You may cringe when your monthly heating and air conditioning bill arrives in the mail, but it is money well spent to keep your family comfortable in your home. You might be concerned when you find out that as much as 40% of the air that flows through your home’s air ducts escapes.
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.
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.
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!
Could air quality in your home be affecting your health? It seems to happen every year around the same time, right? For many living in Upstate, SC area, certain times of year can be debilitating for people with seasonal allergies, flu, colds and viruses going around.
Not sure when to call a professional for your air conditioning unit? Believe it or not, even though we are experts in servicing heating and cooling units there are times when we would recommend trying out a few tips before you call us. Here is a quick tip video has 4 easy tips to try before you call us!
Not sure if you should invest in an annual AC maintenance check? Finally experts can agree on one thing… professional annual ac checks are a really good idea! They will help you prevent costly breakdowns and extend the life of your air conditioning unit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Your AC Not Working Properly? Let’s face it AC problems can be frustrating especially if you’re living with young children or an elderly family member. Before you start reading this blog post remember that there are several common issues with your AC system that hiring a professional is the best idea (and we’re not just saying that because we are a professional).
Air Conditioning Maintenance : Is it important to get your air conditioning equipment checked on a regular basis? Stephen, owner of Five Star Charleston, would answer yes. You may think he’s biased and with good reason but Stephen does have some valid reasons for answering yes and here they are…
In this blog post you will learn about a large ductwork and crawlspace encapsulation project that we finished this week. A GREAT house built less than 10 years ago, but the ductwork and insulation were installed incorrectly and they needed a trustworthy help to fix their ongoing ductwork and crawlspace issues!