1. The Actual Importance of Annual HVAC Maintenance

    Do you have your HVAC system maintained annually? If the answer is "no," you aren't alone. A lot of people save calling the HVAC specialist until their systems break down. After all, if it ain't broke, don't fix it — right? Unfortunately, when it comes to systems that function 24/7 all year long, emergency maintenance just isn't a wise strategy. Your HVAC system heats your home in winter and coo…Read More

  2. Signs Your Thermostat is Malfunctioning

    Our HVAC systems keep our homes comfortable and healthy all year long. If we lived in a different time, we would have to take action every time we wanted our homes to be warmer or cooler. However, because HVAC systems have thermostats, we can just keep doing whatever we're doing and the system will regulate the temperature by itself. It is truly a convenient technology. Any technology is great whe…Read More

  3. What Your Furnace Is Trying to Tell You

    Your furnace does more than just keep you warm and comfortable during the cooler months. It also ensures that your pipes don't freeze and burst, causing expensive water damage. It keeps your home's interior and foundation warm, preventing cracks and other issues. Ensuring that your thermostat and furnace are both working well this winter is very important, and we are here to help. In our last blog…Read More

  4. What Does That Furnace Noise Mean?

    If you grew up with a furnace, you probably like the clicking sound of it turning on, the rumble of its running, and the rush of warm air through the vents. These are all sounds of cooler weather, and they can be very comforting. However, if you live in a home with a furnace now, when you start to hear different sounds, you suddenly have to wonder if something is wrong. Your furnace can become a s…Read More

  5. Do You Need a New Boiler?

    When the weather turns cool, there is nothing better than being able to turn on your heating system and make a drafty home into a cozy, snug one. Homes in the United States are usually heated by either furnaces or boilers. Furnaces use fire to heat; boilers use heated water. Both are effective, but in today's blog, we are talking to the owners of residential boilers. Nobody likes turning on their …Read More

  6. Is Your Boiler Ready for Winter?

    Cool weather has arrived, and it will only get cooler as we go. You need your heating system to be up-to-snuff. Chances are good you have a furnace or a boiler, and in today's blog, we're going to talk to the owners of boilers. Half of the energy in your home goes to heating and cooling, so it's to your advantage to make your systems as efficient as possible. That doesn't always mean investing in …Read More

  7. Tips to Improve Your Air Quality – Part 2

    Do you know how good the air is inside your home? As we head toward winter, we're heading toward a time when windows stay closed and the air inside the home can get pretty stale. It is also a time when our immune systems take a hit from the cold. This is no time to be breathing dirty air that's just getting dirtier. Instead of closing yourself in with a bunch of contaminants, take some steps to en…Read More

  8. Tips to Improve Your Air Quality – Part 1

    Air quality has a huge impact on our health and quality of life. We don't see all the particles in the air we breathe, and sometimes we don't even smell them, but that doesn't mean they don't make a difference. We're headed into fall, which means winter comes after. Winter in Charlotte means closed windows and possibly stale air recirculating through homes over and over again. You do not want the …Read More

  9. What Makes an HVAC System Energy-Efficient?

    Does your home or business have an air conditioner? Chances are good the answer is "yes." North Carolina gets its share of hot, humid weather, and many of Charlotte's homes and businesses depend on air conditioners to stay cool and comfortable. That means many homeowners and business owners pay monthly to keep their air conditioners running. Some people pay less than others, and it's not because t…Read More

  10. Common Air Conditioning Repairs to Watch Out For

    Air conditioners have their work cut out for them in North Carolina during the summer. Our combination of humidity and high temperatures make air conditioning a requirement if you want to be able to sleep at night or focus at work. As a result, air conditioners are some of the hardest-working appliances in Charlotte, and the certified professionals at James Brown Air Conditioning & Heating are…Read More