January 6th, 2020
The sun has been making its appearance every once in a while now, and in the coming months, our heaters will finally get a break. However, as we look ahead to seasons full of warmth and sunshine, it doesn’t mean we should forget about taking care of our heating systems.
Falls, winter and early spring are when we use our heaters the most and with extended use comes wear and tear. And you know what wear and tear create: repair needs. Maybe you are lucky and your heater only needs some maintenance to make it through the rest of this season and keep you comfy into 2021. However, if your heater is starting to struggle, you should probably consider reaching out for heating repair in Clayton, NC.
Let’s take a look at some potential fixes that your heating system might need.
December 23rd, 2019
Clunk! Thunk! Hiss! Rattle!
If any of these sounds are being made by your furnace, you’ve got a problem on your hands. Mainly, you need to get furnace repairs ASAP. It doesn’t bode well when you delay a furnace repair. Why? Because the issue could magnify and create more issues, or even worsen to the point that your whole furnace needs to be replaced. Some repairs can be pretty dangerous to the health of everyone in the home too.
In fact, we want to zero in on one of the most important repairs that you may need to make on your furnace that you absolutely cannot put off: fixing a cracked heat exchanger.
December 9th, 2019
This time of year can be quite magical. Twinkling lights are everywhere you look and cute music is playing in every store. What is much less magical, however, is when you go to plug in a string of holiday lights or another piece of electrical holiday decor and the outlets shoots out sparks or, worse, trips a circuit breaker.
If you have noticed things like this occurring during your holiday decoration routine, there is a strong chance that you need to reach out and schedule Durham electrical services. Why? Because scheduling an appointment to have your electrical system checked is the best way to avoid further or worsening problems!
November 25th, 2019
Our world is becoming increasingly more aware of its impact on the environment. That awareness has started to affect almost every industry there is, and the home comfort system industry is no different. This is why our air conditioners are built to be more and more energy efficient every year for more than just the savings aspect.
Speaking of air conditioners, there is another change coming to the home comfort industry that is likely to affect your AC unit unless you have a relatively new one. We are referring, of course, to the phaseout of the refrigerant R-22.
You may be wondering how the phaseout of R-22 will impact you and what it means for your aging air conditioner. As your resource for Raleigh, NC air conditioning services, we are happy to answer your questions and to provide you with reliable services for your cooling system.
November 11th, 2019
Have you toured any new homes recently? If you have, you probably noticed how many of them offer the ability to test out their new smart home automation systems. The developers want to make sure you understand just how easy life can be when you hook up different aspects of your home to an automated system that helps you control everything from lighting, to internal temperature, to how high or low the shades are on the kitchen windows.
In all truth, walking through new home models with these types of functions feels akin to walking through a home of the future. However, these are the home automation options we can enjoy now. And, even better, you can enjoy a lot of the nifty perks of having a smarter home without having to buy a brand new one.
October 28th, 2019
Was that a mildly cool breeze you just felt? It may have been, or it may have been someone driving by with an unusually powerful AC system in their vehicle. Either way, that little blast of chilly air made you think about your heating system.
With the holidays and somewhat cooler nights just around the corner, it is a good time to start thinking about this part of your home comfort system. Having your heater in mind now means you are likely to think about the potential that it might need a check-up before you turn it on for the first time in months.
But what is a homeowner to do to make sure that their heater is properly prepared for the heating season? We have the answer for you in the form of a nice, manageable checklist. On top of that, we can offer our services for heater maintenance in Raleigh, NC.
October 14th, 2019
It finally happened: your air conditioner gave out and you now have to look into purchasing and installing a brand new one. We understand that this is never a fun experience. However, we do know of a way to make it less painful.
How? Why, by giving you the scoop on ways to save on your new unit, of course.
When you have decided on the best route to take for purchasing a new cooling unit, reach out to schedule the services of an HVAC technician in Raleigh, NC to ensure it is installed properly.
September 30th, 2019
We know, you’ve heard plenty of people talk about changing the air filter to your air conditioner. We’re not like your dentist, we won’t just tell you over and over again to clean your filter—instead, we’d like to go into just how often you should be cleaning it, and what factors are at play when you’re dealing with this part of your AC. You’d be surprised by what you can learn about AC repair in Raleigh, NC and the process of home cooling by thinking about how much it differs from family to family!
You’ve probably heard the idea that you should change your air filter every one to three months, but that’s a wide window of change. That’s why we’re writing this blog, so we can help you decide if you should change your filter every month, every two months, or perhaps every three months, depending on your living situation.
September 16th, 2019
Before you go ahead and put your AC away for the winter, there are a few helpful things you can do to make sure it’s in great condition for next summer. An improperly stored air conditioner through the winter could damage certain components of it or make the set up of it next year more difficult than it should be. Homeowners like to think that their AC is fine being left alone as is, but the truth of the matter is that some winter weather phenomena can make the storage process a little more complicated than that.
So, if you’re one of the few homeowners who are concerned with the storage of their AC and improving the lifespan of such an expensive system, then we advise you to keep reading for our end of the year AC checklist! If you perform these steps, and you’re still having AC problems as next summer rolls around, then it might be time for an AC upgrade in Raleigh, NC.
Either way, keep reading for some professional tips!
September 2nd, 2019
Contrary to some popular beliefs, air conditioners don’t last forever. In fact, air conditioners usually have a life expectancy somewhere in between 10 to 15 years. That doesn’t mean that your 20-year-old AC system won’t still work pretty well, all it means is that the average system will start getting less efficient, more expensive, and become a burden on you and your family. However, the story doesn’t end there. AC upgrades can be easy and affordable when you’re collaborating with the right contractor.
With the right combination of great contractor customer service, federal tax credits, manufacturer rebates, and some planning- you can get an affordable AC upgrade. We could talk all day about the benefits of an AC upgrade, but what we’re really here to talk about is when your old or faulty AC is trying to tell you to upgrade. Nobody wants to be stuck on one of the hottest days of the year with a broken down AC that requires an entire AC upgrade in Raleigh, NC.
So let’s get ahead of the curve
and talk about when it’s time to upgrade your AC.