Can I Do Any HVAC Repairs on My Own?

January 23rd, 2023
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The simple answer to this question is “no.” If you are having troubles with your home’s heating system this winter, or with your air conditioning later in the year, there’s not much you can do to repair it unless you are a trained HVAC technician with the right equipment. Modern HVAC systems are complex and even attempting to diagnose what’s causing problems is difficult unless you’re specially trained. Attempting to make any type of repairs yourself risks the following:

  • Making the problem worse
  • Causing possibly irreversible damage to the HVAC system
  • Voiding the system’s warranty
  • Causing harm to yourself or others

We want to draw special attention to the last point: when it comes to gas-powered heaters like furnaces, it’s actually illegal for anyone without the proper certification to work on them. The potential for gas leaks and combustion hazards is simply too high. Don’t risk it!

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My Heat Pump Isn’t Heating—What Gives?

January 9th, 2023
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Our mascot, Moose, loves heat pumps. We agree with his reasons! You see, heat pumps not only offer a home both heating and cooling from a single unit, they also work at high efficiency in heating mode. Compared to using an electric furnace to heat a home, a heat pump uses far less energy and can save hundreds of dollars over a year. Plus, heat pumps are ideal for our climate because our milder winters make it easier for heat pumps to draw heat from outdoors to transport indoors.

But heat pumps aren’t perfect, and that’s why sometimes we have to set the Moose loose in your neighborhood to have them repaired. We handle services for heat pumps in Greenville, SC and we can get to the bottom of a problem such as a heat pump that won’t heat.

We’re always glad to share information with our clients, so let’s look at why your heat pump isn’t doing the “heating” half of its job.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Warming All of the House?

December 26th, 2022
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When you have a central furnace in your house, you expect it to deliver warmth to all the rooms (except the basement, garage, and a few other spots that aren’t part of the living space). So when you run your furnace this winter and start to hear from family members that their rooms are too cold, or you notice chilly spots where you expect cozy warmth, something is wrong. Something that may require heating repair in Greenville, SC

Before we go into some of the reasons that your furnace isn’t delivering even heating, we need to ask a big question…

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Can My Gas Furnace Become Dangerous?

December 12th, 2022
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Fears about carbon monoxide poisoning and fires can make people feel jittery about having a natural gas furnace in their home—or using natural gas in any capacity. Are these legitimate concerns? Should you worry that your gas furnace can turn into a threat to your family at any moment?

This simple answer is “no.” A gas furnace isn’t a ticking time bomb in your house that’s waiting to go off. The modern gas furnace is built to stringent safety requirements and contains numerous safety features to prevent combustion or toxic gas dangers. 

However, this doesn’t mean a gas furnace will always run 100% safely. It’s possible for one to become dangerous, but you can prevent the majority of problems with the right precautions and the assistance of HVAC professionals like us. 

Let’s look at how a gas furnace can become hazardous and the ways you can stay safe.

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Important Notification of SEER2 Changes

December 8th, 2022

There are major changes coming to HVAC equipment requirements and pricing starting on January 1, 2023, and we want to notify all our customers about these changes so they can plan accordingly for their future heating and cooling needs.

This change is called SEER2, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating 2, which is part of a US Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to improve the energy efficiency performance of air conditioning and heating systems. Starting in 2023, all HVAC manufacturers must meet a new testing requirement for energy efficiency by redesigning their equipment. The testing requires improved efficiency and will change the way the SEER rating works. In the Southeast region of the US, which includes South Carolina, the new minimum SEER requirement will rise from 14.0 SEER to 15 SEER. Under the new testing, the older 15 SEER will be referred to as 14.3 SEER2. The requirements for heat pumps will rise to 15.0 SEER/8.8 HSPF (14.3 SEER2/7.5 HSPF).

After SEER2 goes into effect at the first of the year, we won’t be able to legally sell existing SEER equipment. We can also expect to see a 20%–30% increase in equipment costs rather than the 8%–10% increase that usually comes when the DOE raises minimum SEER requirements. If you have plans in the near future to purchase a new HVAC system, we recommend calling us as soon as possible to find out more about the impact of SEER2 and to arrange for new equipment installation before the price increases go into effect.

Rely on Carolina Climate Control and we’ll say “The Moose Is Loose in Your Neighborhood!”

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Here Are Ways to Tell You May Need to Replace Your Heating System Before Winter

November 28th, 2022
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We may not have winters as cold as more northern states, but we still get our share of cold days here in Greenville. You don’t want to try to manage the season without a heating system you can trust!

So, can you trust your heating system? 

Our mascot Moose thinks it’s a good idea to ask yourself this question before the winter weather settles in. Heating systems can last for many years, but nobody has invented one that will last forever. If you think you may have a heater that’s close to the end, right now is the best time to do something about it. Below, we’ll go through the best ways to tell that you may need a heating replacement in Greenville, SC to prepare for winter.

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Moose’s Early Heater Problem Detection Tips!

November 14th, 2022
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It’s November and we’re enjoying crisp and cool weather here in Greenville. We’re starting to turn on our heating systems for the first time since early spring, and when winter arrives next month, we can expect to use them more and more. 

If you run into problems with your home’s heating system, you only need to call us and set the Moose Loose to get that heater fixed. We’re here 24/7 for all your needs for heating repair in Greenville, SC

But our mascot Moose knows that you’d prefer to catch heating problems as early as possible so you don’t get stuck with a fully failed heater. So he’s put together a guide for how to detect early that your heater is headed for trouble. That way you can get our team out in time and see that you enjoy uninterrupted comfort this winter.

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Get Your Fall Heating Maintenance With the Moose Plan

October 17th, 2022
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What’s one of the best things you can do in the fall to ensure you and your family enjoy a comfortable and trouble-free winter? Schedule heating maintenance in Greenville, SC with our technicians!

That may not sound immediately exciting to you, but wait until we tell you all about the benefits of having professional maintenance to inspect and tune up your heater. HVAC maintenance is one of the best services we offer: it saves time and money and delivers better comfort. 

Stay to the end of the post and you’ll find out how Moose, our mascot, makes maintenance an even better deal.

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Help Us Find Moose With a New Installation and Enter Our Reward Raffle

October 10th, 2022
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Our mascot, Moose, loves new home comfort systems! To help track him down, starting October 1, 2022, the first 25 customers who install any new home comfort system will be entered into a special reward raffle. Once we’ve completed the 25th installation, we’ll put the names of those twnenty-five customers who helped us find Moose into a hat and draw three names.

We’re offer $3,5000 in reward money:

  • 1st place = $2,000 reward check
  • 2nd place = $1,000 reward check
  • 3rd place = $500 reward check

We’ll announce the winners on our Facebook & Instagram fan pages.

Call us today: The Moose Is Loose In Your Neighborhood!

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

September 30th, 2022

Be sure to bookmark the Carolina Climate Control blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

Need help now? Send us a message or get in touch today.

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