The Basics of Electrical Panel Upgrades

Electricity powers the modern home in Charlotte, NC, yet few people truly understand the complex network that keeps the lights on and devices running. At the core of your electricity…... Read Article

The Importance of Proper Airflow in HVAC Systems

Within the modern home or office, the gentle hum of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system creates an often-unnoticed symphony of comfort. Yet, beneath this soothing background noise…... Read Article

How to Prepare Your Home for Severe Weather

Stormy weather comes with a lot of damage and expenses to all homeowners. However, you can reduce the impact you experience through proper preparation of your home. Our pros at…... Read Article

Electric Shock and the Role of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Ground fault circuit interrupters have been around for several decades. They first came on the scene in 1955 when Henri Rubin invented one to detect ground faults in South African…... Read Article

What to Know About Choosing and Using HVAC Air Filters for Allergy Relief

Did you know that the air in your Charlotte, NC home could be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…... Read Article

6 Key Things to Understand About Commercial Electrical Wiring

Modern businesses rely on electrical components to function, ranging from digital sales systems and telephones to lights and heating systems. That is why business owners should try to understand the…... Read Article

How to Save Energy During the Shortest Month

Winter is officially upon us, which means we must deal with high heating costs and high energy bills. The impact of inflation means that money is tighter than ever for…... Read Article

The Benefits of Variable Speed Motors in HVAC

Air conditioners and furnaces are not built the same way they used to be. Upgrades in technology have dramatically shifted how you can receive heating and cooling in your home.…... Read Article

How to Safely Use Extension Cords

Extension cords can be a huge help when performing certain tasks in your Charlotte, NC, home. The problem is that they can also be a major safety hazard if damaged…... Read Article

Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Here is the provided text with numbers removed: The upcoming winter chills mean it’s time to prepare your home for the icy strike. A properly maintained house can stand against…... Read Article

The Role of Circuit Breakers in Home Safety

All of our contemporary household appliances, electronics and lights rely on the electrical system. In this complex system, circuit breakers are essential for avoiding danger and maintaining safety. This is…... Read Article

How to Improve Indoor Humidity Levels in Winter

During the long winter in Charlotte, your furnace will be cranking to warm your home. You’ll enjoy cozy nights, nice fires, and a warm house. Nevertheless, using the furnace to…... Read Article

Tailor Your Comfort: Explore Our New Online Shop!

At Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we’re thrilled to bring a revolutionary change to your HVAC shopping experience! We understand that every home is unique, and so are your heating…... Read Article

The Reasons for Having a Professional Install Your Ceiling Fans

Installing ceiling fans in your home provides a great number of benefits. You get improved comfort, reduced energy usage, better airflow, and an increase in the value of your residence.…... Read Article

Should You Use Air Purifiers or Air Filtration Systems in Charlotte, NC?

Although some people use “air purifier” and “air filter” interchangeably, both refer to specific technologies. At Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we want our clients to have the system that…... Read Article

What Is the Maximum Number of Outlets a Circuit Can Support?

If you’ve ever grown frustrated by a lack of outlets in your Charlotte, NC, home, you may have wondered what you could do to remedy that. There are two different…... Read Article

3 Tips for Maximizing Home Efficiency and Comfort

Discover the Best Heating, Cooling, and Electrical Solutions at Acosta Inc. Discover Acosta Inc., your comprehensive solution for heating, cooling, and electrical services. We go beyond mere services – we…... Read Article

Is It More Expensive To Charge My Electric Vehicle At Home?

If you’re a Charlotte, NC resident who’s considering an EV purchase, you’re probably wondering about the logistics of charging it. For starters, you’re likely poring over maps that list the…... Read Article

Cold Weather Tips For Your HVAC System

Charlotte, NC, has a truly enviable cold season. While outside temperatures do get low, they rarely remain below freezing for any length of time. However, this doesn’t mean that your…... Read Article

HVAC Tips For The Holiday Season

The holidays in Charlotte are full of wonder and joy, so you do not want an issue with your HVAC system to derail your celebrations. As you progress through the…... Read Article

The Benefits Of Home Air Purification Systems

Many people spend the majority of their time indoors. However, the US EPA estimates the average indoor air has pollutant concentrations that are two to five times higher than the…... Read Article

What is The Lifespan of a Ductless HVAC System

Also called a mini-split, a ductless HVAC system is a system professionals install more and more throughout Charlotte. You can use this type of system for both cooling and heating,…... Read Article

What Are The Benefits Of A Home Services Maintenance Plan

Regular maintenance is vital to the effectiveness and longevity of your HVAC system. However, it is easy to forget about scheduling recommended maintenance sessions every spring and fall in the…... Read Article

What Is the Typical Cost to Repair an AC System?

Almost every AC system will require at least some repairs over the course of its life. Having your AC repaired is something that can definitely pay off in the long…... Read Article

The Ultimate Guide to Commercial HVAC Maintenance Plans

Just like a residential heating and cooling system, your commercial HVAC system will benefit from regular maintenance. The smartest way to handle your routine maintenance needs is to join an…... Read Article

The Importance of Regular Commercial Electrical Inspections

As a business owner, you obviously have a huge number of responsibilities to your business as well as your employees and customers. One of your biggest responsibilities is ensuring that…... Read Article

How Does a Fuse Act as an Electrical Safety Measure

Safety is paramount when it comes to electrical systems. Our lives are intricately interwoven with electricity, which powers our homes, workplaces, and entertainment devices. However, this indispensable energy source can…... Read Article

Exploring The Benefits of Whole-House Surge Protection

If you’re looking to prevent damage to your home’s electrical system, appliances, and electronics, whole-house surge protection is your best option. Lightning strikes and other external power surges can easily…... Read Article

How To Combat Rising Energy Costs in Charlotte, NC

As energy costs continue to rise in the Charlotte area, many homeowners are feeling the pinch in their wallets. Duke Energy — the primary energy provider in the region — has…... Read Article

Are Ductless Systems a Good Investment for Rental Property Owners?

