Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Furnace’

How Does Furnace Sizing Work?

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Furnaces need to be appropriately sized for your home, regardless of what type they are. Any forced-air heater for that matter must be accurately measured by a team of professionals with calculating equipment in order to not develop a problem later on. Furnace sizing is just one aspect out of many that are meant to be done by professionals, and a great reason why you should skip calling an amateur technician when you need help.

Have you ever heard of a short-cycling furnace? How about a furnace that just can’t cool a home easily? No, it’s not like some furnaces just magically don’t work and require more heating system repair in Raleigh than others. In order to have a system that is ready for the task of heating your entire home for the duration of its lifespan, it’s got to be installed correctly.

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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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Prepare Your Heater for Winter Today!

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Get your mittens ready, some hot cocoa, and get ready to hear all the holiday tunes on the radio because winter is coming! Okay, so winter is still a little ways off, but it’s good to start thinking about it now. Why? Cocoa and mittens are a lot less fun when your home is struggling to stay above freezing due to a malfunctioning heater. Your property and your health can seriously suffer when your furnace is having problems. That’s why proper furnace maintenance is absolutely essential to keep your heater working effectively through the coming months.

While we’d like everyone to schedule furnace maintenance in Wake Forest, NC with a trained professional from our team (which is obviously the best course of action), we know it’s not a perfect world and homeowners are always looking for some tips to check on the health of their furnace by themselves. So, we’re not going to swim against the tide, we’ve got a checklist that you can use to help you examine whether or not you need professional heater maintenance. Take a look below.

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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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Don’t Forget to Change Your Heater’s Air Filter!

Monday, December 17th, 2018

filterIf you have followed our blog at all, then you know that we always stress just how important it is to schedule your heating and air conditioning services with trained professionals. This includes the installation of new equipment, the replacement of old equipment, and the maintenance and repairs of current equipment. This is not to say that there is nothing that you can handle on your own when it comes to your system, though. In fact, one incredibly important task is totally DIY-appropriate.

That is changing your air filter, and the fact is that doing so is every bit as simple as it is vital for the successful operation of your forced air HVAC systems. These include central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. Since we’re in the heating season, keep the latter in mind, and remember that mild winters don’t mean you should take any chances with your heating equipment. Read on to learn more about how a fresh filter will benefit your heater in Apex, NC.

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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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Signs That You Need Furnace Repairs

Monday, November 20th, 2017

chilly-manMention North Carolina to most people at all familiar with our country’s geography, and they’ll probably immediately think of hot, sticky weather. While that may be our reality for much of the year, what many people seem to forget is that the most intense heat of summer does not, in fact, last indefinitely. Truth be told, we have more than our share of uncomfortably chilly weather around here, especially on winter nights. Just because we don’t get hit by blizzards doesn’t mean that winter doesn’t come to visit.

That is precisely why it is so important that you keep your heater functioning at peak performance levels. The furnace is such a popular heater thanks to the fact that it functions very effectively and is, overall, quite reliable. The moment that you see any heater advertised as 100% reliable, though, is the moment that you should recognize an impossible claim. At some point, you’ll need furnace repairs. When you do, call in the Apex, NC HVAC pros on our staff.

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Late Season Advisory: Still Time for Heating Maintenance!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The cool of the late fall is in the air, and there are probably already plenty of winter holiday decorations up at shops and public areas all around you. Winter is almost here… so it’s time to ask that perennial holiday question: “Have you had your heating maintenance yet?”

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Are There Furnace Problems I Can Fix Myself?

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

A question we often receive from customers—and one that every professional HVAC company encounters—is whether there are any “do-it-yourself” tactics for repairing a malfunctioning furnace. Although this is a well-intentioned question, and we fully understand that people are always looking for places where they can save money on home repairs, the answer to “Can I fix the furnace myself?” is a flat NO.

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What You Need to Know about Choosing a Furnace Replacement

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Last week we looked into whether it was time to replace your aging residential furnace with a new unit in time for winter. This week we’re going to examine a few things that are important know about choosing that new furnace. This isn’t a job you can do by simply pointing to a furnace model and saying, “That one… let’s go with that one.” You must make sure that you choose the best furnace to meet your home’s needs.

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