Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘heat’

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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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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How the Size of Your Heater Informs Its Performance

Monday, November 19th, 2018

gas-jetsYou want to heat your home effectively, reliably, and efficiently throughout the winter season. That is not so much to ask, is it? Well, if you fail to invest in a heater of the right size for your home, it is. Even the best heaters on the market are going to come up short when they are not appropriately sized for the homes in which they are installed. That is why it is so important to work with a professional heating installation technician.

Choose us as your HVAC contractor in Cary, NC, and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Not only do we install systems from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, but we also make sure that systems are of the right size for the properties in which they are installed. Contact a member of our team today if a heating installation or replacement is on your horizon. Get the heating performance that you deserve.

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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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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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Prepare Your Heater for the Coming Weather

Monday, September 24th, 2018

furnaceBefore we begin today’s post, we want to let everyone affected by Hurricane Florence know that you are in our thoughts. The aftereffects of the storm are going to be felt for some time, but we know our community and those surrounding it, and we know that we will all band together to put the pieces back in place.

That being said, we are turning our attention away from the stormy weather and toward the coming cold. Now, we may not suffer the extreme chill that they do in parts of the Northeast and Midwest throughout the winter season, but that does not mean that we don’t need great heaters in our homes. And a great heater will only provide a great performance when paired with great heating maintenance in Raleigh, NC!

Read on for some reminders about what routine heating tune-ups can do for you. It may not be quite time to fire up that heater yet, but a look at the forecast will show that cooler temperatures are on their way. Reach out to a member of our team to get your heater back on track.

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Why Is My Heater Making Strange Sounds?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

heating-technicianWe have an unfortunate truth that we need to share with you today. There is no such thing as a perfect heating system. Sure, there’s a heating system out there for everyone. If you keep looking, you’ll find yours eventually. However, there is no heater, regardless of make or model, that is going to operate 100% reliably at all times. It just doesn’t happen. The best thing that you can do, aside from scheduling the routine heating maintenance that will help to keep your heater as dependable as possible, is to report any signs of trouble immediately.

The longer you wait to have an ailing heating system repaired, the worse off that system is going to be. It really is just that simple. If you break a bone in your foot and continue to walk on it every day, you can expect further complications that will only snowball the longer that you push through the pain. Trouble with your heating system is no different. Keep your eyes out for any signs of trouble that could indicate the need for heating repair in Cary, NC—or, per today’s topic, keep your ears open!

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Heating Issues: What’s That Smell?

Monday, January 29th, 2018

dog-under-blanketNorth Carolina is certainly not known for its extreme winter weather, we’ll give you that. However, residents here know that temperatures can and do drop down well below what could possibly be called “comfortable” levels during the winter season. Your AC system may do the lion’s share of the work in terms of temperature maintenance in your home, but your heater is actually very important as well. That is why you really don’t want to wait when it comes to any necessary heating repairs in Cary, NC.

Now, investing in good equipment and having that equipment installed and serviced by trained professionals is definitely the best way in which to ensure that your heating system functions as reliably as possible. It is not enough too make your system 100% reliable, though. In fact, no system can truthfully make that claim. One symptom that you may notice, and which may indicate the need for heating repairs or even a dangerous situation, is a strange odor coming from that heater.

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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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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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