As a property owner, finding the right HVAC system that is both cost-effective and renter-friendly can be a challenge. You want an HVAC system that provides comfort to your tenants…... Read Article

Top 4 Outdoor Lighting Trends & Projects of 2023

As the warm weather arrives, many homeowners are eager to embrace their outdoor spaces and create inviting, functional areas for relaxation and entertainment. One powerful way to enhance the ambiance…... Read Article

Did Your Home Builder Install Your HVAC System Correctly?

Building a new home is an exciting journey, filled with decisions and plans to create your dream living space. However, amid the joy of designing and constructing, there is a…... Read Article

Should You Unplug Your Electronics During a Thunderstorm?

Love them or hate them, thunderstorms are a natural part of life here in the Carolinas, especially during the spring and summer. As the seasons shift and we prepare for…... Read Article

Taking Advantage of ENERGY STAR Tax Credits

Installing energy-efficient equipment at your home is a great way to save money and help the environment. Plus, you could save significantly on installation costs thanks to ENERGY STAR® tax credits. These…... Read Article

Why Is My Heat Pump Running Constantly? A Troubleshooting Guide

Heat pumps are great options for Charlotte, NC, homeowners. They offer energy-efficient heating or cooling for your home because they use the air surrounding your home to control the air…... Read Article

Why Install a Generator at Your Lake House

Outages from a natural disaster, grid failure, or deliberate sabotage can leave waterfront homes without power for hours or longer. As recent events in the Charlotte area show, hundreds of…... Read Article

The Variable-Speed Blower Motor: An Impressive Component of Furnace Efficiency

Your heating system includes a blower as one of its primary components. If you’re considering an upgrade, it’s worth exploring how a variable-speed blower motor can increase your home comfort and…... Read Article

Inflation Reduction Act: Energy-Efficient Rebates for NC Residents

The Inflation Reduction Act is designed to tackle climate change head-on, helping people reduce their carbon footprint and save money. It offers up to $14,000 in tax credits and rebates…... Read Article

Top 3 Reasons To Choose a Furnace for Your Home Heating System

Most homeowners realize the importance of having a furnace. Even though the temperatures don’t dip below freezing too often in Charlotte during the winter, having a furnace is still essential.…... Read Article

Can Furnaces Run Without Filters?

Updated: October 2023 A furnace filter may seem like an insignificant, not-all-that-necessary thing, but the filter is actually a critical part of keeping your furnace operating. Furthermore, keeping a furnace…... Read Article

What to Do When Your Furnace Is Not Working

If your furnace is giving you trouble and you’re unable to keep warm, it’s essential to have someone you can trust to resolve the problem promptly — someone like the…... Read Article

Heat Pumps vs. Furnaces — Which Is Right for You?

Should You Opt for a Heat Pump or Furnace in NC? Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical has been in the HVAC business for five decades. We are happy to answer…... Read Article

Can I Run My AC 24/7?

When summer rolls around and occasional heat waves become daily obstacles, you might be tempted to leave your air conditioner running throughout the day. But before you decide to blast…... Read Article

Commercial HVAC & COVID-19 Prevention

We’ve always known that HVAC systems were vital to the comfort of our homes and places of business. What we may not have been as aware of, until the global…... Read Article

Heating Safety Check- Carbon Monoxide Dangers

Did you know that carbon monoxide detectors are only good for 5 years? Replacing batteries is important, but the detector itself will need to be replaced. Acosta Heating Cooling &…... Read Article

Warning Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Updated: October 2023 Some signs of furnace repair are obvious, such as when your furnace won’t start. However, other signs that are repairs are needed aren’t always as easy to…... Read Article

Does My Home Need a Humidifier in the Winter?

Now that old man winter is here, have you experienced any of the following? Itchy eyes or skin? Dry irritated throat, nose, or sinuses? Nasal congestion or nosebleeds? If so,…... Read Article

How Often Should My Furnace be Replaced?

As the days start to cool and night temperatures plummet, the furnace does its job and goes unnoticed. But, if your furnace goes out during the time you need it…... Read Article

What to Look for in a Furnace Installation Company

Updated: October 2023 When working with a professional furnace installation company, homeowners achieve value for their investment in the system besides enhanced comfort. It is essential that customers inquire about…... Read Article

Safety Checks and Why They’re Important

Now that fall is here, you should focus on making sure your heating appliances are ready for the cold winter months. Not only do you want to make sure your…... Read Article

HVAC Careers in Charlotte, NC

The diversity of the HVAC industry provides plenty of career opportunities. HVAC technicians are trained individuals who work in the heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems of commercial and residential buildings.…... Read Article

Should I Keep My AC on “Auto” or “On”?

In the battle for how you should set up the air conditioning in your Charlotte-area home, a new twist comes into play. With newer models of residential air conditioning systems,…... Read Article

5 Benefits of Routine AC Maintenance

As spring turns to summer, many of us in the Greater Charlotte area have started to use our air conditioning systems more frequently. Whether your HVAC unit is new or…... Read Article

How Is a Smart Thermostat Beneficial?

School, work, and errands keep families out of the more than inside in most cases. Why should households need their heating and cooling units on if no one is at…... Read Article

Do You Need Some Spring Air Cleaning in Your House?

The trees are blooming and your lawn is turning green. Spring is here! If your house in the Greater Charlotte area smells dusty and stale, now is a good time…... Read Article

Effects of UV Lights on Your Home

UV Light Effects on Your Home in Charlotte You may not have heard of bioaerosols before. They don’t sound so bad. But you have heard of their more specific names:…... Read Article

Why Should I Invest in a High-Quality Air Filter?

Did you know that a high-quality air filter for your HVAC system is one of the best investments that you can make? Acosta Heating and Cooling reminds you that your HVAC will…... Read Article

We’ve Been Caught Up in the Spirit of Giving This Holiday Season!

