Which thermostat setting costs more money? Should I set thermostat to “on” or “auto”? Almost every thermostat features separate controls for heating and air conditioning. You set to “heat” when you want to heat, “cool” when you want to cool and “off” for those few months where you don’t need either. But what about the fan? There are pros and […]
We get many calls from customers wanting to know the cost for cleaning their ducts in the attic. Although duct cleaning has become popular, is it worth it? Should I clean my HVAC ducts? Here are some facts to consider. If you are routinely maintaining your HVAC system that includes a thorough cleaning of the air handler, register, grills, fans, […]
What is a condensate drain pan? How does it protect your home? Where is it located? How do I know if it is working properly? What is a condensate drain pan? It is an important part of the entire central air system. It protects your home from water damage. It protects the furnace from microbiological growth and failure. Most importantly, […]
If you are thinking of upgrading your heating and cooling system, but aren’t sure what your options are – keep reading! The 3 reasons people opt for a mini-split system are: There is no existing ductwork They are adding on or renovating their home They are trying to address problems their existing system can’t meet No existing ductwork Mini-splits have […]
When your HVAC system is not regularly maintained, it runs the risk of catching fire. Causes of HVAC fires can be a result of worn out filters, storing flammable materials too close to the system, faulty parts and equipment, among other things. All these will damage your system. The result will be poor air quality at the very least. At […]
Emergency Heat The Emergency Heat switch on a heat pump confuses a lot of people. What is it? When do I use it? Do I turn it on when it’s really cold? These are all great questions! Heat pumps need a supplemental heating source. Especially when the outdoor temperature dips below 40 degrees. These supplemental heating sources are things such […]
The scammers are everywhere. They especially like this time of the year. Beware of these HVAC scams and watch out for shady technicians who will try to trick or scare you into spending more money that necessary. Here is a list of the most common HVAC scams: The technician suggests replacing parts that don’t need replacing. He will tell you […]
Those first few cold days of the year always take our heat pumps by surprise. What does it mean when your thermostat reads auxiliary heat? That “AUX Heat” mode is usually an indicator that it’s freezing outside. Your heat pump is using a secondary back-up heat source to keep your home at your set temperature. If, however, your thermostat reads […]
With the first of the holidays days away, it’s time to think of your HVAC and Thanksgiving. Make those final preparations to get your home ready for your guests for those hosting Thanksgiving dinner! It’s safe to say that 24 hours before the holiday, it’s time to clean your home from top to bottom. However, did you know that cleaning […]
Hot one day – cold the next! Extreme temperature fluctuations can take a toll on your heat pump. When the temperature outside dips below 40 degrees, your heat pump is challenged to maintain a comfortable temperature inside. As the temperature outside drops, your heat pump runs more frequently and for longer periods of time. This will trigger the emergency back […]
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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.