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

Your AC Might Need More Than a Dusting This Spring!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Now that it is *officially* Spring, it’s time to turn off that furnace and get that air conditioner blowing! Of course, we hope you’ve already scheduled your spring tune-up, but we’re here to tell you that, unfortunately, your system may need a little more than that.

See, there are a number of common springtime AC repairs, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading below to find out more, and of course, remember to call us when you need air conditioning repair in Durham, NC.

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Don’t Ignore These Crazy Furnace Noises!

Monday, January 27th, 2020

In general, furnaces are relatively quiet. Other than the occasional sound of air whooshing through your vents, you shouldn’t really hear much else. So, if it sounds like your furnace is throwing a wild party in your basement, then now is the time to call in a trained HVAC professional for help.

See, there are a number of sounds that you definitely don’t want to hear coming from your furnace, and below, we have described a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team when you need furnace repair in Durham, NC.)

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Could You Benefit from a Humidifier This Winter?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

As temperatures become cooler and cooler, the air becomes drier and drier, and before you know it, we’ll be sneezing, wheezing, and coughing all over the place! Coincidence? We think not!

See, dry air can have all sorts of implications on your health and wellbeing, so it is important that you do what you can to combat this issue. Of course, one of our favorite ways to combat dry air is with a whole-house humidifier!

Below, we have listed just some of the many reasons why you should consider installing one of these systems in your home this winter. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to schedule HVAC services in Durham, NC with our team!)

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Keep Cool With These Cool Tricks!

Monday, August 26th, 2019

man-with-fanThose high temperatures of summer aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! So, you want to make sure that your home stays cool and comfortable for the remainder of the season, but how do you do that without running up your utility bills?

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to boost your air conditioning efficiency and below we’ve listed them for you! If you keep reading, you’ll find some of our favorite ways to keep cool during a hot summer. So, what are you waiting for?

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Do Your Ducts Need Repairs?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Your ductwork is perhaps one of the most important components of your air conditioning system — it is what delivers cool and conditioned air to every room of your home, keeping you and your family nice and comfortable all summer long! So, of course, you want to be absolutely certain that your ductwork system is in good working order.

Fortunately, there are quite a few signs that suggest your ductwork is in need of repairs, and below we’ve listed some of them for you. Remember, it is very important that you schedule your repairs right away, as ductwork that sustains damage will ultimately end up costing you your comfort and your budget!

Keep reading to find out more!

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Here’s Why You Definitely Should Not Wait to Schedule Your AC Repairs

Monday, July 15th, 2019

woman-hand-headA broken down air conditioner during the middle of summer is definitely one of the worst things you can experience as a homeowner. And certainly, the cost of repairing your system doesn’t come cheap. However, if you are considering scheduling your air conditioning repairs until after the summer season, listen up! Waiting to schedule your AC repairs are only going to make matters worse… much worse!

There are plenty of reasons why you should not wait to schedule your air conditioning repair in Durham, NC, and below, we have listed quite a few of them. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and of course, remember to call our team if you’ve got a faulty air conditioner on your hands!) 

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What’s So Great About ERVs?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Today, homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, meaning that they are so tightly sealed that conditioned air is unable to escape from it. Of course, many of you are probably wondering how this could possibly be a bad thing…

Well, a home that is so tightly sealed does not allow fresh air inside, dramatically decreasing your indoor air quality. As you may know, poor indoor air quality can lead to all sorts of other issues, like frequent illness, worsening allergies, and decreased comfort. So, what do you do?

Many homeowners are opting to have ERVs, or energy recovery ventilators, installed in their homes. Energy recovery ventilators ensure that you are striking the right balance between comfort, efficiency, and indoor air quality. Keep reading below to find out more! 

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Have You Considered Going Ductless?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

It may only be the official start of spring, but summer has a way of creeping up on us, and Preparing for the warmer temperatures can definitely be a little overwhelming — there is just so much to think about! This is especially true if you have found yourself in the market for a new air conditioner. Fortunately for you though, you have a number of options.

Installing a ductless system in your home is one way to boost efficiency and save money on annual cooling and heating costs. Ductless systems are super efficient and very effective, providing you and your family with year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch. Of course, only a professional HVAC technician can determine whether or not a ductless system is right for your home, but in the meantime, we thought we’d let you in on some of the benefits. Keep reading below! 

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Benefits of a Hybrid Heating System

Monday, February 11th, 2019

ventIf you own a heat pump, you are likely well aware of its benefits: it’s versatile, efficient, and quite effective at providing you with year-round comfort. But, what happens when it gets too cold? An electric heat pump is a great alternative for the traditional heater and air conditioner, however, in areas where temperatures drop too low for the heat pump to effectively heat the home, a hybrid heating system might be your best option.

Of course, winters here in North Carolina aren’t what our neighbors up North would call “harsh”, but temperatures have been known to drop significantly during the winter season. We believe that it is always better to be prepared, and having the right combination of HVAC systems can drastically improve your energy efficiency during a particularly cold winter season. Hybrid heating systems allow you to enjoy the efficiency of a heat pump without having to worry about energy costs when the weather becomes too extreme. Keep reading to learn more. 

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When to Call an HVAC Contractor

Monday, January 14th, 2019

call-for-serviceIt is a common misconception that the only time homeowners should reach out to their HVAC contractor is when they have an emergency, but we are here to tell you that this isn’t true! Your heater and air conditioner need regular services to keep them running efficiently and effectively. Most services that your systems require are definitely not DIY, so be sure to find a reputable contractor in your area.

Not every HVAC job does require a professional, though. For instance, changing your air filter and dusting the top of your system are things that you can do yourself. So, if you find yourself unsure as to what jobs warrant a phone call, you’re in luck. In this post, we will be discussing when to call an HVAC contractor. Keep reading to learn more. 

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