Holiday Season in Charlotte, NC Here at Acosta Heating and Cooling, we love giving back to our community here in Charlotte, North Carolina! This holiday season, we’ve been involved with…... Read Article

Can Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Plant Effects on Air Quality in Charlotte, NC Years ago, NASA scientists investigated how confined airtight spaces have an adverse effect on human health. Similarly, areas in our homes with…... Read Article

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

If you are like most of the other residents of Indian Trail, NC, you are continually searching for ways to reduce the costs of running your heater and air conditioner.…... Read Article

DIY Energy Testing for Your Charlotte Home

Home energy efficiency is something we all work to achieve. It is not merely for our pocketbooks, but we want the best air quality available while indoors enjoying time at home.…... Read Article

Is Air Conditioner Installation on Your Summer To-Do List?

Air Conditioner Summer To-Do List in Charlotte, NC You’ve switched on your air conditioning system because – let’s face it – the summer heat this year is terrible. Not only…... Read Article

That Leak Could Mean You Need Air Conditioning Repair

There could be more to your leaking air conditioner than just a pool of water. Not only could you end up with mold or water damage, but you could also…... Read Article

Air Conditioners: Choosing the Right Size for Your Home

Choosing an Air Conditioner Size in Charlotte, NC When it comes to air conditioners, a bigger system won’t necessarily cool your home any better than a smaller one. Generally speaking,…... Read Article

You Can’t Go Wrong With These Central Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips for Your Charlotte, NC Home Your central air conditioning system keeps your home cool all summer long — or at least that’s what you want it…... Read Article

HVAC Repair vs. Coca-Cola 600

You, and probably many of your friends, are anxiously looking forward to the 58th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at the end of May. The pre-race show is set to…... Read Article

March Is the Perfect Time for an HVAC System Inspection

Winter is winding down, yet summer is still a bit of a ways away yet, so that means we’re getting close to that wonderful time of year when your HVAC…... Read Article

The Temperature Is Climbing… Do You Need Air Conditioning Repair?

You were all set to go out this weekend and enjoy the many places to go in Charlotte when it started getting warmer and you decided it was time to…... Read Article

Keep Your Indoor Air Quality at its Finest for Your Guests this Holiday Season

It’s the season to make sure your home is prepped and ready for hosting! With family visiting, holiday parties and events, and neighbors stopping by, it’s an important time of…... Read Article

Top 5 Reasons Everyone Is Switching to Gas Furnaces

As a homeowner, you have many options for how to regulate the temperature in your home. At Acosta Heating and Cooling, we want to help you make sure you’re choosing…... Read Article

Stay Cool This Summer and Enter Our Upcoming AC Contest!

AC Contest in Charlotte, NC To keep things cool this summer, make sure you enter our “Coolest Seats in the House” contest. All you have to do to win is…... Read Article

Why Indoor Air Quality Is Such a Concern Today

It is interesting that sometimes improvements have unintended and dire consequences that often go unnoticed and misunderstood. Such is the case for the many factors that have led to the…... Read Article

Spring Is in the Air, and it’s Time for an HVAC System Inspection

Spring is an exciting time. Daffodils are pushing up through the soil and dazzling us with their yellow cups of sunshine. The air is fresh and clean. The gloomy days…... Read Article

Finicky Furnaces: What to Do if Your Furnace Starts Having Problems in Winter Time

The good news is that in the middle of winter, furnaces are pretty reliable. However, chances are if your furnace is going to break down it will happen right in…... Read Article

How Your Indoor Air Quality Is Affected by Your HVAC System

Studies have recently shown that the air inside your home can be worse than the air outside. For example, studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have discovered that exposure to…... Read Article

We’re Hiring HVAC Service Technicians—Apply Today!

HVAC Technician Careers in Charlotte, NC Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical is seeking individuals to perform routine preventative maintenance and diagnostics for residential and light commercial HVAC equipment. Technicians work…... Read Article

The Many Benefits of Heat Pumps

Heat pumps can be a great alternative to an electric or gas furnace. They provide just as much heating and air conditioning as traditional systems, and in some cases, they…... Read Article

Things to Consider Regarding a Heater Installation

Whether you are building a new home or have reached the decision that it is time to replace your current furnace, you may be wondering what is involved in the…... Read Article

HVAC Repair, Charlotte, NC

At Acosta Heating and Cooling, we want to ensure that you and your family are able to stay comfortable indoors, whether the mercury rises or plummets in your thermometer. We…... Read Article

Furnace Installation, Charlotte, NC

Arguably one of the best inventions of the last century is the indoor furnace. While our not-too-distant ancestors used wood-burning stoves and coal to heat their homes, we have the…... Read Article

Why Winter Indoor Air Quality Is Important

We all like to feel good about the indoor air quality in our homes, but often we don’t recognize just how extra important it is during the winter months. Today’s…... Read Article

How Wireless Thermostats Work

In recent years, there has been a growing trend in electronics to go from wired versions to wireless versions, so it should come as no surprise to you that there…... Read Article

Join the Many Homeowners Who Are Scoring with Geothermal Heat Pumps

While the purchase and installation costs of residential geothermal heat pumps is often higher than other cooling and heating systems, a properly sized and installed geothermal heat pump delivers more…... Read Article

U.S. Department of Energy Explains the Different Types of Heat Pumps

During winter, heat pumps transfer heat from the cold outdoors to deliver warmth into homes. During the summer, they do the opposite. Because heat is moved rather than generated, heat…... Read Article

When You Need Air Conditioning or Furnace Repair, We’re on Standby 365 Days a Year!

At Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical in Charlotte, North Carolina, we don’t take a vacation! We are ready for furnace repair or servicing (or any other HVAC problems) 24 hours…... Read Article

What Type of Thermostat Is Best for Your Charlotte, NC Home?

Few people give much thought to their thermostat. Maybe you have always just thought of it as a feature attached to the wall of your home that controls the heating…... Read Article

It’s Important to Have a Professional Oversee Your Evaporator Coil Installation

Evaporator Coil Installation in Charlotte, NC The evaporator coil in your air conditioning system is where the air is conditioned before being circulated and distributed throughout your house. As this…... Read Article

Why You Should Get an HVAC System Inspection Twice a Year

HVAC System Inspection in Charlotte, NC It might come as a shock to you to discover that an air conditioning unit should have maintenance done at least once a year.…... Read Article

What Type of AC Services Are Offered at Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical?

