search for a contractor to service your home’s HVAC system in Charlotte, NC, there are several factors to consider. Rates, availability, and skill set are some. Efficiency, service area, and financing are others. Of course, you’ll want to be sure the team knows its way around an air conditioner, too. Ideally, the situation is going to be handled correctly the first time. This is why you are encouraged to ensure you hire a company that employs North American Technician Excellence-certified HVAC technicians. Here are a few reasons why checking for NATE certification is so important.

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UV Lights, Indoor Air Quality, and How They Can Assist Fighting COVID-19

Colds, influenza and springtime allergies are par for the course in late winter and early spring, but recently, we’ve had new problems to contend with. In January of 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the United States. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a variant of the SARS virus, and it is primarily spread through droplets in the air. If anyone in your home is infected, their coughs and sneezes could propel the virus throughout your home. At Integrity Heating & Cooling in Charlotte, North Carolina, we offer UV lights and other indoor air quality solutions that could help remove

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What Would Cause a Furnace to Overheat?

Your furnace keeps turning off and that burning smell isn’t going away. Now it’s cold outside and your house just isn’t getting warm. Unfortunately, these are signs that your furnace is overheating and unable to function as it should. Never ignore an overheating furnace! The problem won’t go away on its own, and continuing use of your furnace can cause significant and expensive damage to your system. This can also potentially increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Read on to learn about four possible reasons for an overheating furnace and how the furnace repair

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How Does a Thermostat Work?

While your HVAC system has many components, the component that you likely interact with most regularly is the thermostat. While it’s easy to understand the usefulness of a thermostat to control your Charlotte, NC, home’s temperature and to help save energy, it can be difficult to understand how a thermostat actually works. To gain more in-depth insight into a thermostat, it’s helpful to look at it from the inside out so you can more easily see the big picture by first looking at the smaller parts. Function Depends on Type There are two basic types of

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How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

Furnace filters collect pollutants and prevent them from being sucked into the return air vents and re-circulated throughout your home or business. Though filters do not necessarily clean your air, they at least keep it from becoming dirtier, and they also play a crucial role in maintaining proper airflow while the furnace is on. Filters can only trap so many particles, though, before they start to impede airflow and lower indoor air quality. Replacing them is a basic maintenance task, one that the technicians at Integrity Heating & Cooling can handle for anyone in Charlotte, NC. However, it still pays

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How To Make My Home More Energy Efficient

Finding ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home is a great way to save you a lot of money in the long-term. You can also improve the energy efficiency of your home in a multitude of ways. Here are four simple energy-saving tips to help you save money each month. 1. Insulate Walls and Attic Insulation plays a key role in lowering the cost of your energy bills. Blown-in insulation is a fantastic way to keep your home cooler in the summer months while also retaining heat during the winter. Ensuring that your walls

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What is Duct Sealing?

The ducts in your home are important, so they have to be maintained. When they need to be sealed, you are advised to hire professionals in the HVAC industry to complete the work for you. If the ducts in your house are leaking, you will want to have them sealed right away. Here are a few things to know about duct sealing. Does Your Home Have Ducts? If there is a forced-air system in your house that pushes cold and warm air throughout the indoors, your home has ducts. The ducts distribute the air into every

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Benefits of Our Comfort Protection Plan

It is important to ensure that your HVAC system is operating as intended all the time. For added peace of mind, you can acquire a protection plan. Replacing a component or an entire HVAC system is an investment. Instead, you can acquire a service plan that maintains the system so that your investment lasts longer. Here are some other benefits of signing up for a maintenance agreement such as the Comfort Protection Plan from Integrity Heating & Cooling. 24/7 Priority Service When you purchase this kind of service agreement, you automatically get put

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