Charlotte HVAC Articles and Guides

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Check Your Furnace before the Winter Chill Hits Charlotte

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According to various Charlotte area weather forecasts, you have about 4 more days to get your home heating system ready for the winter ahead. Brad Panovich of WCNC Charlotte (@wxbrad on twitter) has got... more


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Pros & Cons of Fixing Old Central Air Conditioners

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The heat wave hitting our area this week has forced many homeowners to call their central ac repair companies in Charlotte, and talk about whether it still makes sense to repair their older central air... more


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Duct Cleaning and Sealing

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Summer is here in the Charlotte area, and if your central air conditioner just isn’t keeping up with the demand you need to stay cool in your home, it may be time to have the hvac duct system checked... more


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Fix A Frozen Air Conditioner Unit or Evaporator Coil

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We all like ice cubes in our refreshments in the hot summer months, but finding your evaporator coil frozen into a block of ice, is never a welcome sign. Not only will a frozen evaporator coil prevent... more


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Evaporator Coil Replacement Cost Estimates

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The evaporator coil is an integral component of your home central air conditioner system. It connects with the outside condensing unit via a copper lineset, and completes the cooling circuit of the refrigerant... more


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Heat Wave Rolling Into Charlotte Area, Are You Ready?

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Memorial Day weekend is here and it looks like the Charlotte area weather is going to provide what can only be described as a warm welcome into summer! With temperatures forecast to reach into the 90’s... more


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Severe Storms Came Through Charlotte Last Night | Have You Checked For Any Damage?

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Severe storms rolled into Charlotte again last night and with storms, comes power outages, lightning strikes, downed tree limbs and debris. It’s very important to not only check around your home... more


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Central Air Conditioner Compressor Replacement Cost

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When the compressor fails and your central ac unit starts blowing warm air, you really need to decide whether it makes more sense to have the air conditioner compressor repaired, or replace the ac unit... more


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Hot Weather Hits the Charlotte Area – Is Your Central AC Ready?

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An early Summer heat wave is going to make its presence known this week with near-record highs, and the typical afternoon thunderstorms we’re used to in the Charlotte area. The heat also means we’re... more


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R22 Recharge Costs in Central Air Conditioners or Heat Pumps from Charlotte Companies

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If you have a central air conditioner or heat pump that relies on a full charge of R22 refrigerant, the cost you pay this summer may be a bit of a surprise if you need to have it recharged. Due to the... more


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Tips from Charlotte Heating and Air Conditioning Companies

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We are starting a new feature here at the Charlotte HVAC Guide – a local roundup of HVAC news !  Every month, we’ll be reaching out to local companies in the Charlotte area and helping you... more


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Refrigerant Shortage Likely to Drive Up the Cost of Air Conditioning Repairs

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It seems that everything is going up in price these days, and refrigerant for your home air conditioner or heat pump is another one to add to the list. The primary refrigerant that has been used for over... more


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Tips for Preventing Seasonal Pollen and Mold Allergy Inside your Home

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If you live in Charlotte, whether a native or not, you know that pollen is a huge problem. With the slight winter we had this year, your allergy symptoms have probably already geared up with a vengeance! The... more


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Importance of Checking HVAC System Operation After Storms Overnight in Charlotte and Southeast

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Dangerous storms in Charlotte and several southern states left quite a bit of widespread damage that will take weeks to clean up. After making sure everyone is safe, it’s very important for homeowners... more


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Why Are Gas Pack Repair or Replaced More Often than Split Systems?

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A very common question that’s often heard from Charlotte area homeowners, many folks simply want to know why Gas Packs or Gas Packaged Units, seem to have more problems, require more repairs, and... more


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Service Experts of Charlotte HVAC Equipment Clearance Sale, Get it While it Lasts!

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If you’re like most Charlotte homeowners, you are always on the lookout for a special offer to help save some money! In this case, Service Experts of Charlotte (info and reviews) is having a season... more


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Charlotte Fire Department Reminder about Home Heating and Electrical Safety

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The cold weather finally came in with force over the last few days and with no immediate relief in sight, the Charlotte Fire Department sent out a friendly and very useful reminder on their facebook page... more


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Preventing Toxic Black Mold in Your Charlotte Home HVAC System

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Has a friend or relative told you that they’ve got a toxic black mold problem in their duct work or air conditioner, and you’re wondering if your home could also be at risk? You’ve probably heard... more


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How Much Does a Replacement Furnace Cost in Charlotte?

