Hilton Head Heating & Air Conditioning Articles

Understanding the Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality

The quality of the air that you breathe inside your home can have a major impact on your health. Indoor air quality testing is important to protect you and your family…..

Furnace Rebates: How & Why

Furnace rebates can be claimed by anyone who upgrades their equipment to meet the standards which are set by the internationally accredited Energy Star system, and who does so in the right way. The need to save energy, and the significant developments in technology have meant that there is a need to offer incentives to […]

Furnace 101 – Pilot Lights

How To Light a Furnace Pilot Light You’ll want to have these tools on hand to check the pilot light: Matches Fine wire The pilot light on a gas furnace can go out because of drafts. To relight the pilot, follow the manufacturer’s instructions exactly; they are usually fastened to the furnace. If instructions for […]

Dirty Ducts

You should consider having the air ducts in your Hilton Head home cleaned if: There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in Hilton Head heating and cooling systems: Many […]

SEER Made Clear

The U.S. Department of Energy claims that the energy we use in an average Hilton Head home is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as an average car. This is due to the fact that much of the energy we use in our buildings comes from fossil fuels. Therefore, any conservation action plan […]

The Results Are In: Top 4 CO Detectors

A carbon monoxide (CO) detector is the kind of thing you want to know works.  This is one indoor air quality issue that cannot go unchecked. You can find detectors that need to be hardwired into your Hilton Head electrical system as well as simpler plug-in and battery operated models. To sort out which detectors […]

All CO Detectors Are Not Created Equal

If your Hilton Head home uses natural gas, or if you have a wood or gas fireplace, you need a carbon monoxide detector. In fact, even if you have an all-electric home, you might consider getting a detector if you use a backup general or other carbon-fueled heat/power source. Inhaling too much carbon monoxide (CO) […]

Memo: Don’t Forget to Conserve Energy & Save Money!

The EPA and New Indoor Air Protocol

New guidance will help ensure that home energy upgrades protect the health of Americans while saving energy and money.

What Does MERV Have To Do With My Filter?

The MERV rating indicates the percentage of particles the air filter will remove from the air passing through it. In general, a MERV rating of 6 indicates that the filter will capture up to half of the particles in the air; a filter with a rating of 8 will trap 70 to 85 percent of […]

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