Are high electric bills finding their way into your mailbox? Even worse, are those bills eating up the money in your checking account? Is your home uncomfortable? Do you have to always add a “shot” of freon to your ac system at the beginning of every season?
If you answered, “yes!” to any of the questions above, there is something that can be done, but there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution.
Wait a second…. what are we talking about here? Your AC System, heat pump and/or furnace. These “applicances” can eat up electricity if they are not properly maintained and serviced. Quit overpaying the electric company!
The real questions come down to “What can I do?” and “How can I to proceed?” This is pretty easy, though it can seem overwhelming… I would recommend moving forward by scheduling a preventive maintenance check. Let’s see what is going on with your current system. Is it low on refrigerant? Are there some issues with fans or blower motors? Weak capacitors or contactors? Is there another problem that may be zapping the efficiency of your ac? Is there something wrong with the duct work? Have a professional take a look.
This is why there isn’t a one size fits all. Your situation might be similar to someone else’s but we like to make sure the have the right solution specifically for you.
It is always a little scary to look at what it might take to get your ac system working properly. The good news is that we are here to help. We will walk with you through what can be done to make your home or business more comfortable, to help reduce electric bills, and to help with the decision making process by providing you an assessment of your ac system issues, and what it will take to resolve them.
If you decide that it makes sense, we can make the necessary repair, adjustments or recommendations to meet your objectives. Sometimes, a repair is the only thing that is necessary. Sometimes, the best option is to put in a new system.
Here are some of the pro’s of installing in a new system.
In addition, we are able to help with financing a new unit. We work with lenders that have several promotion programs to fit a variety of your financing objectives… some as low as 0% apr, if paid off within the terms of the promotion.
Check out our website page specifically concerning financing for your new ac unit or for repairs to your current system. Go to www.arcticairincsc.com/financing-options , then scroll down to the Synchrony Logo. There is a button that says “Apply Online”. This will take you to the secure Synchrony website. You can fill out the application there. Be sure to print out your approved status and new account number.
(If your credit was not approved, do not give up hope, as we have other options. Give us a call at the office 843-821-0937. Michael has an option for those with “not-so-good” credit.)
If you need help with the financing page, or if you have questions, please give us a call at 843-821-0937. You can also request help at www.arcticairincsc.com/service-request.
So, no matter what your need(s) or questions are, give us a call. If we cannot help you, we will help direct you to someone who can.
Our goal is to be a service, a help and a blessing to our community!
Enjoy your day!
Let’s discuss Preventive Maintenance, but first…
Welcome to the Greater Charleston Area! Whether you are a native Charlestonian, a transplant for many years, or if you have just moved into the area, you will notice that we have something special here!
Yes, we live in a beautiful area! Yes, we have great beaches! Yes, we have great food! Yes, we have a lot of history! Yes, we have great activities for people of all ages! AND, YES, we have YELLOWISH GREEN SNOW (aka, pollen)falling everywhere! You are welcome! Please feel free to take in as much as you can handle, as it is all FREE! LOL!
In addition to adding many new wonderful people to our population, I am sure you have noticed a lot of different faces and a ton of new accents. We all have different ways of saying the same thing, even though the words are the same.
So the question is … do you say PRE-VEN-TIVE or PRE-VENT-A-TIVE? Either way, both are correct and both are clearly understood.
You may be asking… “What the heck does this have to do with air conditioning and heating?” Well, I am glad you asked! Whether you say preventive or preventative, the bottom line is that your air conditioner (ac), heat pump and furnace need maintenance. This is a hard time of the year for you ac system. In the morning, temperatures are lower and you may need a little heat to get you out of the warm bed you are sleeping. Then, the afternoon sun hits, and everything warms up. You start perspiring (glistening for our southern ladies…LOL) a bit, and you decide that “this is not working for me! I need some AC!!”. So now, you flip your ac system from heat to cool. And then the routine starts again. At least for a few more weeks… maybe a month or two.
Spring is a great time to give your air conditioning system(s) the gift of preventive (preventative) maintenance, and to give yourself a little peace of mind. A preventive maintenance check up will allow one of our professionally trained HVAC technicians to check your entire ac system over and to clean the coils. Not too big of a deal, right? That is incorrect, it is a big deal.
Preventative maintenance checks are critical for your ac. Just like preventive maintenance is for your automobiles. You wouldn’t drive your car, truck, or SUV for 100,000 miles without changing the oil or checking the other critical components of that vehicle. The same thought process needs to be applied to your ac.
