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Warning Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Some signs of furnace repair are obvious, such as when your furnace won’t start. However, other signs that are repairs are needed aren’t always as easy to notice. Keep the following signs of furnace repair in mind, so your home will stay safely heated all winter long. Unusual Increases in Utility Bills Gas and electric bills normally increase a bit in winter when you run your furnace. A steep increase could be a sign of trouble, though. If you’ve been noticing any significant increases in your utility bills, have [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|

Does My Home Need a Humidifier in the Winter?

Now that old man winter is here, have you experienced any of the following? Itchy eyes or skin? Dry irritated throat, nose, or sinuses? Nasal congestion or nosebleeds? If so, the answer to the title's question should be yes. These discomforts are all caused by excessively dry air in the home. Low humidity can also exacerbate breathing difficulties for those living with serious conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, as well as causing sinusitis and waking up allergies. These are but the tip of the iceberg [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|

Can Furnaces Run Without Filters?

A furnace filter may seem like an insignificant, not-all-that-necessary thing, but the filter is actually a critical part of keeping your furnace operating. Furthermore, keeping a furnace filter in your system is going to keep your air quality at a healthy level. Here's what you need to know about operating your furnace without a filter in place. A Look at the Purpose of a Furnace Filter A furnace filter is a simple thing, but it serves several different purposes. Air is funneled through the filter before it is sent [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|

How Often Should My Furnace be Replaced?

As the days start to cool and night temperatures plummet, the furnace does its job and goes unnoticed. But, if your furnace goes out during the time you need it most, you realize quickly how much it provides comfort and safety for you in your home. Replacing any large appliance or part in the home is best faced with some planning. Saving ahead when you know your furnace is on its last leg can really help you feel prepared for the replacement. So, how do you know when to [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|

3 Benefits of Furnaces

Most homeowners realize the importance of having a furnace. Even though the temperatures don't dip below freezing too often in Charlotte during the winter, having a furnace is still essential. Besides keeping your home warm and toasty during the colder months of the year, furnaces provide other benefits as well. Here are three major benefits that furnaces provide for you and your home. 1. Furnaces Improve Indoor Air Quality Many furnaces on the market today come equipped with humidification, which allows you to remove indoor air contaminants that reduce [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|

Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

Acosta Heating and Cooling has been in the business for 45 years. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the differences between heat pumps and furnaces, and we can help you select a system that works for you. We serve the Greater Charlotte area and surrounding parts of South Carolina. Acosta Heating and Cooling can help service your heater or furnace. Working with your current heat options, or totally upgrading can help you and your family be comfortable when the temperature is cooler. What Is A [...]

By | November 2nd, 2018|

What to Look for in a Furnace Installation Company

When working with a professional furnace installation company, homeowners achieve value for their investment in the system besides enhanced comfort. It is essential that customers inquire about the services of different companies from friends and family to help settle on the best. Alternatively, customers can establish the quality of services provided by a company by looking at customer reviews on their website. Our products and services are centered on the following key customer considerations: 1. Product and Service Guarantee Furnaces can fail to function as required due to poor [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|

Safety Checks and Why They’re Important

Now that fall is here, you should focus on making sure your heating appliances are ready for the cold winter months. Not only do you want to make sure your heating system is working properly, but you also want to make sure it is safe to operate. A malfunctioning heating system can pose a significant threat to you and your family. Here is some information about safety checks and why they're important. Why Are Safety Checks Important? Many homeowners don't realize that heating systems are one of the leading [...]

By | September 29th, 2018|

Careers in the HVAC Industry

The diversity of the HVAC industry provides plenty of career opportunities. HVAC technicians are trained individuals who work in the heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems of commercial and residential buildings. Training in this field can open a wide range of career possibilities in a variety of areas because the demand for skilled and talented HVAC technicians keeps growing. Fast track programs that are specifically designed to have a significant impact in a short period will prepare you adequately for the task. A detailed insight into the activities related to [...]

By | July 25th, 2018|

Should I Keep My AC on “Auto” or “On”

Wondering which setting for your air conditioner is best is a great question to ask. Most people don’t know the difference between the “auto” and “on” settings on your thermostat. "Auto" is Best If: You're out of the house a lot, or just want to keep energy use and costs down. "On" is Best If: There's family at home all day or someone in the household is an allergy sufferer, so evenly distributed air temperature and quality throughout your home is your top priority. How the “Auto” Setting Works [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|