Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

Ready to Get Rid of That Old Furnace?

April 8th, 2019

heating-technicianAt this point in the year, you’re no doubt moving on from your heating system and diverting your attention back to your air conditioner. Just because you’re done with your heater for the season, however, does not mean that you should erase it from your mind for the next few months. In fact, you may be doing yourself a major disservice if that’s the path you choose, particularly if you weren’t all that enthused about your furnace for any reason this past winter.

The end of the heating season is a perfectly good time to schedule furnace repair in Durham, NC, and an even better one to schedule your furnace replacement. We know, we know—you’ve got plenty of time. However, that can lead to some poor decision making and some issues that you may not have thought of.  We strongly suggest that you take care of the problem now, when you don’t need your heater. Read on to learn more about how this benefits you.

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How You Can Prevent the Need for Heating Repair

March 25th, 2019

thumbs-upAt this point in the year, it’s safe to say that the coldest days and nights are behind us until winter creeps back into the air once more. Now is a great time to get that last heating repair out of the way before shutting your system down one last time for the season. It’s also a great time for reflection, though.

No, there is no way in which you can hope to make your heating system 100% reliable in the future.

With a bit of extra attention and care, however, you can help to make it more reliable—as reliable as possible, actually. That is why, in today’s post, we want to give you some tips and reminders about how you can help to prevent the need for heater repair in Durham, NC. Do we live in the coldest region of the country? No, of course. Does that mean that you should put up with an unreliable performance from your home heating system? Definitely not!

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What’s Up with These High Heating Costs?

March 11th, 2019

piggy-bankWinters are milder here than they are in areas like the northeast, and your heater definitely does not see quite as much action around here as it would in such a climate. Does that mean that you don’t need to keep your heater in the best working condition possible? No, of course not. Not only do you want your heater to function as effectively and reliably as it can, but you want it to function at peak efficiency levels, too.

Relatively mild winters shouldn’t dupe you into accepting heating costs that are higher than they should be. Sure, everything is relative, but you deserve peak efficiency—and we’re here to help you get it. When you schedule your HVAC services in Durham, NC, with the trained professionals on our team, you’re working with qualified pros with your best interests in mind. So, if you’ve noticed that your heating costs have crept up when compared to winters previous, today’s post is for you! 

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Hissing Sounds from Your Heat Pump

February 25th, 2019

heat-pumpThe heat pump really is a pretty tough heating system to beat. Even as recently as a few years ago, there was a lot of concern about how heat pumps would handle extremely cold temperatures. Today, there are heat pumps capable of heating down to those frigid temps that they get out in the northeast and the midwest. We don’t have winters like that to deal with, fortunately, so it’s safe to say that a heat pump is going to get you through our cold season effectively and efficiently.

Provided, that is, that your heat pump is in great working condition. Unfortunately, like any other heating system, there is no way in which to guarantee that you’ll never run into trouble with your heat pump. At some point, in fact, it’s all but guaranteed that you’ll need heat pump repairs. Not to worry, though. We offer heat pump repair and maintenance services throughout the Raleigh, NC area. Today, we’ll cover a warning sign of trouble to be aware of.

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Why Is My Heater Running Erratically?

February 11th, 2019

adjusting-thermostatDoes something seem off when you are heating your home? Does your heater seem to start up at an appropriate time when temperatures in your home get chilly, but then it runs only very briefly once it’s started up? Does it then start right back up after it’s cycled off?

This is called short cycling, and it’s one of those heating issues that could have any number of potential causes.

Worse yet, some causes are simple to fix—others have serious implications for the heater in question.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though.

First, let’s acknowledge the fact that no, your heater is not supposed to be running around the clock. This doesn’t mean, though, that your heater rapidly cycling is performing as it should. If it seems to you like your heater is not running in full, regular cycles, definitely reach out to a member of our team. If heating repair in Clayton, NCis necessary, then you want to schedule service promptly.

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How That Heating Tune-Up Is Benefitting You

January 28th, 2019

furnace-technician-flashlightI don’t need to keep scheduling heating maintenance. It’s not even that cold around here, usually, and I haven’t run into any problems in the past. Why keep shelling out money for maintenance?

Well, you’ve actually answered your own question there. It’s sort of like saying I’m in great shape, why should I keep exercising and eating right? The answer is to maintain your great shape and overall health. And the answer in terms of heating maintenance is so that you can keep enjoying that level of performance quality. Trust us, it won’t be long before you learn the hard way all that your routine maintenance was actually doing for you.

Scheduling your HVAC services in Clayton, NC, is the best way in which to ensure that you get the best performance possible from your heater. We are here for everything from your installation to replacement, repairs to routine maintenance.  Read on, and remember to take advantage of our outstanding maintenance program.

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No, Your Furnace Repairs Cannot Wait!

January 14th, 2019

furnace-wiringThose homeowners looking for a tried and true home heating system are not likely to overlook the furnace. Furnaces have long been a favorite among homeowners throughout the country, and with very good reason. They are effective, they allow for prompt heating with their forced air distribution systems, and they are quite efficient. What they are not, however, is perfect. No heater can truly make that claim. And that means that you are going to require professional furnace repair in Clayton, NC, at some point.

When that time comes, it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule repairs sooner than later. Sure, your system may be able to chug along in its compromised state. That is going to come at a cost, though. Just because you can hobble the last few miles of a marathon on a sprained ankle doesn’t mean that you’re doing that ankle any favors, after all. Here’s why you should always schedule furnace repairs right away.

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Why Is My Heater Blowing Cool Air?

December 31st, 2018

blue-question-markIt can be easy to underestimate just how important a great heater is when you live in an area that is not exactly well-known for cold winter weather. That being said, however, even “mild” winters can cause considerable discomfort, and this is especially true when your heater just isn’t pulling its weight anymore. Now, you may think that you don’t have a problem on your hands so long as your heater is up and running. That’s not really true, though.

Sure, your heater is running—but is it running to the best of its capabilities? Remember, not every problem that your heater may encounter is going to cause it to break down entirely. Many are going to affect its performance to varying degrees. A fairly obvious sign of trouble is a forced air heater, like a furnace or a heat pump, that is blowing cool air. If you have this problem, then it is time to schedule heating repairs in Raleigh with our team. 

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Don’t Forget to Change Your Heater’s Air Filter!

December 17th, 2018

filterIf you have followed our blog at all, then you know that we always stress just how important it is to schedule your heating and air conditioning services with trained professionals. This includes the installation of new equipment, the replacement of old equipment, and the maintenance and repairs of current equipment. This is not to say that there is nothing that you can handle on your own when it comes to your system, though. In fact, one incredibly important task is totally DIY-appropriate.

That is changing your air filter, and the fact is that doing so is every bit as simple as it is vital for the successful operation of your forced air HVAC systems. These include central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. Since we’re in the heating season, keep the latter in mind, and remember that mild winters don’t mean you should take any chances with your heating equipment. Read on to learn more about how a fresh filter will benefit your heater in Apex, NC.

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Do You Need A New Heater This Year?

December 3rd, 2018

cold-manWinter temperatures can get quite chilly here in Durham, NC. With daytime temperatures in the 50s and nighttime temps already dipping below freezing here and there, it is safe to say that winter has arrived!

So, when December rolls around, you won’t want to find yourself stuck with an old, faulty heater. Luckily, Raleigh Heating & Air is here to help homeowners decide which new heating system will best suit their needs! Below, we have taken the liberty of giving you a head start to find your ideal heating system.

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