Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

Signs That You Need Furnace Repairs

November 20th, 2017

chilly-manMention North Carolina to most people at all familiar with our country’s geography, and they’ll probably immediately think of hot, sticky weather. While that may be our reality for much of the year, what many people seem to forget is that the most intense heat of summer does not, in fact, last indefinitely. Truth be told, we have more than our share of uncomfortably chilly weather around here, especially on winter nights. Just because we don’t get hit by blizzards doesn’t mean that winter doesn’t come to visit.

That is precisely why it is so important that you keep your heater functioning at peak performance levels. The furnace is such a popular heater thanks to the fact that it functions very effectively and is, overall, quite reliable. The moment that you see any heater advertised as 100% reliable, though, is the moment that you should recognize an impossible claim. At some point, you’ll need furnace repairs. When you do, call in the Apex, NC HVAC pros on our staff.

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Simple HVAC Efficiency Tips

November 6th, 2017

AC-money-pileIt doesn’t matter if you are talking about heating your home during our relatively mild winter season, or if you have the hot, humid summers and your air conditioning system in mind; you don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. That is why our team has some efficiency tips to help you enjoy a more affordable — but no less comprehensive — comfort experience in your home.

Our Apex, NC HVAC experts are some of the finest in the industry, and we are happy to help ensure that you are able to keep your home comfortable all throughout the year with as little damage to your bank account as possible. And no, we are not just going to suggest that you invest in a brand new, more efficient HVAC system, either. Replacing low-efficiency models with new ones is definitely a good means to this end, but there are smaller steps that you can take which can also offer big benefits.

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HVAC FAQ: Why Is My System Short Cycling?

October 23rd, 2017

comfortable-womanWhether during the very hot, very humid days of summer, or on the chillier nights of the winter season, one thing is certain. You want to be comfortable in your home. You are not going to be able to achieve that goal if your HVAC systems are not functioning properly. There is a lot that can go wrong with any mechanical system, our heaters and air conditioners included. Remember, just because these systems are technically running does not mean that they are running as they ought to.

Spotting the signs of trouble with your HVAC systems is not always as simple as it sounds. An air conditioner that is blowing warm air, or a heater that won’t start at all, are pretty clear cases in which you’ll need to contact a Durham, NC HVAC service. However, you should also recognize short cycling as a sign of trouble, and one that could be caused by a number of different issues. So what is short cycling?

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HVAC Replacement? Consider a Ductless Mini Split

October 9th, 2017

ductless-blower-womanIt’s inevitable. Eventually, your existing HVAC system is going to give out on you. Whether you are replacing an old HVAC system that can no longer keep up, or if you need to invest in a brand new system for a brand new home, it is always in your best interest to weigh all of your options very carefully. There is no need to stick with what you’ve always known, and you may do yourself a disservice by deciding on the first type of system you research.

Today, we are going to talk about an HVAC system that has really grown in popularity recently. This is the ductless mini split. With a ductless mini split system, you can enjoy many benefits unique to this particular design. So read on, and be sure to contact our Garner, NC HVAC experts if you have any questions about this unique type of system. We have the answers that you need to determine if going ductless is right for you.

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When to Schedule Heating System Maintenance

September 25th, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetHere in North Carolina, the heat and the humidity of summer tends to get more attention than our relatively mild winter seasons do. Just because our winters may be mild when compared to those areas dealing with heavy snowfall and subzero temperatures, however, does not mean that your heating system is any less important than your air conditioner. It may not be used as heavily or for as long a period throughout the year as your AC, but it still sees plenty of playing time.

With cooler weather on the way, we want to use this blog post to answer one of the most common questions that we hear. When should I schedule heating maintenance? The answer to that question, as you’ll see, is pretty straightforward, so we’re also going to remind you of why it is so important that you schedule routine heating maintenance in Raleigh, NC in accordance with this schedule. Our technicians are the ones to trust with the job.

