How To Determine if Your AC Needs Emergency Service

If you have lived in the greater Charlotte area for a long time, you know how crucial a reliable air conditioning system is, especially during the summer months. Working air conditioning systems are great, but every homeowner experiences an issue with their air conditioner at some point in time. While these problems are quite common, it is hard to tell when your AC needs emergency repair. It is difficult to know whether it’s just a little inconsistency with the AC or a serious problem that needs a professional’s assistance. In this article, we will tell you

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How Are Indoor Air Quality and HVAC Related?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regularly funds research concerning indoor air quality and publishes data, analysis, guidelines and so forth. Based on decades of investigation, the EPA has recognized poor indoor air quality (IAQ) as a serious health risk affecting most Americans. After all, whether at home, in school or on the job, the average American spends 90% of their time indoors. The problem with indoor environments is the potential for dangerously high pollution levels, and this issue has become more prominent as construction science has advanced and homes have become better sealed. Modern homeowners rely on their HVAC systems

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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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