Enhancements for your Home Comfort System
Carolina Comfort Air has a full assortment of HVAC accessories for residential and commercial systems. Our accessories can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems to save you money on utility bills. These accessories can improve indoor air quality to create a healthier environment for your family and employees.
Filters come with Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) ratings from one to 16. The higher the MERV, the more efficient the filter at trapping dirt and dust. It’s important to choose a filter that corresponds to the demands of your system. The NATE-certified technicians at Carolina Comfort Air can help you select the best fit.
Filters with very high MERVs can strain your system and damage the motor; cheap filters with low MERVs can clog your equipment with dust and dirt. Once clogged, the filter will then blow the dust and dirt back out into your space. Using the right filters and changing them on a monthly basis can save you money by reducing potential repair and maintenance costs. Overall, proper filter use will also improve the quality of your indoor air.
Air Scrubber Plus
Air Scrubber Plus® extends the life of your existing heating and air conditioning system by trapping dirt, dust and other debris before it enters through the filter, damaging the coils and blower that keep your system running effectively. A protected HVAC system can last up to 15 years or more at peak efficiency, saving you money on your utility bill every month and reducing the need for expensive service calls. A dirty, unprotected system may need to be replaced in as little as five years.
- Reduces airborne and surface contaminants
- Uses proprietary light waves along with a specialized catalytic process
- Traps dirt, dust and other debris before it enters through the filter
- Reduces dust, pet dander and odors in your home
Studies have shown that UV lights can reduce colds and flu by preventing mold and bacteria from growing inside of your HVAC equipment and being circulated into your living space. UV lights prevent HVAC smells and odors while reducing the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCS) that are harmful to health. The lights keep air conditioner condensate drain lines from clogging, and they’ll keep your AC coils clean to reduce energy usage and electricity costs.
Thermostats and Controls
With a programmable thermostat, it’s easy to reduce energy costs. You can program the device to raise or lower indoor temperatures according to when you’re home and when you’re out. Once the device is programmed, you no longer have to adjust and readjust the thermostat when you leave, come home, go to bed or wake up. Over time, a properly programmed thermostat can save you up to 20 percent on energy costs.
Programmable thermostats with Wi-Fi technology let you control your home’s environment remotely using a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Receive system diagnostics, optimize system run time, receive filter change and scheduled maintenance alerts by email, or make programming adjustments if you’re going to be late getting home. Your Carolina Comfort Air technician can program the device for you; you’ll start saving on energy costs right away.
Whether you want to trade stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air with our Trane FreshEffects Ventilator or enjoy superior indoor air quality with our Trane CleanEffects Air Filtration System, we have what you want. After all, we’re there when you need us!
Sudden spikes in electricity can damage your home’s heating and cooling systems, often leading to costly repairs and replacements. Surge protectors from Carolina Comfort Air offer you an affordable way to safeguard the investment you’ve made in home comfort.
What Causes Power Surges?
Electrical surges are brief but destructive spikes in voltage that can deliver harmful bursts of power to appliances. Most episodes last only a fraction of a second but can send thousands of amps surging through the equipment. The primary cause of power surges may surprise you. While lightning strikes and power outages are not unusual in North Carolina, they’re not the most common source of over-voltage events:
- Most power surges are caused by the electrical devices operating in your home.
- Everything from faulty wiring to a short-circuiting toaster can result in a damaging spike of electricity.
- Repeated power surges eventually degrade components inside electrical devices.
- Air conditioner motors damaged by power spikes often lead to additional over-voltage events.
Surge Protection for AC Systems
Air conditioning systems are particularly vulnerable to destructive spikes in electrical voltage. In split-system air conditioners, the damage typically occurs in the outdoor unit where the compressor is housed. This critical piece of equipment helps regulate the flow of refrigerant through the entire system. The air conditioner might continue to operate after a damaging surge, but it’s likely that its performance will be compromised. In North Carolina, AC systems are most at risk during the powerful storms that roll through the region.
Protect Your Comfort
It’s easy enough to purchase a new coffee maker if a power surge makes it inoperable. Replacing your HVAC system is a completely different story. Surge protection from Carolina Comfort Air works like home or auto insurance, providing you with an inexpensive way to keep your HVAC systems up and running. Make sure your home is protected against the elements! (And get limited lifetime protection with product registration.)
With multiple branches operating between Raleigh & Wilmington, we’re protecting homes from the Triangle to the Coast! Our technicians are readily available to guide you towards the optimal solution for all of your home comfort needs so call the Team at CCA Today!
Attic Stairway Insulator
Our Attic Stairway Insulator is comprised of durable insulation and tough, highly reflective foil for attic stair openings. The product is lightweight and helps reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. The Attic Stairway Insulator is available in one standard size to fit most attic stairwell openings and provides an R-value of 10.
Motors used in HVAC such as the condensing fan motors or blower fan motors sometimes need help to get moving and to stay running at a steady pace, with no heavy up and down spikes. To do this, they use Start and RUN capacitors.