Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Apex’

Are You Ready to Go Ductless?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

You don’t have to answer that question now, but it might be a good idea to think about. Ductless air conditioners are all the rage these days, and for good reason! It can be disheartening when so many homeowners don’t even know the difference between a central air system and a ductless AC system, since they have such different applications and benefits.

For instance, have you ever felt the desire to cool off a certain room more than another one? Perhaps a member of your family likes their air cooler than another person, but you’ve only got one thermostat? There is a solution to that with ductless AC in Apex, NC! A ductless air conditioner is comprised of many air handlers in different rooms of your house that can offer custom cooling to your own specifications.

Why would you ever switch to a different kind of AC? Well, let’s take a look and see if you’re ready to go ductless.

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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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Don’t Forget to Change Your Heater’s Air Filter!

Monday, December 17th, 2018

filterIf you have followed our blog at all, then you know that we always stress just how important it is to schedule your heating and air conditioning services with trained professionals. This includes the installation of new equipment, the replacement of old equipment, and the maintenance and repairs of current equipment. This is not to say that there is nothing that you can handle on your own when it comes to your system, though. In fact, one incredibly important task is totally DIY-appropriate.

That is changing your air filter, and the fact is that doing so is every bit as simple as it is vital for the successful operation of your forced air HVAC systems. These include central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. Since we’re in the heating season, keep the latter in mind, and remember that mild winters don’t mean you should take any chances with your heating equipment. Read on to learn more about how a fresh filter will benefit your heater in Apex, NC.

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Signs That You Need Furnace Repairs

Monday, November 20th, 2017

chilly-manMention North Carolina to most people at all familiar with our country’s geography, and they’ll probably immediately think of hot, sticky weather. While that may be our reality for much of the year, what many people seem to forget is that the most intense heat of summer does not, in fact, last indefinitely. Truth be told, we have more than our share of uncomfortably chilly weather around here, especially on winter nights. Just because we don’t get hit by blizzards doesn’t mean that winter doesn’t come to visit.

That is precisely why it is so important that you keep your heater functioning at peak performance levels. The furnace is such a popular heater thanks to the fact that it functions very effectively and is, overall, quite reliable. The moment that you see any heater advertised as 100% reliable, though, is the moment that you should recognize an impossible claim. At some point, you’ll need furnace repairs. When you do, call in the Apex, 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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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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Keep the Filter in Your Air Conditioner Fresh

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

man-holding-filterWhat is the best thing that you can do for your home cooling system? If you said “schedule routine air conditioning maintenance,” then you are correct! Keeping your air conditioner tuned up is a great way in which to ensure that the system will be able to handle anything and everything that it encounters during the hottest time of the year. However, there is one vital maintenance task that cannot be left to your air conditioning maintenance sessions. That is changing the air filter in the system.

Yes, your AC technician will change the filter in your air conditioner as needed. However, the filter cannot only be changed once a year. In fact, these standard air filters typically need to be changed once every 1-3 months, depending on a variety of factors. It is a simple step to take, but one that can have huge benefits for your air conditioner in Apex, NC. Failing to keep up with it can also have huge consequences.

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Dealing with Air Quality Troubles in Spring

Monday, April 24th, 2017

dandelion-in-field-allergiesSpring is the season when indoor air quality often becomes a major issue for homes. This is “allergy season,” a time when increasing warmth causes plant blooms to raise the pollen count. Mold is also common during the season, and mold spores are a major source of asthma and allergy attacks.

You don’t have to simply accept allergy problems, or even rely only on medicine to deal with it. We all know how awful allergy medicines can make you feel! You can make your home healthier for everyone during the spring thanks to professional assistance. What kind? Well, we have some excellent suggestions for indoor air quality installations in Apex, NC and the surrounding areas that can make spring much more sniffle-free. Speak to one of our team members today to learn more.

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Air Quality Myth: The Furnace/AC Filter Isn’t for Cleaning Your Air!

Monday, January 16th, 2017

We put a lot of focus on reminding our customers about regularly changing their HVAC system’s air filter. This filter is usually located at the point where the return air duct connects to the HVAC system cabinet near the blower. When the blower runs in connection with either the furnace or the AC (or heat pump if you use one), the filter stops contaminants that come in through the return air vents along with the air. This protects that interior of HVAC system and helps it obtain a long service life.

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Do I Really Need Duct Sealing?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are a number of household services that we provide that may sound, well, obscure to some people. Possibly not that important. The type of thing that a homeowner hears about and immediately says, “Wait, do I really need that?”

One of these services is duct sealing. Do you really need it? Let’s take a look.

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