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Tips for Avoiding AC Repairs

August 14th, 2017

The summer season around here gets very hot and very humid. It can also really stick around for a good length of time — or a bad length of time, depending upon your own personal comfort levels under such conditions. With that in mind, it should really go without saying that your air conditioner is going to get quite a workout throughout the summer season. It should also go without saying that you are going to need professional air conditioning repairs in Raleigh, NC at some point. When you do, schedule service promptly.thumbs-up

While there is no such thing as a 100% reliable air conditioning system, there are definitely ways in which you can help to keep your air conditioner up and running as dependably as possible. We have a few tips to help you to do so. If you have any questions, or if your air conditioner does not seem to be functioning properly at any point, do not hesitate to give us a call.

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Why Should You Replace Your AC System with a Heat Pump?

July 31st, 2017

AC-tools-heat-pumpThank goodness for central air conditioning. Without it, the summers here in Fuquay-Varina, NC would be nearly unbearable. So why, as the title suggests, would we recommend you replace your central air conditioner with something called a “heat” pump?

A heat pump will keep you just as cool as a central air conditioner (if not cooler, since it’s a brand-new system with brand-new parts). The difference is that it can also keep you warm, without the need for the conventional air conditioner and furnace setup. That’s ideal for climates like ours.

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AC Anomaly: Ice on the System

July 17th, 2017

With the 1-2 combo of heat and humidity that we have in our geographic region,  it is pretty safe to say that you are going to be using your air conditioner pretty heavily and regularly throughout the long, hot summer season. It is also safe to say that any type of problem with your air conditioner can be very alarming, and that acting fast in the event of trouble is a must. What can you do, though, when the sign of a problem with your AC looks, at first glance, to be a positive? man-with-a-fan

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What an ERV Can Do for You

July 3rd, 2017

dandelionHere’s a question with an obvious answer — do you leave your windows open when you are running the air conditioner in your home? We are guessing that you don’t, right? After all, that is pretty much equivalent to just throwing your hard earned money out the window. Homeowners want to live comfortably, but they also want to do so efficiently. That is why we shut the windows, add insulation, and seal up our homes. Unfortunately, that may be why your indoor air quality is so low.

If your attitude is one of “hey, what are you gonna do,” then we actually have an answer for you. Use an energy recovery ventilator in Holly Springs, NC. It really is the best solution if you are struggling to balance your comfort, energy efficiency, and the quality of the air in your home. These devices are unique and benefiical, but also quite simple in theory. Consider the following, and leave your IAQ services to us.

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AC Pro Tip: Change the Filter!

June 19th, 2017

filterIf you have checked out our blog before — and we hope you have taken advantage of some of the information found there — then you already know that air conditioning maintenance is incredibly important. You also no doubt know that this is something we urge homeowners to leave to trained professionals. If you try and tune up your air conditioner in Apex, NC on your own, the results are at best ineffectual, and at worst, damaging.

That being said, there is at least one step that you can take to help keep your air conditioner in the best working condition possible — changing your air filter! It sounds like a minor issue, and it is incredibly simple to do, but that doesn’t mean that it actually is minor or that doing something simple cannot have incredible benefits! Don’t just take our word for it, though. Following are some of the benefits you can enjoy with a clean air filter in place. 

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Have You Considered a Ductless Air Conditioner?

June 5th, 2017

ductless-split-indoorsNow that June is already underway, you are hopefully equipped with a dependable air conditioner in your home. If you had been planning on an air conditioning replacement that just seemed to get away from you, though, or if your air conditioner has just broken down, you may be in the need of a brand new system ASAP. We understand that you’ll be anxious to get that replacement completed promptly, but we also strongly urge you to consider all of your replacement options carefully. There is no need to stick with what you’ve always known.

One option well worth your consideration is a ductless air conditioner in Raleigh, NC. Ductless mini splits have really surged in popularity over the years, and using one in your home can present you with many benefits that you may not even realize that you are missing out on. As is the case with any air conditioning system, of course, the ductless mini split is not right for every home or homeowner. Read the following, and let us know if you think that it’s right for you.

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When to Replace a Water Heater

May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterWe have a lot of different systems, appliances, and general gadgetry to help make our lives as convenient and comfortable as possible these days. The water heater in your home is one of the hardest working of all these appliances. Just think about it — there is no real off-season for a water heater, is there? Plus, certain other appliances, such as your dishwasher or washing machine, also demand something of your water heater. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a single appliance, and you want to know that your water heater in Cary, NC can handle it.

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a perfect water heater. Not only is your system going to require the occasional repairs, but it is also not going to last forever. At some point, you are going to find yourself in need of a new water heater. But how will you know when that time comes? Ideally, you won’t be waiting for the system to give out on you entirely, after all. Here are a few tips to help you decide if the time is right for a water heater replacement.

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AC Blowing Warm Air?

May 8th, 2017

thermometer-risingIf so, there are a number of different issues that could be at play. Some of these issues are quite serious, and will require professional service to resolve. Others, however, have very obvious solutions, and you can take of them yourself. The key fact to remember is that any problem without a simple solution should be assessed by a trained professional immediately. Ignoring any signs of trouble with your system is a great way to wind up with costly damages to your system and an uncomfortable living environment.

Following, you’ll find some tips regarding a few items to check before you contact our team for air conditioning repairs in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Should you require further assistance, you can always schedule service with the professionals on our staff. Summer can be a trying time of the year in this part of the country, and we’re here to ensure that you are able to live comfortably nevertheless. 

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When Do I Schedule Air Conditioning Repairs?

April 24th, 2017

question-markThe quick answer to the question posed in this blog title is: ASAP! The longer that you sit on any necessary air conditioning repairs, the more likely it becomes that your system will suffer serious damages. At the very least, you are going to put your system at risk for these damages, while potentially shortening its lifespan and most likely paying more for a weaker cooling performance.

This begs the question, of course, of how exactly you can recognize the need for AC repairs to begin with. The last thing you want to do is wait for the system to break down entirely — though this is certainly a clear cut sign that you need repairs. We’d like to give you few pointers that should help you to better understand when you need AC repairs in Holly Springs, NC. Keep them in mind, and remember that we are always here to help.

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Tips for Efficient Cooling

April 10th, 2017

saving-moneyOnce the heat of the summer season really settles in on us, you are going to be glad to have a great air conditioner installed on your property. Of course, you want more than just an effective air conditioning system. You also want to be able to keep your home cool and comfortable without draining your budget in the process. If you think that efficient cooling means replacing your entire air conditioning system, think again.

The Apex, NC air conditioning professionals on our staff have a few tips to help you to cool your home more efficiently. Keep them in mind this summer so that you can enjoy great comfort at a price that you can handle. Do not put your comfort on the chopping block just to leave your bank account intact!

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