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HVAC Service: Dehumidification System Comfort You Can Feel

Appalachian Refrigeration offers Lennox dehumidifiers
Appalachian Refrigeration, Marion NC offers Lennox de-humidifiers

I bet you’ve been to Aunt Zelda’s house and found it hard to breathe because of the nearly overwhelming moldy fragrance permeating every room. Or maybe your own business or home feels stuffy, has water stains on the walls or ceiling. Time for a dehumidifier! Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating in Marion, NC, recommends the Humiditrol® Whole-Home Dehumidification System for improved indoor air quality because its patented technology helps maintain optimal moisture levels throughout your entire home or business. We are your local, expert heating and air conditioning service company, specializing in all your HVAC needs.

What if your home or business is kinda-maybe too damp? You could buy a hygrometer, use it maybe once to measure the amount of moisture in the air, and then buy a small dehydrator for the basement, hoping for the best. Chances are it will be inadequate. Or you could do it right and call our technicians for a professional moisture assessment. We will measure the moisture in several rooms of your house or business in order to give you an accurate report.

A lot of people think that a portable dehumidifier designed for a single room will work on the whole house if the door is left ajar. Wrong! It’s kind of like hoping that a small desk fan will cool the other end of the house from your bedroom. They just don’t work that way. Also, if you buy a smaller unit in hopes of saving money by using it for the entire house, be aware that it won’t last as long as a unit designed for the correct amount of space. You’ll end up spending more in the long run than choosing a properly sized dehumidifier.

If your home or business has too much moisture, you probably already know it because of that mustiness you can almost taste, or water marks on the walls, floors or ceilings. Maybe you have mold that returns even after you clean it with fungicide-based cleansers. It’s stinky, frustrating, and can become dangerous to your health if the mold continues to grow. However, you have a reliable company to turn to for answers. We’ll be happy to check it out for you, to be sure. Our HVAC technicians are experts and know how to improve indoor air quality with a properly sized dehumidifier. Our whole-house (or business) units tie in directly with your existing heating and air conditioning systems. Located in Marion, NC, Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is here to serve you!

HVAC Service: Whole-Home Power Humidifier: Your Answer to Dry Homes This Winter

Whole-Home Power Humidifier
Appalachian Refrigeration offers Lennox  Whole-Home Power Humidifier

You know the old trick from grammar school of scooting your feet across the carpeting just so you can zap your younger sister right in the top of her ponytail-parted hair. I bet you’ve even zapped someone at work! Static electricity is more prevalent in the winter because cold air is drier than in the summer. It’s why you get chapped lips and itchy, dry skin. For new construction or upgrade projects, chances are your home or business needs a humidifier to improve the indoor air quality, ultimately increasing the health value of the working environment. Located in Marion, NC, Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating offers HVAC, heating and air conditioning service. We can help you choose the right whole-building humidifier.

Give us a call to discuss the Healthy Climate® Power Humidifier. It attaches to your furnace or air handler and adds moisture to air moving through the duct system. A built-in fan allows the unit to circulate humidified air even when your heating system is not in operation. Although some people use small, portable humidifiers, they don’t offer a lot of moisture control and you have to always keep an eye on the water levels. By contrast, whole home or business humidifiers put water vapor into the duct work so humidity can be monitored and controlled by your thermostat just as it regulates temperature.

The benefits of installing a whole-system humidifier include general health improvements. Viruses such as those that cause the flu and common cold thrive in dry environments. Wintry, hacking coughs flare up in the winter, a direct correlation to respiratory sensitivity to dry air. Our sinuses and bronchial passages need soothing moisture in the winter to help alleviate and prevent allergies and asthma symptoms. Help with a humidifier!

The building itself and your furnishings will thank you for installing a humidifier. Dry air can damage wood floors, furniture, artwork, and even electronics. Protect the whole building with a humidifier!

Did you know that humidifiers actually save you money? Yep, it’s true. Dry air feels colder, so you end up turning up the thermometer. Humidifiers make the rooms feel warmer at lower temps. What’s not to love about it? Give Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating a call today. We’ll help you get the indoor air quality you need with a humidifier that will attach to your existing heating and air conditioning system. Our HVAC service technicians are experts and can do the job right the first time.

Trade Out Your Old Oil Furnace for a New Lennox System!

Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is proud to be able to offer excellent HVAC service, heating repair to the greater Marion, NC area and now, we carry Lennox heating systems! With financing services available, you can replace that old oil system now to have reliable heat for your home or business this winter.

Why Choose Lennox’s Elite ® Series?

Appalachian Refrigeration and Lennox, Marion NC
Appalachian Refrigeration and Lennox, Marion NC

The Elite ® series, such as the ELO183 Oil Furnace above will give you clean, quiet and comfortable heat in your home. With an efficiency rating of 83%, this economical model can save you hundreds of dollars every year. Compared to your old, inefficient oil furnace, your pocketbook is sure to appreciate the difference!

Lennox uses a Beckett combustion chamber, which is made of alumina-silica ceramic fiber. This provides a quiet operation and super-efficient combustion for greater fuel economy. A heavy-gauge steel heat exchanger ensures that air moves evenly over its smooth surface, increasing the heating efficiency. Increased efficiency means you’re saving money, and everyone loves that!

The Elite ® series has an insulated blower compartment, which minimizes operating sounds. This means no more furnace banging, operational groaning and other spooky noises coming from the basement when your old furnace kicks on. Why, you’ll sleep better just knowing that single fact, we’re pretty sure. Your kids will, anyway.

Lennox means quality. Period. Another example of this is in the heavy-duty fuel pump that comes with the Elite ® system. It is much more efficient than the older fuel pumps in oil furnaces and it also provides a faster shutoff of oil flow. Translation? Increased savings to you.

As with all Lennox products, their oil furnaces come with a great warranty. This is an unspoken statement of pride and faith in their products. They are quality and the warranty backs it up.
Winter is coming, folks. Don’t wait until your old oil furnace fails with the first snowfall. Replace that dinosaur with a Lennox oil system. Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating provides excellent heating service and repair, HVAC service to the greater Marion, NC area. With financing available, there couldn’t be a better time to replace your old, unreliable furnace. Lennox is a brand that is sure to please you because it is a quality product that will save you money month after month. Give our office a call today for more information.

Appalachian Refrigeration is Proud to Carry Lennox Products!

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Lennox Heating Service, Marion NC

Built on a legacy of innovation in heating and air conditioning products, Lennox delivers ultimate comfort to your home or business in the greater Marion, NC area. Look no farther than Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating for all your heating and air conditioning needs, from heating repair and HVAC service, to new installations and financing. We offer it all!

Why choose Lennox?
From the first riveted-steel furnace in 1895 to a solar-assisted home comfort system, Lennox delivers quiet, consistent heating and cooling and guarantees it with a fantastic warranty. Simply put, Lennox is the best!

Unrivaled Reputation
Known for our professional, knowledgeable staff, Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is your perfect partner when you need quality home comfort at reasonable prices. As a Lennox dealer, our technicians have been trained to design the right system for your home, install it properly and keep it running perfectly for years to come.

Leading-Edge Quality
All Lennox products are tested extensively to ensure they will meet the challenges of the most demanding heating and air conditioning needs. Quality is built into every piece of equipment with you in mind.

Worry-Free Warranty Coverage
Sure, Lennox offers exceptional quality, but the real peace of mind comes from knowing they back it up with one of the best warranties in the business. For select high-efficiency systems, an extended warranty protection is also available online.

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Energy Innovation
Did you know that Lennox has earned the prestigious Energy Star® Manufacturing Partner of the Year award four times? In fact, Lennox was the first winner of this award in the heating and cooling industry! High Energy Star® ratings means Lennox is committed to creating products with a cleaner global environment. What this means to you as a consumer is that choosing Lennox products can save you hundreds of dollars every year on your utility bills, and healthier world for our children.

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Healthy Climate

Healthy Climate® Solutions
We also offer air purifiers and cleaners to help reduce allergens and other contaminants in the air. These products also help improve air circulation and balance humidity levels. Our goal is to provide the best heating and air conditioning products and HVAC service for all our Marion, NC clients. Don’t forget, we now have financing options, so owning a Lennox furnace or heat pump is easy. Give us a call today for more information.