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Heating season is quickly approaching here in Charlotte NC, and many of us will need to deal with gas furnaces that may not work properly during initial furnace startup and need repair, or even worse have... more


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Furnace and Heating System Repair

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As we prepare ourselves for the typical Charlotte NC winter ahead, it’s always a good idea to make sure we know what to expect in case we need emergency furnace repair or any other type of heating... more


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Infrared Surveys Find Problem Areas in Your Home

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A local area home owner, Tyler Lee, decided to find out where air leak deficiencies were in his new home before he moved in, with the help of InfraredSurvey.com, a great service run by John Cannamela. With... more


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Race Week in Charlotte – Be Kind to your Charlotte Heating Contractor

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Anyone within 50 miles of Charlotte during the race weekend knows… you avoid the north side of highway 85 from Weds-Sunday, or just about ANY time that the track might be in use! The traffic is not... more


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Time for Gas Furnace Startup or Maintenance in the Charlotte Area, Cold Weather is Coming

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Charlotte is seeing its first snap of cold weather for 2011, and many of us will head for the thermostat within the next day or two, turn it over to the heat setting and start-up our home heating system... more


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Time to Get Your Heating System Tuned Up for the Charlotte Winter Ahead!

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After a long hot summer in Charlotte, it’s time to start thinking about your home heating system again. Wether you have a gas furnace heat system or a heat pump with an electric heating backup, each... more


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Insurance Fraud and the HVAC Industry in Charlotte

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It’s not too often that you find national news related to the HVAC industry popping up here in the Charlotte NC area. After all, the worse that usually makes the local news is related to air conditioner... more


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Air Conditioner Theft on the Rise in Charlotte

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Thieves, who are taking advantage of the high price of scrap copper in NC and stealing home air conditioners and heat pump units is nothing new in Charlotte. After all, if someone can enter the yard of... more


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20 Ways to Get Emergency Air Conditioning Service & Repairs Fast

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It never fails, your central air conditioning system is going to stop working at the most inopportune time! Maybe its a big party that night, or just another of these 90+ degree days we’ve been seeing... more


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New Page for Savings, Discounts, and Coupon Lovers!

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The last time a friend of ours needed to have her home air conditioner serviced, she asked us if we knew who had the best coupons for HVAC service in the area. Since the market is pretty well under-served,... more


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Things You Can Do if Your Central AC Doesn’t Cool Your Home?

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We’re accustomed to the cool comfort of central air conditioning inside our homes in the Charlotte area where the heat and humidity can really make day to day life uncomfortable. But, what can you... more


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How Does Energy Star Rate HVAC Equipment for your Home?

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If you have been researching HVAC equipment for your Charlotte area home, you’ve noticed that some of it bears the Energy Star seal and some doesn’t. Many consumers want to choose Energy Star products... more


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Things to Do While Waiting for the Charlotte AC Repair Company

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Charlotte and the surrounding area is about to see another blast of a heat wave for the next 7-10 days, and just like the last heat wave to hit Charlotte, you can expect your waiting time for the AC repair... more


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What is a Hybrid Heating System, and Why are They Popular?

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If you’ve been researching heat pumps or package units for your Charlotte home, then you’ve likely come across the term “hybrid heating” or “dual fuel capability” several times, and may be... more


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How Many Pounds of Freon or Refrigerant, Does an AC or Heat Pump Need?

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If you took a minute to step outside your house in Charlotte this week, you know it’s here… Summer! With temps floating into the 90’s for the 8th straight day, you can rest assured that... more


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Who’s Your Favorite Charlotte Air Conditioning Company?

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Speed Weeks have come to Charlotte for NASCAR’s annual 2 weeks of racing every May! Since many of us in the Charlotte area are also race fans and have our favorite drivers, car manufacturer, or race... more


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First Heat Spell Hits Charlotte – Are You Ready?

