Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Install the AC System That’s Right for You

Monday, June 29th, 2020

What’s the best air conditioning system for a home? Surely it’s a heat pump, with the ability to both cool and heat a home throughout the entire year. Or perhaps you’re ready to upgrade to a ductless mini split that’s hyper-efficient and able to perform similar functions to a heat pump? Well, what about a central air conditioner, there’s got to be a reason why homeowners still depend on those systems still, right?

If you’re head is spinning after reading that, you’re not alone. The truth is that there really isn’t a “best” cooling system, only the right air conditioner for your given comfort needs and budget. So, simply put, today we’re going to talk about what those options are and about which ones might be right for you. AC installation in Chapel Hill can be exciting when you really get to see the different ways we’ve perfected home cooling. Let’s dive in!

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Is It Time to Repair or Replace My AC?

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Deciding whether or not to replace or repair your air conditioner can be one of the hardest decisions to make. After all, these systems are expensive to replace, they’re supposed to last for over a decade, and summers can be unbearable without them. The repercussions of this type of decision will stick with you for a while, so you’re going to want to make the most informed decision possible. That’s why we’re here to help!

When it comes to HVAC services in Chapel Hill, we’re the pros. With that said, we can tell you some helpful tips to consider when discussing whether to repair or replace your troubled AC. If any of these points don’t make sense, or you’ve got any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to call our team today.

Well, let’s get started.

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Is There Ice on Your Air Conditioner Coil?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

In the 21st century, we’ve found exceptionally energy-efficient ways to produce cooling and heating in our homes. By using electricity, refrigerant, and fans in profound ways, we’ve been able to cool our homes without ice for decades. However, most homeowners don’t know how air conditioners work, and thus they still think that ice forming on their coil is good. We’re here to tell you that it’s not.

There’s a common myth that ice forming on your AC means it’s doing an exceptionally good job, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. AC units are built to produce cooling using electricity and refrigerant, with no moisture, which means ice forming is usually a sign that something is wrong and you need AC repair in Chapel Hill.

Don’t believe us? Well, keep reading and we promise we’ll convince you otherwise.

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Does Your AC Smell Funky?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Air conditioning systems, especially the well-built ones, shouldn’t smell. That’s because they deal with the air in your home and the air outside, so unless the air all around us smells bad, your nose shouldn’t notice anything. Air conditioners, just like cars, don’t smell bad when they work perfectly well, and if they do start to smell—then it’s high time you had the problem checked out by a professional.

Bad smells can be anywhere from an electrical problem to a mold problem that could be impacting your health. In fact, using your nose to detect a problem could be a surefire way to avoid more expensive repairs in the future when you contact our team ahead of schedule!

So, if you think one of the following smells or problems is happening to you, call our team for AC repair in Durham, NC.

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What Zone Control Can Do for You

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Zone control is a term that we seldomly hear homeowners use, but is something that can be a huge benefit to them. People like to assume that if they feel cold spots during the winter or warm spots during the summer, that there’s just something wrong with their HVAC system and the story abruptly ends there. However, that’s rarely the case!

Sure, a powerful heating or air conditioning system should, in theory, be able to keep your home comfortable throughout the entire year, but we’d be joking if we didn’t also mention that they could use as much help as they can get. Any HVAC company in Holly Springs would tell you that zone control systems can and will help reduce your cold or hot spots as well as provide a measurable increase in comfort for the same price that you already pay in energy bills.

Don’t believe us? Keep reading!

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DIY Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

daffodilsIt may seem like our world has turned upside down and making any kind of plans is an exercise in futility but there’s one thing we can all say with certainty… Summer is coming!

To help prepare, we’ve put together a list of 10 things you can do around the house to get ready for the hot summer months ahead:

  • Inspect, clean, and repair screens on doors and windows.
  • Tighten and lubricate door hinges.
  • Check the caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows.
  • Replace cracked or old garden hoses.
  • Dust ceiling fan blades and set them to turn counterclockwise.
  • Make sure sun-facing windows have proper coverage throughout the day to keep from introducing extra heat into your home.
  • Remove logs and clean out the fireplace.
  • Test the emergency systems in your home: smoke alarms, CO detectors & fire extinguishers.
  • As always, check your air filters. If you can’t see light through them, it’s time to replace them.
  • Schedule your AC tune-up.

Completing this list now will help you save some money on your utility bills and keep your home cool and comfortable this summer.

Did you know – we now offer a totally hassle-free heating and cooling system? That’s right! We will replace your old equipment with a new high efficiency system that will save you money on your utility bills. Additionally, we will handle all maintenance and repairs – so you don’t have to worry about a random bill surfacing at the most inconvenient time! Want to learn more – visit our Ease Comfort Progam page for more information!

 

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What to Look for in a Great AC Maintenance Plan

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Hiring the Best Technician Money Can Buy

Monday, August 26th, 2019

When it comes to air conditioning repair, replacement, or installation- you don’t want to be hassled by untrained or unprofessional contractors. Especially with how much money an AC can cost, you want the most bang for your buck- and a great technician is the conduit that will take you there. Too many contractors want to sell you the most expensive and state of the art air conditioner with no regard to how much money you might actually want to pay. Or we’ve all been in those situations where a contractor neglected to mention a promotion, tax credit, or the gradual increase in energy costs that this brand-new system would incur. That’s not fair to you and it’s not fair to all the hard-working contractors out there who treat their customers well.

So that’s why we’ve developed a list of things to look out for when considering air conditioning service in Clayton, NC. Using this information, it might be easier to choose a technician who is more prepared to address your specific needs when it comes to air conditioning.

Let’s take a look.

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Why is There Water Surrounding My AC?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

blue-question-markLet’s talk about condensate drains. Many people who schedule air conditioning repair in Cary, NC don’t know that their air conditioning unit also functions as a dehumidifier. As any technician will tell you, all that water taken from the atmosphere must go somewhere, right?

That’s where your condensate drain comes in. Your air conditioning system has been specifically designed to draw water from the air as it releases the heat outside of your home and cools the air inside. The water that condenses is usually dispersed through a drain and brought outdoors. We say the word usually because if there is a problem with your condensate drain, you’ll start noticing that water in places you’d rather not have it. Is your ceiling or wall dripping with moisture? Does your carpet have stains and mold right around the air conditioner unit but nowhere else?

This looks like a condensate drain problem, so let’s take a look at what could be going wrong.

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