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

Schedule Heating Maintenance before Winter Weather Strikes

Monday, November 13th, 2017

winter-landscape-pictureThe weather has cooled down for the fall, but the true chill of winter still hasn’t arrived. This means you have time left to arrange for regular maintenance for your residential heating system. This is a job that requires HVAC professionals: you can’t simply run through a checklist and do it yourself. (You can, and should, change the HVAC filter on a regular basis, but this is the only major maintenance job that can be don DIY.)

Don’t delay calling to schedule your maintenance inspection and tune-up, because you want your heating system ready to go when the big drop in temperatures arrive—probably in the next month.

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Heating Maintenance: Yes, You Need It Every Fall

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

furnace-repair-technicianThere’s no denying fall has arrived. When the calendar turns to October and the store displays switch over to a Halloween theme, you know that it’s autumn—even if the weather hasn’t cooled down significantly yet.

But winter will arrive quicker than we can imagine (think of how fast the summer went past), so now is the time to turn your attention to having your heating system inspected and tuned-up, whether it’s a furnace, heat pump, or ductless heating system.

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Late Season Heating Repair and March Madness for Your AC

Monday, March 6th, 2017

girl-welcomes-springWe started off March with a pleasantly warm day, and then the temperatures took a dip. This is the standard for this month, however. There’s a reason that nobody can keep that “lambs and lions” proverb about March straight: is it “in like a lion, out like a lamb” or “in like a lamb, out like a lion”? Does one mean a prediction about the other? Hard to tell, because March is a devilish month for predicting the weather. The transition from winter to spring is a tumultuous time, so we’re going to take our advice not from a farmers’ almanac proverb, but from Hamlet: “The readiness is all!”

Here is how our professional HVAC services in Zebulon, NC and elsewhere in the Triangle Area can help you stay ready for March Madness.

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Should My Furnace Be Leaking Water?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

large-furnaceHomeowners who have boilers to provide heat to their homes know that water leaking from the system is always a possibility. But if you, like the majority of homeowners in the area, use a gas furnace to provide heat for the winter, you won’t expect to see water leaking out of it. After all, a furnace generates heat through gas burners that create hot combustion gas. Water shouldn’t be involved.

But furnaces can leak water—and that isn’t normal. If you spot water starting to pool around the base of your furnace during the winter, you’ll need to have it professionally repaired. You can rely on our experts to fix your furnace in Raleigh, NC or in the surrounding areas. Our technicians are NATE-certified to see that the job gets done fast and gets done right the first time.

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How Zone Control Works for Better Home Comfort and Energy Savings

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

two_houses_with_heating_and_cooling_symbolsOne of the important services we offer customers, which is one that you won’t find at every HVAC contractor, is setting up homes with zone control systems. Zoning the heating and cooling for a home is an excellent way to lower energy costs and make comfort more convenient for everyone in a household. There are many different advantages that a professionally installed zoning system offers.

People are curious when they first hear about the potential of installing zone controls. They think of the layout of the HVAC system: a heater and AC connected to a series of ducts branching out to the room vents. When the HVAC blower comes on, heated or cooled air travels through these ducts to all of the rooms. All of them. How is it possible to control which rooms receive conditioned air and which don’t?

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How a Faulty Thermostat Can Lead to Heating Repair

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The modern thermostats (or “climate controls” to give them the slightly fancier name) are complex pieces of computerized equipment. But no matter how many energy-saving features a new thermostat comes with, it still fills that same function: turning the heating system and blower fan on and off, and registering the temperature indoor to tell when it needs to turn these appliances on and off.

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Warning Sounds That Your Furnace Needs Repairs

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Natural gas furnaces are the standard way that homes receive heat during the winter. Although there are other types of heating systems, some which are gaining popularity, the gas furnace remains the kind of heater found in the majority of households around the country thanks to their heating power and reliability.

But no furnace can be 100% reliable. There are some ways that a furnace can send out warnings that it needs repair work. One of them is odd sounds. Below is a guide to warning sounds that will tell you it’s time to contact our heating professionals for repairs.

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Burning Smells from Your Furnace: What They May Mean

Monday, December 12th, 2016

We’re at the point of the year when furnaces are going to start coming on in homes all around Raleigh, putting in their first full day of work since the early spring. Furnaces that received a timely inspection and tune-up from a professional should be off to a good start.

But wait… is that burning you smell from the vents when your furnace starts running? Is something already broken? Is it an emergency? Should you call for help right away?

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Don’t Delay: There’s Still Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We’re closing in on the official first day of winter, and you can already feel the coolness in the air. The true cold hasn’t arrived yet, but it can be expected at any time. So… have you arranged for a professional inspection and tune-up for your household heating system yet? If you haven’t, don’t worry that it might be too late—it isn’t! But you want to contact our offices right away to sign up for our Comfort Club maintenance program and get on the schedule.

Below is our guide to how maintenance helps the different types of heating systems.

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Cracked Heat Exchanger: How a Furnace Might Become Dangerous

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Last week we wrote a post about how to protect your family from carbon monoxide, which is a concern that any home that uses natural gas may have.

In this week’s post, we’re going to examine one of the ways that a gas furnace can malfunction and create a CO poisoning hazard in the first place: a cracked heat exchanger.

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