Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Raleigh’

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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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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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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Is Your AC Coil Freezing Up?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

iciclesWe understand the logic that can lead to confusion in regards to your AC coil freezing over. After all, it is an air conditioner, right? Cooling things down is kind of the whole point, right? Right.

To a certain degree.

Yes, your air conditioner is supposed to cool things down for you. However, it is not a freezer, and shouldn’t be performing as such. If you see ice on your air conditioner in general, you’re likely dealing with a system that is compromised in some way. The solution? Working with trained professionals that specialize in air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC.

We’re the team that you’ll want on your side, especially in such cases. Why? Because ice on your coil could actually be an indicator of very serious problems with your air conditioner. Or it could be a relatively simple fix! Our team has the skills and expertise necessary for diagnosing the problem accurately and resolving it completely.

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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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Why Is My Heater Blowing Cool Air?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

blue-question-markIt can be easy to underestimate just how important a great heater is when you live in an area that is not exactly well-known for cold winter weather. That being said, however, even “mild” winters can cause considerable discomfort, and this is especially true when your heater just isn’t pulling its weight anymore. Now, you may think that you don’t have a problem on your hands so long as your heater is up and running. That’s not really true, though.

Sure, your heater is running—but is it running to the best of its capabilities? Remember, not every problem that your heater may encounter is going to cause it to break down entirely. Many are going to affect its performance to varying degrees. A fairly obvious sign of trouble is a forced air heater, like a furnace or a heat pump, that is blowing cool air. If you have this problem, then it is time to schedule heating repairs in Raleigh with our team. 

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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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Let Us Customize Your Ductwork

Monday, September 10th, 2018

ductworkThere are few experiences as frustrating as investing in a top of the line HVAC system, only to discover that this system is really coming up short in terms of performance quality, efficiency levels, or both. Just because your system is only working “decently,” as opposed to exceptionally, doesn’t mean that “something is better than nothing”. You deserve better than decent, and we can give it to you. How? In many cases, by ensuring that your ductwork is optimized for your system.

Well, shouldn’t the ductwork installed with my system be the perfect fit?

Ideally, yes. However, we don’t live in a world where everything is ideal (to say the least). If you are having trouble with your HVAC system, it is very possible that the problem stems from issues with your ductwork. So what do you do in such cases? You contact a professional contractor capable of giving you customized ductwork that is ideally suited to your system! We specialize in sheet metal fabrication in Raleigh, NC.

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