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 […]
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” […]
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, […]
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. […]
Your HVAC is prepared for the hurricane? Hurricanes can be extremely destructive. You probably already know to stock up on water, non-perishable foods, flashlights and batteries. But most people take their HVAC system for granted. To help keep you and your family safe during the hurricane, here are some tips to protect your home! Before the storm Prevention is critical […]
When you think about the dog days of summer in Myrtle Beach, chances are you may be thinking about soaking up the sun at the beach or swimming pool. You could also be thinking about a family barbeque in the backyard. However, at the end of the day, you will be thinking about a good night’s sleep in a comfortably […]
You should look for signs your air conditioner is low on refrigerant. Refrigerant is the blood of your air conditioner. Without enough refrigerant, your a/c system cannot cool your home properly. Not only will you be hot and uncomfortable, but low levels of refrigerant can severely damage your air conditioner. Here are some signs your air conditioner is low on […]
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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.