What qualifies for the credit? Water Heaters – $300 Tax Credit • Electric heat pump water heaters with energy factors of at least 2.0 • Natural gas, propane or oil water heaters with energy factors of at least .08 or thermal efficiencies of at least 90% Furnaces – $150 Tax Credit • Natural gas, propane or oil furnaces with AFUE […]
Sealing drafts in your home could reduce your bills 3% to 18%, according to Danny Parker, a research scientist who works with the Department of Energy. Following are some good suggestions for reducing drafts in your home: GO FOR DURABLE WEATHER STRIPPING Cheap self-adhesive foam will probably work loose before spring. Instead, buy bronze strips and cut them to size […]
Every central heating and air conditioning system has one or more filters that should be changed monthly. The location of the filter rack varies from home to home, but most can be found in a hallway near your thermostat. There are many types of filters, some promising to be “extended life” or “hypo-allergen” and can be quite expensive. These filters […]
Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures included allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture
According to recent studies, consumers who follow a preventative maintenance plan for their home comfort systems which includes cleaning the burners, combustion chamber and heat exchanger surfaces before the heating season plus regular filter cleaning/replacement can save 10% or more on their heating and cooling costs each year. Call LHT Cooling, Heating and Refrigeration today at 843-663-2665 to find out […]
Fall is here, along with the crisp, cool weather. While Fall is a beautiful time of the year, there are a few chores that should be done to prepare our homes for the winter months ahead. OUTSIDE: Drain and store garden hoses Check the caulk around your doors and windows Inspect external doors and the garage door to make sure […]
“SEER” stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. In laymen’s terms, the higher the SEER rating on your air conditioning unit, the more efficient the unit is on electricity usage. As of January 2006, air conditioning units sold in the US are required to be rated 13 SEER or higher. A SEER rating only has bearing on the air conditioning side […]
R-22 refrigerant has been the industry standard for residential heat pumps and air conditioning systems for decades, but due to its environmental impact, is being phased out. As of January 2010, manufacturers will no longer make equipment that uses R-22, and will exclusively manufacture units that use the more environmentally friendly refrigerants, especially R-410a. R-22 will still be manufactured to […]
With the crisp days of fall approaching, many homeowners will be firing up their furnances for the first time since the spring thaw. Now is the time for you to remember the importance of preseason checkups for your heating system. LHT offers a Safety and Efficiency Agreement that gives you Preferred Customer services. It entitles you to absolute priority service, extended […]
We’ve had record setting high temperatures this summer. Day after day in the 90’s with storms rolling through most afternoons leaves us with wet, sticky air that puts an extra load on your air conditioning system. It could be working harder on these high-humidity days, than it does on low-humidity days when the temperature reaches the 100’s. If your themostat […]
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LHT Cooling, Heating & Refrigeration is a Myrtle Beach HVAC and commercial refrigeration company in South Carolina that services the Grand Strand. LHT services and repairs heat pumps, air conditioning units, heating units, furnaces, ventilation systems, indoor air quality, humidification, ductless systems, boilers, ice machines, reach-in coolers, walk-in coolers, blast chillers and refrigerated displays. LHT services all of the the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach including North Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach.