Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Clayton’

Why Is My Heater Running Erratically?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

adjusting-thermostatDoes something seem off when you are heating your home? Does your heater seem to start up at an appropriate time when temperatures in your home get chilly, but then it runs only very briefly once it’s started up? Does it then start right back up after it’s cycled off?

This is called short cycling, and it’s one of those heating issues that could have any number of potential causes.

Worse yet, some causes are simple to fix—others have serious implications for the heater in question.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though.

First, let’s acknowledge the fact that no, your heater is not supposed to be running around the clock. This doesn’t mean, though, that your heater rapidly cycling is performing as it should. If it seems to you like your heater is not running in full, regular cycles, definitely reach out to a member of our team. If heating repair in Clayton, NCis necessary, then you want to schedule service promptly.

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How That Heating Tune-Up Is Benefitting You

Monday, January 28th, 2019

furnace-technician-flashlightI don’t need to keep scheduling heating maintenance. It’s not even that cold around here, usually, and I haven’t run into any problems in the past. Why keep shelling out money for maintenance?

Well, you’ve actually answered your own question there. It’s sort of like saying I’m in great shape, why should I keep exercising and eating right? The answer is to maintain your great shape and overall health. And the answer in terms of heating maintenance is so that you can keep enjoying that level of performance quality. Trust us, it won’t be long before you learn the hard way all that your routine maintenance was actually doing for you.

Scheduling your HVAC services in Clayton, NC, is the best way in which to ensure that you get the best performance possible from your heater. We are here for everything from your installation to replacement, repairs to routine maintenance.  Read on, and remember to take advantage of our outstanding maintenance program.

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No, Your Furnace Repairs Cannot Wait!

Monday, January 14th, 2019

furnace-wiringThose homeowners looking for a tried and true home heating system are not likely to overlook the furnace. Furnaces have long been a favorite among homeowners throughout the country, and with very good reason. They are effective, they allow for prompt heating with their forced air distribution systems, and they are quite efficient. What they are not, however, is perfect. No heater can truly make that claim. And that means that you are going to require professional furnace repair in Clayton, NC, at some point.

When that time comes, it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule repairs sooner than later. Sure, your system may be able to chug along in its compromised state. That is going to come at a cost, though. Just because you can hobble the last few miles of a marathon on a sprained ankle doesn’t mean that you’re doing that ankle any favors, after all. Here’s why you should always schedule furnace repairs right away.

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Warning Signs That Your Heater Is Not Well

Monday, November 5th, 2018

servicing-furnaceModern heating systems are incredibly safe and reliable. Of course, a heating system is really only ever as good as the services that it receives. That is why you should schedule your heating services with the professional technicians on our team. Even with routine service, there may be a need for residential heating repairs in Clayton, NC. At some point, no matter how great your heating system may be, you are going to run into operational problems of some kind with your heater.

When problems do develop, it is always in your best interest, and that of your heater, to have them resolved as soon as possible. To do so, you need to know some of the early warning signs to look out for. That’s what we are going to discuss in today’s blog post. If you notice any of these red flags in your home, or you have any other reason to suspect that there is a problem with your heater, do not hesitate to give us a call.

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Don’t Let AC Problems Fester All Winter

Monday, October 8th, 2018

tech-hardhatAfter how hot and uncomfortable it can be around here during the cooling season, we totally understand that you may be ready to move on and that you might even be looking forward to the cooler weather that the winter months will bring. Just remember that you’ll need your air conditioner before too much time passes, though. It only makes sense to deal with problems now rather than waiting until later.

Not convinced? Then this is the post for you. The TL:DR version of this post is simply that there is no benefit in waiting to have your air conditioner repaired. The details are much more convincing,  however,  so if you’re feeling a bit skeptical,  just keep reading.  If you’re not convinced of the benefits that you’ll enjoy with prompt air conditioning repair in Clayton, NC after doing so, well,  you probably will be after you encounter the consequences of waiting!

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Why You Should Always Hire an HVAC Pro

Monday, August 27th, 2018

AC-toolsOkay, quick show of hands—how many of you are professional HVAC contractors. Don’t worry, we cannot actually see you through your webcam right now (that’d be creepy), but we’re guessing that not many hands went up. This is no big surprise, of course. If you were professional HVAC contractors, you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog. And that’s the whole point. Only skilled, trained professionals can install and service your HVAC system(s). Our pros fit the bill.

If you are thinking about breaking out the old toolbox to take care of an HVAC job around your home, then we really want you to reconsider. And no, that is not just because we want to line our own pockets. The fact of the matter is that we could still make a living off of repairing the systems damaged by those homeowners that decided they could fix their systems on their own! So read on, and remember that ours is the number to call when you need HVAC services in Clayton, NC.

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Tripped Circuit Breaker? What Your AC is Telling You

Monday, July 31st, 2017

tripped-breaker-ac-tellingWouldn’t it be great when something goes wrong in our household, if our appliances could just talk to us and tell us what the heck is going on? Take a tripped circuit breaker, for example. On its own, it’s not that huge of a deal. You go out to your electrical panel and switch the breaker back on, and all is right with the world.

But what if it’s your air conditioner that’s tripping the circuit breaker—and it keeps on doing it? The fact of the matter is, your cooling system should not trip its circuit breaker that often. If this is occurring, then you have a major problem on your hands (we wish we were exaggerating). Fortunately, you have us to turn to for quality air conditioning repairs in Clayton, NC. But in the meantime, we’re happy to share with you a few possible explanations for why this is happening with your system.

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How Zone Systems Work for Better Heating (and Cooling)

Monday, February 13th, 2017

vent-coverOne of the services that we offer to customers is setting up homes for zone heating and cooling. What does that mean? Basically, we divide up your home’s ventilation systems so you can decide which rooms receive the heated or cooled air. It’s way to defeat one of the big flaws in central HVAC systems, which is that air goes to every room with a vent when the heater/AC comes on, regardless of whether the room needs it or not.

Sure, at times it’s convenient to have the whole house kept comfortable. But what about the many times there are empty rooms? After all, if a room is kept heated and there’s no one there to enjoy it… does the heat really exist? (Unfortunately, yes—which is why this is a big waste of energy.)

Anyway, the point is that it’s a smart idea to be able to close off some of the rooms from the ventilation system so you don’t have to heat and cool empty rooms. And that brings us back to zone control systems.

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Winter “Problems” with a Heat Pump (That Aren’t Actual Problems)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Heat pumps are increasing in popularity for homes, especially homes that don’t have connection to a natural gas line. Using a heat pump consumes much less energy than an electric furnace, making one an ideal choice for an all-electric household.

If you are spending your first winter with a heat pump to warm your home and family, there are a few things you’ll need to acquaint yourself with. Heat pumps can do things during cold weather that will look suspicious to people who aren’t used to them. They might make it look like the heat pump needs repairs. But these are normal activities, as we’ll explain.

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Have That Old Furnace Replaced before Halloween!

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

We don’t want you to feel rushed, but it is important to remind all of our customers and soon-to-be customers that we can expect temperatures to start to drop in November, maybe even before we finish all of our Halloween candy. The furnace in your home needs to be completely prepped before then, ready to go when the outdoor temperature drops. A maintenance visit from our technicians will often be all you need to see that your furnace has all it needs.

But what if it isn’t? What if you have an old furnace and it’s time to replace it? Now is when you should find out and have the job done professionally.

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