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What Does AC SEER Mean?

September 24, 2019
A compressor for an air conditioner unit mounted to the outside of a home. What Does AC SEER Mean?

When it comes to your air conditioner (AC), a common term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) business you are likely to see everywhere is your air conditioner’s SEER. But what exactly is SEER? SEER SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio—a rating system of the air conditioner’s cooling capacity to power…

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What Is a Ductless AC?

September 12, 2019
Green modern master bedroom with air conditioner. What is a ductless AC?

Ductless air conditioning (AC) systems can be the perfect answer for that room which is never quite cool enough or for that new addition you are building. It’s a low-maintenance and affordable option to upgrading to a newer air conditioning unit when more cooling is needed inside your Greenville home. The ductless system works, obviously,…

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Do I Really Need an AC Tune-Up?

August 12, 2019
Portrait Of Young Male Technician Repairing Air Conditioner.

Home ownership comes with a great deal of responsibilities and an ever-growing to-do list. Add to that the responsibilities of a career and a family, and you see why modern life runs at a constant, fast pace here in Greenville. It’s easy to bump things like an air conditioner tune-up down the priority list, both…

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Why Is my Air Conditioner Freezing Up?

August 1, 2019
Frozen air conditioner unit outside.

If your air conditioner stops blowing cool air or stops all together, check to see if your indoor unit is frozen. What exactly will that look like? A freeze up is when a layer of ice forms on the outside of your air conditioning unit. It can look a bit disconcerting, but don’t panic. It’s…

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning and Summer Energy Bill

July 29, 2019
Caucasian female hand pressing button on a modern electronic thermostat timer on wall of a modern home with focus on the screen and fingers of the woman.

As the summer months approach, we are all looking to save some pennies where we can. So why not start with your costly utility bills? The US Department of Energy says that air conditioning can account for 35 to 40 percent of your utility bill here in South Carolina. At Eastergard HVAC, we take energy…

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How to Protect Your AC From Storms

July 23, 2019
Stormy SC sky with lightning strike.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There’s a reason why that old adage has been passed down through the years. It’s always better to be prepared for misfortunes than to have to deal with the consequences. During storm season in Taylors, that proves true for protecting your air conditioning system as…

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Does Air Conditioning Help With Allergies?

June 24, 2019
Poplar tree buds opening in spring, to show their silky white hairs.

Does an air conditioner help with allergies? In one word, yes. Actually two words, yes if. If you properly maintain the air conditioner. Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control its humidity, which are both helps in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America,…

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3 Health Benefits for Using Your AC While Sleeping

June 13, 2019
Asian women She is in bed and was waking up in the morning. She felt very refreshed.

A major part of your health relies on getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why it’s not just important to run your air conditioner during the hot summer days. You also need to keep your home comfortably cool at night as well. At Eastergard, we understand that depending on your air conditioner to run efficiently…

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Ductless Air Conditioners Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

May 10, 2019
Contemporary living room with white sofa and air conditioner.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is more than ten times (and, in some instances, more than 100 times) more polluted than the air outside, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. These pollutants contribute to many diseases as well as respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies. Installing a ductless air conditioner (AC), also known as a…

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

April 25, 2019
Elevated View Of Young Couple Lying In Bed Covering Their Ears With Pillow to block out air conditioner noise.

It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same. Despite your air conditioner’s age, any sound coming from the unit can still be bothersome. If your air conditioner is producing an…

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Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

April 9, 2019
Person adjusting a wall thermostat with dollar sign symbol on the display.

With the dog days of summer just around the corner, you may be running your AC more and more. Our expert team at Eastergard wants to go over some of the ways that you can save money and energy with your HVAC system this season. Seasonal Service and Maintenance There is simple maintenance you can do…

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Managing Humidity in Your Home

March 29, 2019
Girl standing in front of an open window.

Keeping Your Home Comfortable Humidity is a major player in home comfort and your air conditioner and dehumidifier can play large parts in helping you manage the level of humidity in your home. If you have a well maintained air conditioner that is functioning properly it will remove the humidity from your home. If your…

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