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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps. Air conditioning unit outside a house.

Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

February 15, 2024

Not only do heat pumps generate heat, but they can also pump out cool air. What’s more, a new heat pump can cut your North Carolina energy costs by up to 50 percent when you make the switch from a furnace or baseboard heater, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Video – Duct Cleaning Can Reduce Allergies

January 29, 2024

Your home’s air ducts connect to your heating and cooling system, which carries all the air in your home. When you are breathing your home’s air, it is optimal for the traveling air to be as clean as possible, because it carries particles or debris that will settle in the ducts and carry it straight to you. Having clear air ducts is one of the primary things that contribute to good indoor air quality (IAQ), which the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states is a prime concern in relation to pollutants in the home.

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How Do I Know I Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

January 15, 2024

Even though your furnace may look and seem fine, dangerous gases could leak into your Southern Pines home and seriously affect, even kill, your family members.

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Video – How Can I Make My Home More Comfortable?

December 22, 2023

Is your home always uncomfortable either upstairs and down? You should consider zoning your home!

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Why Buying a Heat Pump Instead of a Furnace Makes Sense. Senior Man And Woman Sit Outside Their House And Smile At The Camera Holding Pot Plant.

Why Buying a Heat Pump Instead of a Furnace Makes Sense

December 15, 2023

Want to heat and cool your Southern Pines home, fight climate change, and save money—all at the same time?

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Video - 4 Amazing Benefits of Ductless Units. Man on laptop sitting under ductless air conditioning system.

Video – 4 Amazing Benefits of Ductless Units

November 25, 2023

Ductless systems, also known as mini-splits, provide heating and cooling without traditional air ducts. They are much simpler to install than a central HVAC system and offer other advantages as well.

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How Does a Gas Furnace Work?

November 13, 2023

A furnace is a big part of your life—whether you realize it or not. It keeps your Southern Pines home warm and can help with your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer? - Man Repairing Furnace.

How Can I Make My Furnace Last Longer?

October 16, 2023

The average furnace lasts between 10 and 15 years. But did you know you can take steps to make it last longer?

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Thermostat 101 Basics. Girl choosing temperature on smart home thermostat

Thermostat 101 Basics

September 17, 2023

In the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, your thermostat is the undisputed leader of the heating and cooling team. It signals your furnace and air conditioner (AC) when to turn on and off.

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Image of couple sitting on the floor. How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency.

How to Determine Heat Pump Efficiency

July 13, 2023

If you are in the market for a new heat pump, efficiency is probably a key factor in your search. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has a universal ranking system for heating and cooling units that serves to help.

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