Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Cary’

Why is There Water Surrounding My AC?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

blue-question-markLet’s talk about condensate drains. Many people who schedule air conditioning repair in Cary, NC don’t know that their air conditioning unit also functions as a dehumidifier. As any technician will tell you, all that water taken from the atmosphere must go somewhere, right?

That’s where your condensate drain comes in. Your air conditioning system has been specifically designed to draw water from the air as it releases the heat outside of your home and cools the air inside. The water that condenses is usually dispersed through a drain and brought outdoors. We say the word usually because if there is a problem with your condensate drain, you’ll start noticing that water in places you’d rather not have it. Is your ceiling or wall dripping with moisture? Does your carpet have stains and mold right around the air conditioner unit but nowhere else?

This looks like a condensate drain problem, so let’s take a look at what could be going wrong.

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What a Refrigerant Leak Means for Your AC

Monday, July 29th, 2019

woman-with-fanIf you don’t know what refrigerant is or what function it serves in your home cooling system, then you may not understand just why the mere mention of a “refrigerant leak” strikes such fear into the hearts of homeowners everywhere. Make no mistake about it—a refrigerant leak can have serious implications for your comfort, your budget, and your air conditioning system itself. If you want to avoid major issues, then you need to have any refrigerant leaks addressed ASAP.

That is why, in today’s post, we’re taking a look at what refrigerant does, and how you can recognize a potential refrigerant leak in your home. It is important to note that a refrigerant leak shares some symptoms with other, less serious air conditioning problems. That is why professional air conditioning repair in Cary, NC, is so important. You not only want the problem solved—you want it diagnosed swiftly and accurately. You can count on that with our team.

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NEVER Skip Air Conditioning Maintenance

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

ac-technician-workingNEVER. N.E.V.E.R. Never. 

Think we’re stressing that word too much? Think again. The fact of the matter is that skipping routine air conditioning maintenance, even once, is one of the worst things that you can do for your home cooling system. When it comes to keeping your air conditioner in the best working condition possible, routine AC maintenance is key. Preventive measures always beat reactionary ones.

In today’s post, we are going to take a closer look at the many different ways in which routine air conditioning maintenance can benefit you—as well as how skipping this important service will come back to haunt you. And, considering the added benefits that our Comfort Club maintenance program has to offer, there really is no excuse for failing to care for your air conditioner in this way. So read on, and remember that our team is here to handle any air conditioning services that you may need.

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How the Size of Your Heater Informs Its Performance

Monday, November 19th, 2018

gas-jetsYou want to heat your home effectively, reliably, and efficiently throughout the winter season. That is not so much to ask, is it? Well, if you fail to invest in a heater of the right size for your home, it is. Even the best heaters on the market are going to come up short when they are not appropriately sized for the homes in which they are installed. That is why it is so important to work with a professional heating installation technician.

Choose us as your HVAC contractor in Cary, NC, and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Not only do we install systems from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, but we also make sure that systems are of the right size for the properties in which they are installed. Contact a member of our team today if a heating installation or replacement is on your horizon. Get the heating performance that you deserve.

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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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Gas vs. Electric: Which Is the Better Furnace?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

It’s still pretty chilly around here right now, particularly at night. With that in mind, we really hope that you are getting the performance that you deserve from your home heating system. If we installed and serviced it, we’re betting that this is the case. That being said, even the best heaters from the best manufacturers installed and tuned up by the best technicians will not last forever. You’ll need a replacement eventually, and you’ll want to do some research before deciding on a new system.

If you are investing in a heating system for the very first time, or you need to replace an old heating system that just cannot cut it anymore, let us know about it. We install and service many great systems, including furnaces. Furnaces are incredibly popular, but you still need to narrow it down a bit further. Will you be using a gas or electric furnace in Cary, NC? Both have their pros and cons.

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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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Why Is My Heater Making Strange Sounds?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

heating-technicianWe have an unfortunate truth that we need to share with you today. There is no such thing as a perfect heating system. Sure, there’s a heating system out there for everyone. If you keep looking, you’ll find yours eventually. However, there is no heater, regardless of make or model, that is going to operate 100% reliably at all times. It just doesn’t happen. The best thing that you can do, aside from scheduling the routine heating maintenance that will help to keep your heater as dependable as possible, is to report any signs of trouble immediately.

The longer you wait to have an ailing heating system repaired, the worse off that system is going to be. It really is just that simple. If you break a bone in your foot and continue to walk on it every day, you can expect further complications that will only snowball the longer that you push through the pain. Trouble with your heating system is no different. Keep your eyes out for any signs of trouble that could indicate the need for heating repair in Cary, NC—or, per today’s topic, keep your ears open!

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Does My Heat Pump Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

outdoor-unitHeat pumps are becoming more and more common in the residential sector. As homeowners look for more efficient and convenient ways in which to keep their homes comfortable throughout the year, the heat pump becomes undeniably attractive. This is thanks, in large part, to its use of the heat transfer process in heating one’s home. This process is thanks to the refrigerant cycle, which the heat pump is able to reverse in order to transfer heat into the home in the winter, and out during the summer.

For that reason, a refrigerant leak in your heat pump is of serious concern. The last thing that you want to do is to ignore the signs of a refrigerant leak, as doing so could lead to very serious problems developing with your heat pump. That means you need to learn how to spot signs of trouble with your heat pump to begin with. Today, we’ll be looking at some of those signs and helping you to better understand the function of the refrigerant in your heat pump. Contact our Cary, NC HVAC pros with any questions that you may have.

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Heating Issues: What’s That Smell?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

dog-under-blanketNorth Carolina is certainly not known for its extreme winter weather, we’ll give you that. However, residents here know that temperatures can and do drop down well below what could possibly be called “comfortable” levels during the winter season. Your AC system may do the lion’s share of the work in terms of temperature maintenance in your home, but your heater is actually very important as well. That is why you really don’t want to wait when it comes to any necessary heating repairs in Cary, NC.

Now, investing in good equipment and having that equipment installed and serviced by trained professionals is definitely the best way in which to ensure that your heating system functions as reliably as possible. It is not enough too make your system 100% reliable, though. In fact, no system can truthfully make that claim. One symptom that you may notice, and which may indicate the need for heating repairs or even a dangerous situation, is a strange odor coming from that heater.

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