Preventive maintenance allows a skilled HVAC technician to check critical components of your ac system. This helps to insure that you are getting the most out of your system. So, what does “getting the most out of your system mean?”
What does “getting the most out of your system mean?” Well, I am glad that you asked!!
? Getting the longest life out of your ac system
? Getting the most efficiency out for your ac system
? Saving money on electricity
? Helping to prevent break downs in the extremes of the season
? Increasing comfort in your home
? Keeping stress down
? Keeping irritability down by maintaining your ideal temperature
? Keeping work performance up due to a good nights sleep
? Reducing the cost of ownership of a system by repairing small problems before they become larger ones
? Being able to keep your windows and doors closed so that you don’t have to endure the “yellow snow”
All of this to say, Arctic Air has a Spring Special, just for you! Mention that you saw the $79 special for Preventive/Preventative Maintenance on the internet. We will send out one of our skilled hvac technician and have them go over your ac system and get it in tip top shape. You will be ready for the heat of Summer!
Any issues that are found, will be reported to you and you will have the choice of how you would like to proceed. We are a service company and our goal is to maintain and keep your current ac system running. However, if it doesn’t make sense to make repairs, we can do system replacements with current, up-to-date, energy efficient equipment.
Do you have more questions or would like to schedule a preventive maintenance check? Give us a call today. Get on the schedule as appointments are filling up! 843-821-0937
Can’t talk on the phone but would like to schedule and appointment…. make a service request online at www.arcticairincsc.com/service-request
Protect your family and SAVE money at the same time!
$200 $300 off (updated discount from last year) each Air Oasis Nano! See below.
You would be hard pressed to speak to anyone that has not heard of COVID 19 or the Coronavirus. This has not only flooded the news but it has infiltrated our personal lives, it has disrupted many businesses, and government activities. It almost feels like we have been put on restriction as when we were teenagers. Please don’t get me wrong, I understand completely why these steps are being taken. I read that “we will never know how well we prevented the spread of this virus, but if we do nothing, we will surely realize the effects of doing nothing”.
To watch the spread of this disease, is to show how much of a global economy that we have, and how much international relationships play in our world today.
I read an article that highlighted 19 people who went to a large conference and picked up the conronavirus. Ten people stayed in China, others flew back to France, the UK, and Italy. They brought the Coronavirus to their respective countries. As of 3 days ago, the virus has spread to over 150 countries (Businessinsider.com).
Of course there are the basics …
• wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water…
• cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze …
• avoid close contact with those who are sick …
• put distance between yourself and others (6ft is recommended) …
• do not touch your face, mouth or nose with unwashed hands…
• stay home if you are sick….
Here is a complete guide to preventing the spread of the COVID 19 (Coronavirus)… https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.
“Ionization is a process that blankets an entire room or home, addressing viruses both in the air and on surfaces. It is a far more thorough and superior approach to home health than filtration-only systems. Filters are passive: they only treat what they trap in the filter media.” (Source: https://info.airoasis.com/blog/ionic-air-purifiers-and-covid-19 )
Another answer to helping prevent the spread of viruses is air purification. One solution that we have been offering at Arctic Air, Inc. is the Air Oasis Nano. The Nano helps to destroy mold, mildew, bacteria and viruses. Here is a short video to help explain how the Air Oasis Nano works. (Click here)
Ionic air purifiers, such as the Air Oasis Nano, have a proven track record against viruses similar to COVID 19 (ie CoV-2 – also known as SARS).
Do you want to know about the science and some more of the details behind this technology? Here is a video recording that explains it better than I ever could begin to explain. (Click here)
Would you like to protect your family? (YES) Would you like an easy way to clean your air through your central air conditioning system? (YES) Can you see the value of having whole house air purification? (YES)
The answer is “YES”, and we are available to get it to you!
Our regular retail price on the Air Oasis Nano is $899.00. We currently are running a special on this for $
699.00 $599, installation included. That is $300 off the whole house system. We are not raising the price for this “pandemic”, we are lowering prices to help everyone to stay safe. (One Air Oasis Nano is needed for each ac system that you have. The only maintenance that is needed on this product is to change the bulb every 2 years! Offer expires June 1, 2021.)
Call today (843-821-0937) or make a request online (Service Request) to schedule your installation and protect your family with the Air Oasis Nano!
This year is passing by so quickly already. I cannot believe that it is the beginning of March already. Watch this video for a tip to help you save money on your electric bill!
