Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Maintenance’

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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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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Is Routine AC Maintenance Really Necessary?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

ac-technician-workingThat depends. Do you want a terrible performance from your home cooling system? If that is your goal, for whatever reason, then by all means feel free to sabotage your air conditioning system by denying it the routine maintenance that it needs to succeed in its operation. For those of you with a saner relationship to your home cooling system, yes—routine air conditioning maintenance really is necessary. Only with regular air conditioning tune-ups will your AC meet your demands.

This is not something that you can handle on your own,  either, regardless of what cherry-picked DIY posts on the internet may say. A full AC tune-up requires the level of skill and expertise that only skilled, trained professionals can offer. Dial our number to work with such professionals. When we handle your AC tune-up in Raleigh, you’ll be able to cool your home with great results and well-deserved confidence.

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AC Coils Need to Be Clean!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

evaporator-coilWhat does your regular cleaning regimen look like? Making sure that the dishes are done each night or every morning? Running the vacuum cleaner once or twice a week? Even a small household requires a lot of maintenance, and that is why certain things should be left to outside parties. Such as your friendly HVAC technicians on our team! Why? Because chances are that, as you’re cleaning your house, you’re not cleaning your AC coils!

There are 2 coils that your air conditioner utilizes in order to effectively cool your home. These are the evaporator coil, which is located within your home in the air handler unit, and the condenser coil, which resides outdoors in the condenser unit. If either of these coils is very dirty, expect some big problems to head your way. Scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Apex, NC is the best way in which to guarantee that your air conditioner receives the level of care that it deserves and demands

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Why Raising the Thermostat Settings in Summer Is a Smart Move

Monday, May 8th, 2017

temperature-gaugeOne of our goals at Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. is to help our customers enjoy comfort without wasting energy. The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive! In fact, if you haven’t already arranged for your air conditioning maintenance in Wake Forest, NC to prepare for the hot weather, you already have an excellent way to start saving money as soon as the summer begins. A tuned-up air conditioning system won’t lose energy efficiency from wear and tear until extremely late in its service life.

There’s another way you can begin saving energy with your AC, and it doesn’t require much more than understanding the best way to set and program your cooling system using the thermostat. Unfortunately, many people misunderstand how the thermostat and AC operate, and this leads them to programming settings that waste energy without delivering ideal comfort levels.

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Is It the Right Time to Replace My Air Conditioning System?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

air-conditioning-condenser-unitWarm weather! At last we’re enjoying a thaw as spring springs into action. It’s time to start saying goodbye to your furnace or other heating system—at least until the fall—and greet your air conditioner for another cool summer season.

But is your air conditioner going to greet you back? It may be time to have a new AC installed. Is spring a good season to do this, or is it better to see how the summer goes before making a commitment to an air conditioning system replacement?

Before we answer the question about whether now is the best time for air conditioning replacement in Knightdale, NC, let’s look into whether your air conditioner needs to retire.

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How You Benefit from an HVAC Maintenance Plan

Monday, March 13th, 2017

sun-and-snowflake-badgeOn our last blog post, we recommended homeowners start planning for the coming hot weather with professional air conditioning maintenance. March is the ideal time to have this task scheduled: the weather hasn’t settled into steady warmth yet but the temperature change is coming up soon. Having the AC tuned-up close to when it will be needed the most is a smart strategy.

Air conditioning maintenance is often part of a larger maintenance plan for a home. If you’re looking for air conditioning maintenance in Cary, NC, we advise that you contact us to find out about our Comfort Club, which provides a complete annual maintenance plan with other benefits.

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Warmer Weather Means It’s Already AC Check-Up Time

Monday, February 27th, 2017

service-reminderAlthough we can’t say for certain that the weather won’t make sudden radical shifts to the cold during March (or even April), the current warm weather we’re enjoying here in Raleigh is a major sign that it’s time to begin to think ahead to spring and summer weather. And that means making certain that your air conditioning system is up to handling the task ahead of it.

So when you start using your heating system less and less—and perhaps turn on your AC now and then—it’s the time to contact our HVAC team and get on the schedule for your spring air conditioning maintenance visit. The easiest way is to sign up for our Comfort Club, which offer both heating and air conditioning maintenance during the year, plus a number of other great benefits as well.

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Types of HVAC System Air Filters—And How Often to Change Them

Monday, June 13th, 2016

If we could only give only one piece of advice for taking care of your air conditioner during the summer—after you’ve had its routine maintenance visit (you’ve scheduled that with us already, right?)—it would be: regularly change the HVAC system’s air filter. This filter traps the dust and debris that flow through the return air ducts and prevents them from harming the internal components. It serves to protect both the air conditioner and the furnace. But when the buildup of lint and dust and other particles becomes thick enough, the clogged filter will throttle the AC’s airflow and seriously affect its energy efficiency. It may even lead to problems with iced-over coils and damaged parts.

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What to Actually Expect from Regular Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The best way to prepare your air conditioning system to handle another hot and humid summer in North Carolina is to call our HVAC professionals and sign up for our Comfort Club. This maintenance program not only delivers two heating/air conditioning inspections and tune-ups each year, it comes with other benefits as well, such as a 15% discount on repairs, priority service, and no overtime charges.

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