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Recover Energy for Better HVAC Efficiency

April 9th, 2018

daffodilsEveryone wants to live comfortably in their own homes throughout the year. Not only do they want to, but, we believe, they deserve too. That is why we hate the idea of any homeowner having to sacrifice his or her comfort just to keep their energy bills manageable. The good news is that we have a solution to one of the biggest issues that plague homeowners seeking both efficient comfort and great indoor air quality: keeping the air in their homes fresh without wasting energy in the process.

That answer? The energy recovery ventilator. When you work with our Garner, NC HVAC professionals, we’ll assess your home and your HVAC system to determine if integrating an ERV into that system is the solution that you need. These unique devices are actually quite simple in theory, but they do need to be professionally installed by trained professionals in order to function properly. Read on, and be sure to let us know if you’re ready to start getting more from the energy that you pay for.

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Are You Keeping Up with Commercial HVAC Maintenance?

March 26th, 2018

rooftop-unitsWhat type of business is conducted in your commercial property? Do you rent out housing units? Office space? Do your own business operations see their day to day management in that property? Maybe you own an eatery that has a dining area for your clientele? But it does not really matter what type of business you conduct in your commercial property. It is vital that you keep that property comfortable throughout the year for your own employees, your clients, and/or your tenants.

Of course, the heating and cooling demands of a commercial property can be staggering. How are you supposed to ensure that they are met consistently? By scheduling routine commercial  HVAC maintenance with an exceptional HVAC company in Raleigh, NC. How d0 you find such a company? Well, you’re reading this, so you already have! Be sure to schedule your commercial heating and cooling tune-ups with the qualified professionals on our team. We’ll make sure that your systems really excel.

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Why Choose a Hybrid Heating System?

March 12th, 2018

chimney-moneyIt’s March in North Carolina, so chances are that you are already thinking ahead to the hotter time of the year. Even if you are ready to move past the heating season and to put the very notion of winter out of your mind for the foreseeable future, though, today’s post is for you. Why? Because now is actually a great time to have your heater replaced, and because air conditioning actually plays a role in today’s topic as well. More on that below.

First, let us just remind you that you are only going to get the best performance possible from your HVAC systems (hybrid heating systems included) if you schedule service with professional Durham, NC HVAC technicians. The fact that you are reading this means that you are well on your way to doing so. Schedule service with our team, and you can count on exceptional customer and technical services. And now, let’s review what hybrid heating has to offer.

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Is Your Furnace Still Worth Repairing?

February 26th, 2018

furnace-technicianLook, we get it—homeowners really need to be thrifty these days. Even if you have some money in the bank to deal with unexpected expenses, you may not want to tap into those funds until it is absolutely necessary. That is totally understandable. However,  you also need to assess some situations carefully when trying to save some money. You could wind up doing the exact opposite of what you intended to do. It’s not always about immediate savings, remember.

If your furnace has been limping along for the last season or two, but you are determined to wait for it to break down entirely before you go ahead and schedule a furnace replacement, you may be taking the wrong approach. Just because furnace repair in Raleigh, NC is still on the table, after all, does not mean that your furnace is really still worth repairing. It can be a bitter pill to swallow, but sometimes replacement really is the way to go.

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What Are the Benefits of Radiant Heating?

February 12th, 2018

While North Carolina is certainly not the most frigid of places in the US throughout the winter season, it definitely gets uncomfortably cold around here during this time. That is why you really need to have a great heating system installed in your home, even if you are not going to be using that heater as much as you do your air conditioning system. If you are in the market for a new heater, then you should definitely consider the use of a radiant heating system.

There are a lot of benefits that you’ll enjoy as the result of choosing a radiant heating system, but it is important to note that there is no such thing as a heater that is perfect for everyone. Working with our team means that you’ll have the information that you need to choose the heater that is perfect for your needs, though. Whether you’re looking to replace an old heater or you need to schedule heating repairs in Cary, NC, you can always count on our team for a job well done.

