What Is Hard Water?

August 31st, 2015

The term “hard water” can sound a little counter-intuitive. How can water be hard? The term actually refers to what is in the water, specifically the minerals it contains. Many homes in our area use municipal water which has been softened, but there are a number of homeowners who use well water for their homes. It is typically the latter that is known as hard water. Contact us for more details.  Continue Reading

Benefits of a Tankless Hot Water Heater

August 24th, 2015

It wasn’t too long ago that your only decision about a water heater was whether to use one that was powered by electricity or one that was powered by natural gas. Why? Because they were storage tank units. These days, homeowners have more choices than ever when it comes to choosing a hot water heater for the home, and a very popular choice is the tankless hot water heater. Continue Reading

If I Have a Warranty for My AC, Why Do I Need to Do Maintenance?

August 17th, 2015

Having a warranty for any major appliance or system in your home is important because it protects you and your product. However, many warranties have a number of conditions that have to be met in order for the warranty to stay in force. The mistake a lot of consumers make is thinking that a warranty stays in force from the time of purchase, simply because the product was purchased; this isn’t true. And in the case of your whole home air conditioning system, your warranty may not stay effective if you don’t have your AC professionally maintained each year. Continue Reading

It’s Hot – Why Isn’t My AC Keeping Up?

August 10th, 2015

Topping out at temperatures in the high 90s or over 100 degrees isn’t unusual for Matthews, NC, at this time of year. When it’s this hot outside, you can guarantee that your air conditioner is working its hardest to cool your home, but even at full capacity, it may be struggling. There can be a few reasons for this, as we’ll explain more about below. Continue Reading

Why the MERV Rating of Your Air Filter Is Important

August 3rd, 2015

Choosing the right air filter for your home can make all the difference for allergy sufferers in your home. But knowing which air filter is the best fit can be a challenge as there are a number of choices available. One of the best ways to ascertain how well a particular air filter will function is to check its MERV rating. But first, you have to understand what MERV is and what it means for your air filter. Continue Reading

How Technicians Check Your Duct Size for Your AC System

July 27th, 2015

Just as you can’t install any size AC into your home for cooling, you can’t have just any size ductwork for your AC system. Your ductwork is the delivery system for your air conditioner, and if the ductwork isn’t of the right size, not only will your cooling be compromised, your AC system will be stressed. Part of our services here at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, is to check the size of your ductwork to ensure that it is adequate for your air conditioning system. Continue Reading

Why Isn’t My Heat Pump Cooling My House?

July 20th, 2015

Heat pumps can be great HVAC systems in our area, offering your home both heating and cooling. One of the best aspects of the system is that, as a homeowner, all you have to do is press a button on your dual-mode thermostat to switch between heating and cooling – but what if your system doesn’t respond? There are a few reasons why a heat pump may not move into or stay in cooling mode, and the HVAC pros at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, are here to help you find the issue and remedy it. Continue Reading

Tips on Programming Your Digital Thermostat for Energy Efficiency

July 13th, 2015

One of the best ways to save energy is by installing and using a programmable thermostat. This type of thermostat allows you to create a cooling or heating program for up to seven days, and you can have up to four changes per day. If you are on a regular routine, you can loop the program for continuous operation. Programming your thermostat takes the burden off you to constantly change your thermostat, which many homeowners forget to do, but it also allows you to reduce energy usage without sacrificing comfort because you can program the thermostat to power up your HVAC before you arrive home. However, a programmable thermostat isn’t going to do much for you if you don’t follow some basic energy-saving steps: Continue Reading

Why Should I Hire a Professional to Work on My Air Conditioning System?

July 6th, 2015

It looks really easy in online videos and home cable networks: doing the work in your own home. One of the reasons for this is that a professional is doing all the work, something that is easily forgotten. Another thing that’s forgotten? These are pre-taped shows and snippets, and no one is going to post content where things go wrong. The bottom line: unless you are a trained expert, you should always hire specialists to handle all of the work on your AC system. Not convinced? Here are some other reasons to consider this important step: Continue Reading

Can There Be Health Effects from the Chlorine in My Drinking Water?

June 29th, 2015

If you have municipal water, your water is treated with certain chemicals and compounds to both soften it and disinfect it. The main chemical used to disinfect drinking water is chlorine because it is inexpensive and highly effective. While the amounts of chlorine added to any water source are strictly monitored, many homeowners have concerns about potential health effects from chlorine in their drinking water. Water testing done by a professional company, like Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, can help shed light on whether or not your water is within the EPA guidelines, and a water treatment system can help remove the chlorine if you simply don’t want it there. First, let’s take a look at some basic information about chlorine. Continue Reading