Some AC services companies only install air conditioners, while others only maintain or repair AC units. But at Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical in Charlotte, NC, we do it all!…... Read Article

Does Your Air Conditioning Unit Have the Right Seer for Your Home?

Before you can know if your air conditioning unit has the right SEER for your home, you need to understand what SEER is.  SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating,…... Read Article

Busting the Myths and Stating the Facts about Heat Pumps

A heat pump can be a really convenient and effective way to warm your home if you use it properly. Therefore, don’t let myths prevent you from having a system…... Read Article

Radiant Heating Systems Can Benefit Allergy Sufferers

A radiant heating system supplies heat directly to the floor or to panels in a ceiling or wall. The system depends largely on the transfer of radiant heat – the…... Read Article

Do Solar Power Panels Continue Working During the Winter?

Solar Power Panels in Charlotte, NC We know that solar power panels can generate electricity in sunny, warm weather – which is good news for half the year, but what…... Read Article

Charlotte Heating and Air With Acosta and Lennox

Lauren Acosta with Dave Lennox offering Charlotte homeowners the best in heating and cooling. Watch this video and find out more about getting up to $2,000 in rebates and special…... Read Article

Repair Your Furnace to Keep Warm All Winter

All furnaces are not created equal. Some will sputter through the cold winter season and put out just enough heat to keep you from freezing to death, while others keep…... Read Article

3 Questions to Ask Your Air Conditioning Repair Company

A common problem for many people when the temperature goes up is the breakdown of their air condoning unit, creating a need for air conditioning repair.  But even though having…... Read Article

SkyShow 2013 At Knights Stadium

Baseball, fireworks and fun came together for SkyShow 2013 July 3rd at Knights Stadium in Charlotte. Acosta Heating and Cooling sponsored the SkyShow giveaway of thermostats as well as family…... Read Article

Steps to Keep Your Air Conditioning Working Efficiently

So often we don’t think about our air conditioning equipment until it stops working, but by then, the service call and repairs can really be costly. The wiser plan is…... Read Article

How to Lower Your Utility Costs with Solar Power Panels

You would have to be living under a rock to have not heard about solar power, but if you haven’t looked into it recently, you just might be surprised. Solar…... Read Article

The Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning

Split ductless air conditioning is a good way to add air conditioning to multiple rooms without having to install ductwork and open up drywall. Ductless air conditioning systems have an…... Read Article

Lauren Acosta With Dave Lennox Offers You More!

Lauren Acosta goes straight to the source for her information- Dave Lennox. Dave knows heating and air conditioning and Lauren knows that home owners and businesses in Charlotte want quality,…... Read Article

Reducing the Energy Consumption of Your Air Conditioning Unit

Air conditioning is now a must in any setting, whether it be your household, office, store, or other building. To make your family, guests, and customers comfortable and provide good…... Read Article

Advantages of Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance

If you wait until the last minute to have your air conditioning repaired or wait until something goes terribly wrong, you could be making a very expensive mistake. Like any…... Read Article

Repair Your Air Conditioning to Save Money

For most families, the largest part of their utility consumption is the air conditioner, and although this is unavoidable during those hot, humid summers, it can be reduced. An air…... Read Article

“Fiscal Cliff” Averted; HVAC and Water Heating Tax Credits Extended

Good news for tax payers in Charlotte, North Carolina! Aimed at averting the “fiscal cliff,” the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) has extended numerous energy-efficiency and renewable energy…... Read Article

Saving Money On Heating With Programmable Thermostats

Heating your home is a constant game. It is hard to save money, remain comfortable and be responsible to the environment at the same time. With rising energy costs and…... Read Article

Signs of Needing Furnace Repair

Furnace repair can be a very expensive part of life. It is important to catch the signs early, so you avoid a catastrophe and an even more expensive mess. Here…... Read Article

Breakthroughs With Heat Pumps

What if you were told that there was an energy source that could heat and cool your home without any costs to you? You wouldn’t have to pay for gas…... Read Article

Heating Your Home for Winter: Safety Is Important

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… During the time when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, it feels great to be warm. But before you light an open fire…... Read Article

Can Solar Power Panels Save You Money?

Homeowners who are thinking about installing solar panels on their roofs are not just considering the advantages that this can have on the environment, but probably the advantages that this…... Read Article

How to Avoid Needing Furnace Repair

Furnace repair can be very expensive and cause quite a headache for homeowners. It is very important for the longevity and efficiency of your furnace that you keep the system…... Read Article

How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Home Heating Systems

According to the USFA (United States Fire Administration), around 400 Americans die of carbon monoxide poisoning every year, and an additional 22,000 are treated in emergency rooms. Most fatalities are…... Read Article

Greening Up Your Home Starts With the Sensible Use of Air Conditioning

In the Charlotte area of North Carolina, summer is hot and humid with temperatures averaging in the mid to high 90s. Air conditioning in this part of the country is…... Read Article

“Prevention Is Better Than Cure” Certainly Holds True for Air Conditioning Repair

Indeed it’s true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This holds true if you want to prevent identity or auto theft, and it’s also true…... Read Article

Heat Pumps Have Proven to Be the Perfect Solution for Many Homeowners

With so many heating options on the market, it’s little wonder that homeowners are often unsure which are best. Should you consider buying one that has more features and offers…... Read Article

Let’s Share the Warmth This Holiday Season

Are you feeling the Christmas spirit? Join Acosta Heating and Cooling as we help provide heating assistance for low-income families this winter season. All you have to do is “like”…... Read Article

For Reliable Heating and Cooling Throughout the Year, Consider an Air Handler

One of the most important components of a traditional heat pump system is the air handler. It provides you with reliable, steady heating and cooling all year round, while ventilating…... Read Article

If Space Is a Priority in Your Home, Mini-Split Air Conditioning May Be the Way to Go

Having the correct air conditioning system in your home greatly improves your quality of life. However, when you’re in the market to buy one, there are many variables to be…... Read Article

A Solar Heating System That Breaks New Ground in Home Comfort

The SunSource solar heating energy system from Lennox brings a new dimension to home comfort that goes way beyond obtaining power from the sun. Helped by roof-mounted modules, it converts…... Read Article

Do Some Simple Checks Before Calling Your Furnace Repair Technician

While most furnace repair work should be performed by a professional, there are some simple fixes that you may be able to do yourself. For example, if your furnace is…... Read Article

Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance: Have You Heard About Our MSA Program?