Importance of Keeping Your Air Conditioner Filters Clean

Appalachian Refrigeration can change you AC filters
Appalachian Refrigeration can change you AC filters

Summertime heat is reaching its peak. Is your air conditioning unit in good shape? If it doesn’t seem to be cooling as well as it should, you’ve likely got a problem that will only get worse as the summer progresses. Below are some tips for those who enjoy do-it-yourself home repairs. However, should you find that your air conditioner still isn’t working properly, Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating, located in Marion, NC, in McDowell County, is here to serve you. We’re the best choice for your air conditioning service needs.

Here are a couple of easy tips to help your air conditioner is running at its best:

Close all the outside doors and windows. This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people leave the bathroom window open for fresh air. Other rooms that are often overlooked are in the garage, laundry room, and the children’s bedrooms. Your air conditioner can’t get your home as cool as it should be when the outside heat is sneaking into your house, so go through it to make sure all the outside doors and windows are closed.

Check out the filters on your air conditioner. Chances are they have an accumulation of dust and lint. Time to change them, and fortunately, it’s very easy. Just slide the new ones right back into the slots where the old ones were.

Most filters need to be replaced every few weeks in order for the unit to more efficiently pull the air through. The frequency of replacement depends on the filter style and common sense. If it’s dirty before the recommended time is up, go ahead and replace it. Why? Because if the filters are dirty, the compressor will have to work much harder, and will be more likely to fail. Some filters only need to be cleaned by rinsing them with water, depending on what kind you have. If the aisle with all the filters seems intimidating, just take the old filters with you and buy exactly the same kind and size.

If these simple checks don’t seem to help, it’s time to call Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating. Our technicians have the experience and education you need to get your air conditioning back up to its best working capacity. Serving the greater Marion, NC and McDowell County areas, we specialize in residential and commercial air conditioning service as well as sales. Give us a call today!

Introducing Coleman ® Air Conditioners to Madison NC and McDowell County

Coleman Heating and Cooling
Coleman air conditioning

Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is proud to be the first company to bring Coleman brand air conditioning equipment to McDowell County. We proudly stand behind Coleman, a name synonymous with quality. Whether you need HVAC sales or air conditioning service, we can do it all for your home or business.

Coleman is a name that immediately brings to mind rugged durability and comfort. The same company that brought you camp stoves and lanterns for well over a hundred years also has an impressive line of commercial HVAC equipment.Just as you know your Coleman camping equipment won’t let you down, their air conditioners won’t, either.

Every commercial application is unique. That’s why we’re so excited to be able to offer such a wide variety of Coleman products to suit every commercial size need. Coleman’s commercial products include gas furnaces, packaged cooling and heating units and heat pumps, split-systemair conditioners/heat pumps, evaporator blowers and commercial thermostats and controls. If you want excellent quality for your commercial needs, Coleman is the brand for you and Appalachian Refrigeration can make it happen.

Coleman’s residential products are just as durable as their commercial equipment, but are scaled to size. We offer great sales on their gas furnaces, split system air conditioners and heat pumps, ductless products, packaged heating and cooling units and heat pumps for homes without ductwork, plus air handlers and evaporator coils. We even carry indoor air quality products such as humidifiers/dehumidifiers, filters and UV air treatment systems. To top it off, we can install genuine Coleman thermostats and controls, so you know you’re getting quality. Whatever your air quality needs are for your home, our qualified and experienced team of technicians will be able to give sound advice that will benefit you for years to come.

Built with pride right here in the USA, Coleman is an American icon. Their products are manufactured with strict guidelines to give you years of trouble-free service, which is why they offer a warranty to back it up.

Coleman is energy efficient! The cost of heating and cooling continues to rise, but Coleman’s HVAC products can help you beat the cost of air conditioning because they are energy efficient. Their energy guide labels let you easily compare the efficiency of Coleman equipment to similar brands on the market. Plus, their Energy Star participation, a voluntary energy awareness program, identifies Coleman as a manufacturer whose products are at least 15% more efficient than standard products.

Give Appalachian Refrigeration a call today. We’re very proud offer Coleman HVAC sales and service to Marion and McDowell County and the surrounding areas.

Air Conditioning Service: Appalachian Refrigeration & Heating Is a Name You Can Trust

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For all your commercial air conditioning needs, turn to Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating first.

For all your commercial air conditioning needs, turn to Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating first. We require a rigorous training program of all our service technicians that includes keeping up to date on all the major brands of commercial air conditioning and air handlers/movers. Our technicians thoroughly understand commercial air conditioning units and take pride in the quality of their work.

