Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning repair’

How to Prepare Your Yard for Fall by Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by Derek Barmer No Comments

Fall is North Carolina is absolutely gorgeous—the colors of the leaves are stunning! For many homeowners, though, they can be quite a nuisance. So how do you keep all those leaves from scattering all over your property and your home and creating a big mess? And how can you actually put the leaves to good use on your lawn and in your garden?raking leaves

If you live in an area that doesn’t have a ton of trees, you can probably get through the season by simply mowing your lawn— leaves included. You’ll want to set the lawn mower to the highest setting to keep from cutting your grass too short so that it doesn’t die. If, however, you live in a more woodsy area and have too many leaves to handle, you have a few options. (Keep in mind most homes within city limits will have strict rules on leaf burning. Even in areas that permit it, expect permits and/or limited time frames when it can be done.)

Tarps- An easier way to rake is to get a big tarp and rake a space to lay it down, and then rake the rest of the leaves onto the tarp. When it is full, pull it to the curb or pour into trash bags, depending on your town’s policies.

Blowers- You’ll have to be cautious not to blow the leaves onto your neighbors’ property or into the street, but this is another easier option. You may want to look for one that has a mulching option. Within the Greensboro City limits for instance, they want you to blown them onto the street and the trucks come along and scoop them up.

Lawn vacuum- This piece sucks up the leaves into a big bag and then you empty it.

Leaf scoops/grabbers- these looks like giant claws and make it easier to grab a bigger pile of leaves at once than you might get with a rake.

If you shred your leaves, you can use them on your lawn and garden! To protect plants, use a 6-inch blanket of leaves. To enrich your soil for next year, mix the leaves into your garden. You can also add them to your compost pile. Remember, water cannot get through whole leaves, so they will need to be shredded to use. You can also add some slow-release nitrogen fertilizers to assist with leaf decomposition.

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!

 

Neglecting your HVAC unit by Central Carolina Air Conditioning

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by Derek Barmer No Comments

One of the most important but often neglected pieces of equipment in your home is your HVAC system. What if we told you that an often forgotten piece of your HVAC system could easily get dirty and cost you hundreds more on your electric bills and shorten the life of your unit? DSC04885
Dust and dirt build up on the evaporator coil over time and reduce efficiency. (Note: this is different from the condenser/compressor coils.) The evaporator coil is inside the air handler and it cools the air blown across it and into the house. You may have an idea that something is wrong because your AC unit is not blowing cold air, or the airflow is very weak.

Experts say evaporator coils should be cleaned at least once a year, especially if the filter is not changed regularly—about once a month.
Here’s the thing though—you can save yourself time and money in the first place by simply changing your filter regularly. If, however, it’s been a year (or, let’s be honest, several years) you’ll want to hire a professional to clean the coil, as it is usually located in a spot that is difficult to access, and a professional and check to make sure nothing else is wrong.

If you do decide you’d like to try on your own, it is best to do it only if the coils are not that dirty. You’ll need to turn off the AC and shut the electricity to the air handler off, and you can use a foaming coil cleaner that you’ll spray directly onto the AC coils. You’ll need open the access panel to do this.
After that, it is best if you can start making an effort to change your filter regularly. Simple measures to keep your home cool and your bills low!

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!

 

Getting Your Home Vacation Ready

Posted on: July 12th, 2016 by Derek Barmer No Comments

Are you planning a getaway this summer?  You’ve probably thought about what you need to pack, but have you thought about what vacationyou need to do in your home to get ready for vacation?   If you are like most, you likely haven’t given it much thought.  So, how do you get your home ready?

First, think about what you would do if you had a leak in your home. Of course, you would cut off the water at the main valve to prevent future damage.  You should do the same when you plan to leave for a time.  Cut the water off at the main valve before you leave so that if there is a leak it will not turn into a major headache.  Remember that this will impact your landscape watering and pool water maintenance.  Make arrangements to let your house sitter or landscaper to be able to turn the water on as needed to meet these needs. 

