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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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Why AC Maintenance Is a Professional Service

July 16th, 2018

man-with-fanIn our previous blog post, we told you about some simple ways in which you can help to maintain your air conditioning system. You may recall that our final suggestion was a bit of a switcheroo—that you need to schedule professional AC maintenance with our team! But why is this the case? As you’ll recall, you can change your air filter and clean your outdoor unit on your own. Is there really that much more to cover?

You better believe it! We alluded to the fact that routine HVAC maintenance is something that you need to schedule with a trained, experienced professional because it is too big and complex of a job to handle on your own. That wasn’t a lie! Today we are going to look at some of what we’ll accomplish when tuning up your AC, provided that you schedule your AC services in Apex, NC with our team. So read on, and remember that we’re here for you and your AC system.

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Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC System

July 2nd, 2018

woman-fanWait a second, you may be thinking, isn’t this the same blog that is always reminding me that routine HVAC maintenance is a job for trained professionals? What gives? Why the sudden change of heart? Well, if that’s the way that you feel, then you haven’t been paying very close attention. Yes, routine air conditioning maintenance is something that demands the skill and expertise that only trained, knowledgeable professionals can offer.

That does not mean that there is nothing that you can do to keep your air conditioner in good working condition, though. When you need HVAC services in Durham, NC, such as annual HVAC maintenance, then we are definitely the pros to call. Today, we’re going to prove that we’re true pros by helping you to understand how you can pitch in when it comes to keeping your AC in great working condition. Be sure to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. 

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3 Signs That Your AC Is in Trouble

June 18th, 2018

AC-tools-on-topWhen you first got your air conditioner, they probably told you it would need regular maintenance. And while no one is eager to get AC repairs, it’s crucial that you’re prepared for any troubles—especially if you haven’t had maintenance in a while.

If you know the warning signs, you’ll be able to act as soon as they arise. AC trouble left unchecked can drain your finances or leave you sweating in the summer.

They say trouble always comes in threes. So here are three big signs of air conditioning trouble, what they mean, and what you can do about it.              

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No, You Can’t Add Refrigerant to Your AC

June 4th, 2018

AC-manifoldNot only can you not add refrigerant to your air conditioner on your own, but you should never have to! Air conditioners are either factory charged with the right amount of refrigerant before being shipped out to retailers, or they are charged at the time of installation in a dry charge scenario. Because refrigerant is not consumed by your air conditioner at any point in the system’s operation, a low refrigerant charge means that it was either charged insufficiently at the factory—highly unlikely—insufficiently charged by your installation technician—not if you worked with us!—or you have a leak.

That last point is, unfortunately, the one that most homeowners run into. Make no mistake—a refrigerant leak is one of the most serious air conditioning problems that you may encounter with your system. Not only will a low refrigerant charge put your comfort and your budget at risk, but continuing to run an air conditioner that is low on refrigerant can result in serious damage to your system. Given the opportunity, it can even ruin your compressor. In such cases, a full AC replacement is usually the result.

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