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

September 11th, 2017

service-timeThe purpose of the blog posts that we provide on our website is not to cause alarm among our readers. They are intended to inform homeowners about how their home comfort systems work, the benefits of professional services, etc. However, there are certain subjects that cannot be broached without acknowledging how serious the issue at hand can be. The case of the refrigerant leak is one such subject. The good news is that we are not writing this to hammer home the many ways in which a refrigerant leak can negatively affect your AC.

Instead, our goal is to help you better understand the role of refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and how you can recognize that your system may be leaking this vital heat transfer fluid. We’ll touch on the the problems that this can cause, of course, but our hope is that you will keep this information in mind, and that you’ll contact us the moment that you notice a problem with your air conditioner in Cary, NC. That way, we can resolve the problem before serious damage is done.

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AC Coils Need to Be Clean!

August 28th, 2017

evaporator-coilWhat does your regular cleaning regimen look like? Making sure that the dishes are done each night or every morning? Running the vacuum cleaner once or twice a week? Even a small household requires a lot of maintenance, and that is why certain things should be left to outside parties. Such as your friendly HVAC technicians on our team! Why? Because chances are that, as you’re cleaning your house, you’re not cleaning your AC coils!

There are 2 coils that your air conditioner utilizes in order to effectively cool your home. These are the evaporator coil, which is located within your home in the air handler unit, and the condenser coil, which resides outdoors in the condenser unit. If either of these coils is very dirty, expect some big problems to head your way. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Apex, NC is the best way in which to guarantee that your air conditioner receives the level of care that it deserves and demands

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HVAC Replacement? Consider a Heat Pump!

August 14th, 2017

money-in-grassWe are still embroiled in the summer season at the moment, and the hot temperatures that we are experiencing are not going away anytime in the immediate future. How is your air conditioner holding up so far? Are you satisfied with its performance? Do you think it may be time for a new model once this season is passed? Looking ahead to winter, are you confident that you’ll enjoy a great performance from your home heating system? Interested in a more efficient model for more affordable comfort?

If you are not completely satisfied with your AC or confident in your heating system, or if you’re just interested in greater convenience and efficiency, then you should consider making the jump to a heat pump in Knightdale, NC. Heat pumps have much to offer, and the fact that so many homeowners are making the switch proves that this technology has really caught on. Read on to learn more, and contact us if you think that using a heat pump is the right move for your home.

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Tripped Circuit Breaker? What Your AC is Telling You

July 31st, 2017

tripped-breaker-ac-tellingWouldn’t it be great when something goes wrong in our household, if our appliances could just talk to us and tell us what the heck is going on? Take a tripped circuit breaker, for example. On its own, it’s not that huge of a deal. You go out to your electrical panel and switch the breaker back on, and all is right with the world.

But what if it’s your air conditioner that’s tripping the circuit breaker—and it keeps on doing it? The fact of the matter is, your cooling system should not trip its circuit breaker that often. If this is occurring, then you have a major problem on your hands (we wish we were exaggerating). Fortunately, you have us to turn to for quality air conditioning repairs in Clayton, NC. But in the meantime, we’re happy to share with you a few possible explanations for why this is happening with your system.

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Ice on Your Air Conditioner Is a Bad Sign

July 17th, 2017

AC-technician-workingWhat would you do if you were walking by your AC and noticed that it had ice on it? Give it a smiling nod of approval, and thank it for putting in some overtime when cooling your home? If so, you need to reevaluate the situation. Yes, your air conditioner is obviously there to keep your home cool. There is a world of difference between your air conditioning system and a freezer, though, and there should not be ice anywhere your AC in Wake Forest, NC.

But what could be causing this problem to begin with? It is not as though there is water coursing through the air conditioner that can freeze anyway, right? As is the case with most air conditioning problems that you may encounter, there are a few different issues that could be the root cause of the ice on your AC. They range in severity, and you may not need professional intervention. In any case, however, acting fast is paramount.

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