Next, think about ways to save money while you are on vacation.  Shut your ice maker off while you are away.  Why make ice when you aren’t even there?  Shut down any water softening systems to save even more.  Of course, your hot water heater is your biggest opportunity for saving. But cutting it off, you reduce most of your consumption.  Cut this off at the main breaker to prevent it from heating an empty tank and burning out.  Finally unplug any vampire appliances.  These include any appliances that have a clock and draw energy even when not in use.

 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!

Tree Roots and Sewer Lines

Posted on: April 19th, 2016 by Derek Barmer No Comments

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Do your drains run slow?  You may think that it is a clog, but it could be an invasion of tree roots!  That’s right – the beautiful trees that line your street or your drive can be causing your drains to run slow.  Here’s how it works – tree roots can grow into your sewer lines through small cracks – especially in clay pipes that were popular fifty years ago.  The roots invade through the small cracks and as they grow they can make those small cracks into big cracks, eventually causing a complete blockage when they collapse!

So what can you do?  First, prevention is key – but you don’t have to cut down all your beautiful trees.  Instead, you can put a root killer down the toilet to work through the sewer lines and kill the invasive roots. You will want to be careful though as this is a strong chemical that can  be toxic.  You’ll also want to make sure in advance that you don’t have a pipe collapse or rupture.

Second, consider calling a professional to scope out your pipes.  Most plumbers have tiny cameras that they can send down your pipes to see any blockages and remove them.  These cameras will also give you a good idea of the overall condition of your pipes, which can help you diagnose and prevent future problems.  When in doubt about your pipes, always look to scope them before tackling any repairs.  This way you will know exactly what the problem is and where it is, so that you don’t dig up your entire back yard!

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!

Fridge Clean Out by Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Derek Barmer No Comments

 

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The holidays are long over and the Super Bowl is this Sunday. So what does that mean? Time to clean out the refrigerator and freezer. In our house, it is really easy to push those leftover containers to the back of the fridge and lose sight of them. Often, by the time we find them we dare not open the container but send the container straight to the trash.

Most refrigerators now have removable shelves and drawers that can easily be washed in the sink with a mild detergent. Consider lining your fridge shelves just like you would line your cabinets, but not with contact paper. Instead purchase refrigerator liner. Some products comes precut in standard dimensions, or you can purchase a roll and cut your own. Liners are available in plastic so that they can be wiped clean or even in durable fabric materials that can be machine washed. This will save time the next time you clean your fridge.

Throw out expired foods or those you know will not be consumed. It’s also a great time to replace the baking soda in the refrigerator and your produce preservative cartridge. If your appliance has a water filter consider changing it as well. Finally pull the condensation tray from under the bottom, empty and clean it. Vacuum any dust on the coils or vents if accessible.

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!

Oldest AC Unit in the Triad by Central Carolina Air Conditioning

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

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Central Carolina Air Conditioning’s Oldest AC Unit in the Triad contest is almost over!

Last call! We’re down to the final days of our Oldest AC in the Triad contest! Think you have the oldest Air Conditioner in the Piedmont Triad? We want to see it!

To enter the contest, simply submit a photo of yourself and your Oldest Air Conditioner for a chance to win. The winner will receive $500 cash and a $500 credit toward a brand new Central Carolina Air Conditioning AC unit furnished and installed by Central Carolina Air Conditioning.

Just fill out the form and upload a picture of yourself and your older AC either online here

Only home owners with AC units 10 years or older are qualified entrants.

All Qualified Entrants Win

Even if your air conditioner isn’t the oldest one in the Piedmont Triad, all qualifying entrants receive either $50 off a maintenance tune up!

Simply click the link below to enter!

http://www.ccair.com/Residential/ContactUs/Contest.aspx.

Have a concern with your plumbing, air conditioning or electrical units? 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’s Oldest Air Conditioning Unit Contest-

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by CCAir 2 Comments

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Think you have the oldest Air Conditioner in the Piedmont Triad? We want to see it!

To enter the contest, simply submit a photo of yourself and your Oldest Air Conditioner for a chance to win. The winner will receive $500 cash and a $500 credit toward a brand new Central Carolina Air Conditioning AC unit furnished and installed by Central Carolina Air Conditioning.

Just fill out the form and upload a picture of yourself and your older AC either online here

Only home owners with AC units 10 years or older are qualified entrants.

