Springtime Flu or Indoor Air Quality Issue?

Getting a cold or the flu this time of year always seems to be worse than other times of the year, but if you feel ill and just cannot shake it, it might be something other than your immune system to blame. It could be a problem with the indoor air quality in your home. Today’s homes are built to be energy efficient, and as such, dust, pollen, contaminants, chemicals and even viruses are trapped inside. When you add to that the numerous irritants you bring into your home, [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|

HVAC Repair vs. Coca-Cola 600

You, and probably many of your friends, are anxiously looking forward to the 58th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at the end of May. The pre-race show is set to honor Memorial Day and our military heroes so it should be an incredible event. The last thing you want to do is miss it because of a costly HVAC repair. About now you are also probably getting close to turning on the air conditioning, if you haven’t already, and one thing that you should be thinking about is having [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|

March is the Perfect Time for an HVAC System Inspection

Winter is winding down, yet summer is still a bit of a ways away yet, so that means we’re getting close to that wonderful time of year when your HVAC system is able to enjoy a bit of a break. In Spring, you often do not need heat or air conditioning, at least during the day. This makes it the perfect time to think about having an HVAC system inspection performed. This is a relatively slow season for those in the HVAC industry in terms of needing to do [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|

The Temperature is Climbing… Do You Need Air Conditioning Repair?

You were all set to go out this weekend and enjoy the many places to go in Charlotte when it started getting warmer and you decided it was time to kick on the air conditioner, only to find that it isn’t working. Needing air conditioning repair has sidelined your plans, or so you think. However, maybe it doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. Many air conditioning repair fixes are less major than you might think. Often something simple, such as a loose wire, refrigerant leak, clogged [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|

How to Deal with Needing Furnace Repair

It is never a great situation when you find that you need furnace repair in February. Even though spring isn’t too far off, you do not relish the idea of being cold in your home until then. There are a few feasible ways to deal with needing furnace repair, and also a few creative, albeit impractical ways. 1.  Leave – You could opt to go stay somewhere else rather than deal with the furnace repair at the moment. If you have friends or family who would let you hang [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|

Residential Heating Services You May Need this Winter

Keeping your home’s heating system well-maintained is an important way to avoid crises this winter. It’s better to be proactive and have your home inspected rather than waiting until your system shuts down from overload or lack of appropriate care. As heating professionals, we recommend certain residential heating services, including home inspections and maintenance, be completed regularly. The earlier issues can be resolved, the less overall damage and repair that has to be completed. Here are some things to look out for that may mean you need residential heating [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|

Keep Your Indoor Air Quality at its Finest for Your Guests this Holiday Season

It’s the season to make sure your home is prepped and ready for hosting! With family visiting, holiday parties and events, and neighbors stopping by, it’s an important time of year to make sure that your home is at its finest. There are so many details to keep up with, so don’t let poor indoor air quality put a damper on your holiday spirits. At Acosta Heating and Cooling, we have just what you need to keep the air you and your guests breathe clean and fresh. The first [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|

Top 5 Reasons Everyone is Switching to Gas Furnaces

As a homeowner, you have many options for how to regulate the temperature in your home. At Acosta Heating and Cooling, we want to help you make sure you’re choosing the best option. Here are some basic reasons for removing your electric furnace and replacing it with a gas furnace: Gas furnaces are much more efficient at heating your home with less energy usage, meaning your utility bills will be lower. Gas is a less expensive form of energy than electricity. Gas furnaces can heat a home quicker than [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|

A Guide to Learning More About Heat Pumps

We live in a climate that is particularly ideal for using heat pumps as a part of your home’s heating and cooling system. The science behind heat pumps is that they’re merely an exchange of heat from one source to another. During the cold, winter season, they’re exchanging warm air outside for cool air inside. The opposite is true in summer. Even though they’re termed “heat” pumps, they can also be used to cool your home as they exchange the warm air in your home for the cool air [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|

Types of Thermostats and Which One is Right for You

The key to keeping your home both comfortable and efficient is to select the right thermostat. There are a variety of options when it comes to thermostats. Here is a brief guide to these different options to help you know which one is the best fit for you and your home: Programmable thermostats allow you to set the temperature based on the time of day, season, whether you’re home or absent, etc. Since the thermostat is controlling your home’s environment automatically, it allows for high efficiency so that energy [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|