Sometimes the simple things make all of the difference in the world. This will help save money and reduce the stress on your air conditioning and heating equipment!
This is our real first taste of winter here in the Charleston SC! The mild weather has certainly been nice… but now it is time to break out the winter garments.
Arctic Air specializes in heater repair, furnace and heat pump repair. If you are not prepared for the season, we are here to help. Give us a call today.
I have had a couple of surgeries since the end of December, and I had a little bit of time learn how to put together a “sketch” video. So, here is the first one that I am releasing to the public.
If you are having any issues with your heating, please call us as soon as possible. We want to make sure that your family is not freezing cold.
Take a look at the video below… I hope you enjoy it!
Sounds dramatic, right? Maybe not so much! Please don’t get carbon monoxide poisoning confused with the smell of propane nor something else that is burning.
Carbon Monoxide is labeled as a “silent killer” because it is an odorless, colorless, flammable and tasteless gas. As humans, we cannot even tell when we are around this gas. But make no mistake, it is very dangerous and deadly.
According to Wikipedia, “Carbon monoxide is produced from the partial oxidation of carbon-containing compounds; it forms when there is not enough oxygen to produce carbon dioxide (CO2), such as when operating a stove or an internal combustion engine in an enclosed space. “
If you have anything that burns a fuel (gas, wood, etc.), carbon monoxide is formed. This includes gas stoves, gas ovens, wood burning stoves, wood and gas burning fireplaces, gas clothes dryers, gas water heaters, etc.
The solution is very easy. Purchase a carbon monoxide detector. This device can detect and alert you of a carbon monoxide leak. This relatively inexpensive device can save lives. A carbon monoxide alarm gives you an early warning of a potential disaster.
In a situation where carbon monoxide is coming into your home, every second counts. Most alarms provide you and your family with an early warning to escape. When the alarm goes off, do not delay, get your family to fresh air.
Carbon monoxide basically displaces the oxygen in your blood and deprives your body of oxygen. In the most basic of terms, it suffocates you. This can happen very quickly and without warning!
First Alert recommends that you have carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home. They also recommend that they be put outside of every bedroom door, sleeping area and common areas (for extra protection). Don’t forget that in some states, they are to be placed in “mandatory” locations (check with your state’s or local governing agency for details that you may be required to install them.
Another important item to remember is to check your carbon monoxide detectors every month, and to change the batteries every 6 months. Carbon monoxide detectors have a useful life of 5-7 years. Be sure to check the detector that you are purchasing for the details.
These are readily available at your local Walmart, hardware stores, and sometimes you can even pick one up at the grocery store. You may also want to check Amazon, if you don’t feel up to going to one of the big box stores.
With a little device, lives can be saved. If you have any wood burning, gas burning or any other type of burning, please consider purchasing these devices.
Do you have a gas furnace that heats your home? If so, call us today (843-821-0937), or request service online (www.arcticairinc.com/service-request) to have your furnace inspected for possible issues with the heat exchanger.
Check out these money (and life) saving options for Preventive Maintenance! https://www.arcticairincsc.com/fall-specials/
I wish that was truly the case, but it is a bold faced lie! It is extremely important for you to change your ac filters when they are dirty. It is recommended that you at least check your filters once a month. If they are dirty, be sure to replace them with new ones.
The air filters are used to trap dust, fur, and other particles before they make it to your ac’s evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is one place that an exchange of heat happens in your system. If the coil is clogged with dirt and debris, air is going to have a hard time getting through. Basically, this is like trying to suck air through a pinched straw.
On top of making your ac very inefficient, it is going to cause your ac unit to have to work harder. With this added work, it is possible for your blower motor to overheat, and possibly fail. By simply changing your inexpensive air filter(s) on a regular basis, you are going to save yourself from prematurely wearing out your motor. And, you are going to save a lot of money by not having to replace an expensive component of your ac system.
Decreased air flow can also cause your ac unit to freeze up. There should not be ice on your unit. If this is the case, check your air filters first. If they are clogged, they are blocking warmer air from reaching the evaporator coil. That warm air helps the coil to stay ice free. Without that air flow, you could experience an icing issue.
Low refrigerant is also a probable cause of freezing up. In this case, please give us a call to check out what is going on.
Changing your air filter on a regular basis is an important step in taking care of one of the most expensive “appliances” in your home, but it is not the only thing that needs to happen. Regular preventive maintenance checks will keep your unit running at its peak efficiency, catch small problems that could turn into major issues, and will give your ac unit the best chance of a long life.
