Set thermostat to “on” or “auto”

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 […]

Should I clean my HVAC ducts?

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, […]

Hurricane winds can impact your HVAC

Hurricane winds can impact your HVAC is many disastrous ways! Condenser coil clogged with dirt and debris following high winds of a storm: Dust and debris clogged condenser coils – high winds that accompany a hurricane often lead to excessive airborne dust and debris that will easily clog the aluminum fins of an HVAC’s condenser coil. Fortunately, this is easy […]

My A/C is under water!

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 AC can’t keep up on hot days!

Your AC can’t keep up on hot days! The higher the temperature outside, the harder your ac has to work. It seems to run constantly, but never cools down your home. If you are experiencing this, there are a couple of things you can do. Keep the heat outside of your home. Your ac has to remove any heat that […]

Enhance humidity control in your HVAC

To enhance humidity control in your HVAC, you can try the following to boost your system’s ability to fight that indoor mugginess. 4 strategies to enhance humidity control in your HVAC: CLEAN THE COILS – This is the easiest thing to try first for getting better HVAC humidity control from an older system. Humid air outdoors is rough on your AC’s condenser […]

Keeping your space cool ~

Most people look forward to enjoying the summer sun and beating the heat in a cool, air-conditioned building. Keeping your space cool comes at a price. High energy consumption equal high energy bills! As homes around the country turn on their a/c, they quickly notice their utility bills go up. Additionally, typical a/c units use fluorocarbon refrigerants as coolant. If […]

HVAC changes affecting consumers

The Department of Energy (DOE) will have some strict standards over the next decade with HVAC changes affecting consumers. Naturally, the upgrades in energy-efficient HVAC systems will send some shockwaves through the HVAC industry. But, in the long term, homeowners and business owners will benefit. What HVAC distributors, contractors and consumers want to know is how the changes will affect […]

Advantages of smart thermostats

There are many advantages of smart thermostats! Heating and cooling account for nearly half your home’s energy costs. A smart thermostat offers both automation and greater control over your home’s temperature and climate – control that could save you a lot of money on your utility bill. Here is the top 8 advantages of smart thermostats: Take human error out […]

Heat pump is iced up

It’s never normal to see ice this time of the year here in South Carolina on your HVAC system. But what should you do if your heat pump is iced up? The indoor unit, the outdoor unit and interconnecting line-set can ice up if the thermostat is turned down too low. We recommend NEVER turning it below 70 degrees when […]

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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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