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

Tips for Improved HVAC Efficiency

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Energy efficiencysee-saw is not some unattainable goal. Well, easy for you to say, but I cannot afford to invest in a new HVAC system right now. That’s totally understandable, and many, many homeowners find themselves in that same boat even as they pine for better energy efficiency in Raleigh, NC. However, this also makes our point for us: you don’t have to! Investing in a brand new, high-efficiency HVAC system is a great idea, but it’s not the only way to scale back energy costs.

Now, the following tips are not going to result in the kind of efficiency increase that such a new system would. Just because you plan to replace your vehicle with one boasting a better gas mileage sometime in the future doesn’t mean that you just stop maintaining the one that you currently have, though, right? Of course not! So keep these tips in mind, and remember that we are here to handle any HVAC services that you may need.

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Simple Steps for a Great Air Conditioning Installation

Monday, May 7th, 2018

AC-techniciansIt won’t be much longer before we are really embroiled in the hottest weather of the year. That means that you need to be certain that you’ve got the right AC for the job, and that your air conditioner is ready to do that job whenever you may need it—which will be pretty much constantly for the near future. No matter how great your system is, it will suffer without a great air conditioning installation in Cary, NC.

If you are finally ready to put that old AC out to pasture and invest in a new one, let the pros on our team know. Before you dive headfirst into your air conditioning installation, though, we want to share a few tips with you that will help you to make your AC installation project smooth sailing all the way.

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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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Learn to Spot the Need for AC Repairs

Monday, April 9th, 2018

AC-technicianIt won’t be much longer now until we are once again in the middle of a hot summer season, with humidity added to the mix just to make things really uncomfortable. Because we do live in such a hot climate during the summer, any problems with your air conditioning system can be serious cause for concern. The last thing that you want is for an issue to sneak up on you, which is why it is always best to schedule your air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC as soon as you notice that something is amiss.

To do that, obviously, you are going to need to learn how to spot the warning signs that your system may be in trouble. There are actually quite a few of them, and some are fairly obvious. Others are more difficult to spot, though, so it helps to have an idea of what to look for ahead of time. So read on, keep this information in mind, and be sure to let us know if you have any concerns regarding the overall condition or operational quality of your air conditioning system.

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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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Simple HVAC Efficiency Tips

Monday, November 6th, 2017

AC-money-pileIt doesn’t matter if you are talking about heating your home during our relatively mild winter season, or if you have the hot, humid summers and your air conditioning system in mind; you don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. That is why our team has some efficiency tips to help you enjoy a more affordable — but no less comprehensive — comfort experience in your home.

Our Apex, NC HVAC experts are some of the finest in the industry, and we are happy to help ensure that you are able to keep your home comfortable all throughout the year with as little damage to your bank account as possible. And no, we are not just going to suggest that you invest in a brand new, more efficient HVAC system, either. Replacing low-efficiency models with new ones is definitely a good means to this end, but there are smaller steps that you can take which can also offer big benefits.

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HVAC FAQ: Why Is My System Short Cycling?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

comfortable-womanWhether during the very hot, very humid days of summer, or on the chillier nights of the winter season, one thing is certain. You want to be comfortable in your home. You are not going to be able to achieve that goal if your HVAC systems are not functioning properly. There is a lot that can go wrong with any mechanical system, our heaters and air conditioners included. Remember, just because these systems are technically running does not mean that they are running as they ought to.

Spotting the signs of trouble with your HVAC systems is not always as simple as it sounds. An air conditioner that is blowing warm air, or a heater that won’t start at all, are pretty clear cases in which you’ll need to contact a Durham, NC HVAC service. However, you should also recognize short cycling as a sign of trouble, and one that could be caused by a number of different issues. So what is short cycling?

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Is My Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, September 11th, 2017

service-timeThe purpose of the blog posts that we provide on our website is not to cause alarm among our readers. They are intended to inform homeowners about how their home comfort systems work, the benefits of professional services, etc. However, there are certain subjects that cannot be broached without acknowledging how serious the issue at hand can be. The case of the refrigerant leak is one such subject. The good news is that we are not writing this to hammer home the many ways in which a refrigerant leak can negatively affect your AC.

Instead, our goal is to help you better understand the role of refrigerant in your air conditioning system, and how you can recognize that your system may be leaking this vital heat transfer fluid. We’ll touch on the the problems that this can cause, of course, but our hope is that you will keep this information in mind, and that you’ll contact us the moment that you notice a problem with your air conditioner in Cary, NC. That way, we can resolve the problem before serious damage is done.

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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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HVAC Replacement? Consider a Heat Pump!

Monday, August 14th, 2017

money-in-grassWe are still embroiled in the summer season at the moment, and the hot temperatures that we are experiencing are not going away anytime in the immediate future. How is your air conditioner holding up so far? Are you satisfied with its performance? Do you think it may be time for a new model once this season is passed? Looking ahead to winter, are you confident that you’ll enjoy a great performance from your home heating system? Interested in a more efficient model for more affordable comfort?

If you are not completely satisfied with your AC or confident in your heating system, or if you’re just interested in greater convenience and efficiency, then you should consider making the jump to a heat pump in Knightdale, NC. Heat pumps have much to offer, and the fact that so many homeowners are making the switch proves that this technology has really caught on. Read on to learn more, and contact us if you think that using a heat pump is the right move for your home.

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