Air Conditioning Category

Why is my HVAC System Noisy?

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by carrolladmin

Before you read this article, please make sure you call us if your HVAC is making any noise you don’t recognize.   The majority of our residential customers have central forced air heating and cooling, and one of two HVAC equipment arrangements. The first is an electric heat pump that handles both heating and cooling functions. […]

HVAC House Calls – Richmond, VA

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by carrolladmin

HVAC Project Spotlight Did you know that we make emergency house calls? Carroll Plumbing Heating & Cooling Inc. is staffed with dedicated fully trained technicians who understand all the products and services we supply and their associated applications. If you have a heating or air conditioning emergency and you need expert help, contact us today!

How to Choose the Best Thermostat for your Home  

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by carrolladmin

If at any point you’ve purchased new heating and cooling equipment, invested in routine service, or even regularly changed your air filters, you probably recognize the importance of an efficient, well-maintained HVAC system. It’s easy to forget the important role a thermostat plays in your system’s overall functionality and efficiency.  If the primary expectation from […]

Common Air Conditioning Myths Uncovered

Posted on June 28th, 2016 by carrolladmin

This spring we’ve been lucky to have a long period of HVAC system inactivity.  However, cooling season has now arrived and you’re probably preparing your home for air conditioning (if you haven’t done so already).  This is usually accompanied by best practices for saving money and shortcuts for reaching comfortable temperatures faster.  In an effort […]

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What is a Home Energy Audit?

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by carrolladmin

According to research from the Department of Energy the average home has enough air leakage to make up a two foot square hole in a wall—this is the equivalent of leaving a window open for a full 24 hours. We’re hearing about energy efficiency, consumption and the condition of our environment more with each day. […]

Ensuring Efficiency and Savings this Cooling Season

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by carrolladmin

HVAC systems thrive on the downtime offered in between heating and cooling season.  However, the optimal time to turn on the air conditioning is before you actually need to, and that time is now! Testing out your air conditioning is recommended before high temperatures arrive in Central Virginia.  Whether your system works fine, or you’ve […]

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Cooling Season is Around the Corner—What Homeowners Need to Know

Posted on March 17th, 2016 by carrolladmin

We tend to not think about our cooling equipment until we kick it on those first few warm spring days.  If you’ve been neglecting preventative maintenance and don’t have seasonal tune-ups performed, you’ll be lucky if your system works properly and efficiently as we inch closer towards cooling season!  Maybe you brush off the idea […]

Tax Credits on Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Equipment Extended!

Posted on March 10th, 2016 by carrolladmin

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA 25C) was passed by Congress on January 1, 2013, offering numerous rebate incentives and tax credits to homeowners.  Credits and rebates fall under the general homeownership umbrella ranging from things like deductions for mortgage insurance premiums to home improvements that increase energy efficiency.   This was signed into […]

Why is Preventative Maintenance Important for Heating & Cooling Systems?

Posted on October 26th, 2015 by carrolladmin

Many homeowners place HVAC maintenance under the “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” umbrella. Preventative maintenance for HVAC systems is more important than most homeowners realize. With many of our customers who are new to regular maintenance, it usually only takes one visit for them to recognize the significance of preventative services.    The […]

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A/C Summer Vacation Checklist

Posted on May 25th, 2015 by carrolladmin

When it comes time to leave for summer vacation, many of us would agree that the only thought on our mind is getting out of the Virginia humidity!  Itineraries are planned, travel details confirmed and suitcases packed.  However, before you head out the door this summer for vacation, it’s important not to forget some very […]