The Truth About Refrigerant: You Don’t Need Regular “Top-Offs”!

May 15th, 2023

There are many components that allow your air conditioning system to do its job. One of the essential elements is the refrigerant that moves from the compressor and through the two sets of indoor and outdoor coils. Without refrigerant, there isn’t cooling for your home.

This probably isn’t new information for you. But we find that most homeowners don’t know much more about refrigerant beyond the basics. This is why we sometimes hear questions like, “When will my AC run out of refrigerant?” and “When should I top-off the AC’s refrigerant?” 

Unfortunately, some less scrupulous people who pose as “HVAC technicians” often spread misinformation about air conditioners and refrigerant refills. We’re here to give you the truth that will help you understand your air conditioning in Mount Pleasant, SC.

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Let’s Review Common Warning Signs Your AC Need Repairs

May 1st, 2023

Summer is coming, and everyone is excited. One of the most thrilling moments of summer is when you first have to turn your air conditioning system on after many months of it laying dormant. Hearing the AC start up and then feeling cool air blowing from the vents is the signal that yes, it’s really summer!

We want you to continue to enjoy that feeling of cool air through summer. The best way to keep your AC reliable is to arrange for spring maintenance with our team. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to pay attention to any signs that the AC is malfunctioning. The sooner you move to have air conditioning repairs in Summerville, SC, the less likely you’ll have a busted cooling system or an even bigger repair.

We’ll review the most common warnings that you need to call our technicians to check out and fix your AC.

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The Moose Plan Is Your Spring Ticket to a Great Summer!

April 17th, 2023

We can’t control everything that happens to you during the summer, but we do have one way that we can make your summer much better: giving your home air conditioning system a complete inspection, adjustment, cleaning, and tune-up during the spring. Air conditioning maintenance in spring is one of the best ways to see that your house stays cool, comfortable, and relaxing during the summer weather.

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Is Geothermal Even Possible for My Home?

April 3rd, 2023

When you think of a geothermal system, what do you first envision? It’s probably a massive set of ground loops buried in a wide expanse of property. That might sound like a project that’s out of reach for you in terms of space, time, and expense. Geothermal sure sounds nice, but it’s not something you think is viable.

We would love to prove you wrong! We can’t say for 100% certain if a geothermal system will work for your household, but using geothermal HVAC is increasingly possible for more and more homes. It’s worth investigating because the rewards of geothermal are tremendous.

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How Long Will Your Heat Pump Last?

March 20th, 2023

Do you use a heat pump to both heat and cool your house during the year? Heat pumps have significantly increased in popularity over the last decade, and their energy-saving capabilities and environmental benefits promise even greater expansion ahead. 

Many people are still learning the details of how heat pumps work and what to expect from them, so the question “How long will my heat pump last?” is a common one. We’re going to address that question in this post, as well as look at why we think you should consider putting a heat pump on your HVAC shopping list if you don’t currently have one installed.

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Spring Is Almost Here—That’s Sump Pump Season!

March 6th, 2023

You might not have thought about the existence of “sump pump season,” but it does exist—and it’s called “spring.” This is the time of the year when the sump pump in your basement or other lower part of your house is likely to be needed the most. 

Spring brings with it snowmelt and rainstorms, and that can mean water flooding into the lowest areas of your home. With a working sump pump, you’ve got a fast way to automatically remove this water and protect your belongings as well as prevent severe water damage and the growth of mold and mildew.

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Is This Your Heating System’s Last Winter?

February 20th, 2023

We’re already enjoying some pleasant warm weather here in the Charleston area, although there’s no guarantee we won’t have another cold snap before spring arrives. March and April are notoriously temperamental! 

But the warm feeling in the air is a good reason for you to start thinking about keeping your home cool in the coming months. It’s also a good reason to start thinking about the future of your heating system. If you want to replace your current heater, spring is a great time to get it done.

So, is this the last winter for your heating system? Think about its recent performance as well as its age, and you’ll get a clearer picture. We’ll help you below with some of the major ways you can tell your heater is reaching the end.

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Why You Always Wants the Pros for HVAC Repairs

February 6th, 2023

“Hey, I’ll bet I can fix this myself.”

“My friend knows a guy who can repair that for you real cheap.”

These two phrases (or similar ones) have led the way to many DIY home projects. Sometimes they work out and cost far less than hiring a professional. Other times, they just don’t work out. There are some types of projects and jobs better suited to the professionals.

HVAC isn’t just better suited to the professionals. Only professionals should ever handle actual HVAC repair work. No matter how handy you think you are, no matter how many friends recommend their cousins or “some guy they know,” this should be left to experienced and licensed professionals only. Let’s go over the most important reasons why you should go with professionals for HVAC repair in Summerville, SC

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Are You Proactive or Reactive?

January 23rd, 2023

All of us would love to be proactive at everything in our lives. Unfortunately, life is not always that simple. Most homeowners don’t understand the inner workings of every moving part in their home, such as the dishwasher, the garage door motor, and the plumbing/heating and air conditioning system. If we as homeowners understood every single aspect of mechanical equipment in our homes, then what a world we would be living in! And it would be great if pigs could fly.

In the world that we actually live in, there are parts of our homes that we as homeowners are not supposed to understand and which we have to trust someone else to handle, honestly and competently. We at Carolina Climate Control are your trusted plumbing, heating, and cooling service advisors. We have an approach to educating our clients so they can make informed purchasing decisions. We eat, breathe, and sleep home comfort, and we’re here for you and your family.

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Strange Gas Furnace Noises to Listen For

January 9th, 2023

The best way to have your furnace repaired is to catch any problem as soon as possible, before it starts to hurt your family’s comfort or leads to additional problems. A complex and powerful piece of equipment like a gas furnace will suffer from a chain of malfunctions if a single malfunction, even a small one, goes unrepaired.

How can you early detect problems with your gas furnace? There are several signs you can watch for, but let’s focus on signs you can listen for. Odd sounds from a furnace are among the most common indications that it needs professional repairs.

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