Carolina Climate Control Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

You Need Professionals to Fix These Furnace Problems

Monday, February 19th, 2024

We discourage people from attempting to repair their HVAC systems on their own. We’re even more adamant when it comes to trying amateur repairs on a furnace. Some basic troubleshooting is fine—we encourage that—but anything that involves taking out tools and tinkering around inside the furnace is off-limits. It’s that’s not just us saying that. In many jurisdictions, it’s illegal for anyone to work on a gas furnace unless they have proper certification. It’s an issue of safety: for you, your family, and your neighborhood.

We’re going to go through several common furnace repairs that you must leave to the professionals. If you’re in any doubt about whether you need a furnace repair in Greenville, SC or not, don’t hesitate to call us. Caution is the best method when it comes to a malfunctioning furnace.

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Some Ways You Can Use a Ductless Mini Split in Your Home

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Ductless mini splits are changing the ways that people heat and cool their homes. Instead of needing to rely on a built-in network of ducts and a central cooling and heating system, they can instead install a ductless mini split that uses wall-mounted air handlers (all connected to a single outdoor unit) to send conditioned air around the home. 

But what if your home already has ductwork? Does that mean there’s no reason to have a ductless mini split installation in Greenville, SC? Not necessarily. Ductless mini splits are flexible devices that can serve different purposes. You can use this flexibility in your home as well. 

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Emergency Troubleshooting Tips If Your Heat Goes Out

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Although we’re always glad to help our customers with heating repair in Greenville, SC whenever they’ve got a broken heater, we always want our customers to know what they can do for themselves in case they come across a heating emergency. 

Let’s go through troubleshooting steps for when you’ve got a failed heater. It may turn out you only have a simple error to correct!

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It’s Still Not Too Late to Arrange for Heating Maintenance!

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Regular maintenance for your HVAC system is one of the best gifts you can give to it. And that means it’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself because you’ll have a heating system that will keep your family warm with few troubles through the season and save you money. 

We recommend our customers schedule their heating maintenance in Greenville, SC with us during the fall. It’s good timing that ensures heaters are prepared for whenever the first cold weather arrives and they have to get to work.

But what if you missed the fall months for making an appointment? No, don’t decide your heater can just sit out maintenance for the year. That’s a huge mistake! It’s better to get it done later than not at all, and since our winters are shorter than others, you’re still not too far behind. (After all, winter doesn’t technically start until more than a week after we post this.)

Here’s the important thing to keep in mind about heating maintenance tune-ups and inspections: there is no expiration date for maintenance. You don’t lose out on all the benefits if you miss the recommended window. As long as you have maintenance for your heating system each year, you’re in excellent shape—far better than if you skipped it.

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Cracked Heat Exchanger: A Major Furnace Problem

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Using a gas furnace is one of the most common ways to provide heat to a home during the winter. For the most part, you depend on your natural gas furnace to work safely for you if you remember to schedule an annual tune-up and inspection for it with HVAC professionals.

Still, a gas furnace can become hazardous, and one of the ways is because of a cracked heat exchanger. In this post, we’ll explain this furnace problem and what to do about it. We’re here to help with any furnace services in Greenville, SC that you need.

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How Important Is Energy Efficiency for a New Furnace?

Monday, November 13th, 2023

Autumn is one of the best times of the year to look for a new furnace for your home if you know your old one is ready to retire. You’ll have time to find the best possible heating installation in Greenville, SC before the serious cold sets in. You’ll be able to take stock of the different options available so you’ll end up with the ideal new heating system to work for your family for many winters to come.

An important part of furnace shopping is energy efficiency. Today’s HVAC market includes furnaces with high-efficiency ratings that promise large savings over their lifetimes. But just how important is furnace efficiency when you’re trying to find your perfect new heating system? We’ll look further into the efficiency question below.

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Want to Pay Less for Heating This Winter? Here Are Our Best Tips!

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Just as dependable as the arrival of cold weather, winter means a rise in energy costs as you heat your home. There’s no way to avoid paying more on your utility bills through the cold months—you’ll use more electricity/natural gas to ensure your family stays safe and comfortable. But you may be paying more for your winter comfort than you have to.

We’re going to look at some of the ways you can lower those heating costs this winter. Our team is ready to help you with our top-notch heating services in Greenville, SC.

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A Few Important Safety Tips About Your Furnace

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Winter is not here yet, but you’ll probably turn your furnace on sometime during the late fall. Now is the right time to go over some important safety guidelines for your furnace. 

Before we go further, we want to emphasize that using a gas furnace to heat a home isn’t “dangerous.” If it were, these heating systems wouldn’t be allowed in homes in the first place. As long as you follow basic precautions, you can expect your furnace to work without trouble and keep your home warm and safe through the winter. Let’s take a look at some important furnace safety tips.

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Important Reminder! It’s Time to Schedule Annual Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 2nd, 2023
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The official start of fall doesn’t always mean an immediate end to the heat. But it does mark a turning point where it’s time for people to start thinking about preparations for colder weather ahead. And that means more than just making sure you have enough thick socks and sweaters. Fall is the time to schedule annual professional heating maintenance in Greenville, SC.

What’s heating maintenance? If you’re asking this, we’re so glad we’re able to help you. Heating maintenance is an essential part of taking care of the furnace or heat pump that provides you and your family with warmth each winter. Keeping up with maintenance annually is key to getting the longest service life possible from your heating system and to prevent repairs, sudden breakdown surprises, and unnecessarily higher bills. Maintenance is the secret to better, less expensive home heating.

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Check Out Our Friends at Crawlspace Medic

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

If your home has a crawlspace, then TUNE IN TO THE FOLLOWING! We at Carolina Climate Control run into all different kinds of air conditioning and heating systems. Many of them have ductwork located in the crawlspace underneath the home. A dark and gloomy place that no homeowner dares to enter! Some things we encounter underneath homes during our routine duct system maintenance appointments are as follows; crushed ductwork from crawling over the piping, sweating/condensating duct work, high percentage of air leaks, poor insulation from age, and the list goes on. As a delivery system for all the air you breathe in your home, we want to ensure that your ductwork is 100% effective in maintaining clean air and proper distribution.

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