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Since 1998


Loyally serving Granite Falls

Going on 18 years of HVAC service to Granite Falls, NC

Starnes Heating and Air works hard to remain the #1 HVAC provider to the Granite Falls community everyday. By allowing only the top quality Rheem HVAC products to leave our door and having a certified team of technicians, we excel beyond the competition. Our customers trust our repairs and replacements and side with us for their preventative maintenance needs on all things HVAC. The commitment we display to our customers has honored us with accreditation through the Better Business Bureau. If this still isn’t enough… scroll down to our testimonials to see what our customers are saying about us!

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About Us

 Here at Starnes Heating and Air Inc, we have a philosophy about how we run our business. We have been local to Granite Falls since we started our company back in 1998, and we will always sit at the heart of the Appalachians serving the same great faces. We are dedicated to building a relationship with our neighbors and providing them excellent service to build the trust that is fundamental to our business and keeps customers coming back. With a strong family of employees, our services are unparalleled in the HVAC industry and we are always improving for the sake of our customers!Read More


No, but your heating and air should be lowered or raised, respectively, during the day while you are gone. This saves on utility costs but still allows the temperature to return to a comfortable level quickly when you get home. Running your HVAC units also keeps air moving through your house and filters, keeping the air clean and the temperature even throughout your home.
By performing a simple inspection on your filters every month or so, you can tell when a cleaning or replacement is necessary. If it seems to be preventing the flow at all, it can be cleaned carefully with a vacuum or replaced if torn or overused. We have seen that a dirty filter can increase costs of heating or cooling your house by 20% because the compressor turns off less frequently.
We recommend using a humidifier for the month or two of winter that has the coldest weather when your furnace is running. The cold weather sucks the moisture out of the air, leading to sore throats and stuffy noses. These can be seasonal illnesses or caused by dry air in the home, so it is good to try to humidify the air when it is dry. During the summer, when the humidity is already high, it is not recommended to run a humidifier inside as it can foster mold and mildew growth.
No matter what your energy costs are monthly, they can always be reduced by mindful use of your air conditioner or furnace throughout the year. Be sure to set the temperature a few degrees higher in the summer and lower in the winter when you are leaving for the day. Also, wearing thinner clothes inside during summer and a jacket inside during winter can significantly reduce the costs to run HVAC units by changing the thermostat a few degrees. Keeping your filters cleaned regularly is another easy way to keep your heat pump from running constantly.
These are terms used to describe the certification for efficiency of a certain type of HVAC unit. The SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, rating is a ratio of how much cooling power a unit has compared to how much energy it uses, and higher is better. The HSPF, or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, rating shows how well the heat pump can heat per energy usage amount so higher is better here again. Finally, the AFUE is the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, which is a rating for how well your furnace or even water heater performs. The higher the number, the better, as it measures thermal efficiency.
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What our Customers are Saying:

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I called Starnes Heating & Air just looking for someone local to service my heat pump. I had never used them before but I am glad I got them. They first tried to just service the heat pump but warned it might not last since it was out of date. When it did fail again shortly after that, they recommended a new heat pump that would be more efficient and prevent further problems. They were quick to set up financing for me and the next day had the new heat pump installed. They were very friendly, easy to deal ...

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