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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Your best thermostat setting when it’s hot is one that keeps you comfortable without skyrocketing your utility bill. How do you find that balance? It’s summer here in Myrtle Beach and the heat index is above 100 degrees. If you prefer a relatively chilly indoor temperature, you probably won’t like what we have to say. The case for a warmer […]
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 […]
When it’s hot outside, it’s hotter in your attic. How can you tell if your attic is too hot? A hot attic is bad for several reasons. High temperatures inside your attic will shorten the life span of your shingles. Excessive heat also deteriorates items you store in your attic. It can also cause moisture problems in your home. Take […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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.