Sunday, 01 October 2017 15:17

Five Fall HVAC Tips

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It finally feels like Fall in Asheville, NC. The leaves are beginning to show their colors and visitors are flocking to the Blue Ridge Parkway. As the seasons change and the weather turns cooler, it is important to make sure you are taking steps to ensure your HVAC system is well-maintained. In this article, we will discuss five HVAC tips for Autumn in Asheville.

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Tropical Storm Harvey is on track to make landfall near Corpus Christi, TX, possibly as a category one or two hurricane. Though this storm is not likely to impact the Asheville area directly, it is a reminder that we are nearing the peak of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In our previous article, we discussed five things you need to know about the potential impact of tropical storms and hurricanes in our area:

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As summer draws to an end, we are entering the peak of Atlantic Hurricane Season. Spanning June to November, the most active time for east coast storms is September through October, when ocean temperatures are the warmest. Even in the Asheville area, tropical weather can cause quite a bit of damage and create headaches for homeowners.

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We have had a break from the oppressive heat this week, but hit-and-miss summer storms have been frequent. We will continue to experience humidity and surprise storms throughout the remainder of summer. In our previous post, we discussed four tips for keeping your home and family safe during severe weather:

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After a relatively cool and rainy start to summer, the heat and humidity have been intense here in Asheville throughout July. With excess moisture and temperatures in the 90's, sudden thunderstorms can develop and catch homeowners off-guard. These storms can contain numerous hazards including:

  • Frequent cloud-to-ground lightning
  • Heavy winds
  • Torrential rainfall and flash flooding
  • Large hail

Proper preparation is the key to protecting your home and keeping your family from the dangers of summer thunderstorms. In this article and the next, we will discuss ten tips for preparing your home and family for storms:

summer flower

We have been blessed with a relatively cool summer in 2017; nevertheless, air conditioning systems are still getting a work-out. In this series, we have been discussing ways in which you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your energy bills. In our first two articles, we detailed the first eight of twelve steps:

improving home energy efficiency asheville nc

As we have now officially entered summer in Asheville, homeowners know well their homes are consuming considerable amounts of energy. In this series of blog articles, we are discussing twelve steps homeowners can take to help improve the energy efficiency of their homes during the summer months.

In the first article, we discussed the first four steps, including:

  1. Perform Regular and Proper HVAC Maintenance
  2. Replace Old and Worn Windows
  3. Changeout Your Old HVAC System
  4. Adjust Your Thermostat Properly for Travel

In this post, we will continue our list with the next four steps for homeowners attempting to reduce energy consumption from June through September:

Air Conditioning Signs Living Room

We have already experienced highs in the 80s and near 90 degrees here in Asheville. If your air conditioner is not functioning properly, you probably know it by now. Your HVAC system may malfunction without warning, but there are several signs for which homeowners can watch that will help determine whether you should call your air conditioning technician.

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