Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

Air Ducts or Furnace: Which Is the Culprit?

January 13th, 2020

Often times when we encounter high heating bills or a problem with our winter comfort, we head straight to our heater to give it a piece of our mind. The problem with that, is oftentimes your heater isn’t the culprit when you’re losing precious heat. If you’ve got a home with extensive ductwork, there is a likely chance that you might be dealing with a leaky air duct system.

So, today we’d like to discuss how you can tell the difference between a faulty heater and a faulty air duct, since they both provide unique problems that require professional solutions. When it comes to heating service in Raleigh, you’re much better off not taking guesses as to what is wrong with your HVAC system. If none of the below points seem familiar, then you’re likely dealing with a failing furnace and you can always call our professional team to take care of the issue.

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Heat Pump or Furnace: It’s Time to Decide!

December 30th, 2019

You’ve been forgoing a heating replacement for years now, and it’s finally too much to handle. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, we absolutely understand how overwhelming it can be. If you’re not well-acquainted with the HVAC industry, it’s hard to tell what the difference is between a heat pump or a furnace. What matters to you, is that you get proper heating for your home when you need it.

That’s where we, your local Durham HVAC contractor, come in! We’ve got years of experience in both types of equipment, as well as models that we offer ourselves, to give you the right information and accurate advice on fitting your home properly. Since we service both furnaces and heat pumps, we’re not biased one way or the other. We recognize that each home requires a different heating solution.

So, it’s time to weigh the necessary factors and see if a heat pump or furnace is right for you!

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It’s Time to Replace Your Old Heater

December 16th, 2019

Heaters don’t last forever. In fact, they can be a huge hassle when they get on in years, and they could be stopping you from achieving the warmth and comfort that you and your family desire in the wintertime. It’s not a fantasy, to be warm and cozy in pajamas during the holiday season, watching the snow while drinking hot cocoa, the only thing stopping that from being a reality is your faulty heater.

Not enough homeowners know about the unique benefits of a heater replacement. They usually think that heater replacements are only reserved for when your system breaks down, but that’s not entirely true. Clayton, NC heating services can actually save you money by performing a heater replacement—since an inefficient heater can often cause frequent problems and will cost considerable amounts of money to run.

Let’s talk about some major signs that its time to replace your furnace.

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Why Professional Furnace Maintenance Matters

December 2nd, 2019

If a few seconds ago, you were typing into the search bar “does furnace maintenance matter?” chances are, you’re not sure. We’re here to tell you that it absolutely matters, and we’ve got the data to prove it.

Furnace maintenance sounds optional because it’s sold as a separate service, but the truth of the matter is that furnaces require maintenance to operate as efficiently and effectively as they should. Without furnace maintenance, your heater could see a sharp decline in its performance, while requiring more frequent and expensive furnace repairs in Durham than a well-maintained system would need.

So, if your priorities are saving money, saving time, and keeping your systems happy and healthy in your home, then you’re going to want to sign up with a comprehensive maintenance plan.

We get it, you’re not entirely sold yet. Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on the benefits.

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How Efficient Is Your Heater?

November 18th, 2019

This isn’t the first time we’ve written a blog about heater efficiency. If you see us rattle on about efficiency every few posts, it means that this is an important topic we’d like you to know about! The truth is, we’re heavily concerned with homeowners in our area using their furnaces to the point where they’re wasting money every year on unnecessary fuel costs.

If you’re concerned that your furnace just isn’t doing its job, or if your heating bills are beginning to cause you stress, it isn’t your fault. There could be something seriously wrong with your heater, or the fact that it’s just not running as efficiently as it should be. That’s where we come in, your friendly neighborhood Wake Forest HVAC contractor!

So bear with us while we help you determine just how efficient your heater is.

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Look Out for These Abnormal Heater Noises

November 4th, 2019

Sometimes noises that come from appliances are normal. Your television, computer, phone, and your dishwasher all make noises. Even your toaster makes a good amount of normal noise! However, some appliances are specifically designed not to make excessive noise. Your heater is one of them.

Aside from the sound of a gentle warm breeze this winter, and the sound of the jets firing on, your heater shouldn’t be making any suspicious sounds. If it is, it could be high time for heater repairs in Durham, NC.

A furnace making excessive noise is generally a sign that there’s something seriously wrong with it that needs to be addressed. Like a child yelling for help, hopefully, the sounds of a misbehaving furnace will garner your attention and give you a reason to call a professional technician as soon as possible!

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The Importance of Your Heater’s Air Filter

October 21st, 2019

Heaters aren’t magic. They don’t just turn on and wondrously turn cold air warm. Heaters like furnaces consume fuel, either gas to fuel burners, or electricity to heat coils, that eventually turn the air in your home warm enough to be comfortable. Homeowners often forget that heating systems have air filters at all, because without the knowledge of how these systems work—it makes sense to forget that there’s a filter as part of the process.

These filters exist to protect the interior of your HVAC system. When these filters get dirty, they inhibit the airflow that goes through your heater, eventually causing the system to overheat. The more dust or debris in a filter clogging the airflow, the more likely you are to need serious heating repair in Clayton, NC.

Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on just how important it is to replace your heater’s air filter this winter.

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Prepare Your Heater for Winter Today!

October 7th, 2019

Get your mittens ready, some hot cocoa, and get ready to hear all the holiday tunes on the radio because winter is coming! Okay, so winter is still a little ways off, but it’s good to start thinking about it now. Why? Cocoa and mittens are a lot less fun when your home is struggling to stay above freezing due to a malfunctioning heater. Your property and your health can seriously suffer when your furnace is having problems. That’s why proper furnace maintenance is absolutely essential to keep your heater working effectively through the coming months.

While we’d like everyone to schedule furnace maintenance in Wake Forest, NC with a trained professional from our team (which is obviously the best course of action), we know it’s not a perfect world and homeowners are always looking for some tips to check on the health of their furnace by themselves. So, we’re not going to swim against the tide, we’ve got a checklist that you can use to help you examine whether or not you need professional heater maintenance. Take a look below.

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What to Look for in a Great AC Maintenance Plan

September 23rd, 2019

What’s the point of a maintenance plan if you’re not going to get a few perks out of it as well? Sure, maintenance is absolutely essential when it comes to air conditioning, but no contractor just stops there. Nobody likes paying for just maintenance since paying to prevent problems doesn’t feel nearly as good as paying for something tangible. That’s why the best companies—companies like ours—offer unique benefits to their maintenance plan, to ensure that you don’t feel like you’re getting stiffed.

In this post, we’ll talk about what we believe should be included in every maintenance plan in the most unbiased way we can! Regardless of who you choose to perform AC maintenance in Cary, NC, feel free to take our checklist and ask every service professional whether or not their maintenance plan includes the following information. Make sure you get your money’s worth when it comes to air conditioner maintenance!

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Are You Ready to Go Ductless?

September 9th, 2019

You don’t have to answer that question now, but it might be a good idea to think about. Ductless air conditioners are all the rage these days, and for good reason! It can be disheartening when so many homeowners don’t even know the difference between a central air system and a ductless AC system, since they have such different applications and benefits.

For instance, have you ever felt the desire to cool off a certain room more than another one? Perhaps a member of your family likes their air cooler than another person, but you’ve only got one thermostat? There is a solution to that with ductless AC in Apex, NC! A ductless air conditioner is comprised of many air handlers in different rooms of your house that can offer custom cooling to your own specifications.

Why would you ever switch to a different kind of AC? Well, let’s take a look and see if you’re ready to go ductless.

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