Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Durham’

Why Air Conditioners Need Clean Filters

Monday, June 17th, 2019

filter-close-upMy air conditioner is there to cool my home. It’s not an air purifier or anything. And besides, my indoor air quality seems okay. So why worry about the air filter? 

Because the air filter in your air conditioning system is not actually there to boost indoor air quality throughout your home, and there is a good chance that the dirty filter you’ve got in your AC right now is already causing problems for your system, even if you don’t realize it yet. That’s why.

In today’s post, we’re going to look at why a clean air filter is so important to your air conditioner and its performance, and how a dirty filter can really start to work against your system and your comfort. Ultimately, a very dirty filter can and will result in the need for AC repair in Durham, NC. You’ll need repairs eventually, but don’t encourage them!

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Why Cool My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, May 6th, 2019

heat-pumpThere is plenty of hot weather heading our way in the coming weeks and months, and some homeowners may find themselves coming to the realization that their air conditioning systems are not going to cut it for another cooling season. Whether you planned on replacing your air conditioner this spring or if you’ve just accepted that this the end of its road, we’ve got a suggestion for you to consider—using a heat pump to cool your home!

Heat pumps are effective, versatile, and actually ideal for use in warmer climates like our own. We’ll cover what makes the heat pump such a great choice more in the post that follows. First, we want to remind you that the only way to get the most out of any AC system is to schedule your services with an HVAC company in Durham, NC, that you can trust to do the job right. You’re reading this right now, and that means that you’ve already found the company to work with.

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Ready to Get Rid of That Old Furnace?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

heating-technicianAt this point in the year, you’re no doubt moving on from your heating system and diverting your attention back to your air conditioner. Just because you’re done with your heater for the season, however, does not mean that you should erase it from your mind for the next few months. In fact, you may be doing yourself a major disservice if that’s the path you choose, particularly if you weren’t all that enthused about your furnace for any reason this past winter.

The end of the heating season is a perfectly good time to schedule furnace repair in Durham, NC, and an even better one to schedule your furnace replacement. We know, we know—you’ve got plenty of time. However, that can lead to some poor decision making and some issues that you may not have thought of.  We strongly suggest that you take care of the problem now, when you don’t need your heater. Read on to learn more about how this benefits you.

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How You Can Prevent the Need for Heating Repair

Monday, March 25th, 2019

thumbs-upAt this point in the year, it’s safe to say that the coldest days and nights are behind us until winter creeps back into the air once more. Now is a great time to get that last heating repair out of the way before shutting your system down one last time for the season. It’s also a great time for reflection, though.

No, there is no way in which you can hope to make your heating system 100% reliable in the future.

With a bit of extra attention and care, however, you can help to make it more reliable—as reliable as possible, actually. That is why, in today’s post, we want to give you some tips and reminders about how you can help to prevent the need for heater repair in Durham, NC. Do we live in the coldest region of the country? No, of course. Does that mean that you should put up with an unreliable performance from your home heating system? Definitely not!

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What’s Up with These High Heating Costs?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

piggy-bankWinters are milder here than they are in areas like the northeast, and your heater definitely does not see quite as much action around here as it would in such a climate. Does that mean that you don’t need to keep your heater in the best working condition possible? No, of course not. Not only do you want your heater to function as effectively and reliably as it can, but you want it to function at peak efficiency levels, too.

Relatively mild winters shouldn’t dupe you into accepting heating costs that are higher than they should be. Sure, everything is relative, but you deserve peak efficiency—and we’re here to help you get it. When you schedule your HVAC services in Durham, NC, with the trained professionals on our team, you’re working with qualified pros with your best interests in mind. So, if you’ve noticed that your heating costs have crept up when compared to winters previous, today’s post is for you! 

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Do You Need A New Heater This Year?

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

cold-manWinter temperatures can get quite chilly here in Durham, NC. With daytime temperatures in the 50s and nighttime temps already dipping below freezing here and there, it is safe to say that winter has arrived!

So, when December rolls around, you won’t want to find yourself stuck with an old, faulty heater. Luckily, Raleigh Heating & Air is here to help homeowners decide which new heating system will best suit their needs! Below, we have taken the liberty of giving you a head start to find your ideal heating system.

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Always Work with a Professional Heating Contractor

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

dog-under-blanketIf you are not a professional heating contractor yourself, then you have no business in servicing—or attempting to service—your home heating systems. You always need to work with a professional HVAC contractor in Durham, and that means you always need to dial our number. Our technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and your satisfaction is guaranteed when we handle your heating services. Summer may get more attention around here, but you can’t take risks in the winter.

But when should I call in my heating contractor? you may be wondering. Well, you don’t really want to wait until something goes wrong with your heating system. There are a lot of points at which you’ll want to have a reputable heating contractor like us come out to your home. We’ll cover them below. Remember, professional heating services don’t just ensure a great performance from your heater. They also help to ensure an efficient and, most importantly, a safe performance.

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Does Your AC Have a Water Leak?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

man-on-couch-with-fanHuh, that’s weird. The AC is leaking water. I didn’t even know that it held water! I’ll just try to find the leak myself and maybe I can plug it up. 

Stop. Right. There.

You are not hallucinating. Yes, your air conditioner may be surrounded by water. Yes, this may be the result of a leak in the system—though probably not exactly in the way that you’re thinking.  The fact of the matter is that, unless you are using an evaporative cooler, your air conditioner does not use water in its operation.

It doesn’t store water.

It doesn’t have a water supply line.

So where the heck is this water coming from?

Well, that is what we are going to be looking at in today’s post! Read on to learn more about why your air conditioner may be standing in a pool of water, and whether or not that means that you need air conditioning repair in Durham, NC.

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How Ductless Air Conditioning Can Save You Money

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

ductless-blowerIt is impossible to argue against the fact that the split central air conditioning system remains the most popular of all whole-house cooling systems in use today. The central AC that we all know and love has a lot going for it—and its method of distributing conditioned air throughout an entire house via a centralized system of air ducts is certainly a major improvement over loud, inefficient window units. That being said, there are other options out there to consider.

The ductless mini split is certainly one of the most enticing, even if some homeowners are not yet privy to the many benefits that it has to offer. While they’ve long been dominant in many commercial applications, ductless air conditioning systems have become incredibly popular in the residential sector over the years, too. You can count on us to install your ductless AC and to handle any other air conditioning service in Durham, NC the right way, every time. 

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What Makes a Heat Pump So Efficient?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

cold-coupleHere in North Carolina, the heat of the summer season far outweighs the cold of our winters. While mild winters are definitely something that a lot of us love about living here, it is important that you are not lulled into a false sense of security. Sure, you may not be using your home heating system to the same extent that you are your air conditioner. That being said, it is still vitally important that you keep your heater in great working condition.

It is also very important that you choose your home heating system wisely. Living in a relatively warm climate such as ours actually gives you a benefit when choosing your heating system. You see, our weather is perfectly suited to the use of a heat pump, which just so happens to be one of the most efficient home heating options out there. If you are interested in using a heat pump in your home, give the Durham, NC HVAC pros on our team a call.

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