The summer weather isn’t done with us yet. That may make it difficult for you to think about winter safety, but at Carolina Climate Control, we think it’s always wise to keep our clients informed about seasonal safety before the season arrives. You’re going to need to start thinking about your heating system soon, and many of the safety tips we’re about to list have to do with your heater.
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Hello! We interrupt your hot late summer with this important bulletin: it’s almost fall! We know it’s hard to imagine the weather turning colder right now, but of course it will happen—and fall is the time to start preparations for the winter ahead.
What this means for your HVAC system is that the furnace is due for its annual tune-up and inspection. This routine maintenance visit is essential if you want to enjoy worry-free heating during the coming winter, better energy efficiency, and fewer (if any) calls for furnace repair in Charleston, SC.
Welcome to the “dog days of summer,” that late summer period when the weather is the hottest and muggiest. You can chase away the dog days of summer in your house with a powerful air conditioning system, but these days are also a period when ACs can seriously struggle.
It’s not just because of the heat, but because of all the stress the ACs have already undergone. In fact, if you’ve got an air conditioner that’s lagging at the end of the summer, you may need to schedule something bigger than repairs. It may be time for an HVAC replacement in Charleston, SC.
Is this really the end of your trusty ol’ AC? Let’s look into the possibilities.
Charleston has many vintage homes and it’s common for families to live in buildings built before 1950. An older house can have immense charm and beauty, but it can come with its share of problems from out-of-date fixtures. One of the biggest concerns with older homes is the piping which we’ll look at in this post.
If your home was built before 1980, there’s a chance you have pipes made of outdated materials that are prone to leaks and releasing harmful chemicals into the water. Fixing this requires working with professional repiping plumbers in Charleston, SC. We’re a local team who knows what to watch for in plumbing for older homes. You can rely on us to see you have the repiping your house needs.
The best benefit of having a heat pump is that it works as both a heater and an air conditioner. So when you switch your heat pump to cooling mode, and the heat pump isn’t cooling your house, it’s a problem.
What might be going on here? There are many different causes for a heat pump that can’t cool enough or won’t cool at all. In some cases, a little troubleshooting may solve the problem, and in other cases, you’ll need to reach out to us for heat pump repair in Charleston, SC.
Water heaters are built for durability and to resist the effects of water in contact with metal for many years. But time and use takes its toll, and one day (perhaps this season), you will need to make the choice to replace your water heater. You may get ahead of any problems, but most likely you’ll decide it’s time for a new water heater when you think your current one is dying.
We’re going to look at some of the major signs you’ve got a failing water heater, and not one that you can get to survive for a few more years with water heater repair in Charleston, SC. When you see these signs, reach out to us and we’ll inspect your water heater to see if it’s ready to head to the recycling yard.
You probably rarely think about the sewer line for your home, but it’s an essential part of maintaining a hygienic house. Sewer trouble is big trouble for your home, and will quickly make it unlivable.
There are several problems that can affect your sewer line, and one of the most common is when the pipe becomes so clogged that it starts to back up. Fortunately, you can often detect signs that you need professional sewer cleaning in Charleston, SC before the serious troubles start. We’re going to go over some of the major warning signs to watch for that will tell you it’s time to give us a call and get your sewer line scrubbed out!
How can you tell if your AC has a malfunction? The easiest way is when the air conditioner won’t come on and send out any cool air. However, air conditioning systems rarely break down this abruptly. They often give earlier warning signs—some subtle, some less so.
If you know what to watch and listen for, you can head off a fully broken AC in Charleston, SC by calling our technicians. We’ll locate the problem with your cooling system before it really does fail on you and leave you broiling in your house in the middle of a hot summer day.
Let’s examine the main warning signs of an AC that’s heading for trouble.
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.
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.