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

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