Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Benefits of Smart Thermostats (And One Note of Caution as Well)

Monday, May 29th, 2017

remote-home-controlsOne area of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning that has seen immense progress over only a small number of years is climate controls. The old manual thermostats you operate with a slider or a dial are long out of date. Even digital programmable thermostats are yesterday’s news. The top of the line in climate control technology today is the “smart” thermostat, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat that can find the best comfort settings for a home while saving energy—all on its own!

For reasons we’ll get into below, you shouldn’t run out to buy a new Wi-Fi smart thermostat or grab one online, no matter what kind of “deal” you find. Our HVAC experts are here to assist you with finding the right thermostat for your needs. To learn more about our services for thermostats in Wake Forest, NC and throughout the Triangle Area, contact our offices.

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Humidity and Your Air Conditioner in Summer

Monday, May 15th, 2017

ac-condensersHumidity and heat during the summer can combine to make what might otherwise be a pleasantly warm North Carolina day into it a tough slog for almost anybody. The reason for this is that the increased moisture in the air is something like putting on an extra layer of clothing: it traps more heat inside the body, making temperatures feel warmer. So an 80°F day will feel like it’s actually 90°F. When relative humidity rises above 60%—a common event around here—the discomfort kicks in.

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4 Early Season AC Troubles to Watch For

Monday, May 1st, 2017

ac-unit-from-topAs the warm weather starts here in North Carolina (the clock is ticking down toward the first day of summer!) our household air conditioners are going to start humming away to help us overcome the heat and the humidity. If you’ve already scheduled regular maintenance for your air conditioning system—something that’s essential each spring—you shouldn’t expect to run into any serious troubles this early in the heating system.

But it pays to be cautious, especially regarding such a vital piece of equipment for your family’s comfort and safety as the AC. Watch out for a number of air conditioning system troubles that may pop up as the year starts, and be ready to call our exceptional technicians for air conditioning repair in Zebulon, NC and the surrounding areas. We offer 24-hour emergency service for your convenience.

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Options When It’s Time for an AC Replacement

Monday, April 17th, 2017

question-mark-badgeYou’ve weighed the decision about whether you should continue to repair your home’s ailing air conditioning system or have a new one put in. You’ve talked to our professionals, and made the choice: you’re ready for an air conditioning replacement in Raleigh, NC.

What next?

Now you have to find out what type of air conditioner you want for a replacement. It isn’t a straightforward choice, because there is a larger variety of possible replacements than before. You’ll want our HVAC technicians’ expertise for help making the ideal selection, but we’ll give you a head start by going through the list of options.

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What Technicians Look for During an AC Inspection

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Air-conditioner-repairman-maintenanceTwo weeks ago, we brought up the importance of having regular air conditioning maintenance. Scheduling this service every spring with a professional helps ensure your AC works at peak efficiency and for as many years as possible. It’s easy to get started with air conditioning maintenance in Wake Forest, NC and the surrounding areas: you only have to speak to our technicians to find out about our Comfort Club, a program that provides regular inspections and tune-ups for both your AC and heater—and offers many other benefits as well.

Professional Air Conditioner Inspections: What Technicians Check

Let’s take a look at the “inspection” part of maintenance. It may make sense that an air conditioner requires a “tune-up” before the harsh heat of summer arrives. But what’s important about inspections? What do technicians look for, and isn’t this something you can do on your own?

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Why Spring AC Maintenance Is Essential

Monday, March 20th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceSpring is officially here! The spring weather isn’t quite here yet, but the temperatures are warming up, and soon we’ll all be enjoying pleasant warmth during the march toward the summer.

Or at least, we should enjoy pleasant warmth. But a broken or malfunctioning air conditioning system in a home can lead to unpleasant days and rising electrical bills. You can’t stop all air conditioning problems from happening, but you can prevent most of them thanks to a tune-up and inspection for your AC during the spring.

To arrange for air conditioning maintenance in Rolesville, NC, you only have to talk to one of our HVAC specialists. Our Comfort Club is an easy way to have your HVAC maintenance taken care of for the whole year: it includes both air conditioning and heating maintenance, as well as extra benefits.

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An Idea for a New Air Conditioning System: Go Ductless!

Monday, September 5th, 2016

The transition between summer and fall is an excellent time to have a new air conditioning system installed. This is a slower period of the year for HVAC technicians because they have fewer emergency repair calls to handle, so it’s easier to arrange a time to replace your old air conditioner. They’ll be able to offer you great advice about your options, and you’ll have enough time to weigh the possibilities and then have the best new system put in.

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Zone Control: Why You Should Consider It for Your Next HVAC Installation

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Are you thinking about putting in a new HVAC system this fall, either as part of a new house or as a full replacement? Fall is definitely the right time to arrange for the work, since it’s easy to schedule a convenient time with an HVAC contractor and you can take advantage of the mild weather between summer and winter.

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Why a Bigger Air Conditioner Isn’t Necessarily a Better Air Conditioner

Monday, August 15th, 2016

When you’re planning to replace an old air conditioning system, or perhaps install a new air conditioner for a home that doesn’t have one, you’ll encounter a number of important choices about what type of unit to get. Perhaps the most important question to answer is, “How powerful an AC do I need?” Unfortunately, people tend to answer this question incorrectly because they automatically favor going larger than going smaller.

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“What’s That Sound?” Warning Noises from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Air conditioning systems have a number of ways of alerting homeowners that something is going wrong. Paying attention to these warning signs and calling for repairs from professionals as soon as possible is the best way to prevent a larger malfunction that can cripple the AC—and leave a home stranded without cooling on a hot day!

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