Our MSA (Money Saving Agreement) is a preventative maintenance initiative for heating and cooling systems. Our highly skilled technicians will inspect, clean and tune up your system to ensure it’s…... Read Article

Heat Pumps At a Glance

Heat pumps are a mechanical system that can help to heat and cool our houses and other buildings at a much more efficient rate. They are sustainable, requiring actually no…... Read Article

Different Options for Heating Your Household

Household heating is an important part of the infrastructure to all houses. Even in the south, where the winters are mild, homes are likely to need heating for part of…... Read Article

Tips Versus Myths of Household Heating

Heating your household (and the money it costs to do so) is a topic of much discussion between all sorts of people; as such, it is expected that some myths…... Read Article

How Do Solar Power Panels Convert Sunlight Into Usable Energy?

Exactly how solar power panels work, is quite a mystery to many people. Sure, we can all feel the energy of the sun every time we lay on a beach…... Read Article

Acosta Heating and Cooling Celebrates 40 Years in Business

It was a night of celebration and reminiscing this past Thursday September 27th. Friends, colleagues, and family gathered at Cedarwood Country Club to honor Zeke Acosta, the founder and leader…... Read Article

Common Culprits That Call for Furnace Repair

Of course there are any number of things that necessitate furnace repair, certain problems occur much more commonly than others, as well as range from minor to potentially dangerous. Knowing…... Read Article

9 Benefits of Converting to Solar Power Panels

As you can surely imagine, the benefits of converting to a system using energy produced by solar power panels can be enormous. If you are tired of relying on traditional…... Read Article

What to Know Before Furnace Repair

Updated: October 2023 If you have a furnace, chances are one day you will find yourself in need of furnace repair. When that day comes, it will be a good…... Read Article

Avoiding the Inevitable: Air Conditioning Repair

Air conditioning repair is an unfortunate possibility for most of us living anywhere south of, let’s say, the taiga. But this harrowing experience may be avoided, if the air conditioning…... Read Article

Is Air Conditioning Repair Really Something to Get So “Heated Up” Over?

Anyone who has experienced a problem requiring air conditioning repair, residential or commercial, during the more brutal months of the summer knows how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. Whether…... Read Article

Why You Should Call Us for Air Conditioning Repair and All Other HVAC Needs

We have been the leading cooling and heating company in the Carolinas for over 40 years. Our installers and technicians are factory-trained and certified to carry out all HVAC procedures.…... Read Article

Heating and Cooling Filters Never Get a Break – Change Them Every 3 Months

The performance of your heating and cooling system is greatly affected by the condition of the air filters. As air flows in and out of your system, the filter traps…... Read Article

How to Choose a Reliable, Skilled and Experienced Air Conditioning Contractor

The level of comfort that you and your family enjoy indoors is obviously related to the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Ventilation and insulation are also important factors in…... Read Article

A Little Care Goes a Long Way to Ensure Your Solar Power Panels Are Working Efficiently

If you have recently had solar power panels installed in your home, you’ll need to invest some time in maintaining them. Solar panel maintenance is a twofold process that involves…... Read Article

Air Conditioning Repair, Replacement or Installation: Insist on a NATE Certified Technician

Consumers deserve excellence – and that’s exactly what North American Technician Excellence (NATE) technicians deliver! Professionalism, pride and proficiency count. NATE certified technicians understand every aspect of heating and cooling…... Read Article

How To Boost the Efficiency of Heat Pumps

ENERGY STAR® has found that heat pumps are one of the most energy-efficient HVAC systems on the market. The efficiency and capacity of your heat pump depend on sufficient airflow.…... Read Article

A Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning System Can Do a Mighty Big Job!

Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems offer you a space-saving alternative to large conventional heat pumps, air conditioners and furnaces. If mini-splits are properly sized for your home, they are just…... Read Article

Your A/C’s Air Filter: MERV By the Numbers

Taking the mystery out of what MERV ratings are and how they affect the air quality of your home doesn’t have to be a chore. We’ll break it down for…... Read Article

Hiring an HVAC Contractor: 8 Tips to Get the Job Done

Selecting an HVAC contractor to come to your home deserves very careful consideration. Asking family members, friends and neighbors for referrals is a good place to start. When you’re ready…... Read Article

Acosta Heating and Cooling Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Big Bang

2012 marks the 40th year Acosta Heating and Cooling has been keeping Charlotteans comfortable. To celebrate, Zeke Acosta, founder and President wanted to give something back! “We have been extremely…... Read Article

Your Heat Pump: Tend to It Before You Really Need It This Summer

Outdoor temperatures at the height of summer can be extremely hot. Heat pumps need regular maintenance, so tend to yours now and you’ll be able to rely on it to…... Read Article

Uneven Cooling? Air Ducts Could Be the Problem

How To Fix Uneven Heating & Cooling in Your House One way to look at your HVAC installation is as a very large air circulation system, with the ductwork forming…... Read Article

Ductless Cooling: An Innovative Option When Your Choices Are Limited

If you have a space in your home that’s a challenge to cool, or if you’re going to add space, consider ductless cooling. These HVAC systems don’t require ducts to…... Read Article

OK, Your Air Conditioner Does the Job – Now, Do You Know How It Works?

