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Discover the Best Ways to Lengthen Your AC's Life

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Is it worth looking into maintenance agreements for the sake of keeping your AC running? Although it's important to stay aware of when a replacement is necessary, there's nothing wrong with doing what you can to put that day off for as long as possible. Taking proper care of your AC can do a great deal to keep it alive for longer. Luckily, the steps are far from difficult.

Do Your Own Maintenance: Change or Clean Filters Regularly

Over time, a clogged or dirty filter will make it harder for air to move through the unit, which puts additional strain on the system. It becomes more difficult for it to cool your house, which leads to more energy consumption as well as additional wear and tear on the system.

Maintain the AC Unit by Avoiding Overworking It

When the weather is more on the mild side, give the air conditioner a rest by opening some windows and using fans instead. Giving the system some time off can contribute to a longer lifespan in a big way. Utilizing a programmable thermostat is another effective way to prolong its life, as it would allow you to turn down the cooling when no one’s at home.

Preventative Maintenance Will Keep You Ahead of Issues — and Prolong the AC’s Life

No one likes needing to call in for an emergency repair, and the mere idea of having a broken down air conditioner in mid-summer is enough to make us sweat. Aside from preventing this, maintenance agreements offered by Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning will keep your system running smoothly, reducing its wear and tear and helping you avoid the expenses of a premature replacement. Let us know how we can assist you today!

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Why You Don't Have to Sweat to Save Money on HVAC Costs

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Everyone wants to achieve better energy efficiency these days, and why wouldn't they? Spending less on monthly bills is always desirable. The good news is that you can do it without sacrificing the comfort you want during the hottest months of the year. Keep reading to learn how you can start cutting down on your energy costs today.

Make the Most of Your Energy

When you're trying to save on your energy bills, it's important to cut down on wasted energy. During the summer, take some of the load off your air conditioner by blocking sunlight from coming into the house. This will keep the air in your home cooler, which cuts down on how often your AC unit will need to run. Another step to take is ensuring drafty windows and doorways are properly sealed. This prevents that expensive cold air from escaping and going to waste. Also, the addition of new insulation can eventually pay for itself with the potential savings you'll enjoy.

Want to Save Energy? Leave the Thermostat Alone!

Even slight changes to a thermostat's settings can cost a great deal of energy, especially if the tweaks occur frequently. You can upgrade to a programmable thermostat, which will help you save even more by cutting down on the energy used when no one's home.

An Energy Audit Can Be a Game Changer

At Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer efficiency audits that can help you pinpoint the sources of wasted energy around the house. With our methodical approach and detailed reports, you can greatly reduce the amount of money you spend on your monthly energy bills. Aside from improving your energy efficiency, we’ll also help you with getting your system the necessary upgrades and repairs it needs to operate at peak performance levels. Learn more.

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What to Do When Your Commercial HVAC Leaks

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Calling in commercial services should be the go-to move when you’re faced with HVAC leaks, especially if you’re unsure of what might be causing them. There are a number of possibilities for this, and some of them are less dire than others. Despite this, it is always a good idea to find a solution quickly, especially given that leaks can cause a world of damage to your property if left unchecked. Beyond that, they could be a sign of critical issues that may eventually force you to replace your unit.

Check to See If Your HVAC Is Dirty

If your unit has grown too dirty as a result of poor maintenance, the built up dust can contribute to leaks. Your unit collects condensation. When there is a lot of dirt present, the condensation can carry that dirt into the AC's drain line. Over time this can clog, leading to a backup of water which will eventually turn into a leak. A thorough cleaning can potentially remedy this, but if it doesn't, or if you're uncertain of how to proceed, professional assistance is a good idea.

Keep an Eye Out for Frozen Coils

If your leak is near the indoor AC unit, check the evaporator coil, which should look like a coiled tube. If this component freezes up, your system is facing a potential failure. If you see ice, turn off the unit right away. Avoid the temptation to break the ice yourself (you could cause serious damage), and get in touch with a professional HVAC technician immediately.

A Commercial HVAC Problem Needs the Right Kind of Attention

If you're not sure where the leak is coming from, don't leave it to chance! Whether the problem is a leaky unit or anything else, the technicians at Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning can handle whatever HVAC issues you may have. Enlist the help of our commercial services team and save yourself a world of headaches down the road. Get in touch with us today!

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Announcing 2016’s Carolopolis Award Winners

23 Legare Street Winner of Pro Merito Award

Charleston, South Carolina is a well-known historic hotspot. Arguably one of the most famous cities in the country, Charleston is home to numerous historic landmarks and architecture. The Carolopolis Awards recognize outstanding achievement in exterior preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation. The Preservation of Charleston recently chose 2016’s Carolopolis award winners, 3 of which Morelli Heating & Air Conditioning helped to restore.

Our Winning Properties:

47 East Bay Street | Anne Boone House – Carolopolis Award

1096 Navy Way | Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel – Carolopolis Award for Interior Preservation

23 Legare Street | Dr. Robert Trail Chisholm House – Pro Merito Award

More information on the winners of this year’s Carolopolis Awards can be found at the Preservation of Charleston’s website here.

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