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3 Ways to Be Proactive About HVAC Care
24 May
By: Climate Control
Climate Control

Have you enrolled in heating and cooling maintenance agreements? Don’t forget your HVAC checks.

Maintenance agreements are the next big thing in home ownership. Swarthy owners don’t spend their weekends poking around drain pans. They buy into an affordable yearly membership that provides for preventive checks and other benefits.

Check out the top three ways people are getting proactive about HVAC care:

1. Maintenance Plus

Climate Control customers have the option of enrolling in a maintenance club called Maintenance Plus. Along with two preventive care visits per year, members receive priority service during an emergency, discounts on repairs, special warranties and no overtime charges for labor.

2. Energy Audits

Worried about wasting energy and paying bloated bills? An energy audit detects areas in your home where waste happens. It could be as simple as a leak around your front window. Using specialized equipment, your technician will pinpoint the problem areas in your home and present possible solutions.

3. Indoor Air Quality Check

Air quality has a big impact on personal comfort and health. Evaluate your indoor air for contaminants, like radon, as well as moisture levels. Too much humidity in your home can lead to the growth of toxic mold. Too little? Your hair, skin, eyes and nasal passages can pay the price.

Maintenance agreements are not a luxury; they are a common sense investment. Isn’t it time to take a proactive approach to your heating and air conditioning system? Schedule your preventive HVAC inspections with our expert team at Climate Control at convenient times and keep track of systems so you know they’ll always take care of you when needed.

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Employees Comfortable This Summer
17 May
By: Climate Control
Climate Control

Is your HVAC provider experienced in commercial services?

You need an HVAC service specializing in residential and commercial services to adequately prep your business for spring’s warmer temperatures. Air conditioning, ventilation and other forms of climate control within a commercial building are vastly different from a setup required in a home.

Here are three tips for keeping your employees as comfortable as possible:

1. Schedule a preventive maintenance visit

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s especially true when an HVAC breakdown could leave your employers sweltering for weeks. You can’t plan emergency repairs at your convenience. Plus, they’re almost always more expensive than simple repairs capable of preventing catastrophes. Save money and stay comfortable by scheduling a preventive maintenance visit.

2. Look into zoned heating and cooling systems

Commercial buildings often have different types of businesses under one roof. A workshop has different cooling needs from an office, which has different needs from storage space. An easy and effective way of keeping each department comfortable is by designing a zoned HVAC setup, where each space has its own climate controls.

3. Install an upgraded thermostat.

Nothing is quite as ridiculous as walking into an office and seeing a lock on the thermostat. That image speaks volumes. It certainly doesn’t imbue your employees with a sense of appreciation, concern or respect. Instead, consider upgrading your thermostat to a slick new smart model hooked up to Wi-Fi. You can set temperature controls from anywhere you have internet access, and the appearance won’t make your employees feel like they’re under guard.

Call us at 864.269.5576 to schedule commercial services. Keep employees comfortable while keeping bills low with help from our team at Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning.

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3 Ways Air Duct Cleaning Could Increase Your Energy Efficiency
10 May
By: Climate Control
Climate Control

Want the magic formula for improved energy efficiency? The answer is in your vents.

Energy efficiency is somewhat of a mystery to those not trained in heating and cooling. We know using less energy results in a lower energy bill, but how can you do that and stay comfortable through the year? Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning can show you how something as simple and affordable as cleaning your ductwork can increase your comfort while lowering your bills.

Here are three ways duct cleaning helps

1. Improved Airflow

Dust or debris filling your ducts is similar to having a clogged air filter. Air has to move through the ductwork to circulate through your home. The resistance forces your AC and furnace to work harder than normal. This burns extra fuel and places extra wear on your system. Cleaning the ducts removes these barriers and allows your HVAC equipment to run better for longer while using less energy in the process.

2. Ease of Equipment

Bits of dirt and dust from the ductwork often make their way to other system components. Grit and grime can clog your HVAC system's moving parts. This leads to greater wear and resistance and can damage your unit over time.

3. Improved Air Filtration

As your filter fills up with dust and grime, it lowers the efficiency of your HVAC equipment. Less gunk in your air ducts means less junk filling up your air filter. This helps maintain a healthy airflow and healthy air quality within your home or office.

Contact our team at Climate Control to learn other ways to improve your energy efficiency without breaking the bank.

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Spring HVAC Troubleshooting Tips Everyone Should Know
03 May
By: Climate Control
Climate Control

What heating and air conditioning problems can you solve on your own?

Your heating and air conditioning equipment doesn't always act as it should. It's easy to ignore until something goes wrong. Then? It seems like nothing but an expert's opinion will do. There are a few exceptions to this rule you should know in case your HVAC system goes down. There may be actions you can take to get things back up and running on your own without any wait.

AC Is Running, But There’s No Cool Air

One of the most common HVAC problems is a lack of conditioned air. The heater turns on, but it’s not warm. The AC is blowing, but it’s not cold. This is one of the most frustrating problems. It might also be easy to fix.

First, change your air filter. A dirty filter will circulate contaminants throughout your home and allow bits of debris to damage your system. It will also prevent contaminated air from filling your house. Be sure to change those filters on a tight schedule, or enroll in a maintenance plan so someone else will do it for you.

If your filter is clear, it’s time to check your outdoor unit. Grass, weeds and other debris can crowd your AC and block airflow. Does it look dirty? You might have to call a technician to give it a good cleaning.

The System Won’t Turn on at All

Sometimes homeowners assume when an HVAC system isn't working it's in need of major repair. Before you resign yourself to using fans while you save for repairs, take a look at a few common causes.

First, be sure there is electricity running to the unit. You might need to reset the breakers or change out fuses. You might have to change the batteries in your thermostat. Power issues are the number one reason behind service calls. Homeowners can fix many of these issues on their own.

Second, make sure air is running to the unit. Pipes leading from outdoors to a natural gas HVAC setup deliver the air needed to fuel the pilot. Sometimes these pipes get blocked by leaves, bugs or other debris. Clear out connection points and attempt a system reset. You can find the directions inside the door to the HVAC cabinet.

Warnings You Can’t Ignore

While troubleshooting, you might run into a few signs of serious problems. If you experience the following, shut off your system and call a professional immediately:

  • The system repeatedly blows a fuse
  • There is a loud bang before the system turns on
  • You hear the sound of metal on metal

All three situations could lead to a fire, explosion or serious damage to your HVAC system. It's best to turn things off and wait for the help of a professional.

Need emergency heating and air conditioning help? Contact our expert team at Climate Control to stay safe and comfortable.

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