Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

What to Expect When You Skip AC Maintenance

August 13th, 2018

Our team is 100% committed to your 100% satisfaction with your air conditioning system. That is why our team wants to stress, once more (and not for the last time), the fact that AC maintenance is an absolute necessity. If you want your air conditioner to meet your needs and expectations, let alone to exceed them, then you need to schedule annual maintenance with the trained professionals on our staff. We will help you to get the most from your system.

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Of course, we do not just expect you to say “okay, great” and pick up the phone. So today we are going to use this opportunity to help you better understand why this is such a priority. We’ll give you one quick hint—we excel in air conditioning repair in Raleigh, and if you don’t schedule annual AC maintenance, we’ll be seeing you for that particular service before long! So read on, and take advantage of all that AC maintenance has to offer.

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Does Your AC Have a Water Leak?

July 30th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanHuh, that’s weird. The AC is leaking water. I didn’t even know that it held water! I’ll just try to find the leak myself and maybe I can plug it up. 

Stop. Right. There.

You are not hallucinating. Yes, your air conditioner may be surrounded by water. Yes, this may be the result of a leak in the system—though probably not exactly in the way that you’re thinking.  The fact of the matter is that, unless you are using an evaporative cooler, your air conditioner does not use water in its operation.

It doesn’t store water.

It doesn’t have a water supply line.

So where the heck is this water coming from?

Well, that is what we are going to be looking at in today’s post! Read on to learn more about why your air conditioner may be standing in a pool of water, and whether or not that means that you need air conditioning repair in Durham, NC.

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Is Your AC Running in Short Bursts?

July 16th, 2018

We are going to start this blog post with something a bit unusual: a very short one-act play.

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Interior, living room. A sunny day. Joe and Susan Homeowner are sweating, waiting for the AC to start up.

Joe:

Any minute, now. I’m sure of it.

Susan:

(Excitedly)

There it goes! Finally, I’m—wait, what happened?

Joe:

 (Worriedly)

It—it seems to have shut back off. Susan, it shut right back off! I don’t know—wait, it’s started again!

Susan:

Well, thank goodness for that. I was starting to—

(We hear the system shut back down. Susan and Joe Homeowner both fall to their knees.

Susan and Joe:

Noooooooooooooooooo!

End.

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How Ductless Air Conditioning Can Save You Money

July 2nd, 2018

ductless-blowerIt is impossible to argue against the fact that the split central air conditioning system remains the most popular of all whole-house cooling systems in use today. The central AC that we all know and love has a lot going for it—and its method of distributing conditioned air throughout an entire house via a centralized system of air ducts is certainly a major improvement over loud, inefficient window units. That being said, there are other options out there to consider.

The ductless mini split is certainly one of the most enticing, even if some homeowners are not yet privy to the many benefits that it has to offer. While they’ve long been dominant in many commercial applications, ductless air conditioning systems have become incredibly popular in the residential sector over the years, too. You can count on us to install your ductless AC and to handle any other air conditioning service in Durham, NC the right way, every time. 

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Get the Best in Ductless Mini Split Technology

June 4th, 2018

mitsubishi-diamond-dealerIs it time? Are you ready to replace your old air conditioning system? Do you have a bonus room in your home that is always too warm or too cold? If so, then we encourage you to take the time necessary for exploring your options thoroughly. Yes, old standbys like central air conditioners and furnaces are great systems.

However, you’d be remiss to overlook all that a ductless mini split has to offer you. You’d be even more remiss to overlook the cream of the crop in ductless technology: Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Splits! It is our honor to be a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor, having earned the highest accreditation level that Mitsubishi Electric has to offer. Trust us, if they offered one higher, that would always be our goal! Read on to learn more about ductless mini split technology in a general sense, and remember to keep Mitsubishi models in mind.

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Tips for Improved HVAC Efficiency

May 21st, 2018

Energy efficiencysee-saw is not some unattainable goal. Well, easy for you to say, but I cannot afford to invest in a new HVAC system right now. That’s totally understandable, and many, many homeowners find themselves in that same boat even as they pine for better energy efficiency in Raleigh, NC. However, this also makes our point for us: you don’t have to! Investing in a brand new, high-efficiency HVAC system is a great idea, but it’s not the only way to scale back energy costs.

Now, the following tips are not going to result in the kind of efficiency increase that such a new system would. Just because you plan to replace your vehicle with one boasting a better gas mileage sometime in the future doesn’t mean that you just stop maintaining the one that you currently have, though, right? Of course not! So keep these tips in mind, and remember that we are here to handle any HVAC services that you may need.

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Simple Steps for a Great Air Conditioning Installation

May 7th, 2018

AC-techniciansIt won’t be much longer before we are really embroiled in the hottest weather of the year. That means that you need to be certain that you’ve got the right AC for the job, and that your air conditioner is ready to do that job whenever you may need it—which will be pretty much constantly for the near future. No matter how great your system is, it will suffer without a great air conditioning installation in Cary, NC.

If you are finally ready to put that old AC out to pasture and invest in a new one, let the pros on our team know. Before you dive headfirst into your air conditioning installation, though, we want to share a few tips with you that will help you to make your AC installation project smooth sailing all the way.

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Is Routine AC Maintenance Really Necessary?

April 23rd, 2018

ac-technician-workingThat depends. Do you want a terrible performance from your home cooling system? If that is your goal, for whatever reason, then by all means feel free to sabotage your air conditioning system by denying it the routine maintenance that it needs to succeed in its operation. For those of you with a saner relationship to your home cooling system, yes—routine air conditioning maintenance really is necessary. Only with regular air conditioning tune-ups will your AC meet your demands.

This is not something that you can handle on your own,  either, regardless of what cherry-picked DIY posts on the internet may say. A full AC tune-up requires the level of skill and expertise that only skilled, trained professionals can offer. Dial our number to work with such professionals. When we handle your AC tune-up in Raleigh, you’ll be able to cool your home with great results and well-deserved confidence.

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Learn to Spot the Need for AC Repairs

April 9th, 2018

AC-technicianIt won’t be much longer now until we are once again in the middle of a hot summer season, with humidity added to the mix just to make things really uncomfortable. Because we do live in such a hot climate during the summer, any problems with your air conditioning system can be serious cause for concern. The last thing that you want is for an issue to sneak up on you, which is why it is always best to schedule your air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC as soon as you notice that something is amiss.

To do that, obviously, you are going to need to learn how to spot the warning signs that your system may be in trouble. There are actually quite a few of them, and some are fairly obvious. Others are more difficult to spot, though, so it helps to have an idea of what to look for ahead of time. So read on, keep this information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns regarding the overall condition or operational quality of your air conditioning system.

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Gas vs. Electric: Which Is the Better Furnace?

March 26th, 2018

It’s still pretty chilly around here right now, particularly at night. With that in mind, we really hope that you are getting the performance that you deserve from your home heating system. If we installed and serviced it, we’re betting that this is the case. That being said, even the best heaters from the best manufacturers installed and tuned up by the best technicians will not last forever. You’ll need a replacement eventually, and you’ll want to do some research before deciding on a new system.

If you are investing in a heating system for the very first time, or you need to replace an old heating system that just cannot cut it anymore, let us know about it. We install and service many great systems, including furnaces. Furnaces are incredibly popular, but you still need to narrow it down a bit further. Will you be using a gas or electric furnace in Cary, NC? Both have their pros and cons.

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