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Grilling Safety

Posted on: July 2nd, 2017 by Derek Barmer No Comments

 

If you’re planning to fire up the grill on July 4th, Labor Day or any other day this summer, make sure you don’t see fire anywhere but the grill by following some simple safety tips.

First and foremost, if you have a gas grill, check for leaks by putting a soap/water solution to the hose with a spray bottle and turning the propane on to see if bubble form. No bubbles = good. Bubbles mean that you should turn it off and check the connections. Also, check the connection points.

If you smell gas, turn off the tank and burners and get the grill serviced before using it again. If the smell continues though, call the fire department.

For charcoal grills, if you use a starter fluid, use only charcoal starter fluid. Do not use other flammable liquids. Keep charcoal fluid away from any other sources of heat.

For electric charcoal starters, you’ll likely need an extension cord as their cords are short. Keep in mind that metal parts will be very hot! Hang it up where nobody will bump into it and make sure it isn’t near anything flammable.

If the rain starts or you’re too hot, do not decide to move your grill indoors or anywhere near the house, deck or low-hanging branches.

Keep excited pets and children away from the space around the grill and always have someone watching the grill.

Always clean your grill after using it so that grease or buildup doesn’t stick.

Let coals cool completely after you are done grilling, and then dispose of them in a metal container.

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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!

How An Air Conditioner Actually Works by Central Carolina Air Conditioning

Posted on: July 24th, 2016 by Derek Barmer No Comments

Did you know how an Air Conditioner unit actually works?

Obviously it keeps your home cool during the summer. But do you know how it actually works internally do this? DSC04885

Air conditioners move the air in two different directions- indoors and outdoors. In order to cool the air indoors, it operates as a dehumidifier by taking the humid air and reducing its volume causing it to release a portion of its moisture.  Hence the need for drains and pans near or attached to your air conditioning units.

The hotter the day, the harder your air conditioner unit has to operate to cool off the indoor temperature.  There are several major parts to your air conditioning unit that work together to cool off your home. Any of these parts can go out causing your air conditioning unit to stop working.

  1. Evaporator – Receives the liquid refrigerant
  2. Condenser – Facilitates heat transfer from one area to another
  3. Expansion valve – monitors refrigerant flow into the evaporator unit
  4. Compressor – A pump that pressurizes refrigerant

Oftentimes people believe they have to replace their entire air conditioner if it stops working.  We will discuss more how each of these parts work in unison to cool the air in your home.  But in the mean time, know that we are able to review all of these parts to see if only one of these components need replacing first.

Have a question about your air conditioning unit or do you need air conditioning repairs? Call us today to schedule an appointment so we can review and diagnose what’s happening in your home. 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!