Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating’

Qualities to Look for in an HVAC Technician

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

So, let’s say you’re in the need of an HVAC technician to perform maintenance and keep your heater running smoothly but you’re constantly bombarded by ads and local recommendations. Who do you turn to?

When it comes to a Cary HVAC contractor, you’re not looking to compromise. Gone are the days when you would’ve called a family member or found the cheapest local person available to service your heater or air conditioner, because you know just how costly a decision like that can be! That’s why it’s important to do your due diligence and find out whether or not an HVAC contractor is right for you, your budget, and your home.

Let’s start right here, with a comprehensive list of things to keep in mind when searching for the right contractor to perform services in your home.

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Heating Noises You Should Be Wary of

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Heaters aren’t supposed to be noisy—full stop. If heaters normally functioned noisily, then it would be a lot harder to sell them to customers, right? While never silent, a proper furnace or heat pump should run quietly, since the process of creating or moving heat into your home shouldn’t necessarily involve anything noisy. Even an aging system that’s reaching the end of its lifespan should by no means keep you up at night with noises.

Instead of trying to deal with these noises yourself, we’re going to give you a bit of information as to what these noises could pertain to and how worried you should be. Regardless of whether or not you need heating repairs in Raleigh, NC, our team is available to give you the insight and advice you need. Take a look at these furnace noises below and let us know if you think you could use our help!

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Dual Fuel Systems

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Dual fuel systems are some of the most effective and energy-efficient systems in the world. They rely on the combination of a heat pump system as well as a gas furnace system, giving homeowners the option of switching between the two to combat all comfort needs, no matter the climate. While dual-fuel systems might not be for every homeowner, and they might run pricier than most single fuel systems, we’re sure we can provide a good case for why one might be a good fit for your home.

So, if you’re in the market for a cost-effective heating system installation in Raleigh, then hear us out for a second. Dual fuel systems have some pretty unique advantages that you might not get from any other system available. Check it out!

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4 Furnace Problems You Might Recognize

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Sometimes furnace issues come up and homeowners will fiddle around with a system that they don’t know much about. Whether or not the heat comes back on doesn’t exactly mean that the issue is solved. For instance, you’d be surprised by how many homeowners realize that their heat isn’t working because the thermostat isn’t on, but after they turn it back on they don’t investigate the root of the problem—why was it off in the first place?

Today we’re going to talk about some furnace issues that might be easy to fix from a homeowner’s standpoint, but that doesn’t mean they’re over and done with. Many problems that might occur have reoccurring consequences that could haunt an underestimating victim. Raleigh, NC heating services require acute attention to detail, which can from a professional HVAC technician if you ever need it.

Don’t be afraid to call us if what you’re reading reminds you of a problem you’ve got to deal with!

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Air Ducts or Furnace: Which Is the Culprit?

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Often times when we encounter high heating bills or a problem with our winter comfort, we head straight to our heater to give it a piece of our mind. The problem with that, is oftentimes your heater isn’t the culprit when you’re losing precious heat. If you’ve got a home with extensive ductwork, there is a likely chance that you might be dealing with a leaky air duct system.

So, today we’d like to discuss how you can tell the difference between a faulty heater and a faulty air duct, since they both provide unique problems that require professional solutions. When it comes to heating service in Raleigh, you’re much better off not taking guesses as to what is wrong with your HVAC system. If none of the below points seem familiar, then you’re likely dealing with a failing furnace and you can always call our professional team to take care of the issue.

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The Importance of Your Heater’s Air Filter

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Heaters aren’t magic. They don’t just turn on and wondrously turn cold air warm. Heaters like furnaces consume fuel, either gas to fuel burners, or electricity to heat coils, that eventually turn the air in your home warm enough to be comfortable. Homeowners often forget that heating systems have air filters at all, because without the knowledge of how these systems work—it makes sense to forget that there’s a filter as part of the process.

These filters exist to protect the interior of your HVAC system. When these filters get dirty, they inhibit the airflow that goes through your heater, eventually causing the system to overheat. The more dust or debris in a filter clogging the airflow, the more likely you are to need serious heating repair in Clayton, NC.

Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on just how important it is to replace your heater’s air filter this winter.

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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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Hissing Sounds from Your Heat Pump

Monday, February 25th, 2019

heat-pumpThe heat pump really is a pretty tough heating system to beat. Even as recently as a few years ago, there was a lot of concern about how heat pumps would handle extremely cold temperatures. Today, there are heat pumps capable of heating down to those frigid temps that they get out in the northeast and the midwest. We don’t have winters like that to deal with, fortunately, so it’s safe to say that a heat pump is going to get you through our cold season effectively and efficiently.

Provided, that is, that your heat pump is in great working condition. Unfortunately, like any other heating system, there is no way in which to guarantee that you’ll never run into trouble with your heat pump. At some point, in fact, it’s all but guaranteed that you’ll need heat pump repairs. Not to worry, though. We offer heat pump repair and maintenance services throughout the Raleigh, NC area. Today, we’ll cover a warning sign of trouble to be aware of.

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Tips for Improved HVAC Efficiency

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Energy efficiencysee-saw is not some unattainable goal. Well, easy for you to say, but I cannot afford to invest in a new HVAC system right now. That’s totally understandable, and many, many homeowners find themselves in that same boat even as they pine for better energy efficiency in Raleigh, NC. However, this also makes our point for us: you don’t have to! Investing in a brand new, high-efficiency HVAC system is a great idea, but it’s not the only way to scale back energy costs.

Now, the following tips are not going to result in the kind of efficiency increase that such a new system would. Just because you plan to replace your vehicle with one boasting a better gas mileage sometime in the future doesn’t mean that you just stop maintaining the one that you currently have, though, right? Of course not! So keep these tips in mind, and remember that we are here to handle any HVAC services that you may need.

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