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Maintaining Your HVAC System: Easy Things You Can Do to Minimize Problems and Optimize Efficiency

Posted on: November 17, 2011

If you want your HVAC appliances to remain in good working shape for as long as possible, some effort will be necessary on your part. Some of the things you’ll need to do may seem like a bit of a hassle, but the potential damage you’ll prevent will be well worth the time. Regularly change […]

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Tell-Tale Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

Posted on: November 15, 2011

The most obvious sign that your furnace needs replacing is when it is not working properly. Less obvious, but just as important, is determining whether or not it has become inefficient due to its age. If your system doesn’t blow sufficient hot air when the furnace is on, or cold air when the A/C is […]

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A Nine-Point Checklist to Keep Your Heat Pump in Prime Shape

Posted on: November 10, 2011

Your heat pump is what keeps your home comfortable throughout the year in the Charlotte area. Keeping your heat pump in prime shape is a great idea if you want to make sure it lasts you a long time and remains reliable. With that in mind, consider this nine-point checklist for routine heat pump maintenance: Inspect components such the […]

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Winterize Your Home Before the Nip in the Air Takes a Bite Out of Your Heating Budget

Posted on: November 8, 2011

With winter hitting the Charlotte area soon, you need to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible so that the cold air doesn’t overwhelm your heating budget. Use some of these tips to make sure that you and your family stay nice and toasty all winter long. Upgrade your heating equipment. Old furnaces can […]

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Three Key Areas in Your Home Where It Pays to Insulate

Posted on: November 3, 2011

With the storm season upon us and the winter months approaching, proper insulation is at its most important. Your home being well-insulated results in energy savings, and ultimately more money in your pocket book. Here are three key areas to pay extra attention to when assessing the insulation in your home: Attic – Ensuring your attic […]

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Take Advantage of 2011 Federal Tax Credits for Maximum Savings On Your Home-Comfort Purchases

Posted on: November 1, 2011

A lot of North Carolina residents are looking for ways to save money these days. At Acosta Heating and Cooling, we have some big savings available for you in the form of components eligible for 2011 federal tax credits, and the potential for lower home energy bills. How much can you save? Well, that depends on […]

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Your Autumn To-Do List: Check Ductwork and Vents for 7 Common Problems

Posted on: October 27, 2011

Your ductwork and your vents are just as important as the rest of your HVAC system, and they should be checked every year as part of your autumn to-do list. A number of common problems can make your heating and cooling equipment less efficient, and can cause extensive wear over time. When putting together your […]

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The AFUE Rating: What It Means and Why It Matters When You’re Replacing Your Furnace

Posted on: October 25, 2011

If you’re in the market for a replacement furnace, then AFUE ratings are something you won’t want to take lightly. AFUE stands for “annual fuel utilization efficiency”, and it’s a measure of how well a furnace converts energy into heat. As an example, if a furnace has a rating of 85 percent, that means it’s […]

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Choosing Your MERV Filter: Do You Know What Those Numbers Mean?

Posted on: October 20, 2011

Your air filters play a huge role in the indoor air quality of your home, so it’s important to know how to pick the ideal filter for your system. Knowing how to compare various filters is the first step towards achieving the quality of air that you want for you and your family. The easiest way […]

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UV Lights: Hospital Technology That’s Now Available for Your Home

Posted on: October 18, 2011

When putting together a clean-air strategy for your home, why use anything less than the absolute best in air purification? If you are serious about having the best indoor air quality for you and your family, you need to include ultraviolet (UV) lights in your plan. UV lights are extremely effective germicidal tools that can be […]

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