Ideal Services Heating & Cooling Blog

Why Is My Furnace So Noisy?

December 3rd, 2018

FurnaceHave you heard some funny noises coming from your furnace recently? This is a common complaint and, although it is quite common, it is in your best interest to know what may be causing this nuisance. We know how important it is to have a fully functioning, quiet furnace, especially during the chilly months. If your furnace is making strange sounds, it may be time for furnace repair in Chapel Hill, NC.

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HVAC Systems Should Not Run in Short Bursts

November 19th, 2018

woman-hand-headThis topic covers both heating and air conditioning systems. If your heater or air conditioner is running in short bursts, then it is short cycling. There is never a circumstance in which short cycling is normal. It is not a sign of proper function. In fact, it could mean that your system is in need of heating or air conditioning repair in Cary, NC. However, it is not always indicative of a very serious problem. So why worry about it?

Because, while your system may not break down entirely right away, and even if the issue is relatively simple to resolve, continuing to run a short cycling HVAC system is going to negatively affect that system and you in a number of different ways. The fact of the matter is that no problem with your HVAC system is ever truly “minor” enough to ignore. So let’s take a look at why systems may short cycle, and what kind of toll that may take.

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Are Late Season AC Repairs Worth It?

November 5th, 2018

old-acOne look at the weather forecast will tell you that the winter season is moving in fast. In fact, it is likely that you won’t need to use your air conditioner even once more this year. Which is perfect, because your AC wasn’t exactly working perfectly the last time that you did need to use it.  So you can just wait until next year to have it fixed, right? Well, sure you can.

And, technically, you could probably make it around the block a few times without any tires on your rims. That doesn’t mean that you’d try to do so, though. So why let your AC sit in a state of disrepair all winter?

We get it. Many homeowners would choose to ride out the rest of the summer with an AC on the edge rather than schedule late-season AC repairs. Even more would skip over out-of-season air conditioning repair in Durham, NC. We’re here to tell you that it’s in your best interest to go ahead and have them taken care of now, though.

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Prevent Problems. Schedule Heating Maintenance.

October 22nd, 2018

cold-coupleNobody likes a downer. Nobody wants to be around the person at the party that seems bent on telling them about every little thing that could go wrong. We are not at a party, though, and you are here on our blog. That means you’re looking for good, reliable information, and that information can’t all be bright and sunny. The fact of the matter is that no heater is perfect, and you are going to need to schedule heater repair in Raleigh, NC, at some point.

To put a bit more of a positive spin on things, however, today we’ll focus on what you can do to keep any such problems to a bare minimum. The answer is pretty simple. Be sure to schedule heating maintenance, and to do so each year before you put your heater back into regular rotation. Will eliminate the risk of problems entirely? No, of course not. But it is hugely beneficial in a number of ways, and you’d have to be looking for trouble to ignore all that heating maintenance can do for you!

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Don’t Overlook Late Season AC Repairs

October 8th, 2018

AC-techIt is getting late in the season to be talking about air conditioning systems much longer. Or, at least, that’s what some of you may be thinking. That does not change the fact, however,  that professional air conditioning service in Raleigh is necessary at the first sign of trouble, regardless of what time of year it may be. And, while nighttime temperatures may be dropping off into more comfortable ranges, daytime temperatures are still hot enough to warrant AC use for the time being.

That is why we are here to tell you that it really does not make sense to put off any necessary air conditioning repair needs, even if you do think that it is a bit late in the season for scheduling such services. Today, we’ll look at a few of the reasons why you don’t want to wait—even if you’re convinced that your AC can tough it out for the remainder of the cooling season. When it comes to air conditioning repairs, our professionals are the ones that you can count on to do the job right.

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What’s Up with These Loud AC Sounds?

September 24th, 2018

covering-her-earsHuh. That’s weird. I’ve never heard the AC make that sound before. Or maybe I have, and it has just always been a bit quieter. Oh well, it is still keeping the house cool enough. No big deal. 

If that is your pattern of thinking, we will see you soon to repair your air conditioning system.

Or, you could read this post, take the information to heart, and schedule service today so that we can get in there and resolve any existing problems before they go on to cause much more serious, and potentially much more costly, problems.

The ball is in your court, but it is definitely always in your best interest to schedule air conditioning repair in Cary, NC at the first sign of trouble. And, regardless of how much tempted you may be to write off these strange sounds, they are definitely signs of trouble! Your AC needs to work better than “good enough”!

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Prompt AC Repairs Save Time, Trouble, and $$$

September 10th, 2018

woman-with-fanWhen temperatures really start to spike in early summer, homeowners are going to be paying very close attention to the ways in which their air conditioning systems operate. Now, the heat can really stick around in this part of the country, and the move into the autumn and winter seasons is not quite as jarring as it can be in, say, the northeast. That being said, you should be just as mindful of your AC late in the summer season as you should be at the beginning.

Yes, the heat of summer may be giving way to more moderate temperatures, but this does not mean that you can simply ignore signs of trouble with your air conditioning system. Regardless of the time of year, it is always going to be in your best interest to schedule professional air conditioning repair in Chapel Hill, NC at the very first sign of trouble. Why is that? Keep reading to find out!

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Uh-Oh, the AC Is Blowing Warm Air!

August 27th, 2018

AC-outdoor-unitThe reason why so many problems with air conditioners are sometimes allowed to spiral out of control is really quite simple—many of them can be very difficult to spot, let alone to identify as a symptom of a potential problem. An air conditioner that is blowing air, though? Yeah, that one is a bit simpler to recognize. Simple problems don’t always have simple causes or solutions, though, and there are actually a number of different reasons why your air conditioner may be blowing warm air.

In today’s post, we are going to cover some of those reasons, what you can do, and why you are going to need professional AC services in most cases. If and when any such problem (or any other AC problem) demands it, you can count on our team for great air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC. It is just too hot around here to take any chances with your home cooling system!

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Why and How Is My AC Leaking Water?

August 13th, 2018

angry-guyChances are that you have heard about the dangers of refrigerant leaks in your air conditioning system. You probably have not heard too much about water leaks in the system, however. And why should you have? A central air conditioning system doesn’t use water. It has no water piped to it, and it certainly doesn’t have a water storage tank of any kind. So how the heck is it that the AC in your home is leaking water, then?

The good news is that you’re not crazy—or, at least, not because you’re seeing water leak out of your system. The bad news is that, well, you are actually seeing what you think you’re seeing! Even a little bit of water can do real damage to a home, and the fact is that any abnormality in terms of how your air conditioner operates is a sign of potentially serious trouble. Let’s take a look at causes of these “water leaks” and when you may need professional HVAC services in Durham, NC.

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AC Pro Tip: Freshen Up That Filter!

July 30th, 2018

filterI mean, I think that my air filter is fine. It’s not like the indoor air quality in my home is giving me sneezing fits or anything. If this is at all in line with your thinking regarding the standard air filter in your AC system, then there is a serious misunderstanding of precisely what this filter’s intended operation is. The filter that you should be changing every 1-3 months is not there to improve indoor air quality throughout your home.

It is there instead to help protect the overall condition of your HVAC system and to ensure that you are getting the most efficient, reliable, and effective performance possible from your air conditioner. Think that this is an exaggeration? Think again! In today’s post, we are going to help you to understand just what you risk by failing to change your air filter regularly. Your air conditioner in Raleigh, NC is depending upon you, and the clean filters that you provide!

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