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 […]
We’ve had some chilly mornings. Follow these steps to take before turning on your heat. Before you turn on your heat, make sure the entire system works properly. A preventative maintenance approach keeps your unit operating efficiently and helps prevent an unexpected breakdown on a cold winter day. It can also save you costly repairs before issues get out of […]
HVAC preventative maintenance is essential in keeping your home comfortable. The following reasons explain why: Save money – here are the ways preventative maintenance benefits your bottom line. Cut energy bills – preventative maintenance helps ensure that your HVAC systems runs at peak efficiency. This can save you up to 30% on your utility bills Extend system life – regular […]
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 […]
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. […]
We will see many HVAC units damaged by the storm. Repairing or replacing a damaged HVAC unit should be left to the professionals. 1. Easy fixes: Depending on the type of unit, the type of storm and the severity of the storm, some damages may be easy fixes. After the storm/flood, it is possible for the damages to be minimal, […]
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 […]
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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.