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How An Air Conditioner Actually Works by Central Carolina Air Conditioning

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?

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.

Evaporator – Receives the liquid refrigerant
Condenser – Facilitates heat transfer from one area to another
Expansion valve – monitors refrigerant flow into the evaporator unit
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!
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Five-point Electrical Inspection just $25!

Sometimes, you don’t know you have a problem until you REALLY have a problem. Get ahead of the problems with our amp meter five-point electrical inspection. For a limited time, Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is offering a five-point electrical inspection for just $25!

The five point inspection includes:

Infra-red scan – we will scan through out your home for hot spots in the electrical system. While you may not have experienced any problems with your outlets, these hot spots can be dangerous. In fact, electrical problems are one cause of house fires.

Tighten all panel connections – In order to prevent arching we will tighten all panel connections. These connections become loose over time and tightening them will provide for reliable services.
Smoke and carbon monoxide detector – fire and carbon monoxide detectors are an important way to ensure you and your family makes it out of your home in time in the event of a fire or faulty equipment. We will test them, change the batteries if needed and make sure your devices are compliant.

Load balancing – we will check your breaker panel and make sure your electrical load is balanced. Too much on either side can lead to higher power bills.

Test ground fault outlets – we will check all of your ground fault circuit breakers (the ones with the reset button) to make sure they are working properly. These outlets protect you in and around water, so this is an important step in keeping your home safe.
But hurry, this offer is only for a limited time. Promotion expires on August 15, so book today by calling 1-800-461-3010.

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!
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The Great Anode Rod
So, you may have never heard of the anode rod in your water heater. But it is working to save you money every day. What is it? This simple steel core wire, wrapped in another metal – usually magnesium, aluminum or zinc sits in your water heater and keeps it from rusting.

In order to understand how this works, you have to understand how rust works. Corrosion is a natural process where metals are oxidized – oxygen molecules attach to the metal and cause it to deteriorate. This is a result of electrolytes leaving one metal and attaching to another.

This process is continuous. It goes on all the time without us taking much notice. Anode rods are a way to counteract this process. Anode rods ‘absorb’ the oxygen particles. They are more active than the metals they are designed to protect and intercept those particles instead of the metals they are meant to protect.

Since it works in a protective fashion, it is important to replace those rods before they are exhausted. If you don’t you expose yourself to risk for rust. One way to do this is to inspect your anode rods each year. Typically, you can expect to get five years out of your anode rods, but you should check every year as individual water quality determines rod length of life.

So, what material is best? Magnesium is the most common, but it is not good for hard water. Aluminum stand up to hard water but have been linked to common illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease. Zinc rods are similar to aluminum but also contain zinc to counteract sulfur.

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!
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Why Choose a Tankless Water Heater?

If you find that you have to replace your water heater, you might want to consider a tankless model. These water heaters are efficient because you just heat the water you use rather than storing multiple gallons of water, which can cycle over and over before use. They are compact units that can be mounted on an exterior wall.

In addition, you are unlikely to run out of hot water, as long as it is sized correctly. Because they work by heating the water quickly and on demand, there is very little wasted energy. Tankless water heaters are more expensive to purchase initially but energy savings will quickly pay for the increased expense.

You will want to make sure to select the correct size because of the nature of how the tankless water heater works. Since water is heated on demand, you need to have it sized to fit your needs. Unlike a regular water heater, a tankless model’s water output is impacted by groundwater temperatures. A tankless unit located in a warm climate will require less capacity than one located in the frozen Canadian tundra. Use your coldest groundwater temperature to calculate the gallons per minute you’ll need.

Look for an oxygen-depletion sensor that shuts off the water heater if carbon monoxide is detected and a film wrap around the heat exchanger that will shut off the device if it gets too hot. Since tankless models are still relatively uncommon, consider using manufacturer-trained installers. Some companies extend the warranty if you do.

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!
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What To Flush and What NOT to flush?

I think we’ve all had that same question at one point in our life – is this really flushable? So many products now claim to be flushable – baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, etc. But what should you do to protect your pipes? Rest assured, we have answers.

First, while many products tout a flushable applicator, or ‘safe’ to flush, or event biodegradable, limit your flushes to simple waste and toilet paper. Anything else should go in the trash. If you are concerned about odors, simply sprinkle some baking soda in the trash can liner to help absorb odor. Particularly strong odors can be mitigated by disposing of them in the main trashcan outside the home (used diapers, any dog/cat clean up items). While an occasional accident will happen, don’t make it a practice to flush anything that isn’t necessary. Not only can it cause a blockage, it may unnecessarily fill up your septic tank too quickly. Most experts recommend that you don’t even flush facial tissues since it can add to the paper waste and increase water usage.

No feminine hygiene products should ever be flushed down the toilet. In public waste systems they can build up and cause a blockage, which the homeowner may have to pay to repair. In private septic tanks, they can quickly fill the tank to capacity. Baby and cleaning wipes are other products that are frequently flushed. Remember that while one of these may be OK for the system, regularly flushing either of these can lead to disastrous consequences for your septic tank.

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!
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At the most basic level, the difference between one-ply versus two-ply or even three-ply toilet tissue is pretty basic. Each ply of paper adds pulp, and therefore weight and absorbency. Therefore, the single ply toilet paper would typically not absorb as much moisture or provide the softness of a triple ply paper. However, recent innovations in toilet paper technology have allowed many of the single ply papers to mimic the characteristics of the double and triple ply papers.

From a plumbing standpoint, the single ply toilet paper offers the best protection for pipes and septic systems. The bacteria in your septic tank that are responsible to cleaning out debris like toilet paper and waste, are best able to manage the smaller pulp content of single ply paper, as long as users don’t compensate by using more paper. Research suggests that users use the same amount, regardless of ply, so that by switching to single ply, you can save the environment as well as a your wallet.

Did you know that for the month of June $25 will get you a five point inspection of your plumbing system? You may know our name, but did you know we’ve been servicing plumbing since 1999? Here is what we include in this service:

Dye test and check all toilets
Inspect drains and complete a flow analysis
Inspect water supply piping
Test the pressure control system and the expansion control system
Analyze the quality of your water
To take advantage of this super deal, visit our website at http://www.ccair.com/Residential/Plumbing

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!
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$25 Plumbing Inspection Special!
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Whom Do You Trust in Your Home? ccair.com/trustus
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Cheapest isn't always the best. Call us to service your A/C this summer and be safe!
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