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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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Is My Heat Pump Leaking Refrigerant?

November 20th, 2017

chilly-manWith all of the heating and air conditioning systems available to homeowners today, it is totally understandable if you find yourself a bit flummoxed when it comes to deciding which one is right for you. If you are having a tough time making up your mind, though, we strongly recommend that you consider the use of a heat pump on your property. Using a heat pump in Raleigh, NC makes a lot of sense with our climate, and has many benefits to offer.

As great as a heat pump can be, it is important to keep in mind that no HVAC system will ever be 100% reliable. At some point, you are going to find yourself in need of professional heat pump repairs. Learning to spot potential signs of trouble so that you can schedule prompt heat pump repairs is definitely well-worth your time. Timing is of the essence, after all, especially when it comes to more serious problems like refrigerant leaks.

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HVAC Efficiency Tips

November 6th, 2017

AC-in-moneyToday we are not going to be talking about heating or air conditioning systems too specifically. Instead, we’ll take this opportunity to discuss some HVAC tips in general. More specifically, we will be discussing some ways in which you can boost the efficiency levels with which you both heat and cool your home. After all, the only thing better than living in true, dependable comfort is cutting back on the costs of doing so, right? We believe that you deserve nothing less.

Now, you may think that the only way in which to squeeze a more efficient performance from your HVAC system is to actually replace the system with a more efficient model. This is not true at all, though. Obviously, investing in newer equipment with a higher efficiency rating is going to result in a more efficient heating and/or cooling performance. That being said, there are plenty of ways in which you can enjoy a better performance from your existing HVAC systems.

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Why Hire a Professional for Your AC Repairs?

October 23rd, 2017

AC-technician-manifoldIn this day and age, you can type a few basic keywords regarding just about any job around the house into a search engine and find some type of tutorial or guide to help you complete a DIY project. This is obviously an incredible resource for those homeowners that like to take such jobs into their own hands. The problem, however, is that it also tends to give some homeowners an overinflated sense of their own capabilities.

Regardless of whether or not you can find instructions on the subject, the fact remains that there are certain jobs that simply demand the skill and expertise that only skilled, trained professionals can possess. There is a huge gap between true, hands-on experience and the step by step understanding of a subject that can be gained with such instruction. When you need AC repairs in Raleigh, NC, we strongly recommend that you skip the tutorials and instead pick up the phone to schedule service with our teams.

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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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