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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$50 Smart $aver Health Check

As summer winds down and cooler weather approaches its time to consider whether you are getting the maximum from your heating and cooling system. The Smart Saver Health Check from Integrity Heating & Air Conditioning evaluates your heat pump and air conditioner, ensuring that your system is operating as efficiently as possible. With the Smart Saver Health Check we can identify and repair issues that may require attention, there by saving you energy, and money while giving you peace of mind and improving your home’s comfort. Since 1995 Integrity Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing top quality HVAC installation, repair, and customer service to the Lake Norman and Charlotte Metro area. Our company is built on a full staff of professionally trained employees whose first commitment is to taking care of you, our Client, and for whom camaraderie and team work are essential to a strong, stable work force . As members of that team our employees will promptly and accurately take care of your heating and air conditioning requirements to your 100% satisfaction. At Integrity Heating & Air Conditioning Your Family’s Comfort is Our Business!

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HVAC Maintenance Case Study

A Case for Maintenance: Imagine coming home one afternoon, opening your door and being met by 90 degree air inside. No one would want to enter such a place, not to mention actually try to eat or sleep in it. This is why a strong preventative maintenance program isn’t really an option, it’s a must. “A properly functioning HVAC system is crucial to keeping a home hospitable, and the better it’s maintained, the more likely you’re going to get the appropriate life from the equipment.” says Anthony Shaker, vice president of operations and maintenance at UNICCO*, Newton MA. Integrity Heating and Cooling is excited about the release of its new maintenance program offering, which includes three different maintenance levels, each designed with different benefits which will improve the safety, reliability, and overall life of the system. The Bronze Maintenance offering is the entry level program that focuses on reliability and includes benefits such as 24 hr priority service, never any overtime charges, a 10% discount on equipment repairs, and a convenient monthly payment option. The Silver Maintenance offering provides the same benefits as the Bronze, with same day priority status, 2yrs warranty for repairs performed by one of our service professionals, and...

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