Have You Scheduled Your Commercial AC for Maintenance Yet?

May 25th, 2015

Spring is well under way, but we are already seeing temperatures into the 90’s. Keeping your business space cool and comfortable is critical to daily operation, and one of the best ways to ensure that your commercial AC works as expected is to schedule a spring maintenance appointment. If you haven’t scheduled yours yet, the experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, are here to help you get your system fully tuned-up for the upcoming summer season. All you have to do is give us a call! Continue Reading

What Is a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System?

May 18th, 2015

Most people are pretty familiar with water filtration systems, but there is one you may not be as familiar with: the reverse osmosis water treatment system. Reverse osmosis is a filtering process, but it works differently from more traditional water filtration systems, and as such, may provide benefits you won’t see with other types of water filtration systems. As with any home system, the best way to ensure that your reverse osmosis system works as needed is to have it installed and serviced by trained professionals. The experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, have helped numerous customers improve their water with the installation of a water filtration system, and we are here to assist you, too. Continue Reading

Why Is Proper Air Conditioning Sizing Important?

May 11th, 2015

Whole home air conditioners are not one-size-fits-all systems. A specific calculation to determine the cooling load needs to be performed in order to ensure you install an air conditioner that can comfortably and easily cool your home. Many people think that bigger is better when it comes to air conditioning installation, but this is not the case.  When you hire the experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, for AC installation, you can rest assured that you are working with experienced, trained professionals who will make sure that your new air conditioner cools just as it is supposed to. If you are ready for a new air conditioner in York County, SC, call us today and schedule an appointment. Continue Reading

How Can Something Called a “Heat Pump” Cool My House?

May 4th, 2015

It may seem completely contrary – a device called a heat pump cooling your home. But it’s true, and it can. Not only can a heat pump cool your home, it can heat it, too, which is one of the reasons why these systems have become very popular choices with homeowners. However, to know whether or not a heat pump is a good system for your home requires a basic understand of how the system works, and how it can cool your home as well as heat it. Continue Reading

How Insulation Saves You Money in the Summer

April 27th, 2015

Insulation in your walls and attic serves to slow the transfer of heat into and out of your home. The process works by slowing conductive heat flow, or heat that passes directly through materials (like a metal spoon that gets hot when you put it in a cup of coffee). The insulating material slows the convective heat, keeping it in your house longer in the winter. But insulation isn’t only useful when temperatures drop. Here in York County, SC, our summers come in the hot and humid variety, but good insulation can help you fight that. Here’s how insulation saves you money in the summer while allowing you to keep cool. Continue Reading

Do I Need to Size My Water Softener?

April 20th, 2015

If you live in an area where your water comes from a well or spring, then you have what is known as “hard water.” Hard water isn’t bad for you, but it can contain a high level of minerals that can cause scaling in your pipes and fixtures. The best way to reduce the effects of hard water is by installing a whole home water softener, but like an air conditioner or hot water heater, it’s important to correctly size your water softener to make sure you are getting the full benefits the device has to offer. The experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, offer comprehensive water softener services, and we can help you determine what size water softener you need and install it. If you are tired of the effects hard water is having on your home, call us today and schedule an appointment. Continue Reading

Comfort Systems of York County, LLC Voted Best Heating & Air Conditioning 2014 in The Herald Buzzies!

April 13th, 2015

Nothing makes a company and its staff feel better about their products and services than being recognized by the community, and we are once again humbled and honored to be the 2014 Buzzie recipient in the Heating & Air Conditioning category of The Herald. This is now our 5th consecutive year winning this award, and we hope it encourages all to always seek the help of licensed, trained professionals whenever you need HVAC and water treatment services. With the speed of technology and the ability to access help in a matter of seconds via computer search engines and smart devices, it can be easy to fall prey to fly-by-night companies or individuals who may not be as expert as they seem. What should you look for in a professional HVAC company? Here are some things to keep in mind: Continue Reading

How Does a Geothermal System Cool?

April 6th, 2015

Cooling from the ground? Really?

Well, not exactly. One of the biggest questions regarding geothermal systems is, ‘how do they work?’ It may seem like a futuristic idea to heat and cool your home using a system that harnesses latent heat from the Earth to warm your home and serve as a heat sink for cooling, but geothermal heating and cooling has been around since the 1940s. With the advent of better products and technology, however, these systems have become more accessible for homeowners that ever before. If you’ve been looking for a durable, highly-energy efficient way to cool and heat your home in York County, SC, it may be time to see what a geothermal system can do for you.

How Does It Work?

