Outdoor Camera Demonstration

Check out the video just added that demos the color wifi web control and what can be done with a connected outdoor camera.  Click HERE and scroll down.  We’ll be adding more videos later, but give us a call if you have any questions.

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Nexia Wifi Cameras

Late last year, Nexia changed it’s policy and started allowing UNLIMITED cameras to be used without charge. This allows our customers with Color Wifi thermostats to use indoor and outdoor cameras with unlimited streaming service. For $1.99 per month, you get 12 GB of data storage so you can save your videos.

With data storage, you can use the outdoor camera with motion sensor to record any movements in the sensing zone. Most people are using this to monitor their front porch. It is a great way to know when a delivery is made or when someone comes home.

You can buy the cameras at Amazon.com and easily install them yourself. Here are some links:

Outdoor Camera

Indoor Camera

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R22 Refrigerant Phase Out and Pricing

The pricing for the old R22 refrigerant has been rising sharply since the middle of 2016.  Our suppliers are reporting difficulties at times in being able to purchase this refrigerant.  As a result, we have seen the cost double in the last few months.    The EPA mandated R22 phaseout began in 2010.

We expect R22 pricing to be very volatile in 2017.  As we cannot predict future availability and pricing, please consider carefully any repairs made to the sealed system of old R22 systems.  While we will continue to service these systems at the best price possible, please consider upgrading to the newer R410a refrigerant if a major repair is necessary.

 

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$300 Tax Credit Available

The $300 Federal Tax Credit for EnergySTAR systems has been reinstated for 2016.  If you purchased an EnergySTAR system from us, please let your tax advisor know so you can recieve this credit.  Systems installed in 2015 also qualify.  Let us know if you need any further documentation.  Enjoy!

Posted in Energy Efficiency

Indoor Air Quality Testing

We are now offering residential and commercial indoor air quality testing.  We have partnered with a certified labratory and invested in the equipment so we can test for mold, formeldyhide and other VOC’s.  A 17 page detailed report is provided by the lab once the sample has been analyzed.   This new service allows us to identify problems and their potential sources to ensure your home or office is safe.

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Bill and Scott at Mitsubishi Training

Bill and his technician Scott just spent two days in Atlanta for Mitsubishi ductless training.  We love this great technology and look forward to sharing it with our customers.

Here is a picture of (L to R):  Scott Clark, David Esoldo-Regional Mitsubishi Rep and Bill Barrus

Mitsu Training Pic

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Mitsubishi Ductless

The new Mitsubishi ductless systems now achieve up to 30.5 SEER!!

These new systems can sense when people are in the space being conditioned.  This allows them to be set up to change the temperature when no one is in the room.  A great application for this would be a FROG that is only occupied part time.  The air conditioner would set back the temperature when no one is in the room….saving additional money.  The unit can also be setup to direct air flow towards or around people in the room for additional comfort.

This is a great new product with efficiency that is almost impossible to beat.  They qualify for a $300 SCE&G rebate whether installed in a current house or as new construction!

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DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes

This spring we partnered with Amerisips Constructors to build homes that set a new standard in energy efficiency.  These homes come with a LEED, EnergySTAR and Zero Energy Ready certifications.

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/10/f18/DOE_ZEH_Amerisips_09-20-14_0.pdf

This summer, the DOE awarded the “Housing Innovation Award” for energy efficiency and indoor air quality to Amersips in the custom builder category.

http://amerisips.com/summer-2014-newsletter/

We continue to be committed to offering the latest technology and stay at the leading edge of energy efficiency.

 

 

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EnergySTAR Rated Homes

In July, we became one of the few HVAC companies in the Lowcountry to be EnergySTAR certified.  This means that we have the credentials and ability to allow your entire home to be EnergySTAR certified.  We can work with your builder so that not only are individual appliances in your home are certified….we ensure and certify the whole house works together efficiently.

This gives the homeowner the benefit of knowing the house as a whole is designed and built efficiently.  EnergySTAR provides a label for your house once the process has been independently certified.

We are proud to offer this certification and peace of mind that the job is done right!

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Solar Heat Pump Systems!

We are one of the few contractors in South Carolina now certified to install SOLAR heat pump systems.  These solar systems boast efficiencies up to 32 SEER and are effective in the heating and cooling seasons.

Solar systems qualify for a 30% Federal Tax Credit plus a 25% Tax Credit from South Carolina.  These credits can be rolled over multiple years if they consume your entire tax liability for the year.

Call us today for more information or to get a Solar Survey!

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