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

No, Your Furnace Repairs Cannot Wait!

Monday, January 14th, 2019

furnace-wiringThose homeowners looking for a tried and true home heating system are not likely to overlook the furnace. Furnaces have long been a favorite among homeowners throughout the country, and with very good reason. They are effective, they allow for prompt heating with their forced air distribution systems, and they are quite efficient. What they are not, however, is perfect. No heater can truly make that claim. And that means that you are going to require professional furnace repair in Clayton, NC, at some point.

When that time comes, it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule repairs sooner than later. Sure, your system may be able to chug along in its compromised state. That is going to come at a cost, though. Just because you can hobble the last few miles of a marathon on a sprained ankle doesn’t mean that you’re doing that ankle any favors, after all. Here’s why you should always schedule furnace repairs right away.

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Why Is My Heater Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

blue-question-markIt can be easy to underestimate just how important a great heater is when you live in an area that is not exactly well-known for cold winter weather. That being said, however, even “mild” winters can cause considerable discomfort, and this is especially true when your heater just isn’t pulling its weight anymore. Now, you may think that you don’t have a problem on your hands so long as your heater is up and running. That’s not really true, though.

Sure, your heater is running—but is it running to the best of its capabilities? Remember, not every problem that your heater may encounter is going to cause it to break down entirely. Many are going to affect its performance to varying degrees. A fairly obvious sign of trouble is a forced air heater, like a furnace or a heat pump, that is blowing cool air. If you have this problem, then it is time to schedule heating repairs in Raleigh with our team. 

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Don’t Forget to Change Your Heater’s Air Filter!

Monday, December 17th, 2018

filterIf you have followed our blog at all, then you know that we always stress just how important it is to schedule your heating and air conditioning services with trained professionals. This includes the installation of new equipment, the replacement of old equipment, and the maintenance and repairs of current equipment. This is not to say that there is nothing that you can handle on your own when it comes to your system, though. In fact, one incredibly important task is totally DIY-appropriate.

That is changing your air filter, and the fact is that doing so is every bit as simple as it is vital for the successful operation of your forced air HVAC systems. These include central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. Since we’re in the heating season, keep the latter in mind, and remember that mild winters don’t mean you should take any chances with your heating equipment. Read on to learn more about how a fresh filter will benefit your heater in Apex, NC.

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Do You Need A New Heater This Year?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

cold-manWinter temperatures can get quite chilly here in Durham, NC. With daytime temperatures in the 50s and nighttime temps already dipping below freezing here and there, it is safe to say that winter has arrived!

So, when December rolls around, you won’t want to find yourself stuck with an old, faulty heater. Luckily, Raleigh Heating & Air is here to help homeowners decide which new heating system will best suit their needs! Below, we have taken the liberty of giving you a head start to find your ideal heating system.

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How the Size of Your Heater Informs Its Performance

Monday, November 19th, 2018

gas-jetsYou want to heat your home effectively, reliably, and efficiently throughout the winter season. That is not so much to ask, is it? Well, if you fail to invest in a heater of the right size for your home, it is. Even the best heaters on the market are going to come up short when they are not appropriately sized for the homes in which they are installed. That is why it is so important to work with a professional heating installation technician.

Choose us as your HVAC contractor in Cary, NC, and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Not only do we install systems from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, but we also make sure that systems are of the right size for the properties in which they are installed. Contact a member of our team today if a heating installation or replacement is on your horizon. Get the heating performance that you deserve.

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Warning Signs That Your Heater Is Not Well

Monday, November 5th, 2018

servicing-furnaceModern heating systems are incredibly safe and reliable. Of course, a heating system is really only ever as good as the services that it receives. That is why you should schedule your heating services with the professional technicians on our team. Even with routine service, there may be a need for residential heating repairs in Clayton, NC. At some point, no matter how great your heating system may be, you are going to run into operational problems of some kind with your heater.

When problems do develop, it is always in your best interest, and that of your heater, to have them resolved as soon as possible. To do so, you need to know some of the early warning signs to look out for. That’s what we are going to discuss in today’s blog post. If you notice any of these red flags in your home, or you have any other reason to suspect that there is a problem with your heater, do not hesitate to give us a call.

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Always Work with a Professional Heating Contractor

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

dog-under-blanketIf you are not a professional heating contractor yourself, then you have no business in servicing—or attempting to service—your home heating systems. You always need to work with a professional HVAC contractor in Durham, and that means you always need to dial our number. Our technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and your satisfaction is guaranteed when we handle your heating services. Summer may get more attention around here, but you can’t take risks in the winter.

But when should I call in my heating contractor? you may be wondering. Well, you don’t really want to wait until something goes wrong with your heating system. There are a lot of points at which you’ll want to have a reputable heating contractor like us come out to your home. We’ll cover them below. Remember, professional heating services don’t just ensure a great performance from your heater. They also help to ensure an efficient and, most importantly, a safe performance.

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Prepare Your Heater for the Coming Weather

Monday, September 24th, 2018

furnaceBefore we begin today’s post, we want to let everyone affected by Hurricane Florence know that you are in our thoughts. The aftereffects of the storm are going to be felt for some time, but we know our community and those surrounding it, and we know that we will all band together to put the pieces back in place.

That being said, we are turning our attention away from the stormy weather and toward the coming cold. Now, we may not suffer the extreme chill that they do in parts of the Northeast and Midwest throughout the winter season, but that does not mean that we don’t need great heaters in our homes. And a great heater will only provide a great performance when paired with great heating maintenance in Raleigh, NC!

Read on for some reminders about what routine heating tune-ups can do for you. It may not be quite time to fire up that heater yet, but a look at the forecast will show that cooler temperatures are on their way. Reach out to a member of our team to get your heater back on track.

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Gas vs. Electric: Which Is the Better Furnace?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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