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Prompt Air Conditioning Repair Is Best

October 9th, 2017

AC-technicians-workingWhile other areas of the country are gearing up for the cold embrace of the winter season, we here in North Carolina still have plenty of warm weather to contend with. That’s no problem, of course, provided that your air conditioner is still in great working condition. Even as the temperatures begin to cool down, we must remind you that it is never too late in the season to schedule air conditioning repairs in Cary, NC.  This is one service that you don’t want to wait on.

The longer that you let problems with your air conditioning system go unresolved, the worse off that air conditioner is likely to be. Remember, the fact that your air conditioner is up and running does not mean that it is up and running properly. Allowing our team to get in there and to get your repairs completed post-haste is always in your best interest. Here are a few reasons why prompt air conditioning repairs are always the way to go.

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Exploring Your HVAC System Options Raleigh NC

September 25th, 2017

family-with-dogThere are some standard HVAC systems that pretty much everyone is familiar with. If we were to bring up a furnace or a central air conditioner, for instance, then you would probably know right off the bat what we were talking about. Today, though, we want to explore your HVAC options a bit further. Now that we are moving out of the cooling season and shifting into our (admittedly fairly mild) heating season, it is a good time to think about replacing either system.

If you are contemplating this project in your home, then why not invest in a new system that can pull double duty? Heating and cooling one’s home with just one system for year round comfort is a huge convenience. It is also not nearly as far-fetched as it undoubtedly sounds to some homeowners unfamiliar with such technology. Read on to learn more about such systems, and be sure to work with our Raleigh, NC HVAC experts when the time for your system installation or replacement arrives. 

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Routine Maintenance Prevents Air Conditioning Repairs

September 11th, 2017

woman-sitting-comfortablyWe run our air conditioning systems very hard in this part of the country, so it should really come as no surprise to hear that you are going to require air conditioning repairs in Cary, NC at some point. What may surprise you, though, is the fact that many repairs could easily have been avoided if the homeowners in question had been more diligent in scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance.

When it comes down to it, there is no better way in which to keep air conditioning repair needs at bay than by having the system tuned up professionally and on an annual basis. There are a couple of very basic maintenance tasks, such as changing out your air filter and keeping the outdoor clear of debris, that you can handle on your own. Thorough maintenance demands much more than this, however, and it is a job that must be handled by trained professionals. 

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Starting and Stopping Frequently?

August 28th, 2017

service-timeDuring the summer season in North Carolina, calling an air conditioner a “luxury” is like calling the roof on top of your house decorative. You need your AC to be up and running, and you want it to be doing so at peak performance and efficiency levels. Investing in good equipment, having that equipment expertly installed, and scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance will help you to enjoy the best performance that your air conditioner has to offer. No AC is perfect, though.

At some point, you will find yourself in need of air conditioning repairs in Raleigh, NC. When you do, you are really going to want to schedule those services promptly. Otherwise, you run the risk of allowing any issues with your AC to do worse damage than they otherwise would. One sign that your AC is in trouble is if it is starting and stopping very frequently. It’s called short cycling, and there are a number of reasons that could be behind it.

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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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