You may be perfectly content with your existing air conditioner, but learning how it works can benefit you. Understanding the refrigeration-cooling process will not only help you select the right…... Read Article

Elements of a Well-Designed Duct System

As a homeowner, you’re likely to think that your duct system is not as important as your heating and cooling equipment. But it is. That’s because a well-designed duct system…... Read Article

Your Energy Bills: Six Easy Ways to Take Charge and Stay Cool

With summer comes unavoidable increases in our home energy bills as we add the air conditioner to the assortment of electronics and appliances we already use every day. Here are…... Read Article

Manual J: Why the Contractor Who Sizes Your Air Conditioner Should Know It Inside Out

The purchase of a new or replacement air conditioner for your home is not simply a matter of choosing a cooling unit and having it installed. Among the more important…... Read Article

Are Ductwork Leaks Costing You Money and Comfort? Five Signs to Look For

Ductwork is the network of large pipes, that distribute heated or cooled air throughout your house. Ductwork leaks can cause even the best furnace, heat pump or air conditioner to…... Read Article

6 Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Water Damage When You’re Running Your Air Conditioner

One of the benefits provided by your air conditioner is dehumidification of your indoor air. As air circulates through the system, it flows across the evaporator coil. Water is drawn…... Read Article

Your New Air Conditioner: Pay Attention to the Seer Ratings, But Consider These Features, Too

No matter what brand of air conditioner you choose to buy, the unit should be as efficient as possible so that it provides good cooling at a reasonable price. An…... Read Article

The Home Energy Audit That You Can Do Yourself

If you could access a map that would show you the most inefficient locations throughout your home, would you want it? Well, you can create your own home map with…... Read Article

Like the Temparature, the Cost of Your A/C Refrigerant Is Rising

During your air conditioner’s annual maintenance, you may find the system needs a charge of refrigerant to boost its cooling capacity. If so, you’ll also notice that prices of the…... Read Article

Whole-House Air Cleaner and UV Lights – for That Breath of Fresh Air You Need

If you’re looking to improve the quality of your indoor air with one simple purchase, a whole-house air cleaner and ultraviolet (UV) lights are two of your best choices. Knowing…... Read Article

Programmable Thermostats: How to Make the Smart Decision

Investing in a programmable thermostat will quickly pay you back, as the average energy savings you can expect from using these devices approaches 10 percent. By selecting a model with…... Read Article

You’ve Hired a Nate-Certified Technician – Job Done!

Hiring a NATE-certified technician is a big deal. After all, your home comfort and savings depend on it. That’s why you can trust that the job will be well done,…... Read Article

Designing and Retrofitting Your Home for Passive Solar

Homeowners who take advantage of passive solar home design can boost energy savings by lowering the heating and cooling load of their homes. Passive solar design is most easily accomplished…... Read Article

Seven Moisture-Fighting Strategies That Will Keep Mold From Multiplying

If you’ve ever had a problem with mold in your home, you know just how problematic removing it can be. Mold can quickly multiply once it gets a stronghold in…... Read Article

Is an A/C Tune-Up on Your Spring To-Do List?

An A/C Tune-Up should be at the top of your spring to-do list. The largest consumer of energy in your home is your heating and cooling system. Keeping your HVAC…... Read Article

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Critical to Your Safety – Choose the Right Type

It’s odorless, colorless and tasteless. Early symptoms of exposure to it may be mistaken for a simple case of the flu. Yet, carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of…... Read Article

The Ductless Mini Split: An Innovative Solution for a Unique Situation

A ductless mini split could be the solution to your home’s unique heating and cooling situation. One of its main advantages is that a mini split doesn’t require ductwork to…... Read Article

Invest That Tax Refund in a Heat Pump System, and You’ll See the Long-Term Payoff

It’s that time of year again when excited homeowners make plans for their tax refunds. Even more exciting is deciding to put that investment toward a more efficient heating and…... Read Article

Boost Your Heat Pump System’s Performance With 3 Insider Tips

According to research from Energy Star, 50 percent of all heat pumps have significant problems with leaky air ducts, inadequate airflow and incorrect refrigerant pressure. These factors affect the performance…... Read Article

Static Electricity? No Problem — Use a Humidifier To Take Care of It

Dry winter air can cause a variety of issues, ranging from mildly irritating to downright damaging. Static electricity typically falls into the former category, although it can cause more serious…... Read Article

Lauren Acosta On 107.9 WLNK’S “The Satisfied Life”

Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical’s own, Lauren Acosta, joined “The Satisfied Life” radio show this past weekend. As an Acosta Comfort Specialist, Lauren brought her expertise of solar HVAC systems…... Read Article

Fresh Air Year Round – With an Energy Bonus

The indoor air quality of your home is important when trying to keep your family healthy, hence the need for ventilation. However, ventilation systems can be both practical and economical.…... Read Article

Air Filters Don’t Get a Break – Change Them All Year Long

A clean air filter is vital to the performance of your home’s heating and cooling system. As air flows to and from your system, the air filter traps dust, dust…... Read Article

Duct Sealing Helps Manage Unruly Energy Bills

Furnaces, central air conditioners and heat pumps use a series of ductwork to transport heated and cooled air to every room of your home. In most homes, as much as…... Read Article

Indoor Air Quality Control With 3 Prevention Methods

You home’s indoor air quality is measured based on the level of contaminants present. Your home may contain any combination of biological or chemical contaminants. Good air quality means that…... Read Article

Increase Whole-House Energy Savings in 5 Quick and Easy Steps

When you approach energy savings in your house, there are a couple different paths you can take. You can focus on small tasks in each room that add up to…... Read Article

Choose an HVAC Contractor That Will Work to Your Ultimate Satisfaction

The comfort of your family in your home is undeniably related to efficient heating and cooling. Insulation and ventilation are important factors in keeping your family effectively comfortable and safe.…... Read Article

Use Ceiling Fans During Winter to Drive Energy Savings

You’re probably well aware of how useful ceiling fans are in summertime, but many homeowners are surprised to learn that they can be just as effective in winter. Ceiling fans…... Read Article

Neat and Tidy Ways to Keep Your Indoor Air Dust-Free

When you close up your home against seasonal cold or heat, you also reduce the amount of ventilation and fresh air getting to your living spaces. In this restricted environment,…... Read Article

The Ductless Mini-Split: A Heating and Cooling System That Does a Mighty Big Job

Ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems offer homeowners a space-saving alternative to larger conventional furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps. When properly sized for your home, mini splits are just…... Read Article

