Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘AC’

Refrigerant Leaks: Our Guide to This AC Problem

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Refrigerant leaks are problems that we deal with on a regular basis. It’s not that air conditioners are supposed to leak refrigerant—they most certainly are not. It’s just that this problem can contribute to other issues in a variety of ways. Is your AC keeping up poorly with your cooling demands? It could be a refrigerant leak. Are your energy bills too high? This also could be due to a refrigerant leak.

So, today we’d like to talk about the causes behind refrigerant leaks and how these problems can be noticed by you as a homeowner. Remember, calling us for AC repair in Raleigh earlier means you’re avoiding more side-effects and high bills due to the refrigerant leak. Save money and keep cool by adhering to our refrigerant leak guide down below!

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My AC Broke Down! What Do I Do?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

So, imagine you’re sitting comfortably in your home on one of the hottest days of the year, and all of a sudden something happens. This is the event that every HVAC technician warns you about, the occurrence of a sudden breakdown. Your air conditioner stops working and you’re left with silence and the knowledge that your home is about to get a lot hotter.

What do you do? While we understand the urge to panic and start kicking the machinery trying to get it back on, but we’re going to be honest. The only solution that will keep you comfortable and won’t cost you more than it should is professional AC repair in Raleigh, NC.

Do you need help with your AC breakdown? Call the pros on our team and follow our guide ahead. We promise we can help alleviate the stress and make your bad experience a little bit better.

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Seriously, Avoid These 3 AC Repairs

Monday, July 13th, 2020

Air conditioner repair is required a few times throughout the system’s 10-15 year lifespan. It’s bound to happen, and we want you to be ready for it. The problem is that some homeowners think that a repair or two every year is normal when it’s not.

How many problems do you deal with on a yearly basis with your air conditioner? One? Two? Are you constantly calling us for repairs and groaning every time your AC makes a noise? Well, pay attention, because we’re going to talk about the three most common and obnoxious repairs to deal with. These are demonstrable differences that can be seen in an air conditioner that’s cared for and one that’s neglected, so let’s try and turn your system into the former—not the latter.

Give our blog a read and call us if you think you need AC repair in Holly Springs, NC.

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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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