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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.

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!

Air Conditioning Service For the Elderly

With the onset of summer heat, temperatures are soaring, easily reaching triple digits in some areas. Heat stroke and dehydration can become a real concern for loved ones who have no air conditioning in their homes, or whose air is no longer adequate. Even with the help of box fans, indoor air temperatures can be dangerous.

You need a reliable, local company you can trust to ensure the air conditioning system is working properly. Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is a trusted service company that understands your concern for loved ones. We understand because we are family-owned and operated, serving McDowell and surrounding counties. Our core values include honesty, and friendly service that are reasonable priced.

Perhaps you need a new air conditioning system to be installed. We offer an incredible selection of units including Coleman, Carrier and Trane, three of our best sellers guaranteed to keep you and your loved ones living in comfort during the blistering days of summer. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you decide which brand, style and size will best fit your air conditioning needs. And after you’ve decided which unit is perfect for your needs, our experienced staff of service technicians will install it for you, and will make certain it is running perfectly.

Our services don’t stop there. We also offer Preventative Maintenance plans in which one of our technicians will inspect your unit on a regular schedule. We recommend inspections twice annually, with the onset of the hot and the cold seasons to ensure optimal performance for the different temperature requirements.

Give us a call today to discuss your summer air conditioning needs. We are here to serve you!

Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating – Proud Sponsor of McDowell Cheer Masters!

McDowell Cheer Masters
Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating – Proud Sponsor of McDowell Cheer Masters!

Because Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating cares about our community we were proud to sponsor McDowell’s Cheer Masters this year. What on earth is that? We’re glad you asked!

McDowell Cheer Masters is the county’s first all-star cheerleading team, a safe alternative to cheerleading for McDowell County residents. The program offers two age-based levels of premier cheer training, plus professional classes in tumbling skills. They are, in essence, a private cheerleading group that competes against other teams across the state and even performs at various events, such as birthday parties. Katrina Dorsey, the group’s founder, said, “McDowell girls train longer, tumble harder and stunt higher than the rest of the cheer world. That’s why we’re masters of the competition.”

Although Dorsey offers training in two different age groups (6-12 and 10-18), we felt like we could help the 10-18 group more effectively with our sponsorship. It is in this age group where girls turn into young women. We want to be able to help them make this shift gracefully, in a group of other positive, like-minded young ladies. The confidence and physical grace they find in cheering will build their self-esteem, helping them throughout the tough high school and college years. We want to make a difference in our community!

Appalachian Refrigeration and Heating is a family-owned business serving McDowell County and the surrounding area. Commercial and residential refrigeration and air conditioning sales and service are our specialty. Give us a call today for more information!

Time for an Air Conditioner in Your Home?

Coleman Heat pump
Appalachian Refrigeration carries Coleman heat pumps

Summer is here. It came stomping into our lives like muddy boots on the kitchen floor, pushing right past spring, making a mark in our lives. Sweltering heat and clammy skin are now the norm. It doesn’t have to be so unbearable! You can enjoy a comfortably cool home this summer with a central air/heat pump from Appalachian Refrigeration.

Remember last summer when you had to get by with fans in the windows to try to draw in air two degrees cooler than your house? Even though the ceiling fans ran continuously on high, they didn’t do anything but put dust on your tables and decorations. And remember those restless nights when you couldn’t sleep for the heat? You went to bed grouchy and got up in the same mood simply because you weren’t comfortable. Chances are you’ve been experiencing the same heat already and we’ve just begun the dog days of summer.

This summer doesn’t have to be a repeat of last year’s discomfort! If you had a new heat pump/air conditioner, you could live in the luxury of a comfortable house temperature. And come winter, that same heat pump will also keep you warm. What’s not to love about this idea?

Give us a call today for a little more information and to see what size heat pump will provide your indoor climate requirements. We serve the greater Marion-Asheville, NC counties, so we have the experience you need in delivering and setting up your new heat pump/air conditioner. A simple phone call could change your life for the better. We’re here to serve you!