Raleigh Heating & Air Blog

NEVER Skip Air Conditioning Maintenance

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?

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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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

May 6th, 2019

heat-pumpThere is plenty of hot weather heading our way in the coming weeks and months, and some homeowners may find themselves coming to the realization that their air conditioning systems are not going to cut it for another cooling season. Whether you planned on replacing your air conditioner this spring or if you’ve just accepted that this the end of its road, we’ve got a suggestion for you to consider—using a heat pump to cool your home!

Heat pumps are effective, versatile, and actually ideal for use in warmer climates like our own. We’ll cover what makes the heat pump such a great choice more in the post that follows. First, we want to remind you that the only way to get the most out of any AC system is to schedule your services with an HVAC company in Durham, NC, that you can trust to do the job right. You’re reading this right now, and that means that you’ve already found the company to work with.

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Keep Your Indoor Air Quality in Mind This Spring and Summer

April 22nd, 2019

 

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When the real heat of the summer season sets in, your concern may be placed first and foremost on temperature control. We get it. Summers are notoriously hot and humid around here.  Just keep in mind, however, that maintaining comfortable temperatures alone is not enough to guarantee that you are living in the comfort that you deserve—and it is certainly not enough to guarantee that you are living in a healthful environment. That’s where indoor air quality (IAQ) comes in.

If the air quality in your home is not of the high caliber that you deserve, then you really need to address that situation. The good news is that, in addition to our outstanding HVAC services in Chapel Hill, our team also provides exceptional indoor air quality services throughout the area. Be sure to reach out to a member of our team if you think that your indoor air quality is not all that it can be. After all, we’re talking about the air that surrounds you and your family, and that you breathe into your bodies! If that’s not a high priority resource, we don’t know what is!

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Ready to Get Rid of That Old Furnace?

April 8th, 2019

heating-technicianAt this point in the year, you’re no doubt moving on from your heating system and diverting your attention back to your air conditioner. Just because you’re done with your heater for the season, however, does not mean that you should erase it from your mind for the next few months. In fact, you may be doing yourself a major disservice if that’s the path you choose, particularly if you weren’t all that enthused about your furnace for any reason this past winter.

The end of the heating season is a perfectly good time to schedule furnace repair in Durham, NC, and an even better one to schedule your furnace replacement. We know, we know—you’ve got plenty of time. However, that can lead to some poor decision making and some issues that you may not have thought of.  We strongly suggest that you take care of the problem now, when you don’t need your heater. Read on to learn more about how this benefits you.

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How You Can Prevent the Need for Heating Repair

March 25th, 2019

thumbs-upAt this point in the year, it’s safe to say that the coldest days and nights are behind us until winter creeps back into the air once more. Now is a great time to get that last heating repair out of the way before shutting your system down one last time for the season. It’s also a great time for reflection, though.

No, there is no way in which you can hope to make your heating system 100% reliable in the future.

With a bit of extra attention and care, however, you can help to make it more reliable—as reliable as possible, actually. That is why, in today’s post, we want to give you some tips and reminders about how you can help to prevent the need for heater repair in Durham, NC. Do we live in the coldest region of the country? No, of course. Does that mean that you should put up with an unreliable performance from your home heating system? Definitely not!

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What’s Up with These High Heating Costs?

March 11th, 2019

piggy-bankWinters are milder here than they are in areas like the northeast, and your heater definitely does not see quite as much action around here as it would in such a climate. Does that mean that you don’t need to keep your heater in the best working condition possible? No, of course not. Not only do you want your heater to function as effectively and reliably as it can, but you want it to function at peak efficiency levels, too.

Relatively mild winters shouldn’t dupe you into accepting heating costs that are higher than they should be. Sure, everything is relative, but you deserve peak efficiency—and we’re here to help you get it. When you schedule your HVAC services in Durham, NC, with the trained professionals on our team, you’re working with qualified pros with your best interests in mind. So, if you’ve noticed that your heating costs have crept up when compared to winters previous, today’s post is for you! 

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Hissing Sounds from Your Heat Pump

February 25th, 2019

heat-pumpThe heat pump really is a pretty tough heating system to beat. Even as recently as a few years ago, there was a lot of concern about how heat pumps would handle extremely cold temperatures. Today, there are heat pumps capable of heating down to those frigid temps that they get out in the northeast and the midwest. We don’t have winters like that to deal with, fortunately, so it’s safe to say that a heat pump is going to get you through our cold season effectively and efficiently.

Provided, that is, that your heat pump is in great working condition. Unfortunately, like any other heating system, there is no way in which to guarantee that you’ll never run into trouble with your heat pump. At some point, in fact, it’s all but guaranteed that you’ll need heat pump repairs. Not to worry, though. We offer heat pump repair and maintenance services throughout the Raleigh, NC area. Today, we’ll cover a warning sign of trouble to be aware of.

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Why Is My Heater Running Erratically?

February 11th, 2019

adjusting-thermostatDoes something seem off when you are heating your home? Does your heater seem to start up at an appropriate time when temperatures in your home get chilly, but then it runs only very briefly once it’s started up? Does it then start right back up after it’s cycled off?

This is called short cycling, and it’s one of those heating issues that could have any number of potential causes.

Worse yet, some causes are simple to fix—others have serious implications for the heater in question.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though.

First, let’s acknowledge the fact that no, your heater is not supposed to be running around the clock. This doesn’t mean, though, that your heater rapidly cycling is performing as it should. If it seems to you like your heater is not running in full, regular cycles, definitely reach out to a member of our team. If heating repair in Clayton, NCis necessary, then you want to schedule service promptly.

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How That Heating Tune-Up Is Benefitting You

January 28th, 2019

furnace-technician-flashlightI don’t need to keep scheduling heating maintenance. It’s not even that cold around here, usually, and I haven’t run into any problems in the past. Why keep shelling out money for maintenance?

Well, you’ve actually answered your own question there. It’s sort of like saying I’m in great shape, why should I keep exercising and eating right? The answer is to maintain your great shape and overall health. And the answer in terms of heating maintenance is so that you can keep enjoying that level of performance quality. Trust us, it won’t be long before you learn the hard way all that your routine maintenance was actually doing for you.

Scheduling your HVAC services in Clayton, NC, is the best way in which to ensure that you get the best performance possible from your heater. We are here for everything from your installation to replacement, repairs to routine maintenance.  Read on, and remember to take advantage of our outstanding maintenance program.

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