Does your business need the air conditioning revamped this year? Perhaps you’ve remodeled, expanding your square footage of used space. Your old AC system won’t likely be able to handle the additional demands for cooling. We can help by evaluating the efficiency of the units you have and offer expert advice that will help you keep your employees and customers comfy even on the hottest days of summer.

Maybe the past few years you’ve had an increase in service calls for your air conditioning. You knew it was going to die on you one day, but have put off replacing it as long as possible. Now is the time to do something about it, and Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating can help. We carry an impressive array of quality commercial AC brands, are competitively priced, and are known for our outstanding service times. We get the job done right the first time, and we do it quickly.

Remember, too, that all AC units should have a couple of Preventative Maintenance check-ups per year. This helps ensure your unit is running as well as possible. Our technicians will give your commercial AC unit a multi-point inspection that will help make sure everyone stays cool even on the hottest days this summer. It’s the smart way to prevent future AC troubles.

Whether your restaurant or business needs a simple repair, a complete overhaul, or a maintenance check-up, you can trust Appalachian Refrigeration to handle the job for you with prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service. We love what we do and it shows!

New Construction or Remodel Job In Marion NC? HVAC Sales Service

The summer season is hot, in more ways than the outside temperature. New construction projects are soaring, and one very important part of new construction or remodeling projects is an adequate ventilation system. Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is the area’s most reputable company around to handle your commercial or residential HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) project. A lot of companies only offer HAC (Heating and Air Conditioning) services because of the additional training and education required to also specialize in Ventilation. The problem arises when you need more than a simple window-mounted air conditioner. Any time you need ventilation (such as a rooftop-mounted system or air handler) you’ve got to tie into existing or new ductwork. Not every service company can handle that. Appalachian Refrigeration is your answer to that dilemma. Our highly trained staff has ventilation installation training and experience like no one else!

It’s not just about ventilation, though. New, remodel or adding an addition to your home or business requires careful analysis of your year-round indoor temperature requirements. If your business is a restaurant, you’ll likely need two different systems: one to maintain kitchen temperatures, and one for the ambient comfort of your patrons. Medical practices and smaller business offices usually need simpler set-ups. What about your new or remodeled home project? If you’re adding living space in the basement or enclosed garage, the additional draws on your old system aren’t likely to be adequate. The air conditioner could very likely fail, and it always seems to happen on the hottest days!

Don’t get caught by surprise. Give Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating a call today. We’ll be happy to help ensure your new or remodeled project is properly cooled this summer, and comfortably warm come winter. We’re reputable, licensed, and always handle even the most complex ventilation projects with a smile. We love what we do and are happy to help you.
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Commercial Air Conditioning Increases Employee Productivity and Clientele Comfort

Air Conditioning Increases Productivity
Air Conditioning Increases Productivity

It’s hot outside, no denying that. Summer is here in full swing.

A client of ours recently needed an air conditioning upgrade. Her office was like an oven. Employees were doing more sweating at their desks than actual work. How could they, when they were melting in their seats? The air conditioning was on the blink and desk fans just weren’t cutting it.

Her customers were complaining, and beginning to avoid her business entirely. Talk about trouble at the cash register! She had to do something, and fast. Enter Appalachian Refrigeration.

Our team of experienced technicians was able to assess the problems with her old air conditioning unit and make several recommendations. They shared valuable insight concerning each option, gladly sharing the information so she could make an informed, wise decision. She ended up choosing to have a new system installed, ensuring that her business would have warrantied comfort for years to come.

She chose to have a Coleman air conditioning unit installed. Coleman, the name synonymous with durability and comfort in the camping world, is also the manufacturer of some of the best air conditioning (and heating) equipment in the country. It’s an American-owned company that uses American labor, right here on native soil. Their warranty is one of the best in the industry, too, which is proof that they stand proudly behind their products. So in choosing Coleman, she also chose to support America!

Appalachian Refrigeration was proud to be able to help out a customer in desperate need of air conditioning. Her employees will be more productive, and her clientele know that their comfort is important to her as well.

If your office isn’t adequately cooled by your current air handler/air conditioner, please give Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating a call today. Our knowledgeable staff has the expertise to help you get the problem fixed right the first time. Serving the greater Marion and Asheville, NC area, we’re only a phone call away!