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

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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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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Why and How Is My AC Leaking Water?

Monday, 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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Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC System

Monday, 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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