It’s best to start with how these systems heat, so we’ll begin there. Geothermal systems are comprised of a ground loop, a ground-source heat pump and a delivery system for the air, which can be ducted or ductless. The ground loop is buried below the frost line in your yard in either a horizontal or vertical manner and is filled with an environmentally-friendly antifreeze that absorbs heat or releases it, depending on whether the system is heating or cooling. In heating mode, the antifreeze absorbs the latent heat in the ground surrounding the loop. The antifreeze brings this heat to the heat pump where it is concentrated and then distributed to your home’s living spaces. When the system is in cooling mode, the opposite occurs: the heat inside your home is absorbed and transferred to the ground loop via the antifreeze; the heat is released into the surrounding soil, making the ground a heat sink.

Why Consider This Type of System?

Geothermal systems have an efficiency rating of 300-400%. This means that for every unit of energy expended to heat or cool your home, you are getting 3-4 units in return; as such, geothermal systems are the most energy efficient type of heating and cooling system currently available. A second reason to consider using a geothermal system is that these systems use zero fossil fuels and only a small amount of electricity to operate. This makes them very environmentally friendly as helps to significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

Interested to see what a geothermal system can do for your home? Call the experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation specialists.

Common AC Repairs You Should Look Out for

March 27th, 2015

As hot humid weather comes our way, we run our air conditioning systems more and more. Air conditioners don’t just cool down a home; they also remove excess moisture from the air, an important feature when humidity levels outside leave you sweating. But as your system runs for longer, it’s more likely that you’ll run into some trouble.

Look out for some of the most common signs that your air conditioning system is in trouble, including noisy operation, low cooling levels, and short run times. And call Comfort Systems of York County, LLC for quality AC repair in Rock Hill, SC.

Keep an eye on these common problems

It’s important to fix an air conditioning issue ASAP to prevent any other parts from wearing down.

  • Low Refrigerant – When refrigerant is low, you may not get the level of cooling you need from your air conditioner. Many homeowners wait until this problem becomes unbearable before calling for AC repairs. But it’s important to note that refrigerant does not dissipate on its own. Refrigerant is most likely leaking from the system, and as it continues to leak, your compressor may run into some trouble as well.
  • Frozen Coil – Yes, even on the hottest of days, the evaporator coil of your air conditioning system can freeze. This often happens because there is not enough air flow over the coil. A clogged filter could be the culprit, so be sure to change the filter regularly. It could also indicate trouble with the fan motor, or even dirt on the coils.
  • Clogged Condensate Line – Humidity in the air is eased as condensation collects on the indoor coil. This condensation then drains away from the unit, but if the condensate pipe is clogged, water may back up and leak onto the ceiling or damage your air conditioner.

Pay attention to any signs that your air conditioner is struggling, and call a repair technician at the first sign of trouble. If you want to prevent air conditioning problems from occurring, or find out about them early on, air conditioning maintenance is the service for you.

No matter what your HVAC needs, the experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC are the people to call for AC repair and more in Rock Hill, SC.

What’s the Best Method for Air Purification?

March 20th, 2015

How much do you really know about the air you breathe in your home every day? When the weather outside is not ideal, you seal up the windows and doors and turn on the air conditioner. Unfortunately, this means that you continue to circulate air that may have a lot of unhealthy particles moving with it. In fact, the air inside may be more polluted than the air outside, especially if there is a lot of moisture in the air. And stale, dry air can make everybody in the home feel less comfortable.

When you need to make sure that the people in your home can breathe easily, call on the indoor air quality experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC. For more on air purification and comfort systems, consult our list below.

  • Air Purifier – The air filter that comes with your heating and cooling system may not filter out some of the smaller contaminants that cause the most trouble for people with severe allergies or asthma. An electronic air purifier can take care of more of these smaller particles so that you don’t have to worry about the impact on your health.
  • UV Air Purifier – A UV air purifier specifically targets biological contaminants such as bacteria and viruses. That’s because UV light can kill and sterilize microorganisms instantly, so they are no longer a threat to your respiratory and immune system.
  • Dehumidifier – Though it is not necessarily an air purification system, a dehumidifier can actually help to prevent mold spores from collecting in the air of your home. Moisture in the air leads to mold and mildew developing on the walls or ceilings, and breathing in the spores can be dangerous. Dehumidifiers accumulate moisture so that it cannot cause trouble for your home.
  • Humidifier – A humidifier adds moisture to the air, because extreme dryness can be just as problematic as excessive moisture. This can alleviate dry skin and help you get over a cold faster.

When you put your trust in the friendly professionals at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC for air purification services in Charlotte, NC, we’ll go over all of your options with you to make sure you get exactly what you need. Give us a call today!