Ideal Services Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Apex’

Late-Season Furnace Repairs to be Wary of

Monday, March 9th, 2020

A mistake that many homeowners make when it comes to their furnaces is that they forget about taking care of the system as the summer rolls in. You might not need the heating system to keep you toasty until winter comes around again, but we recommend taking one good look at the furnace for the last time.

There are several late-season furnace repairs that you should know, so they don’t catch you by surprise when you need to start using it again. To make sure you don’t miss these maintenance requirements, we’ve highlighted a few of the most important ones. Be sure to contact us to schedule our services for heating in Apex, NC, so we can address the problems on time.

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Let’s Get That Furnace Ready for Winter!

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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Winter feels like it is far away right now. When the cold winds of winter finally start blowing, the last thing you want is to find out your furnace has a problem that you should have taken care of earlier.

It can cost you a fortune if you try to run a compromised furnace. It cannot give you the same toasty heat that you need, and you could end up damaging it beyond repair. Even if it can barely manage to work, it will consume a lot more energy, and your bills can skyrocket. The best way to keep your furnace from costing you an arm and a leg is by scheduling furnace repairs in Apex, NC before the winter season arrives.

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Uh-Oh! Is My Furnace on the Fritz?

Monday, October 21st, 2019

What do you do when your furnace stops working? When the weather gets cold, the last thing you want is a malfunctioning furnace. The unit is responsible for providing you the comfortable, warm indoor temperatures that protect you from the unforgiving cold. However, your furnace might remain off for half a year. It can get damaged without you noticing anything until the time to use it comes around.

Instead of waiting till it gets unbearably cold, you should schedule furnace repairs in Apex, NC, before the winds of winter arrive.

Signs You Need Furnace Repairs

Check your furnace and look for any potential problems with the unit before the season starts. Some of the signs your furnace needs repairs can include:

Higher Bills

One of the signs that your furnace needs repairs is a higher bill. If your furnace is working properly, but your bill is unusually high, the chances are that it is not working optimally. It could be using more fuel to keep your house warm. The high bills are a sign that there is some problem with your furnace, causing it to work harder than it should have to so it can regulate the temperature.

Cooler Temperatures

The most obvious sign that your furnace needs repairs is that it is not doing the job you bought it for. If your furnace is not heating your home properly, it could mean various problems. It could be anything from a malfunctioning thermostat to leaking ductwork.

Short-Cycling

If your furnace turns on and off constantly without regulating the temperature, it is short-cycling. There are several reasons your furnace might be short-cycling. Have a professional come in and take a look at what is the exact problem leading to short-cycling. Constantly turning on and off can cause a lot of strain to the system and lead to more expensive repairs later on.

Strange Sounds

Furnaces are not totally silent appliances. However, there are some noises you can immediately recognize to be strange for a furnace. Pay attention to your furnace, and if you hear strange sounds like whistling or squealing, there could be fan or belt issues. Banging and groaning noises could be because of loose internal parts.

Weird Odors

One of the signs your furnace needs repairs is that it has strange smells when you turn it on. Most furnaces that run on natural gas can smell like gas when you turn them on, but it dissipates very quickly as it runs.

However, if you notice a strong smell of fuel around the unit or a burning odor, there can be several issues with the furnace. It could be a gas leak or even excessive dust within the unit. Call in a professional to inspect it and fix the issue because any leaks can be dangerous for you and your family.

Contact Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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Why AC Maintenance Is a Professional Service

Monday, 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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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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AC Pro Tip: Change the Filter!

Monday, 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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Tips for Efficient Cooling

Monday, 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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Summer Is Coming, as Is the Humidity

Monday, January 30th, 2017

water-dropletsWhen you think of the discomfort that you’ll face during the summer season, temperatures regularly hitting the 90s are probably what you first envision. While very high temperatures will certainly prove a challenge in terms of comfort, so too will very humid weather. Our conditions in this area can be downright swampy when summer really gets underway. Using a whole-house dehumidifier in Apex, NC can help you to avoid the issues that high humidity can lead to.

When you run your air conditioner, it is true that some humidity is drawn out of the air. That is why you have a condensate drain line/pan assembly in your AC system. However, you must remember that this is really more of a byproduct of the cooling process. It is not the intended function of an air conditioner to dehumidify the air. To successfully do so, nothing beats a designated dehumidification system.

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Upgrade Your Heater with a Zone Control System

Monday, December 26th, 2016

If you use a forced air heating system, like a furnace or a heat pump, in order to heat your home, you may have realized that heating your entire house to one set temperature throughout is not really the ideal way in which to keep your home warm. You may not need as much heat in the kitchen or crowded den as you do in the kids’ bedrooms, for instance. With a zone control system in Apex, NC, you avoid this issue.

A zone control system must be expertly installed if it is to benefit you fully. That is why you should let the pros on our team handle your zone control system installation. Check out the following information, and let us know if you’re ready to take greater control over the way in which you heat your home.

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Some Common Signs That Heating Repairs Are Necessary

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Wouldn’t it be great if you could flip your heater on each winter and know for certain that nothing was going to go wrong at any point? Of course it would be, but this is just not how things work here in the real world. At some point, you are going to need professional heating repairs in Apex, NC.

Generally speaking, the sooner that heating repairs are completed the better off your heater will be. It is hugely beneficial to be able to spot the need for heating repairs early on. Here are a few signs to look out for.

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