Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

Save Money While Living Comfortably This Summer

July 15th, 2019

summer-sunObviously, you’re going to be running your air conditioner a lot this summer season. It is way too hot and humid in this area to entertain the notion of going without your AC. If anything were really to deter you from turning that system on, though, we’d bet it’d be the sticker shock some owners suffer when the energy bills arrive throughout the summer season. There’s no getting around it. You need to pay to cool your home and live comfortably.

What there is getting around, however, is overpaying to cool your home and live comfortably. If your energy costs seem suspiciously high, it may not be the result of wishful thinking. There are plenty of ways in which you can help your air conditioning system in Apex to provide you with an affordable and efficient performance. And no, we’re not trying to sell you a new, more efficient system—though we certainly will if that’s what you’re looking for!

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Do You Know When to Call for AC Repairs?

July 1st, 2019

AC-repairWell, yeah. I call to have my air conditioner repaired when it stops working. Not really a tough question, if you ask me? 

Well, not so fast there! Yes, you obviously need to call to have your air conditioner repaired when you discover that it’s no longer operational, either failing to cycle on at all or to blow cool air. Ideally, however, you’ll be calling for air conditioning repairs before your air conditioner ever has a chance to get to that point. As a general rule, remember that you want to schedule any HVAC services in Wake Forest the moment that you suspect there is a problem.

Remember that there are plenty of air conditioning issues that you may encounter which fall short of causing the AC system to break down entirely. Just because your system is up and running, however, does not mean that it is up and running properly. So reach out to us if you have any concerns about your system.

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Will Water Around My HVAC Unit Cause Bug Problems?

June 21st, 2019

Summertime is here, and that means it’s time for afternoons outside with family and friends! After a barbecue or pool party, there’s nothing better than getting out of the heat and coming back to a cool home. When your air conditioning unit is working so hard to keep your house cool, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to see condensation around their unit. This leads to the common question: “Will water around my AC unit attract bugs?”

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Why Air Conditioners Need Clean Filters

June 17th, 2019

filter-close-upMy air conditioner is there to cool my home. It’s not an air purifier or anything. And besides, my indoor air quality seems okay. So why worry about the air filter? 

Because the air filter in your air conditioning system is not actually there to boost indoor air quality throughout your home, and there is a good chance that the dirty filter you’ve got in your AC right now is already causing problems for your system, even if you don’t realize it yet. That’s why.

In today’s post, we’re going to look at why a clean air filter is so important to your air conditioner and its performance, and how a dirty filter can really start to work against your system and your comfort. Ultimately, a very dirty filter can and will result in the need for AC repair in Durham, NC. You’ll need repairs eventually, but don’t encourage them!

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NEVER Skip Air Conditioning Maintenance

June 3rd, 2019

ac-technician-workingNEVER. N.E.V.E.R. Never. 

Think we’re stressing that word too much? Think again. The fact of the matter is that skipping routine air conditioning maintenance, even once, is one of the worst things that you can do for your home cooling system. When it comes to keeping your air conditioner in the best working condition possible, routine AC maintenance is key. Preventive measures always beat reactionary ones.

In today’s post, we are going to take a closer look at the many different ways in which routine air conditioning maintenance can benefit you—as well as how skipping this important service will come back to haunt you. And, considering the added benefits that our Comfort Club maintenance program has to offer, there really is no excuse for failing to care for your air conditioner in this way. So read on, and remember that our team is here to handle any air conditioning services that you may need.

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Is Your AC Coil Freezing Up?

May 20th, 2019

iciclesWe understand the logic that can lead to confusion in regards to your AC coil freezing over. After all, it is an air conditioner, right? Cooling things down is kind of the whole point, right? Right.

To a certain degree.

Yes, your air conditioner is supposed to cool things down for you. However, it is not a freezer, and shouldn’t be performing as such. If you see ice on your air conditioner in general, you’re likely dealing with a system that is compromised in some way. The solution? Working with trained professionals that specialize in air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC.

We’re the team that you’ll want on your side, especially in such cases. Why? Because ice on your coil could actually be an indicator of very serious problems with your air conditioner. Or it could be a relatively simple fix! Our team has the skills and expertise necessary for diagnosing the problem accurately and resolving it completely.

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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

May 6th, 2019

heat-pumpThere is plenty of hot weather heading our way in the coming weeks and months, and some homeowners may find themselves coming to the realization that their air conditioning systems are not going to cut it for another cooling season. Whether you planned on replacing your air conditioner this spring or if you’ve just accepted that this the end of its road, we’ve got a suggestion for you to consider—using a heat pump to cool your home!

Heat pumps are effective, versatile, and actually ideal for use in warmer climates like our own. We’ll cover what makes the heat pump such a great choice more in the post that follows. First, we want to remind you that the only way to get the most out of any AC system is to schedule your services with an HVAC company in Durham, NC, that you can trust to do the job right. You’re reading this right now, and that means that you’ve already found the company to work with.

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Keep Your Indoor Air Quality in Mind This Spring and Summer

April 22nd, 2019

 

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When the real heat of the summer season sets in, your concern may be placed first and foremost on temperature control. We get it. Summers are notoriously hot and humid around here.  Just keep in mind, however, that maintaining comfortable temperatures alone is not enough to guarantee that you are living in the comfort that you deserve—and it is certainly not enough to guarantee that you are living in a healthful environment. That’s where indoor air quality (IAQ) comes in.

If the air quality in your home is not of the high caliber that you deserve, then you really need to address that situation. The good news is that, in addition to our outstanding HVAC services in Chapel Hill, our team also provides exceptional indoor air quality services throughout the area. Be sure to reach out to a member of our team if you think that your indoor air quality is not all that it can be. After all, we’re talking about the air that surrounds you and your family, and that you breathe into your bodies! If that’s not a high priority resource, we don’t know what is!

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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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