Can Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Years ago, NASA scientists investigated how confined airtight spaces have an adverse effect on human health. Similarly, areas in our homes with poor ventilation expose us to “off-gassing” by a variety of chemicals found in synthetic materials, furniture, carpets, and other household items. If left unchecked, this situation may create a “sick-building syndrome” under our own roof. Potted plants offer a practical and inexpensive solution. They purify the air we breathe, recycle carbon dioxide, and absorb some particles that are harmful if allowed to accumulate. Top Performers: Some plants do [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

If you are like most of the other residents of Indian Trail, NC, you are continually searching for ways to reduce the costs of running your heater and air conditioner. One solution to lowering your energy costs is a heat pump installation. Not only is a heat pump an economical way of heating and cooling your home, but it is also a source of renewable energy. Heat pumps basically provide the best of two worlds (going green and saving money); they help protect the environment and save on your [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|

DIY Energy Testing for Your Charlotte Home

Home energy efficiency is something we all work to achieve. It is not merely for our pocketbooks, but we want the best air quality available while indoors enjoying time at home. A DIY energy audit is possible with a step-by-step plan. Locate The Leak Air escapes the confines of our homes. We are not always aware until the energy bill slowly begins to rise without reason.  By pinpointing the draft points, you save on home air conditioning. Check windows, fireplace flues, and exterior doors. You can use smoke of any [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|

Think You’re Due for a Heater Replacement in Charlotte?

When you experience issues with your heater, it can be difficult to determine if you should call again for heater repair, or bite the bullet and invest in a furnace replacement in Charlotte. The following are signs that you should invest a new heater to save you money in the long run before you search for heater repair Charlotte: If you have a heater repair company programmed into your speed dial, it would be wise to consider a replacement. Repairs can add up and before you know it, you [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|

Save on Bills as the Weather Cools Down in Charlotte

No one likes to pay high utility bills, but as the fall weather sets in you can reduce your next month’s energy usage with just a few simple steps. For a small, or in some cases no investment, you can set yourself up to save for years to come. Here are some ideas from the professionals: 7-12% of heat loss occurs through a home’s doors and windows. Be sure yours are sealed as tightly as possible. Check to see if your weatherstripping is worn. It may be worth the [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|

Avoid a Furnace Breakdown in North Carolina

A furnace failure in the middle of a North Carolina winter can be not only inconvenient, but a little scary as well. Our aim at Acosta Heating & Air Conditioning is to help you avoid such issues and to remain warm and comfortable in your home. The most common factor leading to furnace failure is neglect. Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of having their furnace cleaned and checked on a regular basis. Scheduling annual maintenance and inspections on your furnace can not only save you from being miserable [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|

Winter is Coming! Take Advantage of Our Repair and Maintenance Services for Furnaces

Winter is getting closer and closer, and here at Acosta Heating and Cooling, we want to keep your home warm and comfortable when cooler temperatures arrive. We offer repair, maintenance, and installation services for furnaces, so whether you’re ready to upgrade your unit or just want to check everything out before winter, we’re the ones to call. Maintenance Tips for Furnaces When it comes to furnaces, maintaining your system is the best way to prevent unexpected breakdowns and increase the system’s longevity. We recommend the following maintenance tips: Make [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|

Is Air Conditioner Installation on Your Summer To-Do List?

You’ve switched on your air conditioning system because – let’s face it – the summer heat this year is terrible. Not only is it humid, but the sun just beats down day after day. Without the cold air from your AC unit, your house would be miserable. As you turn on the thermostat and crank down the temperature, you notice it: the lack of air flow, a weird noise, or maybe a strange smell. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to determine the problem, and you know [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|

That Leak Could Mean You Need Air Conditioning Repair

There could be more to your leaking air conditioner than just a pool of water. Not only could you end up with mold or water damage, but you could also be running an inefficient cooling system that is costing you money in the long run. There are a couple of common reasons that your air conditioner is leaking, however, and our professionals at Acosta Heating and Cooling can provide the solutions you need. When we arrive for air conditioning repair services at your home or business in Charlotte, North [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|

Air Conditioners: Choosing the Right Size for Your Home

When it comes to air conditioners, a bigger system won’t necessarily cool your home any better than a smaller one. Generally speaking, the size you need all comes down to the cooling power your home requires and how big your home is. One of the best ways, however, to pick the right system as you go through your options for air conditioners is to choose a system with the right BTUs, or British Thermal Unit. The BTU rating is a figure that lets you know how quickly and effectively [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|