Heating and Air Conditioning in Columbia SC

Cool Crafters Heating and Air Conditioning is a local, family-owned and operated Columbia- Lexington HVAC company with a tradition of providing award-winning service to our customers. We provide more than just expert repair, installation, and maintenance of all brands of heating and cooling equipment in the Columbia area– we provide our customers with peace of mind. There’s a good reason we consistently receive high ratings from our customers… because we 100% guarantee your satisfaction – in writing. Cool Crafters Heating and Air’s reputation as a great place to work helps us attract highly-skilled HVAC technicians, so you can expect courteous, professional service when you trust us to take care of your home’s heating and air conditioning. You can count on us to do the job right, the first time. Our furnace repair technicians receive the most up-to-date training, and are qualified to repair all major brands and models of furnaces. Every member of our team must pass extensive background checks before they are hired, as well as ongoing random drug testing, so you know that your home and your family are safe with us. You won’t have to worry about open-ended hourly costs, or hidden charges when you trust Cool Crafters to repair your air conditioner. We offer fixed-pricing on all air conditioning repairs, so you know the cost in advance – regardless of how long it takes. Our flat-rate Diagnostic Charge covers the cost of having a professional technician come to your home and diagnose the problem with your A/C unit.

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·         Affordable Repairs: After diagnosing the Furnace or Heat Pump, your technician will verify the repairs and cost before he performs the work. There are never any surprises at the end of the service!

Cold Weather Heat Saving tips 5

Adjust The Temperature

Setting your adjustable thermostat to the coolest temperature in the winter or highest temperature you find comfortable can seem like a small step, but the energy savings can be substantial.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reducing your home’s temperature 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours at a time during the heating season can save you 5 to 15 percent in heating bills each year. For thermostat installations, furnace- heat pump and air conditioning repair in the Columbia or Elgin area please click here.

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Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Changing your heating and air system’s air filters once a month, or as directed by the furnace or filter manufacturer, helps ensure that your system has smooth, uninterrupted air flow.

New filters can help your system work more efficiently, saving you money in the process. For example, routinely replacing filters in your home’s heating and air conditioning system can account for an energy consumption savings of 5 to 15 percent. For a HVAC unit consultation click here.

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Keep Up With Preventative Maintenance

If you don’t already have a proactive maintenance program for your HVAC system, it’s a good idea to schedule semi-annual service with a qualified HVAC service company like Cool Crafters.

Professional HVAC contractors will make sure that your system is operating at its most efficient settings and that the proper parts or components are in good working order. Please click here if you are in the need for heat or ac repair in the Columbia or Lexington areas.

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Upgrade To A High-Efficiency HVAC System

Switching out your old, inefficient air conditioning system for a high-efficiency one can cut electricity bills by up to 25%.

The first step toward helping you choose the right heating and air conditioning system in Columbia for your home is to do a complete analysis of your present heating and air conditioning system and of your home to determine the right size equipment for your individual comfort needs.

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Furnace and Heat Pumps

Advanced Features to Look for in a Heat Pump

I thought this article was cool to read as we approach winter. We at Cool Crafters provide great heating and AC repair service !

A number of innovations are improving the performance of heat pumps.

Unlike standard compressors that can only operate at full capacity, two-speed compressors allow heat pumps to operate close to the heating or cooling capacity needed at any particular moment. This saves large amounts of electrical energy and reduces compressor wear. Two-speed heat pumps also work well with zone control systems. Zone control systems, often found in larger homes, use automatic dampers to allow the heat pump to keep different rooms at different temperatures.

Some models of heat pumps are equipped with variable-speed or dual-speed motors on their indoor fans (blowers), outdoor fans, or both. The variable-speed controls for these fans attempt to keep the air moving at a comfortable velocity, minimizing cool drafts and maximizing electrical savings. It also minimizes the noise from the blower running at full speed.

Many high-efficiency heat pumps are equipped with a desuperheater, which recovers waste heat from the heat pump’s cooling mode and uses it to heat water. A desuperheater-equipped heat pump can heat water 2 to 3 times more efficiently than an ordinary electric water heater.

Another advance in heat pump technology is the scroll compressor, which consists of two spiral-shaped scrolls. One remains stationary, while the other orbits around it, compressing the refrigerant by forcing it into increasingly smaller areas. Compared to the typical piston compressors, scroll compressors have a longer operating life and are quieter. According to some reports, heat pumps with scroll compressors provide 10° to 15°F (5.6° to 8.3°C) warmer air when in the heating mode, compared to existing heat pumps with piston compressors.

Although most heat pumps use electric resistance heaters as a backup for cold weather, heat pumps can also be equipped with burners to supplement the heat pump. Back-up burners help solve the problem of the heat pump delivering relatively cool air during cold weather and reduces its use of electricity. There are few heat pump manufacturers that incorporate both types of heat supply in one box, so these configurations are often two smaller, side-by-side, standard systems sharing the same ductwork. The combustion fuel half of the system could be propane, natural gas, oil, or even coal and wood.

In comparison with a combustion fuel-fired furnace or standard heat pump alone, this type of system is also economical. Actual energy savings depend on the relative costs of the combustion fuel relative to electricity.

To learn more about heat pumps, see operating and maintaining your heat pump.