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

You Cannot Afford to Skip Heating Maintenance!

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

We understand that homeowners might not be too eager to schedule heating maintenance in Durham, NC. It seems like there is always one issue or another that needs taking care of, and the costs can accumulate. That should not be a problem if you hire the services of the right professionals who can give you a satisfaction guarantee.

If you skip heating maintenance altogether, it might give you the illusion that you are saving money, but saving that money now can lead to significant problems (and expenses) later. We’re going to discuss a few reasons why you cannot afford to skip heating maintenance below.

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Let’s Get That Furnace Ready for Winter!

Monday, February 24th, 2020

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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Why Choose a Hybrid Heating System?

Monday, March 12th, 2018

chimney-moneyIt’s March in North Carolina, so chances are that you are already thinking ahead to the hotter time of the year. Even if you are ready to move past the heating season and to put the very notion of winter out of your mind for the foreseeable future, though, today’s post is for you. Why? Because now is actually a great time to have your heater replaced, and because air conditioning actually plays a role in today’s topic as well. More on that below.

First, let us just remind you that you are only going to get the best performance possible from your HVAC systems (hybrid heating systems included) if you schedule service with professional Durham, NC HVAC technicians. The fact that you are reading this means that you are well on your way to doing so. Schedule service with our team, and you can count on exceptional customer and technical services. And now, let’s review what hybrid heating has to offer.

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Is Your Furnace Still Worth Repairing?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

furnace-technicianLook, we get it—homeowners really need to be thrifty these days. Even if you have some money in the bank to deal with unexpected expenses, you may not want to tap into those funds until it is absolutely necessary. That is totally understandable. However,  you also need to assess some situations carefully when trying to save some money. You could wind up doing the exact opposite of what you intended to do. It’s not always about immediate savings, remember.

If your furnace has been limping along for the last season or two, but you are determined to wait for it to break down entirely before you go ahead and schedule a furnace replacement, you may be taking the wrong approach. Just because furnace repair in Raleigh, NC is still on the table, after all, does not mean that your furnace is really still worth repairing. It can be a bitter pill to swallow, but sometimes replacement really is the way to go.

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What Are the Benefits of Radiant Heating?

Monday, February 12th, 2018

While North Carolina is certainly not the most frigid of places in the US throughout the winter season, it definitely gets uncomfortably cold around here during this time. That is why you really need to have a great heating system installed in your home, even if you are not going to be using that heater as much as you do your air conditioning system. If you are in the market for a new heater, then you should definitely consider the use of a radiant heating system.

There are a lot of benefits that you’ll enjoy as the result of choosing a radiant heating system, but it is important to note that there is no such thing as a heater that is perfect for everyone. Working with our team means that you’ll have the information that you need to choose the heater that is perfect for your needs, though. Whether you’re looking to replace an old heater or you need to schedule heating repairs in Cary, NC, you can always count on our team for a job well done.

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Dirty Air Filters Mean Heating Problems

Monday, January 29th, 2018

man-with-air-filterHeating maintenance is something that we bring up quite frequently on this blog. If you ask us, that’s justified. Why? Because, just to reiterate, there is no better way in which to keep your heater functioning properly and efficiently! When you schedule your heating maintenance with our team on an annual basis, you really can count on getting the most reliable and effective performance that your heater can muster. There is a catch, though. There is one heating maintenance task that you should be handling on your own.

This is changing the air filter in your forced air heater (such as a furnace or a heat pump). While our technicians will check on your air filter and replace it if necessary during annual maintenance, it really needs to be changed out much more frequently than just once a year. There is no rule written in stone, so checking in on the filter from time to time is advisable. However, most systems benefit from a fresh air filter every 1-3 months.

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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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Common Signs of Heater Problems

Monday, December 18th, 2017

cold-manWouldn’t it be great if you could know with absolute certainty that you could start up your heater at the beginning of the heating season, and then never have to worry about its performance? Of course, this is just not the reality of the situation in the real world. While you can help to ensure a great performance from your heater by investing in quality equipment and scheduling routine heating maintenance, the fact remains that you are going to run into trouble with your heater at some point.

When you do, be sure to contact the pros on our team in order to schedule professional heating repair in Chapel Hill, NC. Just because our winter weather is not as brutal as that in some northern areas of the country is no reason to ignore any signs of trouble with your heating system. Ideally, you’ll notice these signs of trouble well before your system breaks down entirely or suffers serious damage. Here are some to look out for.

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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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