What Clicks, Pops and Goes Boom? An Ailing Heating System

Many furnaces may run quietly, but you can never expect a heating system to operate silently. There will always be some level of noise coming from your furnace as it…... Read Article

Merv Filters: Keep Both Family Health and Furnace Efficiency in Mind When You Make Your Choice

To keep your furnace operating at its highest level of efficiency, you must keep the unit well maintained and equipped with high-efficiency filters. Regular filter changes using high-MERV units give…... Read Article

Dealing With a Tagged Furnace: How to Make Smart Decisions When You’re Seeing Red

When your local HVAC professional inspects your furnace during a maintenance call, he is obligated to respond to any safety issues he finds. For this reason, an unexpected result of…... Read Article

Heat Pump Anatomy: How All Those Parts Work Together to Deliver Efficient Cooling and Heating

If you’re looking to upgrade your existing home comfort systems, a heat pump makes good economic sense. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling and do so very efficiently. They…... Read Article

Buying a Furnace On the Internet: That Deal Could Cost You

If you’re facing the potentially costly prospect of buying a furnace, you could be tempted to look online for a cheaper unit. However, before sending your credit card information to…... Read Article

Ventilating Fans: You Need Them in Your Living Space, and Could Use One in Your Garage

Proper ventilation in your home is critical for two reasons: It provides a way for fresh air to enter your home and a way for old, stale air to exit.…... Read Article

Minimizing Energy Loss in the Ductwork of Your New or Older Home

Your ductwork is the network of large metal pipes that carries heated or cooled air from your furnace or central air conditioner to points throughout your house. Because all of…... Read Article

Uneven Heating? A Zoning System Can Address That Problem

It’s common for homes to experience uneven levels of heating and cooling for a variety of reasons, including poor installation of HVAC equipment, or home design elements. But a zoning…... Read Article

CO2 Detectors: Make Sure You Have Them in the Right Places

When you close your home up against the cold, you should be aware that your heating system could pose a potential risk to your family. Carbon monoxide (CO2) will be…... Read Article

Heat Pumps: Consider Efficiency Ratings and Advanced Features; But Also Keep These 4 Factors in Mind

When selecting a new heating system, It’s important to consider the efficiency of heat pumps and their features, along with a few lesser-known factors, that will determine your home comfort…... Read Article

The Energy Star Yardstick: Pull It Out to See How Your Home Measures Up

Energy Star is a government-sponsored website that helps homeowners reduce energy consumption. It features the Home Energy Yardstick, a program designed to compare your home to similar homes in your…... Read Article

Heating Efficiency: Four Ways to Help Your Furnace and Ductwork Do Their Job

If solutions existed that could maximize your heating efficiency, wouldn’t you want to know about them? Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical mission is to help homeowners stay comfortable and save…... Read Article

How Well Are You Prepared for a Power Outage?

Winter storms in the Greater Charlotte area have been known to knock out power and leave homeowners stranded in their homes for days at a time, until local crews can…... Read Article

Your Home’s Relative Humidity, Whatever the Temperature

The humidity levels in your home, in part, will determine comfort. Too much, and your home can feel like a hot, muggy summer day in North Carolina. Too little, and…... Read Article

Holding Down Your Heating Costs Without Spending a Fortune

It’s possible to lower your heating costs without investing a significant amount of money by using a multiple-pronged approach that will impact the overall efficiency of your home, and its…... Read Article

An Energy-Savings Strategy That Will Serve You for the Long Term

Have you ever wondered if your home was as energy efficient as it could be? It’s easier than you think to determine if you’re conserving energy and saving money. The…... Read Article

A Comprehensive Plan to Clean Up Your Indoor Air

Maintaining your home’s indoor air quality is critical for good health and contributes to your family’s overall comfort. Most people don’t consider their indoor air quality until something happens to…... Read Article

Furnace Replacement: Use This Guide to Find the Unit That’s Right for Your Home

There are a lot of variables to consider if you’re facing a furnace replacement. But if you’re motivated by the desire for increased efficiency, stable utility bills and improved comfort,…... Read Article

Common Ductwork Problems That Interfere With Airflow

Since they are out of sight, your home’s vents and ductwork may also be out of mind — until, that is, something is amiss. Maybe one room in your home…... Read Article

Set Your Programmable Thermostat for Optimal Cold-Weather Savings

Cold weather will be coming to the Charlotte area soon, so it’s important that you and your home are ready for it. If you’re familiar with the best practices to…... Read Article

Solar-System Maintenance: What Your Service Technician Should Do, and What You Can Do Yourself

As with any heating and cooling system, a little care goes a long way. If you have a solar system installed in your home, you can expect to invest a…... Read Article

Weigh the AFUE Rating When You’re Upgrading to High Efficiency, But Look for These Features, as Well

The AFUE rating, or annual fuel utilization efficiency, is an important consideration to make when choosing your new high-efficiency furnace. However, if this is the only figure you consider, you…... Read Article

Now That It’s Fall, Your Whole-House Humidifier Needs Attention

With the heating months approaching, inspect and clean your whole-house humidifier to get peak-performance from it this winter. It’s beneficial to your comfort, your health, and helps achieve full energy-efficiency…... Read Article

Lower Your Heating Bill — See Some Savings Now and Even More When You Upgrade Your System

If you are looking for a way to cut your heating costs before winter rolls in, lowering your heating load can do just that. Not only that, but when you…... Read Article

Five Features to Consider When You’re Deciding On a New Heat Pump

Heat pumps are among the most energy-efficient types of heating and cooling equipment available. The units extract heat rather than using fuels to heat and cool homes and are ideal…... Read Article

With a Garage Heater You Have More of a Year-Round Space, Whether You Need a Workroom or a Place to Work Out

It’s about that time of year: the time when we begin to realize the cold weather is going to curtail our outdoor activities, whether it’s exercising, putting the finishing touches…... Read Article

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Make Sure You Put Them in the Right Places

As winter comes in, we’re all going to be sealed up in our homes with our heating systems on. Carbon monoxide is a gas emission from anything that burns fuel.…... Read Article

