Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

Commercial HVAC Tip: Use a Rooftop Unit!

June 18th, 2018

rooftop-unitsIf you own or operate a commercial property, then you are absolutely going to need a great commercial heating and cooling setup in place. Why? Because there is no better way in which to make a worse impression than by failing to keep your tenants, clients, and/or employees comfortable throughout the year. If you think that installing a bunch of window unit ACs and space heaters is the right way to keep everyone comfortable, then think again!

There are, of course, different commercial HVAC systems available to property owners that want to heat and cool their buildings effectively, efficiently, and reliably. However, the rooftop unit stands above—literally! In this post, we are going to talk about some of the ways in which using a rooftop unit can benefit you. If you have any questions, be sure to give us a call. And remember to schedule your commercial HVAC installation with the commercial technicians on our team.

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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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HVAC FAQ: How Is Efficiency Rated?

March 12th, 2018

money-through-chimneyThere is a lot to consider when it comes to investing in a new HVAC system. You need to have your budget planned out, you need to decide what type of system you are going to use, and so on. Perhaps the most important consideration, though, is the efficiency rating that you want your new system to have. The sticker price of a new heater or AC is obviously important, too, but that efficiency rating will inform you about how much you’ll be spending to heat and cool your home for years to come.

Today, we are going to talk about how it is that efficiency is rated for these systems. Those numbers are not necessarily something that every homeowner understands, but we want you to choose your new HVAC system confidently. And remember, even the best HVAC systems will fail to impress if they are not expertly installed and serviced. Leave your heating and AC services to the Cary, NC HVAC pros on our staff.

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Why Is My Heater Making Strange Sounds?

February 26th, 2018

heating-technicianWe have an unfortunate truth that we need to share with you today. There is no such thing as a perfect heating system. Sure, there’s a heating system out there for everyone. If you keep looking, you’ll find yours eventually. However, there is no heater, regardless of make or model, that is going to operate 100% reliably at all times. It just doesn’t happen. The best thing that you can do, aside from scheduling the routine heating maintenance that will help to keep your heater as dependable as possible, is to report any signs of trouble immediately.

The longer you wait to have an ailing heating system repaired, the worse off that system is going to be. It really is just that simple. If you break a bone in your foot and continue to walk on it every day, you can expect further complications that will only snowball the longer that you push through the pain. Trouble with your heating system is no different. Keep your eyes out for any signs of trouble that could indicate the need for heating repair in Cary, NC—or, per today’s topic, keep your ears open!

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Does My Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak?

February 12th, 2018

outdoor-unitHeat pumps are becoming more and more common in the residential sector. As homeowners look for more efficient and convenient ways in which to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year, the heat pump becomes undeniably attractive. This is thanks, in large part, to its use of the heat transfer process in heating one’s home. This process is thanks to the refrigerant cycle, which the heat pump is able to reverse in order to transfer heat into the home in the winter, and out during the summer.

For that reason, a refrigerant leak in your heat pump is of serious concern. The last thing that you want to do is to ignore the signs of a refrigerant leak, as doing so could lead to very serious problems developing with your heat pump. That means you need to learn how to spot signs of trouble with your heat pump to begin with. Today, we’ll be looking at some of those signs and helping you to better understand the function of the refrigerant in your heat pump. Contact our Cary, NC HVAC pros with any questions that you may have.

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