Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Durham’

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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Your Forced-Air Heater Needs a Fresh Filter

Monday, January 1st, 2018

air-filterHomeowners today are definitely not lacking when it comes to options for heating their homes. While there is a wide variety of different heaters on the market today, there are certain components that many of them share in common. Furnaces, heat pumps, and ductless mini splits, for example, all use air filters in their operation. Another thing that they all share in common is the fact that their air filters really do need to be replaced on a regular schedule.

We cannot really define that regular schedule for you here, as many factors are going to influence the frequency with which your filter needs replacing. These include the tightness of your home’s thermal envelope, as well as any pets in the home and other factors. Typically, though, the filter (or filters in the case of ductless mini splits) should be changed every 1-3 months. Our Durham, NC HVAC pros have some information to share with you about why this is so vital.

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Commercial HVAC Options: Why Choose a Rooftop Unit

Monday, December 18th, 2017

rooftop-unitWhether you’re talking about clients visiting your eatery on one of the hottest days of the year, or a team of workers diligently doing their jobs one of the chilliest days of winter, those individuals deserve a comfortable environment upon entering and patronizing your commercial property. That is why it is so important that you have a great commercial HVAC system in place. If the time has come to install or replace your commercial HVAC system, you should give the rooftop unit some serious consideration.

Rooftop units offer commercial properties some unique benefits, a few of which we will discuss in today’s post.  Just keep in mind the fact that even the best commercial heating and air conditioning equipment will fail to impress if you do not schedule your commercial HVAC services with trained,  experienced professionals. Our Durham, NC HVAC technicians are some of the finest in the industry, and they have the training and expertise to handle your commercial HVAC services properly.

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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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