Ideal Services Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Are Late Season AC Repairs Worth It?

Monday, 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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Avoiding AC Installation Headaches

Monday, May 21st, 2018

technician-workingIt does not matter if you are installing a brand new air conditioner in a new home, or if the time has finally come to replace your old air conditioning system with a newer, more efficient model—you want that installation process to go as smoothly as possible. Well, not only do you want it, but we believe that you deserve it. That is why we are here to handle your AC installation, and why we are using today’s post to give you some tips for avoiding any headaches with the project.

Efficient and reliable air conditioning in Fuquay Varina is really more a necessity than it is a luxury. That is why you really want to know that the job is done right every step of the way—and that you’ve also made the right decisions every step of the way. The fact that you’ve navigated yourself to our blog means that you are well on the way to doing so! Read on, and be sure to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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What Short Cycling Means for Your AC

Monday, May 7th, 2018

AC-technicianOne of the worst things that you can do for your air conditioning system is to convince yourself that your air conditioner is working “well enough”. We know, we get it. It’s hot out, you’re busy, at least there’s still cool air coming from the vents, etc. etc. That may all be true, but the fact remains that ignoring the need for air conditioning repairs is a decision that is going to come back to haunt you. Worse, the negative impact on your air conditioner can manifest in a number of different ways.

So, if your air conditioner is running only briefly before cycling back down, causing your system to take longer and longer to cool your home, don’t settle for “well, it gets there eventually”. You deserve better than this, and so does your air conditioner. Here is some information from our Durham AC repair professionals about why short cycling is serious business. If you notice the problem with your system, you need to nip it in the bud.

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Do Not Overpay for Cooling This Season

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

house-money-seesawThe early days of summer are always a welcome change of pace around here, especially after a particularly chilly winter season. Once the real heat and humidity of the season descend upon us once more, though, it can be a bit hard to remember why we were so excited for it in the first place! Even those of us that love the summer season the most will admit that it can be a trying time when the heat and humidity levels hit their peak.

That is why you not only want a great performance from your air conditioning system, but also need an efficient performance from that system as well. After all, you are going to be running that air conditioner pretty much nonstop throughout the hottest time of the year. The last thing that you want is to drain your budget just because you want to live in the comfort that we know you deserve. Here are some tips to help you enjoy more affordable air conditioning in Raleigh, NC.

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3 Major Benefits of HVAC Maintenance

Monday, 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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End of Season AC Repairs: Yay or Nay?

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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