Archive for August, 2015

School’s Back In, Is Your AC Running All Day?

Posted on: August 28th, 2015 by CCAir No Comments

thermostat nest

Now that school is back in, many of you can save money and energy by utilizing a programmable thermostat.

Did you know you can save several hundred dollars a year on your energy bill by having us install one of these units in your home?

Now that your kids aren’t home during the day screaming for air conditioning, you can use a system that we will ease up on the AC when people aren’t home.  And instead of being hot when you get home from work, they will kick in at a set time to cool your house off just in time for you to get home.  You’d be shocked at how much you can save by having it move up and down a few degrees every day!

We also love some of the new thermostats that you can program from your phone, tablet or laptop!

Want one of these in your home? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

 

It’s Official! Oldest AC Contest Winner Announced by Central Carolina Air Conditioning Plumbing & Electric

Posted on: August 21st, 2015 by CCAir No Comments
Owner Bobby Allison presents $500 check to the Vaughns

Owner Bobby Allison presents $500 check to the Vaughns

It’s official friends! We have a winner! Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical would like to congratulate Michael & Gillian Vaughn of Burlington as the winners of the Oldest AC Contest! Michael and Gillian’s 1970’s home still has a York air conditioning unit still running which makes it 45 years old!

Purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure, Michael & Gillian have remodeled much of the home as it had been neglected for quite some time. This was the second home they have purchased and remodeled top to bottom. They had to live in an apartment while renovations where under way because the work was so extensive. However, the one thing they haven’t replaced was their 45 year old air conditioning unit.

“We decided to keep it while remodeling the home and have been surprised how well it still works. We maintain it regularly and know that we’ll never have another one last this long!” Michael Vaughn, homeowner.

In addition to the $500 check, the Vaughns have also received a $500 credit towards a new system when they are ready.

Central Carolina Air Conditioning Owner Bobby Allison presented the check and stated “we were shocked to find a residential unit this old in the Piedmont. We can’t believe it’s still running and haven’t ever seen a unit this age still running!”

Central Carolina Air Conditioning would like to thank everyone that entered the contest and remember that every qualified entry receives $50 off a maintenance. Give us a call at  1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents to schedule your service today.

Lights Burning Out? by Central Carolina Air Conditioning Plumbing & Electrical

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by CCAir No Comments

cfl-lightbulb

Ever wondered why some light bulbs burn out faster than others?

Too High Wattage

Did you know that if you put a light bulb in a fixture with too high of wattage, the heat may not be able to dissipate well? You may wind up cooking your light fixture which causes the bulbs to blow too quickly!

Cheap Bulbs

Did you also know that cheap light bulbs won’t burn as long as others? So think twice before you buy the $1 version at the dollar stores.

Over-voltage

Light bulbs are also affected by power surges from the power company. We all know that power surges can wreak havoc on computers, but they can also burn your bulbs out quickly too! Purchase a cheap multimeter at Radio Shack to test. If the voltage is 125V or higher, call your power company. If you have 7 or 8 extra volts on a 120V line, the bulb life expectancy will be cut in half.

Vibration Problems

Light fixtures under stairs, in ceiling fans or over door ways can burn out more quickly due to the constant vibration so look for shock resistant bulbs called “rough service” bulbs for these special areas of your home.

 

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

 

 

Central Carolina Air Conditioning Oldest AC Contest

Posted on: August 10th, 2015 by CCAir No Comments

Thank you to everyone that entered Central Carolina Air Conditioning’s Oldest AC Contest! We have been going through submissions and are reviewing them all.  As soon as we have confirmed the winner, we will let everyone know.  Thanks to everyone for your participation! We appreciate you all and are as excited as you are!Oldest AC Contest2