Charlotte furnace repair vs. replacement

Charlotte winter low temperatures average 36℉, so you’ll want to handle a broken furnace quickly. A heating choice homeowners often face is whether to repair or replace the furnace. Asking the right questions and understanding your investment will help you make the right decision. Use our expert tips to decide whether you need a quality…

When do I turn the heat on in Charlotte?

Wondering when to turn your heat on in Charlotte? We recommend turning it on before your indoor temperature drops below 68℉. Usually, this happens around October 15. Want more heating tips to keep your Charlotte home cozy this winter? We’ve got you covered below! Get heating advice from a pro. Schedule an appointment with one…

Baseboard heaters: are they worth it?

Baseboard heaters have been in use for more than 70 years. Today’s options are notably more appealing, but are baseboard heaters good at warming your home? Electric baseboard heaters run quietly and effectively while heating cool spots in your home. Installation is straightforward and sometimes DIYable. Consider baseboard heater pricing, pros and cons, and how…

Ways to pay for a new HVAC system in 2022

Heating and cooling systems are undoubtedly expensive to repair and replace. We’ve gathered resources that may help make the cost more manageable.  From financing options to free programs, below are nine ways to save money on HVAC repair or replacement in 2022.  Free assistance Your HVAC repair or replacement could potentially be free. From home…

High-efficiency air conditioners

High-efficiency air conditioners require less energy to cool a home, resulting in energy savings and lower utility bills. Installing a high-efficiency central air conditioner can save you 20-50% on cooling compared to an older system. Shopping for a new air conditioner? Get a quote How air conditioner efficiency is measured It’s important when looking for…

Homeowner survey: HVAC Charlotte, NC repair and cost

The HVAC.com team surveyed 100 Charlotte-area homeowners to learn about their heating and cooling needs. What we found is that HVAC Charlotte, NC service providers generally respond quickly and homeowners are satisfied with the work quality. When it comes to Charlotte, NC AC repair or furnace inspection, technicians have varying diagnostic fees. Our research suggests…

How to size your HVAC system

HVAC technicians must apply calculations based on your home size and other factors to install a correctly sized heating or air conditioning unit. Manual J is the standard calculation they apply to get the job done. If you’re curious about how to size your HVAC system, we’ll share some tips from heating and cooling experts…

How to buy a radiant heating system

Radiant heating is a great option for homeowners — whether you’re building a new house or retrofitting your existing home. This style of heating is discrete and efficient. But it can be costly to install. If you’re wondering how to buy a radiant heating system, your best bet is to work with an HVAC contractor…

Checking references for your HVAC contractor

Most homeowners are challenged to find competent, trustworthy contractors who will stand behind their work. One way to do this is by checking references for your HVAC contractor. After hearing from readers, we set out to understand what it takes to find a great contractor by talking with homeowners, contractors and attorneys. We invited 2,000…

5 ways HVAC can disrupt a real estate sale

Planning to move? It’s important to leave behind a well-maintained heating and cooling (HVAC) system for the next homeowner. HVAC problems commonly arise during pre-closing inspections, and they can grind the real estate sale to a screeching halt. There’s no need to let a dated furnace or faulty air conditioner derail your sale, especially if…