The Benefits of Replacing Your Air Conditioner How old is your current air conditioning system? If you’ve been using it to cool your home for more than 10-15 years, it’s time to consider an upgrade. You may be concerned about the initial cost of a new system, but once you learn the benefits of upgrading, you may be surprised about how worthwhile it is. Some of the primary benefits of upgrading are: Energy Efficiency – New air conditioning systems have higher energy efficiency standards than those of years past. Savings – The more energy efficient a system is, the less energy it consumes to do its job. When a system is energy efficient, it costs less to run, saving you every month on your cooling bills. In Arizona, this has huge implications since we rely so heavily on our AC units and have long summers. Air Quality – Newer systems cool more evenly, produce cleaner indoor air, and will be more responsive when the temperature is changed. A big part of getting the most out of a new cooling system is making sure it’s properly sized. Our technicians will evaluate every aspect of your home to make sure we recommend...View Article
Winter is just around the corner! Cold air = dry air which means low humidity. The humidity level in your home can greatly affect your quality of life. A healthy humidity level in your home can prevent colds, dry/cracked skin, help avoid damage to wood floors, and lower the cost of your energy bills. Low humidity in the winter can cause physical discomfort because it dries out the eyes, throat, skin, and can potentially lead to a variety of other health related issues such as nose bleeds. In addition, the dry air accompanied with the decrease in humidity substantially increases the static electricity in the air. An increase in static electricity can produce those annoying static shocks when you touch objects in your home like door knobs, chairs, light switches, etc. In order to protect your home against sudden or expected drops in humidity levels, we recommend installing a humidifier. Keeping humidity levels between 30-60% is recommended to help manage certain health ailments and provide general comfort. Another great benefit of controlling the humidity in your home is that it helps ease the workload on your furnace. When you raise the humidity levels during the winter in...View Article
Oil furnaces cost less than gas furnaces and also provide more heat per BTU. Oil is not explosive, unlike gas, and the chance of carbon monoxide entering your home is next to zero. With proper maintenance, oil furnaces can last up to 30 years. With today’s technology, oil furnaces have reduced overall emissions to almost nothing. Some of the cons with oil-fired furnaces include: – More maintenance due to soot and dirt buildup. – Oil must be delivered and an onsite storage tank is required. – Oil furnaces are less efficient than gas furnaces. At Charlotte Comfort Systems, we carry and install oil furnaces like the LENNOX ELO183 Gas furnaces may cost more, but they have higher energy efficiency ratings (up to 98 percent AFUE). As time goes by, you can make up for the higher costs with energy savings. Gas furnaces are easy to maintain and have an average life of 25 years with proper maintenance. Gas is also a clean-burning fuel. The boom in natural gas drilling has kept natural gas prices stable and low. Over 50 percent of American homes use natural gas for their primary heating source. At Charlotte Comfort Systems, we are proud to carry...View Article
A standby home generator keeps your power on during a power outage. It is installed outside of your home, just like an AC unit, and turns on automatically if you’re home or away within seconds of a power outage. Home generators run on natural gas or propane, so there’s no need to refuel. Severe weather is the leading cause of power outages in the United States. The amount of these outages has risen dramatically over the past few years, causing physical, emotional and economic damage for many Americans. With cooler weather right around the corner, now is the perfect time to look into installing a Kohler home generator for your home. Kohler home generators provide a reliable source of power to your home in the event of an emergency. A Kohler home generator will operate quietly, efficiently, and hands free. When the power goes out, the automatic transfer switch will have your house back up and running in as little as 10 seconds! The Kohler whole home generators installed by Charlotte Comfort Systems go through hundreds of tests before they reach your home. The end result is complete reliability. With PowerBoost Technology, Kohler generators can handle big starting loads like...View Article
With summer coming to an end and cooler temperatures quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to save big with a new system from Lennox. Get up to a $1,600 rebate AND low monthly payment financing when you purchase and install a qualifying Lennox home comfort system between September 5, 2016 and November 25, 2016. Receive up to a $1,300 rebate on a complete home comfort system that includes: – A qualifying air conditioner or heat pump – A qualifying high-efficiency gas furnace or handler – A qualifying thermostat Then, you can add up to an additional $300 in other rebates when you add an iComfort S30, PureAir, and iHarmony Zoning System to your package. But wait, there’s more! You can get an additional $500 in tax credits! Visit www.energystar.gov/taxcredits for full details and minimum requirements, or contact us at Charlotte Comfort Systems for more details. For any additional questions or details, please contact Charlotte Comfort Systems at 704-366-1661. Don’t forget, you must make your qualifying purchases before November 25th.
