Is Proper Timing Important When Scheduling An Air Conditioning Repair?

air conditioning repairInquires from a dozen HVAC specialists about the key to less frequent and pricey air conditioning repair,  prolonged systems life and they will affirm with certainty that routinely scheduled preventive maintenance and cleaning is the key. In the summertime, improper functioning of air conditioning systems can result in high indoor temperatures. Proper timing is therefore of supreme importance when it comes to scheduling the air conditioning repair.

Another benefit of having well-timed routine maintenance is that it helps to detect any problem with your A/C system, thereby guaranteeing you that your system will not falter or even break down, which can possibly cost you an arm and a leg in repair and replacement. Furthermore, with the costs of energy skyrocketing each passing day, a properly functioning unit consumes less energy and you pay less monthly bills.

Air conditioning contractors have the necessary practical experience, competence, and expertise in numerous elements and aspects related to ventilation, heating, and air conditioners operations. They also have the necessary equipment and are better educated in knowing which tool/equipment to use where and for what reason. You should, therefore, hire them for all year-round servicing of your system.

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Your Summer Home And HVAC Maintenance Guide

HVAC maintenanceWarm weather and longer days make summer a perfect time for homeowners to attend to those long-pending home maintenance tasks. Take a closer look around your home and prepare a list of things that need a touch-up, repair, or replacement. Here are some quick home and HVAC maintenance tasks that can keep your home appliances running smoothly, prevent damage to your property, save you energy bills, and help keep your house in great shape.

HVAC Maintenance Tips

Clean the Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fan blades tend to gather dust over time. Now that they will be rotating more often and at a higher speed, prevent them from churning dust in your home. Switch off the fan and wipe the blades clean using a damp cloth. Spray a liquid cleaner if the dirt layer is really sticking. Use a step stool or platform ladder to reach the fan. If you don’t have a ladder, you can also use a long ceiling-fan duster.

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HVAC Habits to Avoid

HVAC HabitsMany homeowners have bad habits because of the many misconceptions about heating and cooling systems. These bad habits are more harmful than they appear.


Adjusting the thermostat constantly. It is probably the most difficult part of your HVAC system to start up or shut down the heat pump, or AC. If you frequently change the thermostat’s temperature, the unit may be subjected to frequent cycles of on and off. It puts undue strain on the equipment. You’ll need heating and AC repairs or worse, premature replacement.

Keep your thermostat set at the same temperature throughout the day to ensure that your HVAC system runs smoothly. Install a programmable thermometer if you want to be able to change the temperature at specific times. The thermostat will keep your home comfortable, even if no one is home or if it’s bedtime. It won’t affect the performance of your HVAC system.

Planting near your outdoor unit. Your HVAC system will not perform at its best if airflow is blocked. Planting plants or shrubs too close to an outdoor unit can not only reduce airflow, but it also increases the chance of the plant growing inside the unit and damaging important components such as the fan or compressor. AC repair experts advise against placing any obstructions to airflow near your outdoor HVAC system. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 24 inches of clearance on all sides. Clean the area around the unit to remove dirt and debris.

Closing registers and vents. Closing one vent in a room that is not being used to save energy. This can affect the performance and efficiency of your HVAC system. By closing vents you reduce the space that is heated or cooled, causing your HVAC system to act as though it was not designed for your home.

The HVAC filter should be changed regularly. Air filters are designed to protect your HVAC unit from dirt, dust and other airborne particles that could damage its internal components. Filters that are clogged prevent airflow to enter the system and cause it not to perform efficiently. Dirty air filters also affect the quality of air in your home. As a homeowner, the best AC maintenance you can perform is to change your air filters regularly. If you do this every three to six months, not only will your HVAC system last longer but it will also preserve its lifespan.

Do-it-yourself repairs or installations. It’s not possible to damage an HVAC system more than by ignoring professional service and doing it yourself. Some people want to save money and do their own repairs and installations. However, they don’t realize that it can cause multiple problems, including unintentional equipment damage or shorter equipment life.

HVAC technicians are certified and trained to replace and repair heating and air conditioning systems. The HVAC technicians have years of training in the field and are familiar with furnaces, heat pump systems, and air conditioners. HVAC professionals are better equipped to handle HVAC problems than you can be. This is worth more than the money you will save by repairing your heating and cooling system yourself.

No preventive maintenance. It’s a good idea, in the spring and fall to hire an HVAC technician to maintain and inspect your air conditioner. You can then prevent any problems that could compromise the performance of your system. Unfortunately, many people are not proactive about maintenance. As a homeowner, you should prioritize preventive HVAC maintenance before things get out of hand in terms of indoor comfort. You don’t want your AC to fail when you are trying to cool down on a hot day in the summer.