All Qualified Entrants Win

Even if your air conditioner isn’t the oldest one in the Piedmont Triad, all qualifying entrants receive either $50 off a maintenance tune up!

http://www.ccair.com/Residential/ContactUs/Contest.aspx.

Keep your Home Safe while on Vacation by Central Carolina Air Conditioning Greensboro NC

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 by CCAir No Comments

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Don’t let your mail pile up in your mailbox while you’re away on vacation! Be sure to ask a trusted friend or neighbor to get your mail daily if possible, including your newspapers! Nothing says “hey, we’re out of town!” like piled up newspapers in your driveway. If you are gone for more than a week, consider stopping your mail at the post office!

Also, instead of leaving your lights on throughout the house day and night, you can purchase a timer switch that can turn them off according to a schedule you set. That will indicate that people are coming and going throughout the day to anyone watching your home.

It’s also a good idea to alert the police department if you will be out of town for more than a week.  Sometimes they will agree to drive by to see if there is any unwanted activity as well!

Have a concern with your plumbing, air conditioning or electrical units? 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!

Let’s Go Berry Picking! by Central Carolina Air Conditioning Greensboro NC

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by CCAir No Comments

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Want to Go Berry Picking?

This month we are going to be talking about ways to have fun in the sun without breaking the bank! Our first fun thing to do now that it’s warm is to go strawberry picking!  This will be especially fun for your children and grandchildren!

There are many strawberry farms across the Triad and most of them will let you pick your own! Some of them are even working farms like Bernie’s Berries where other fresh produce is sold. Bernie’s will even let you ride their Berry-mobile out to the fields to pick your berries!

No matter where you are in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point or surrounding areas, there’s plenty of farms to visit! Happy Berry picking!

Alamance County

Isley Farm
2980 Burch Bridge Road, Burlington
Phone: (336) 584-3323
Email: DaisyZ@netpath.net.

Davidson County

Wood Farms
1012 Hoover Road in the Welcome area
Call 731-4631

High Rock Nursery
844 J.M. Penninger Road in Linwood
Call 250-5427 for hours and availability

Forsyth County

Hedgecock Strawberry Farm

3011 Abbotts Creek Church Road, Kernersville
Call 869-4762 for hours of operation and availability.
Email: jlh12245@aol.com

The Childrens Home on Reynolda
1001 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
336-721-7624

R & M Strawberry Farm
7369 Parham Road, Belews Creek
Phone: 336-595-9743
Open from 8 am to 8 pm

Jones Strawberry Farm
5590 Seward Rd.
Pfafftown, NC 27040

Guilford County

Apple Farm
3922 High Rock Road, Gibsonville
Phone: (336) 621-4247

Bernie’s Berries
5421 Groometown Rd, Greensboro
Phone: (336) 852-1594.
Email: kenanb@bellsouth.net

Faucette Farms
7566 Friendship Church Road, Brown Summit, NC
Phone: 336-669-5262 or (336) 669-5083
Email: polly@faucettefarms.com

Greeson’s Strawberry Farm
5164 Watchtower Road, Julian, NC
Phone: (336) 685-0360

Rudd Strawberry Farm
4021 Hicone Road, Greensboro
Phone: (336) 621-1264

Ingram’s Strawberries
6121 Riverdale Drive, High Point, NC 27263.
Phone: (336) 431-2369

 Stokes County

Country Road Strawberries in Pinnacle

610 Mt. Zion Rd
(off U.S. Hwy 52 @ Exit 129)
Pinnacle, NC  27043
info@countryroadstrawberries.com

How Old Is Your Air Conditioner by Central Carolina Air Conditioning Greensboro NC

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015 by CCAir 3 Comments

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Think you have the oldest Air Conditioning Unit?

This month we’re going to run a contest to see who has the oldest Air Conditioning system in Greensboro NC and surrounding areas! So if you live in any of our service areas which include Winston-Salem, NC; High Point, NC; Burlington, NC; King, NC; Lexington, NC; Mcleansville NC; Summerfield, NC; Stokesdale, NC or surrounding areas, then you can enter!

Stay tuned as we will be giving out details soon! One winner will receive $500 cash and $500 towards a new Air Conditioning unit!