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

The 3 Components of a Ductless Air Conditioning System

June 22nd, 2015

It can sound odd – “ductless air conditioning” – but it has been around for a while and is becoming a popular choice for many homeowners. You may have concerns about this kind of system, mainly around how it works and if it’s truly capable of whole home air conditioning. To help shed some light on how a ductless system can effectively cool your home, the AC experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, have put together a quick overview of the components. Continue Reading

Ice on Your AC: Scraping It Isn’t the Solution

June 15th, 2015

It may look like a simple problem: ice on your AC. You scrape it off, and your system works better – for a while. When the air coming from your vents becomes tepid again, instead of cool, you go outside and there it is again: ice. You think to yourself, “I just scraped this off. Why is it back again?” The reason is simple: the ice is a symptom of another problem, and it will persist until the problem is repaired correctly. This is where the AC experts at Comfort Systems of York County, LLC, come in. We can handle all of your air conditioning repair needs in York County, SC, including ice build-up. Just give us a call today and our helpful office staff will schedule you an appointment. Continue Reading

Common Problems That Can Develop with Your AC Fans

June 8th, 2015

Your air conditioning system needs a specific amount of air flow to work properly. Without it, the heat release/cooling process is affected, as well as the level of air volume coming into your home. The two components responsible for your system’s air flow are the condenser fan and the evaporator fan. There are some common problems that can develop with these fans that can affect your AC’s performance, and it’s important to be aware of them so you can have any issues with your fans addressed immediately by your Comfort Systems of York County, LLC technician. Continue Reading

Reasons to Soften Your Hard Water

June 1st, 2015

While it may seem that most homeowners have access to water that comes from a water treatment plant, the truth is that many homeowners use well or ground water sources for the potable water in their homes. These sources are fine for getting the water you need, but they will always provide what is known as “hard water” – water with a high amount of minerals. Hard water isn’t unhealthy or bad for you, but it can create certain kinds of problems that do not occur with water that is softened. Continue Reading

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 Good 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