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Dirty Air Filters Mean Heating Problems

January 29th, 2018

man-with-air-filterHeating maintenance is something that we bring up quite frequently on this blog. If you ask us, that’s justified. Why? Because, just to reiterate, there is no better way in which to keep your heater functioning properly and efficiently! When you schedule your heating maintenance with our team on an annual basis, you really can count on getting the most reliable and effective performance that your heater can muster. There is a catch, though. There is one heating maintenance task that you should be handling on your own.

This is changing the air filter in your forced air heater (such as a furnace or a heat pump). While our technicians will check on your air filter and replace it if necessary during annual maintenance, it really needs to be changed out much more frequently than just once a year. There is no rule written in stone, so checking in on the filter from time to time is advisable. However, most systems benefit from a fresh air filter every 1-3 months.

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3 Common Furnace Repairs

January 15th, 2018

couple-on-couchWhile our winters may lack a bit of the punch that they pack up in Vermont or Minnesota, they still get plenty cold enough to cause some serious discomfort for homeowners throughout the area. Our air conditioning systems may get more time on the playing field, but when your heater is called up to bat, it really needs to be ready to jump right into action. That is why ignoring the need for furnace repair in Cary, NC is such a bad idea.

Sure, there are problems that you may encounter with your furnace that are not going to render the system inoperable right away. However, the fact of the matter is that any problem with your heater, no matter how “minor” you may think that it is, can do serious damage if given the opportunity. Today, we’re going to talk about some common furnace problems, and what may need to be done in order to resolve them.

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3 Major Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

January 1st, 2018

perfect-temperatureWhile our winter weather is not particularly well-known for its extremes, it does get plenty chilly around here during that stretch of the year. Our summer seasons are obviously more intense, and our ACs need to be able to step up to the plate when heat and humidity are at their highest. If you are serious about living comfortably and enjoying the very best performance that your HVAC systems can offer, then you absolutely must schedule routine HVAC maintenance with qualified technicians.

Look no further than the Apex, NC HVAC pros on our staff to do so. We take your comfort and the condition of your heater and air conditioner very seriously, and we are more than happy to handle all of your maintenance service needs. Our Peak Performance Plan makes taking advantage of annual maintenance for each of your systems easier than ever. Contact us today if you have any questions, and read on for a refresher about the many ways that routine HVAC maintenance can benefit you.

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Common Signs of Heater Problems

December 18th, 2017

cold-manWouldn’t it be great if you could know with absolute certainty that you could start up your heater at the beginning of the heating season, and then never have to worry about its performance? Of course, this is just not the reality of the situation in the real world. While you can help to ensure a great performance from your heater by investing in quality equipment and scheduling routine heating maintenance, the fact remains that you are going to run into trouble with your heater at some point.

When you do, be sure to contact the pros on our team in order to schedule professional heating repair in Chapel Hill, NC. Just because our winter weather is not as brutal as that in some northern areas of the country is no reason to ignore any signs of trouble with your heating system. Ideally, you’ll notice these signs of trouble well before your system breaks down entirely or suffers serious damage. Here are some to look out for.

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End of Season AC Repairs: Yay or Nay?

December 4th, 2017

dog-under-blanketAs we discussed in another recent blog post, it is always best to have your air conditioner repaired in a prompt manner. There is really just no benefit to be had in waiting until the system can’t chug along any longer to have the problem resolved. That being said, we know that some homeowners may also find it a bit strange to schedule air conditioning repair at the very end of the cooling season. After all, the system won’t really be in use for a while, right?

Well, that may be true, but it does not mean that you don’t have to worry about having your air conditioner put back on track as quickly as possible. In truth, there are many different reasons why you should not let any necessary air conditioning service go until winter has come and gone. If you require any air conditioning service in Cary, NC, including air conditioning repairs, keep our previous advice in mind. Schedule that service as soon as you possibly can.

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