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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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Why Is AC Maintenance So Important?

March 27th, 2017

AC-condenser-unitWe’re officially into the spring season, and that means that the hottest weather of the year is not that far off. With temperatures already hanging around in the 70’s for much of the foreseeable future, you may already be reaching for your thermostat to cool the house down by a few degrees. Before you really put that system to work for the season, though, we strongly urge you to dial our number and schedule professional air conditioning maintenance in Raleigh, NC.

The benefits of professional air conditioning maintenance are too great to overlook, and the consequences for skipping over this vital service can be severe. Fortunately for you, it is simple to get your AC expertly tuned up in this area. In fact, reading this right now means that you are already well on your way to doing so. Consider the following information, and let our technicians help you to get your AC ready for action.

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Why Use a Central Air Conditioner?

March 13th, 2017

AC-technician-working-outsideHave you been relying on multiple window unit air conditioners to cool your home throughout the summer season? If so, then you should really give some serious thought to upgrading to a central air conditioning system. With a central air conditioner, you can simply enjoy a number of benefits that you wouldn’t be able to with the use of window unit ACs.

It is important to remember, when upgrading to a central air conditioning system, that such systems do need to be professionally installed and serviced. This is not a job for a DIY enthusiast or a handyman. If you are serious about scheduling a great central air conditioning installation in Cary, NC, ours is the number to call. 

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AC FAQ: Why is My AC Leaking Water?

February 27th, 2017

AC-repair-technicianWe’re just a few days away from March, and homeowners throughout the area are looking forward to moving into the warmer time of the year. We’ve had some fairly warm days already, but the upcoming forecast is looking rather dreary and chilly. Regardless, now is the time of the year when you should really start thinking about your air conditioning system. In our previous post, we talked about when you might want to consider replacing your air conditioner. This time around, we’re going to talk about a common issue that homeowners may be baffled by: an AC leaking water!

As is the case with most air conditioning problems, the leaking of water from your air conditioner in Fuquay-Varina may stem from a few different causes. It may not be the result of a serious problem, but it is still an issue that should be resolved as soon as possible. If professional services are required, or if you are not comfortable with any DIY fixes for the less serious causes, contact us to get your system back on track ASAP!

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Thinking About Replacing Your Air Conditioner?

February 13th, 2017

the-thermostat-is-risingTemperatures have been a bit all over the place lately, haven’t they? One day we’ll be creeping up toward 80, and the next we’re all the way back down into the 50’s. While there is still some chilly weather ahead of us, it is becoming more and more clear that the heat of summer is heading our way once more. How confident are you in the air conditioner that you use your home? If you don’t really think that your air conditioner has another year of quality cooling left in it, you had better give us a call sooner rather than later.

Nobody wants to waste money replacing an air conditioning system when doing so is not really necessary. However, you really don’t want to wait for your AC to break down completely before you replace it. Take these tips into consideration, along with these brief descriptions of available air conditioners. When the time comes for an AC replacement in Holly Springs, NC, be sure to dial our number. 

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