The most important thing to consider when purchasing an air conditioner for a single room is the size of the unit. If the unit is too small, it will struggle to keep the room at the desired temperature. If the unit is too big, it will use up valuable energy and put out excess humidity. The perfect-sized air conditioner will leave you comfortable and save you money! Single room air conditioners normally have cooling capacities ranging from 5,000 to 12,500 British Thermal Units (BTUs). Typically, an air conditioner needs 20BTU for each square foot of space. However, there are some considerations you need to take into place when making your decision. First, you need to determine the room’s exact square footage. For square and rectangular rooms: – Multiply the full length of the room by its width For triangular rooms: – Multiply the length of the area by the width and divide by two For complex-shaped rooms: – Divide the room into squares, rectangles and triangles. Then use the formulas above to determine the total square footage. Next, you can use the chart below to determine the general capacity your unit should be rated for: Area to be cooled (square feet)...View Article
Who doesn’t want to save some money this summer? More cash to spend on vacation or just enjoying your home, right? As a proud Lennox dealer and installer, Charlotte Comfort Systems is happy to announce the 2016 summer rebate. Get up to $1,500 AND low monthly payment financing when you purchase and install a qualifying Lennox® home comfort system between June 27, 2016 and August 19, 2016. First, you get a $1,200 rebate on a complete home comfort system that includes: -Qualifying air conditioner or heat pump -Qualifying high-efficiency gas furnace or air handler -Qualifying thermostat Then, you can enjoy an additional $300+ in rebates when you add an iComfort®S30, PureAirTM, and iHarmony® Zoning System to the package. This year, you can get your money even faster thanks to the new Lennox Visa® prepaid card. No check to deposit, no waiting for funds. You can start spending immediately to enjoy your rewards. If you like the sound of free money, you can get an additional $500 in tax credits. See Energy STAR for more details. Got more questions? Call us at Charlotte Comfort Systems today at 704-366-1661. Remember, you have to make your qualifying purchases between June 27 and August...View Article
Charlotte Comfort Systems is happy to offer our latest money-saving opportunity for our valued customers: 60-month, equal payment, no interest option on Lennox Signature Systems*. To meet all financial needs and budgets, we offer four other attractive convenient payment plans so please call for complete information. This special program is only available through Service Finance for Lennox products, with sale occurring between May 1, 2016 through August 19th, 2016. Don’t wait! Now’s your chance to save money on Lennox Signature Systems, including: XC/XP25 XC/XP21 SL18XC/XP with SLP98V SL280V SLO185/83V* CBX40UHV, CBX32MV and iComfort S30/wifi As a customer of Charlotte Comfort Systems, you know we only offer quality products for long-lasting efficiency. That includes Lennox air conditioners, heating systems and accessories. If you’ve already been a customer of Lennox, you know the quality of the products is top-notch. With the Dave Lennox Signature™ Collection, you’re getting the best of the best. From the most efficient central ACs to the quietest furnaces, you get peace of mind in home heating, cooling and air quality. If you have additional questions about this exceptional offer, please call at Charlotte Comfort Systems at 704-366-1661 for more information. Time’s running out, so don’t hesitate to pick...View Article
Late last year, Lennox offered a way to earn up to $1,700 in rebates on qualifying home comfort systems. Well, the deal is back to save you more cash. As your trusted HVAC provider, Charlotte Comfort Systems Inc. will guide you in this process, priding ourselves on installing only the best, highest quality products. We can help you save money this spring and summer with Lennox’s rebates. First, you can save up to $1,400 in rebates when you purchase acomplete qualifying Lennox® home comfort system that includes a gas furnace or blower coil, an air conditioner or heat pump and thermostat. On top of that offer, you can get an additional $100 rebate on iHarmony® zoning for the best in precision climate control and a $100 rebate on an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat — both of which help you reduce your energy bills each month and keep more money in your pocket. The iComfort S30 responds to routine or weather changes automatically and adapts to reduce your energy usage. Next up is a $100 rebate on your air purification needs with the PureAir™ system — a revolutionary new way to clean the air in your home and keep everyone healthy....View Article
When you have a furnace that not only warms your home but saves you money on energy bills, you get peace of mind. With the Lennox SLP98V gas furnace — the most energy-efficient furnace on the market today — you can slash those rising energy bills and start keeping more money in your pocket where it belongs. Even when up and running at peak capacity in the dead of winter, you won’t hear it. With near total silence and an innovative heating system, you can spend time with family and entertain friends knowing you’re covered throughout the chilliest seasons. With up to nearly 99 percent efficiency, saving you more than $800 a year, choose SLP98V for these reasons: -Cleaner, more breathable air -iComfort Wi-Fi thermostat -SilentComfort technology to reduce sound level -Precise Comfort technology for better temperature consistency -AirFlex technology for more efficient airflow Lennox boasts more than 6,000 dealers throughout North America, and we’re one of them. Let Charlotte Comfort Systems connect you with a solution that works for your family. Call us today to learn more about the benefits of the Lennox SLP98V gas furnace.