Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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 […]

What is a “Seer Rating”?

“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 & R-410A: What’s the Difference?

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 […]

Fall Furnace Check Ups/Safety and Efficiency Agreement

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 […]

It May Not Be the Heat, It May Be the Humidity!

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 […]

Your Air Conditioner Needs Some Space!

Air conditioning works by moving heat from one place to another.  Heat is picked up from the inside by moving air over the evaporator coils and discharged to the outside by moving air over the condensor coil.  Anything that gets in the way of all this air moving will cause problems with your system — reducing capacity, cutting the efficiency […]

Solutions for Common AC Problems

One major thing can keep you from needing a costly air conditioning repair call or can keep you form having issues at all:  CHANGING THE FILTER REGULARLY.  Dirt, pet hair, and other debris can clog the filter and the HVAC unit, potentially causing multiple problems including ice in the lines, freezing of the outdoor HVAC unit, and no air circulation […]

How Upgrading Your System Can Help You Save

Greater efficiency equals greater savings. Our products work hard to save you money on your heating and cooling bills by using less fuel in the first place. If your heating/cooling system is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a more energy-efficient model. There are a wide range of systems that efficienctly and comfortably cool things off when […]

Thermostats: The Simple Change That Saves

You don’t necessarily have to have a new system to consume less energy and enjoy a more comfortable home. Sometimes, the easiest fix of all is a new, programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats can have a significant impact on your home’s energy consumption. It’s hands-free comfort allows you to enjoy a comfortable temperature in your home without running to the control […]

Shielding Your Investment

There’s no place like the coast. However, some of the very attributes that make the coast so attractive can also be detrimental to the life of your air conditioner or heat pump. Sun, salt and sand can fade finishes, corrode metals, clog coils and more. That’s why Carrier WeatherShield coastal air conditioners and heat pumps are often a great choice […]

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Myrtle Beach HVAC & Refrigeration

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.

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