Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

Don’t Let AC Problems Fester All Winter

October 8th, 2018

tech-hardhatAfter how hot and uncomfortable it can be around here during the cooling season, we totally understand that you may be ready to move on and that you might even be looking forward to the cooler weather that the winter months will bring. Just remember that you’ll need your air conditioner before too much time passes, though. It only makes sense to deal with problems now rather than waiting until later.

Not convinced? Then this is the post for you. The TL:DR version of this post is simply that there is no benefit in waiting to have your air conditioner repaired. The details are much more convincing,  however,  so if you’re feeling a bit skeptical,  just keep reading.  If you’re not convinced of the benefits that you’ll enjoy with prompt air conditioning repair in Clayton, NC after doing so, well,  you probably will be after you encounter the consequences of waiting!

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Prepare Your Heater for the Coming Weather

September 24th, 2018

furnaceBefore we begin today’s post, we want to let everyone affected by Hurricane Florence know that you are in our thoughts. The aftereffects of the storm are going to be felt for some time, but we know our community and those surrounding it, and we know that we will all band together to put the pieces back in place.

That being said, we are turning our attention away from the stormy weather and toward the coming cold. Now, we may not suffer the extreme chill that they do in parts of the Northeast and Midwest throughout the winter season, but that does not mean that we don’t need great heaters in our homes. And a great heater will only provide a great performance when paired with great heating maintenance in Raleigh, NC!

Read on for some reminders about what routine heating tune-ups can do for you. It may not be quite time to fire up that heater yet, but a look at the forecast will show that cooler temperatures are on their way. Reach out to a member of our team to get your heater back on track.

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Let Us Customize Your Ductwork

September 10th, 2018

ductworkThere are few experiences as frustrating as investing in a top of the line HVAC system, only to discover that this system is really coming up short in terms of performance quality, efficiency levels, or both. Just because your system is only working “decently,” as opposed to exceptionally, doesn’t mean that “something is better than nothing”. You deserve better than decent, and we can give it to you. How? In many cases, by ensuring that your ductwork is optimized for your system.

Well, shouldn’t the ductwork installed with my system be the perfect fit?

Ideally, yes. However, we don’t live in a world where everything is ideal (to say the least). If you are having trouble with your HVAC system, it is very possible that the problem stems from issues with your ductwork. So what do you do in such cases? You contact a professional contractor capable of giving you customized ductwork that is ideally suited to your system! We specialize in sheet metal fabrication in Raleigh, NC.

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Why You Should Always Hire an HVAC Pro

August 27th, 2018

AC-toolsOkay, quick show of hands—how many of you are professional HVAC contractors. Don’t worry, we cannot actually see you through your webcam right now (that’d be creepy), but we’re guessing that not many hands went up. This is no big surprise, of course. If you were professional HVAC contractors, you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog. And that’s the whole point. Only skilled, trained professionals can install and service your HVAC system(s). Our pros fit the bill.

If you are thinking about breaking out the old toolbox to take care of an HVAC job around your home, then we really want you to reconsider. And no, that is not just because we want to line our own pockets. The fact of the matter is that we could still make a living off of repairing the systems damaged by those homeowners that decided they could fix their systems on their own! So read on, and remember that ours is the number to call when you need HVAC services in Clayton, NC.

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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.

 

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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