Call today 843-821-09347 to schedule your preventive maintenance check, or if you are planning to replace your unit, we would be honored to give you a competitive quote.
Also note that we have financing options available for those with great credit and “not-so-great” credit.
Here is Part 2 to the blog “Turn your A/C into a whole home air purifier!” The second part of this blog focuses on another solution for air purification that was mentioned in the original post. The first product was the Air Oasis Nano. This second product is also made by Air Oasis and it is called the Bi-Polar Filterless Cold Plasma Air Purifier.
So, you may be wondering how does this little gadget work? Here is the answer to that question… “The Bi-Polar creates cold plasma discharge which consists of positive and negative ions from water vapor in the air. Positive and negative ions attach to smoke, pollen, dander, etc. Particles cluster together to create larger particles. Larger heavy particles drop out of the air and are easily trapped in filters”.
According to the manufacturer, Air Oasis (www.airoasis.com), when the ions come in contact with the outer shell of mold, bacteria or viruses, the hydrogen is removed. When this happens, the DNA is damaged and the pathogen cannot reproduce!
In addition, this little device’s ions will attack odors and harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) on a molecular level. This converts them into harmless atmospheric gases (ie, oxygen, carbon dioxide and water vapor).
This product is not like other air purifiers that require removing filters for cleaning, or some other cumbersome task. This unit installs directly inside your a/c unit, and it is filterless! That means that it is also low maintenance, ozone free, chemical free and there are ZERO replacement parts. The Bi-Polar has been designed to outlast your a/c unit.
Works great on pollen, smoke, dust, viruses, mold, bacteria, VOCs, odor, and dust.
I would also like to add that it is 100% Made in America.
Do you want to learn more? Would you like to have one of these Whole Home Air Purifiers in your home?Call for a free consultation today at 843-821-0937 or request an appointment online at www.arcticairincsc.com/service-request .
With Spring just around the corner here in the Summerville and Greater Charleston Area, the weather will be just right to open the windows! It is always nice to allow the sun to shine in, feel the breeze come through the house, hear the children playing and laughing outside, and just enjoy the beautiful weather that spring brings.
Plants and trees are beginning to wake up from their slumber. Leaves are starting to grow on limbs that previously looked like they were dead. Flower buds are popping up. Grass is beginning to grow, along with the weeds. Turtles are basking in the sun. And, the yellow pollen is covering everything in sight!
I am sure that you have already noticed the fine coat of yellow dust all over your cars, trucks and anything else that is hanging out in the great outdoors. And, when you open your windows, you let all of those allergens into your home. Is there anything that can help with this?
Yes, there are products that can help improve the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of your home. Depending on your needs, there are complete home filter systems, high MERV filters (these trap very small particles in the filter), table top air purifiers, and the list goes on.
Many of the products that are on the market do a great job of purifying or filtering the air, but require regular cleaning that can be a hassle if your air handler is in the attic. Let’s face it, it is hard enough to remember to change the air filter, much less trying to remove, wash, dry and replace a filter in the attic in the middle of summer.
So, what is one to do? Well, Air Oasis has two products that are great for this application. You can turn your a/c and heating system into a whole house air purifier. These two products are the Nano Induct Whole Home Air Purifer and the BiPolar Filterless Cold Plasma Air Purifier (I will expand upon the BiPolar in the next blog… check it out by clicking here ).
The great thing about these products is that they are affordable, filterless, low-maintenance and energy efficient.
“Using your HVAC System, catalytic molecules, such as hydroperoxides, seek out and destroy simple carbon based contaminants throughout your entire home.” This leaves you with fresh purified air and sanitized surfaces.
Here are some examples of simple carbon based contaminants: mold spores, bacteria, viruses, fungi, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors, smoke and more.
According to tests conducted at West Texas A&M University, Air Oasis air purifiers reduce: bacteria up to 99%; mold and fungi up to 99%, viruses up to 99%; aeroallergens up to 99%; odor causing VOCs up to 85% in 1 hour; MRSA on surfaces up to 63% in 24 hours; 99% of odors from cigarette smoke, trash, cooking and household pets.
Check out part 2 of this blog by clicking here!
Do you want to learn more? Would you like to have one of these Whole Home Air Purifiers in your home? Call for a free consultation today at 843-821-0937 or request an appointment online at www.arcticairincsc.com/service-request .