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

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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What a Refrigerant Leak Means for Your AC

Monday, July 29th, 2019

woman-with-fanIf you don’t know what refrigerant is or what function it serves in your home cooling system, then you may not understand just why the mere mention of a “refrigerant leak” strikes such fear into the hearts of homeowners everywhere. Make no mistake about it—a refrigerant leak can have serious implications for your comfort, your budget, and your air conditioning system itself. If you want to avoid major issues, then you need to have any refrigerant leaks addressed ASAP.

That is why, in today’s post, we’re taking a look at what refrigerant does, and how you can recognize a potential refrigerant leak in your home. It is important to note that a refrigerant leak shares some symptoms with other, less serious air conditioning problems. That is why professional air conditioning repair in Cary, NC, is so important. You not only want the problem solved—you want it diagnosed swiftly and accurately. You can count on that with our team.

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Save Money While Living Comfortably This Summer

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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Why Air Conditioners Need Clean Filters

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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