We are in prime allergy season! It’s time to learn how HVAC and allergies are related. It’s time to banish pollen from your home this Spring. This time of the year, you may be staying indoors hoping to avoid allergens and reduce your allergy symptoms. However, pollen spores are the most difficult allergen to avoid. Even indoors, pollen lurks in […]
The holiday season is here! As we start to unpack the ribbons, wreaths, lights and other decorations, DON’T make these holiday HVAC decorating mistakes. Before you deck your halls, be sure that your decorations aren’t jeopardizing your home comfort, your HVAC equipment, or your energy bill. Don’t cover your thermostat – Pinterest is not your friend! All those pretty posts […]
A fireplace is a wonderful addition to any house and can be an effective way to help heat your home if used properly. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t know how using a fireplace may affect your HVAC. The reality is many homeowners are literally burning through their savings, sending their energy bill up in smoke, and compromising their health. The “damper” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As the water starts to recede in some areas, here’s what you need to know when “my a/c is under water.” First and foremost – TURN OFF THE POWER – go to the breaker and turn off the power to your a/c unit. Second, contact your homeowner’s insurance company to confirm if you have coverage from flooding or storm damage. […]
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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.