Latest Articles from Central Carolina

What homeowners need to know about 2023 efficiency regulation changes for HVAC equipment

As many homeowners make their plans for home improvements for the coming year, there are new 2023 efficiency regulations to consider. Every six years the US Department of Energy (DOE) reanalyzes the effects of energy usage, sets minimum efficiency requirements, and manages testing standards by which HVAC equipment efficiency is… Read more »

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Efficiency Ratings: Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding different HVAC terminology and efficiency ratings and regulations can help homeowners make better decisions about their HVAC system. Here are a few frequently asked questions about efficiency standards for air conditioners and heat pumps. What is a SEER rating? The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER is the ratio… Read more »

Water Heater Maintenance

Water heater manufacturers recommend yearly preventative maintenance to extend equipment life and minimize efficiency loss. Over time a water heater will start to collect sediment and other deposits in the bottom of the tank. This will all settle at the bottom of your tank and cause your heating element to… Read more »

Smoke Alarm Safety

An important step in protecting your home and keeping your family safe is making sure your smoke alarms are properly working. If you built your home today, current codes in North Carolina require smoke alarms in each sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area near the bedrooms, and on each… Read more »

Is It Time For An HVAC Duct Cleaning

If you are concerned about the air quality in your home you may have considered having your HVAC ducts cleaned. This service removes dirt, dust, and other pollutants that are pulled into your heating and air system each time it runs. Not sure if your HVAC system could use a… Read more »

When To Replace A Water Heater

How do you know when it’s time to replace the water heater in your home? Often times a water heater is ignored until it is no longer providing the hot water as needed. Here are a few signs it may be time to think about a replacement: Water Leaks If… Read more »

Understanding Inverter Technology

Heat pumps have been an efficient and versatile option to condition homes throughout North Carolina for many years. Now, thanks to inverter technology, they are even better. What Is Inverter Technology? In a traditional system, the equipment cycles on and off as needed to maintain the desired temperature. Each time… Read more »

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Types Of HVAC Systems

Do you know what kind of system you have in your home? If you live in the Piedmont Triad, chances are you probably have one of these systems in your home. Air Conditioning and Gas Furnace System The most common type of HVAC system pairs an exterior air conditioner with… Read more »

What Is A Dual Fuel System?

A dual-fuel system is a home comfort system that combines an electric heat pump with a gas furnace. The system is designed to alternate between the electric and gas to maximize efficiency while ensuring a comfortable home. During the summer months, when you need cooling, the heat pump works like… Read more »

Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Ductwork

Hidden behind the walls, in attics, and crawl spaces, is your HVAC ductwork. Many homeowners overlook their ductwork when they plan for HVAC equipment replacement, but it’s important to understand when it is time to consider replacing your HVAC ductwork. Here are 7 signs it is time to replace your… Read more »