We’ll start with the bad ones and then move on to the good habits that you should adopt. You can preserve the health of your HVAC system while reducing monthly utility bills by following these tips.

Cool effectively. Your HVAC system will last longer if you put less strain on it. Keep your thermostat in a reasonable range. When everyone is around, 78 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature to cool your home efficiently this summer, especially with the heat and humidity in North Myrtle Beach. You can raise the temperature a few degrees when no one is home. You will extend its useful life.

Cleaning your home often is another thing you can do. You can also keep your home clean by cleaning it often. Airflow will be improved if your home is less cluttered. You should ensure that the indoor and outdoor units are clear of any obstructions. This includes furniture near vents and dirt or weeds around the outdoor unit. Vacuuming regularly will also help reduce the amount of dust your filters collect. This will improve the airflow and indoor air quality.

Schedule professional maintenance. HVAC maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs, protect your family, and extend the life of your AC, furnace, or heat pump.

You can only get the most out of your HVAC system if you maintain it correctly. North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air can help you keep your home warm and comfortable. Our HVAC services are second to none. For an estimate, call us at 843-399-3237.

North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air
1001 2nd Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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How to choose the best HVAC system for your commercial space

HVACResidential and commercial HVAC systems are very different. It can be difficult to choose the right system for your commercial space. When choosing the best HVAC system for your North Myrtle Beach commercial space, there are several factors to consider.

Understanding the Differences Between Different HVAC Systems

It’s important that you understand the differences between your residential HVAC unit and your commercial unit before exploring your options. Commercial units are usually much bigger than those found in residential settings. This is because they have to heat and cool an area that’s much bigger. Commercial units are larger and have more features.

Installing, maintaining, and repairing a commercial HVAC unit will cost you more. They are often more customized to fit your office needs. It is important to choose the correct unit for your commercial space.

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Scheduling AC Maintenance In Spring

ac maintenanceA lot is happening in spring. After a long, cold winter things are finally looking a lot livelier again. However, before the seasonal shift finally happens, you should take extra measures to ensure that your property and everything in it is in top working order. This includes your air conditioning, among other things. Your HVAC will need some maintenance and spring is the best time to have it scheduled. The cold of winter can have huge impacts if not devastating effects on your AC. Proper ac maintenance done by a professional could take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes.

Why should I schedule AC maintenance in spring?

First of all, during winter, the extreme cold may have had some sort of damage to your AC. It’s best to have it checked out when temperatures normalize again. Also, late spring and summer will bring in warmer temperatures and it will be the time when the AC will be in full blast. It’s only fitting to get your AC prepped up before it goes under constant use again. Heating and cooling units have their own specific times when maintenance is best done. For air conditioners, spring is the perfect time to do it. Don’t wait to schedule your AC maintenance during the early summer. You might find yourself in a rather hot and uncomfortable situation if your AC unit breaks down on you.

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How To Improve The Efficiency Of Your HVAC System

HVACEverybody wants to live in a comfortable house. So, you have to make sure that your HVAC system is working properly all year round. Here are some changes you can make to your HVAC system to improve its efficiency.

Schedule An Annual HVAC Maintenance

HVAC systems need regular maintenance to boost their efficiency and performance. So, make sure to have a regular HVAC maintenance service during spring and fall to avoid breakdowns and problems.

Change The Filter Regularly

It will help prevent breakdowns and improve the efficiency and air quality of your HVAC unit. Check or change your filter at least once a month. In case it is looks filthy or clogged, then it is time to have it changed.

Use A Programmable Thermostat

If you are not making the most out of your programmable thermostat, then make sure that it is one of your priorities. A programmable thermostat will lessen the need for heating and cooling, which will ease the load on the HVAC system. You can save as much as 15% every year on your heating and cooling bill by switching back the programmable thermostat between 10 degrees and 15 degrees for eight hours per day.

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How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer Heat

Air conditionerThe first hot day of summer is just around the corner! The last thing you need is to switch your unit over to central air and find that your air conditioner doesn’t work.

Over the cooler months of winter your air conditioner sits idle and collects debris, such as leaves, and some general maintenance is needed to keep it running smoothly. If this maintenance isn’t done before the dog days of summer arrive, you may find yourself sitting in the hot air waiting for an HVAC specialist to arrive. Now is the time to take a good look at your AC system and make sure that it is in good working order.

Two Main Components Of An Air Conditioner

Your central air system contains a condenser (the pump that is located outside of your home) and an evaporator unit which can be found on the air handler. These two components work together to extract the heat from your home using refrigeration technology. The air handler will move the chilled air through the ductwork of your home and into the various rooms.

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