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Courtesy: WCNC Weather Page Whether you’re actually ready for the hot summer heat in Charlotte or not… get used to it cause here it comes! According to WCNC weather , we are going to see a... more


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How Your Home HVAC System can Influence the Sale or Value of Your Home

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As if buying or selling a home in Charlotte wasn’t hard enough in today’s housing market, your Charlotte home HVAC system may also have an impact on the sale! After all, nobody wants to buy... more


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Free HVAC Estimates, Repairs, Sales and Installation Quotes, Charlotte, NC

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Getting a free HVAC estimate for the cost of your replacement heating or air conditioning system in Charlotte NC is easier than you might think! Several Charlotte HVAC companies have easy to use online... more


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Home Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips for Your Central HVAC System

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Did you know there are several home air conditioner maintenance tasks you can do yourself to perform routine and preventative maintenance on your home AC system? While we still recommend having a qualified... more


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Condensing Unit Replacement | Condenser Only, or Complete HVAC System?

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One of the most common questions people ask about replacing the central air conditioner, is if they can replace only the condensing unit, or do they have to replace the entire air conditioner which includes... more


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Hail Damage | Air Conditioner and Cooling System AC Hail Damage

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Charlotte and several surrounding communities were hammered by baseball sized hail on April 09, 2011. Along with learning about the effects of lightning damage to an ac, or even the HVAC damages caused... more


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Free Thermostat Giveaway – Start Your Summer with Programmable Savings

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Start summer off right… with a Free Programmable Thermostat from Charlotte HVAC Guide! That’s right, we are giving one lucky Charlotte area resident a Free Thermostat, just in time for the... more


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Reasons Why a Central Air Conditioner Might Blow Warm Air?

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There are many reasons why your central air conditioner could be blowing warm air making your house hot, and in this Charlotte HVAC guide, we want to take a look at some of the common things you can check... more


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Air Conditioner Repair Service Contractors in Charlotte NC

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As anyone who experienced a broken home air conditioner in the past knows, there’s no good time to try and find a Charlotte air conditioner service company to come out! In fact, when its 85 degrees... more


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Charlotte Air Conditioner, Heating, and HVAC Repair Prices

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When you need air conditioner repair or service, the first concern almost every Charlotte homeowner has, is how much money the air conditioner service company is going to charge you for the repair! From... more


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Air Conditioner Start Up Tips for Charlotte Homeowners!

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Have no doubt, many Charlotte area residents will be starting up their home air conditioner over the next few days when the temps in Charlotte reach into the 70-80 degree mark for the first time! While... more


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Does Flooding Hurt the HVAC, Outside Condenser or a Package Unit?

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We had a very wet winter across the state of NC, and this spring, Charlotte residents are going to be faced with a new enemy of their home hvac systems, flooding! Sure, our air conditioners, heat pumps... more


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When Lightning Stikes | Insurance Company Replacement of Damaged HVAC

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The rain filled thunder and lightning storm season is almost upon us in the Charlotte area. Along with the bad weather comes the inevitable homeowner insurance claims for lightning strikes on air conditioners... more


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Cost to Recharge a Central Air Conditioner Unit

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The first hot day of the cooling season is lurking right around the corner in Charlotte NC and many people may find that simply turning the thermostat on is useless, and they need to have the home air... more


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Indoor Air Quality and Your Charlotte Home

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It’s that time of year when anyone with even the slightest hint of allergies, is about to be tested to the fullest with the high pollen counts getting ready to engulf the Charlotte NC area! Historically,... more


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Spring Fever Hits Charlotte, HVAC Cooling System Tips!

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The timing of warm weather hitting the Charlotte area could not have been better. NASCAR teams are in Daytona kicking off the 2011 racing season and most local residents will be in their yard at some point... more


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HVAC Cost and Price Estimates

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One of the main things we wanted to achieve when planning the Charlotte HVAC Guide, was to give users a way to get HVAC cost estimates in less than 1 minute. When we looked at all the heating and cooling... more


Charlotte HVAC Guide Soft Launch

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By now, anyone who visits this website can see that we are just a bit different than other heating and cooling websites in the Charlotte area. We aren’t an HVAC Contractor, but we do know our way... more