Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC’

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 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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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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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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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, 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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What to Expect When You Skip AC Maintenance

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Our team is 100% committed to your 100% satisfaction with your air conditioning system. That is why our team wants to stress, once more (and not for the last time), the fact that AC maintenance is an absolute necessity. If you want your air conditioner to meet your needs and expectations, let alone to exceed them, then you need to schedule annual maintenance with the trained professionals on our staff. We will help you to get the most from your system.

 

Of course, we do not just expect you to say “okay, great” and pick up the phone. So today we are going to use this opportunity to help you better understand why this is such a priority. We’ll give you one quick hint—we excel in air conditioning repair in Raleigh, and if you don’t schedule annual AC maintenance, we’ll be seeing you for that particular service before long! So read on, and take advantage of all that AC maintenance has to offer.

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Does Your AC Have a Water Leak?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanHuh, that’s weird. The AC is leaking water. I didn’t even know that it held water! I’ll just try to find the leak myself and maybe I can plug it up. 

Stop. Right. There.

You are not hallucinating. Yes, your air conditioner may be surrounded by water. Yes, this may be the result of a leak in the system—though probably not exactly in the way that you’re thinking.  The fact of the matter is that, unless you are using an evaporative cooler, your air conditioner does not use water in its operation.

It doesn’t store water.

It doesn’t have a water supply line.

So where the heck is this water coming from?

Well, that is what we are going to be looking at in today’s post! Read on to learn more about why your air conditioner may be standing in a pool of water, and whether or not that means that you need air conditioning repair in Durham, NC.

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Is Your AC Running in Short Bursts?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

We are going to start this blog post with something a bit unusual: a very short one-act play.

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Interior, living room. A sunny day. Joe and Susan Homeowner are sweating, waiting for the AC to start up.

Joe:

Any minute, now. I’m sure of it.

Susan:

(Excitedly)

There it goes! Finally, I’m—wait, what happened?

Joe:

 (Worriedly)

It—it seems to have shut back off. Susan, it shut right back off! I don’t know—wait, it’s started again!

Susan:

Well, thank goodness for that. I was starting to—

(We hear the system shut back down. Susan and Joe Homeowner both fall to their knees.

Susan and Joe:

Noooooooooooooooooo!

End.

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