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Designing and Retrofitting Your Home for Passive Solar

Posted on: May 10, 2012

Homeowners who take advantage of passive solar home design can boost energy savings by lowering the heating and cooling load of their homes. Passive solar design is most easily accomplished when building or remodeling a home, requiring a more manageable investment than investing in active solar equipment, like photovoltaic panels. There are five basic concepts […]

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Seven Moisture-Fighting Strategies That Will Keep Mold From Multiplying

Posted on: May 8, 2012

If you’ve ever had a problem with mold in your home, you know just how problematic removing it can be. Mold can quickly multiply once it gets a stronghold in your home, but with moisture-fighting strategies, you can keep mold at bay in your Charlotte-area home. Here are seven tips you can use immediately: 1. […]

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Is an A/C Tune-Up on Your Spring To-Do List?

Posted on: May 3, 2012

An A/C Tune-Up should be at the top of your spring to-do list. The largest consumer of energy in your home is your heating and cooling system. Keeping your HVAC equipment running efficiently will help control energy costs. Having a spring A/C Tune-Up will get your A/C unit ready to operate safely and efficiently throughout […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Critical to Your Safety – Choose the Right Type

Posted on: May 1, 2012

It’s odorless, colorless and tasteless. Early symptoms of exposure to it may be mistaken for a simple case of the flu. Yet, carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of residential poisoning fatalities in the United States. Each year about 500 Americans die from breathing it — nearly half in their sleep — and over […]

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The Ductless Mini Split: An Innovative Solution for a Unique Situation

Posted on: April 26, 2012

A ductless mini split could be the solution to your home’s unique heating and cooling situation. One of its main advantages is that a mini split doesn’t require ductwork to operate, extending installation options beyond where ductwork is located and often minimizing costs, too. There are several other distinct advantages to using a ductless mini […]

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Invest That Tax Refund in a Heat Pump System, and You’ll See the Long-Term Payoff

Posted on: April 24, 2012

It’s that time of year again when excited homeowners make plans for their tax refunds. Even more exciting is deciding to put that investment toward a more efficient heating and cooling system, which will often pay you back for the initial costs through energy savings. An air-source heat pump system is a wise choice for […]

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Boost Your Heat Pump System’s Performance With 3 Insider Tips

Posted on: April 19, 2012

According to research from Energy Star, 50 percent of all heat pumps have significant problems with leaky air ducts, inadequate airflow and incorrect refrigerant pressure. These factors affect the performance of your heat pump system, making it work harder and use more energy. Your HVAC technician can improve the performance of your heat pump system […]

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Static Electricity? No Problem — Use a Humidifier To Take Care of It

Posted on: April 17, 2012

Dry winter air can cause a variety of issues, ranging from the mildly irritating to the downright damaging. Static electricity typically falls into the former category, although it can cause more serious problems in extreme cases. In any event, if you’d like to eliminate static and reduce all the issues associated with dry air, a […]

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Lauren Acosta On 107.9 WLNK’S “The Satisfied Life”

Posted on: April 16, 2012

Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical’s own, Lauren Acosta, joined “The Satisfied Life” radio show this past weekend. As an Acosta Comfort Specialist, Lauren brought her expertise of solar HVAC systems and indoor air quality solutions to Charlotte’s airwaves, offering insights and savings tips that every homeowner can appreciate. If you missed Sunday’s show, you can […]

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Fresh Air Year Round – With an Energy Bonus

Posted on: April 12, 2012

The indoor air quality of your home is important when trying to keep your family healthy, hence the need for ventilation. However, ventilation systems can be both practical and economical. Energy recovery ventilation systems vent the home while keeping energy loss to a minimum. Benefits of home ventilation Pumping a constant stream of fresh air […]

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