Carolina Climate Control Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Greenville’

Yes, Your Heat Pump Needs Maintenance Twice a Year

Monday, September 18th, 2023

It’s almost the official first day of fall, and around here that means Maintenance Season! Our mascot, Moose, loves HVAC maintenance because it’s one of the ways we can best help our customers. Regular maintenance does so much good, such as…

  • …keeping your heater running at peak energy efficiency, saving you money!
  • …preventing the majority of repair problems.
  • …extending your heating system’s service life by several years.
  • …improving heater safety.
  • …keeping the warranty valid.

But what’s that you say? You have a heat pump, and you already had it maintained in spring? It’s good that you had spring maintenance, but we have important news: heat pumps need maintenance twice each year. We’ll explain why below.

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The Best Benefits of Choosing a Ductless AC/Heating System

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Once upon a time, there were only two options available for a home when it came to air conditioning:

  • Multiple window air conditioning units
  • A central air conditioning system using ductwork

These two choices didn’t offer much space between them: if a house didn’t have ductwork, it had to use window ACs or else go through the expense of having parts of the house remodeled to add it. Window ACs were ugly, inconvenient, and low-powered.

However, now there’s a third option: ductless mini split heat pumps. These systems combine the benefits of central air conditioning (you can have cooling throughout the house) with window ACs (no need to add ducts or modify the house in any way). Plus, they come with additional benefits that make them arguably the best all-around choice. We’ll explain the top benefits of considering ductless AC in Greenville, SC for your house.

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What It Means to “Size” an Air Conditioner

Monday, August 21st, 2023

It’s time to get a new air conditioner for your home. Great, you’ve come to the right people to help you with your central AC installation in Greenville, SC. We’ve got the NATE-certified technicians who can do the job right, starting with sizing the unit and…

Wait, what does “sizing” mean, you ask? Good question! Understanding what it means to “size” an air conditioner and why it’s so important will tell you plenty about why it pays to work with the best licensed HVAC professionals around.

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Why Is Water Leaking From My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

When your air conditioner is running, you may occasionally hear the sounds of water dripping inside it. This is a normal sound to hear: it’s condensate moisture from the cooling process getting moved out of the AC. Like any part of an air conditioner, the condensate drainage system can malfunction and lead to water leaking out of the unit.

If you see water pooling around your HVAC cabinet indoors, you’ll want to have the problem corrected as soon as possible with professional AC repair in Greenville, SC. Leaving this unaddressed not only threatens parts of your home with water damage, it can cause the air conditioner to shut off, lose efficiency, and become damaged.

What can go wrong that will lead to these water leaks? We’ll look at the causes more below.

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Why Is One of My Ductless Room Units Not Working?

Monday, July 24th, 2023

If you find that one of the indoor blower units for your home’s ductless mini split system isn’t working, you’ll be annoyed about it. However, this is a time when you’ll also discover one of the greatest advantages of having a ductless mini split heat pump: if only one indoor unit breaks, it doesn’t affect the others. You’ll only lose heating or cooling in a single space, and you won’t have a major comfort emergency until you get a mini split repair in Greenville, SC from our technicians.

Now that we’ve helped you see a “bright side” to your predicament, we’ll look into the reasons why that one wall unit isn’t doing its job.

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How Long Will a Heat Pump Last?

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Heat pumps are wonderful devices. They pack both heating and cooling into a single package that runs entirely on electricity, and they can operate at high levels of energy efficiency, especially when compared to using an electric furnace. 

We’d all love it if heat pumps had no expiration dates, if they just could run and run and keep our homes comfortable year after year, regardless of the season. This isn’t reality, however, as any mechanical device will wear down with time. If you take good care of your heat pump, you can get a good, long service life out of it, but eventually you’ll need to contact us to schedule heat pump replacement in Greenville, SC.

So, when will your heat pump come to the end of its lifespan?

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Does a Dead Compressor Mean I Need to Get a New AC System?

Monday, June 26th, 2023

The compressor is the component of an air conditioner that uses the most power to operate. Arguably, it’s the most important AC component. Without the compressor, an air conditioner cannot carry out the process of heat exchange that allows it to pump heat out of a house and cool it down. 

You might have heard that if the compressor for your AC fails, that means the entire air conditioning system is shot and you need to replace it. That’s a big and expensive move—but is it true that a dead compressor means the end of your AC?

Well, sometimes it does. But not always. Below we’ll look at the different scenarios for HVAC replacement in Greenville, SC when you have a failed compressor. 

There are four different options you have when the compressor for your AC dies:

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An AC Tune-Up Saves You Money: Here’s How

Monday, June 12th, 2023

In April we wrote a reminder about having air conditioning maintenance done before the summer arrives. Our Moose Plan makes it easy and more rewarding!

Now it’s almost officially summer, and if you haven’t yet scheduled your AC tune-up in Greenville, SC through our maintenance plan, we definitely recommend you do it now. Although there’s technically no expiration date for maintenance (as long as it gets done once a year), you’ll get the most benefits from a tune-up and inspection if you have it completed before the main summer heat arrives.

Need some more encouragement to sign up for the Moose Plan and schedule your AC tune-up? Our mascot, Moose, has put together a list of ways that getting maintenance pays you back. The money you save over the lifetime of your air conditioner, combined with the peace of mind that your AC is working its best, is well worth it. 

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Rattle, Clang, Hiss: Warning Sounds From Your AC

Monday, May 15th, 2023

As summer gets underway, it’s a good idea to know some of the ways that ACs can give us warnings they aren’t in the best condition. The easiest way to tell when an AC is malfunctioning is when it stops sending out cool air. But we want to help you get ahead of a “no cool” air conditioner if possible with some tips on warning signs you can watch for. Or, in the case of this post, listen for.

Strange sounds are one of the easiest ways to determine that you’ve got a cooling system that needs professional air conditioning repair in Greenville, SC. Anything that isn’t the standard sounds you hear from your AC—the whirring of fan blades, the hum of the compressor, the occasional drip of water, a few clicks as it shuts off—are reasons for concern. Below we’ll look over the most common warning sounds.

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Spring Is the Time to Join The Moose Plan: It’s Cool!

Monday, April 17th, 2023

Spring is usually considered a slower time of the year for heating and air conditioning companies like us. This makes sense: the weather is in that middle zone where heating and air conditioning emergencies are extremely rare. However, we still keep busy at Carolina Climate Control during the spring—because this is when our customers need The Moose Plan! 

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