Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Durham’

Does Your AC Smell Funky?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Air conditioning systems, especially the well-built ones, shouldn’t smell. That’s because they deal with the air in your home and the air outside, so unless the air all around us smells bad, your nose shouldn’t notice anything. Air conditioners, just like cars, don’t smell bad when they work perfectly well, and if they do start to smell—then it’s high time you had the problem checked out by a professional.

Bad smells can be anywhere from an electrical problem to a mold problem that could be impacting your health. In fact, using your nose to detect a problem could be a surefire way to avoid more expensive repairs in the future when you contact our team ahead of schedule!

So, if you think one of the following smells or problems is happening to you, call our team for AC repair in Durham, NC.

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Filter FAQ: How to Change Your Filter

Monday, February 24th, 2020

We talk a lot about changing your filter on this blog. No, this is not an apology for that, it’s incredibly important to change your filter every 1-3 months and we’ll announce it to the world until we go hoarse!

What we will say though, is that not many contractors talk about the step by step process it takes to replace your air filter. So, if you’re one of the many homeowners who already have changed your air filter in the past then perhaps you can keep reading for a little refresher. Or, if you’re a homeowner that’s never replaced your air filter and you’ve been dying to do so, follow along below and we’ll give you the necessary steps it takes to have it done correctly.

Keep in mind that any problems you might have can always be solved by a trained HVAC professional. If you encounter difficulty performing this task, just give your local Durham HVAC team a call!

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Heat Pump or Furnace: It’s Time to Decide!

Monday, December 30th, 2019

You’ve been forgoing a heating replacement for years now, and it’s finally too much to handle. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, we absolutely understand how overwhelming it can be. If you’re not well-acquainted with the HVAC industry, it’s hard to tell what the difference is between a heat pump or a furnace. What matters to you, is that you get proper heating for your home when you need it.

That’s where we, your local Durham HVAC contractor, come in! We’ve got years of experience in both types of equipment, as well as models that we offer ourselves, to give you the right information and accurate advice on fitting your home properly. Since we service both furnaces and heat pumps, we’re not biased one way or the other. We recognize that each home requires a different heating solution.

So, it’s time to weigh the necessary factors and see if a heat pump or furnace is right for you!

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Why Professional Furnace Maintenance Matters

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

If a few seconds ago, you were typing into the search bar “does furnace maintenance matter?” chances are, you’re not sure. We’re here to tell you that it absolutely matters, and we’ve got the data to prove it.

Furnace maintenance sounds optional because it’s sold as a separate service, but the truth of the matter is that furnaces require maintenance to operate as efficiently and effectively as they should. Without furnace maintenance, your heater could see a sharp decline in its performance, while requiring more frequent and expensive furnace repairs in Durham than a well-maintained system would need.

So, if your priorities are saving money, saving time, and keeping your systems happy and healthy in your home, then you’re going to want to sign up with a comprehensive maintenance plan.

We get it, you’re not entirely sold yet. Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on the benefits.

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Look Out for These Abnormal Heater Noises

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Sometimes noises that come from appliances are normal. Your television, computer, phone, and your dishwasher all make noises. Even your toaster makes a good amount of normal noise! However, some appliances are specifically designed not to make excessive noise. Your heater is one of them.

Aside from the sound of a gentle warm breeze this winter, and the sound of the jets firing on, your heater shouldn’t be making any suspicious sounds. If it is, it could be high time for heater repairs in Durham, NC.

A furnace making excessive noise is generally a sign that there’s something seriously wrong with it that needs to be addressed. Like a child yelling for help, hopefully, the sounds of a misbehaving furnace will garner your attention and give you a reason to call a professional technician as soon as possible!

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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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