Furnace-Troubleshooting Tips: Give These a Try Before You Call for Help

Furnace problems can be a major inconvenience. You can be left without heat for days and you may end up overpaying for a simple solution. There are furnace-troubleshooting tips you…... Read Article

If Your Ducts Are Leaky, You’re Losing More Than Air

Over time, your heating system’s ductwork can develop cracks and openings that allow heated air to escape before it even has a chance to reach your living space. These hidden…... Read Article


Choosing a Heating & Cooling contractor is a VERY important decision. Your HVAC system is one of the most important pieces of machinery in your home, and the Safety and Comfort of you…... Read Article

Take These 10 Steps to Breathe Easier in Your Home

Your indoor air quality has a big impact on the health and comfort of your family. If you follow these 10 steps now, you can make sure that your family breathes…... Read Article

Four Questions to Ask When You’re Deciding on a Dual-Fuel System

A dual-fuel system is a combination of a high-efficiency heat pump and a conventional furnace. During milder portions of the fall and winter, the heat pump provides maximum comfort and energy…... Read Article

Maintaining Your HVAC System: Easy Things You Can Do to Minimize Problems and Optimize Efficiency

If you want your HVAC appliances to remain in good working shape for as long as possible, some effort will be necessary on your part. Some of the things you’ll…... Read Article

Tell-Tale Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

The most obvious sign that your furnace needs replacing is when it is not working properly. Less obvious, but just as important, is determining whether or not it has become…... Read Article

A Nine-Point Checklist to Keep Your Heat Pump in Prime Shape

Your heat pump is what keeps your home comfortable throughout the year in the Charlotte area. Keeping your heat pump in prime shape is a great idea if you want to make sure…... Read Article

Winterize Your Home Before the Nip in the Air Takes a Bite Out of Your Heating Budget

With winter hitting the Charlotte area soon, you need to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible so that the cold air doesn’t overwhelm your heating budget. Use…... Read Article

Three Key Areas in Your Home Where It Pays to Insulate

With the storm season upon us and the winter months approaching, proper insulation is at its most important. Your home being well-insulated results in energy savings, and ultimately more money…... Read Article

Take Advantage of 2011 Federal Tax Credits for Maximum Savings On Your Home-Comfort Purchases

A lot of North Carolina residents are looking for ways to save money these days. At Acosta Heating and Cooling, we have some big savings available for you in the form…... Read Article

Your Autumn To-Do List: Check Ductwork and Vents for 7 Common Problems

Your ductwork and your vents are just as important as the rest of your HVAC system, and they should be checked every year as part of your autumn to-do list.…... Read Article

The AFUE Rating: What It Means and Why It Matters When You’re Replacing Your Furnace

If you’re in the market for a replacement furnace, then AFUE ratings are something you won’t want to take lightly. AFUE stands for “annual fuel utilization efficiency”, and it’s a…... Read Article

Choosing Your MERV Filter: Do You Know What Those Numbers Mean?

Your air filters play a huge role in the indoor air quality of your home, so it’s important to know how to pick the ideal filter for your system. Knowing how…... Read Article

UV Lights: Hospital Technology That’s Now Available for Your Home

When putting together a clean-air strategy for your home, why use anything less than the absolute best in air purification? If you are serious about having the best indoor air quality…... Read Article

Elements of Expert Ductwork Design

It is important to not underestimate the importance of your ductwork design when installing a new HVAC system. It will have a huge impact on how comfortable you are in your…... Read Article

How a Zoning System Keeps Everyone Happy and Your Whole Home Comfy

Zoning systems are a great way to keep everyone in your house comfortable and happy with no arguments about what the temperature is set at. That’s because with zoning, different people…... Read Article

Going to a Heat-Pump System? Weigh the HSPF Ratings

Since the climate in Charlotte, North Carolina requires only moderate heating and cooling, a heat pump is an energy-efficient way to keep your home temperature the way you want it.…... Read Article

Prepping Your Home for Cooler Weather

As the summer winds down, residents in the Charlotte Metro area are beginning to prepare their homes for cooler weather. Having a winterized home is essential to ensure that your…... Read Article

Is This the Year to Replace Your Heating System? Do the Math and Decide

Wondering whether it is time to replace your home’s heating system? Before you decide, you should probably do the math to see if a high-efficiency system would be the right…... Read Article

Hiring an HVAC Contractor? Make Sure He’s NATE-Certified

When searching for someone to install or service a heating and cooling system, it makes good sense to narrow the field to NATE-certified technicians. Certification means you’ll get an experienced…... Read Article

Air-Source Heat Pumps: They’ll Change the Way You Look At Hot Air

Homeowners tend to have a love-hate relationship with hot air; we want more of it in the winter and less in the summer. A heat pump has the unique ability…... Read Article

Fall Is Almost Here — Time to Schedule Your Service Check

With the chilly autumn weather rapidly approaching, it is time to schedule a service check to ensure that your furnace is up to the challenge of keeping your family cozy…... Read Article

The Ductless Mini-Split: A Tidy Little Solution to Your Heating and Cooling Problem

It may have a funny name, but a ductless mini-split system can provide some serious benefits. A ductless mini-split is any air conditioning or heat pump system that has one…... Read Article

Feeling Cooped Up? Here’s How to Upgrade Your Indoor Air Circulation

The quality of your indoor air circulation can greatly affect your health and how you feel. You can begin to feel cooped up or fatigued if your indoor air quality…... Read Article

It’s Never Too Late for Preventive Maintenance On Your A/C: There Are Still Hot Days Coming to Charlotte

Even as the traditional summer season draws to a close, Charlotte residents know there is more to come in terms of warm weather. While it’s always best to have your…... Read Article

Worried About Summer Allergy Season? Here’s How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

If you’re worried about your allergies bothering you this allergy season, you can find respite in your home. With these tips, you can easily bolster your indoor air quality so…... Read Article

Planning to Head Out of State This Summer? Use a Programmable Thermostat to Monitor Your Home’s Temperature

If a trip out of Charlotte or out of North Carolina is in your family’s vacation plans, you’ve probably made arrangements for someone to take care of your pets or houseplants.…... Read Article

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