Learn About Fire Prevention in October

Fire Prevention is essential for every person to understand, which is why the month of October is Fire Prevention Month. The week of October 6-12 is Fire Prevention Week, where local fire stations, along with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), will help raise awareness about fire safety. Events in your community will help teach your family about the dangers around the home that can cause a fire and will help prepare you if a fire starts.

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How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Filter?

Your HVAC system contains dozens of delicate parts that all work together to keep your home cool or warm, based on your family’s needs. Did you know that neglecting to change the air filter on your HVAC system can cause those parts to get worn out much sooner than they should?

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Top Reasons to Sign Up for a Heating & Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan

Imagine you come home from work and notice that it feels a little warm in your house. You check the thermostat and set the temperature down a couple of degrees to cool the house. A few minutes later, you start prepping dinner and notice that it still feels warm. You recheck the thermostat and the temperature in your home has increased a couple of degrees.

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Help! My Air Conditioner is Blowing Warm Air!

If you’ve ever come home from an all-day outing or a vacation to discover that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your house or is blowing warm air into your home, you know how big of a headache it can be and completely ruin your good mood. So, what can be causing your air conditioner not to cool your home or to be moving warm air into your home?

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What You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

If you had to grade your indoor air quality on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being not healthy and 10 being almost like fresh air, how would you rate it? Like most homeowners and business owners in Charleston and surrounding areas, you may not know how to rate it or whether you should even be worried about it.

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Tips for Helping You Choose a New Air Conditioner for Your Home in Charleston

Summertime in Charleston can be extremely hot, and that means your air conditioner is working overtime to keep you cool and comfortable in your home. If your air conditioner is older and seems to be struggling to keep up with your family’s comfort level this summer plus you have poured money into expensive repairs, then it could mean it’s time to consider replacing your HVAC system.

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Reasons to Sign-Up for an HVAC Maintenance Plan

The peak of summertime is near and with the heat and humidity rising your air conditioning will be constantly running, which increases the demand and stress on your HVAC system. As your HVAC system ages, the more repairs that will be needed and when you use your air conditioner constantly during the summer the greater chance that it could break.

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Three Tips to Protect Your HVAC for Hurricane Season

The Atlantic forecast is out for the 2019 Hurricane season, and the good news is that researchers are predicting a quieter season than the past three have been. The predictions are still early, and as the storm season gets underway the predictions may change for the fall storm season if any storms form during the early summer months.

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How to Know When You’ve Found a Great HVAC Company

With so many HVAC companies in the Charleston area, it’s not easy to pick one that you will be happy with for the long term. Many companies advertise themselves as the best in the business in our area, but how do you know if they really are? We are here with a few tips to help you find a great HVAC company that you will not only be happy with but look forward to their service calls.

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Why Isn’t My Air Conditioner Cooling?

Good news, our gorgeous Charleston summers are right around the corner! With the approach of summer, your air conditioner will be used more frequently. If your air conditioner hasn’t been used since last summer, make sure you are home the first time it is turned on to make sure it is running properly. If you discover that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home, it is not only an unpleasant surprise, but can cause you to be concerned about the cost of repairs.

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Quick Tip: Which Furnace Filter Should I Choose?

Choosing the best furnace filter for your family and home can be very confusing and overwhelming. There are so many choices and it is often hard to figure out which one will create a healthy environment for your family and also help your furnace work it’s best. Watch the video to understand the pro’s and con’s of each furnace filter type.

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What you should know about Your HVAC and Your Health

Most homeowners main concern with their heating and air conditioning system is that it keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Have you thought about the air that is circulating within your home? Your HVAC system is the main entry point for all of the air in your home that you live in and breathe daily. It is critical to keep your HVAC system well maintained for your family’s health.

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How Your Furnace Works and Avoiding Potential Dangers

The delicate parts of your furnace are subjected to wear and tear every time your furnace heats your home. Over time parts of your furnace can weaken, and can even become a danger to you and your family if a crack forms. Watch this video to see how your furnace works and learn about how to avoid a crack in your furnace.

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Preventing Dry Skin this Winter

Is your skin starting to itch and crack? You could be suffering from dry skin. The cold months of winter can be very drying for delicate skin, and it is important to do what you can to help prevent dry skin and other skin conditions, such as frost bite, from developing.

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Quality Insulation Solutions

This video is part 1 of an attic energy upgrade Five Star Today did for a home.  This homeowner’s utility bills are exorbitant – well over $400 a month in both the winter and summer – while the house was only 2,050 square feet. Find out how we dramatically reduced their monthly utility bills and made sure indoor air quality increased significantly!

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Using Humidifiers – Need to Know Tips for Your Home

During the height of cold and flu season, using a humidifier can bring much needed relief for nasal congestion. Many people don’t realize that humidifier’s need to be maintained just like your HVAC system. Read more about the correct way to use and maintain your humidifier.

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A Winter Tune-Up Can Help You Avoid Costly HVAC Repairs

When the winter temperatures begin to drop, you turn up the heat in your home to stay cozy. But what happens if the heater isn’t turning on because you haven’t used it yet this winter season? This turns into a very costly repair, and could have been avoided if you had completed a winter tune-up prior to the cold temperatures starting.

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Does Your HVAC System Need to be Balanced?

Do certain rooms in your home feel warmer or cooler than others? If you often feel a significant difference in temperature when walking through your home this could be a sign that your HVAC system needs to be balanced. Read more about you can figure out if you need to balance your heating and cooling unit in this blog post.

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