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

It’s Spring, But You Still Need to Repair Your Heater if Necessary

Monday, April 16th, 2018

technician-looks-at-gas-furnaceThe changeover to spring doesn’t mean the permanent arrival of warm weather, no matter how much we’d like that. But warmer days are here, and the heater in your home will put in less and less work over the coming weeks until it finally turns off for the middle of the year, not coming back to work until fall.

But your heater still needs TLC in spring! If you have reason to believe your heater has a malfunction of any kind, don’t choose to “wait it out” until the warm weather arrives so you won’t have to worry about it. Have professionals repair the heater as soon as you can arrange for it. There are a number of reasons why prompt heating repair is necessary even with warm weather right over the horizon.

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Keep Repairing the Furnace? Or Replace It This Spring?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

old-basement-furnaceAs you count down the days until the end of winter—whether the official date in March or just the first day of wonderful warm weather—you should give some thought to the furnace that’s been providing you with indoor warmth. Has it struggled this winter to do its job? Have you needed to call for repairs to keep it running? Have you had it for longer than a decade—or for so long you can’t remember how old it is? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, we recommend you consider replacing the furnace when spring arrives and you no longer need its heat.

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Why the Burners Aren’t Lighting on Your Gas Furnace

Monday, February 5th, 2018

gas-energy-flamesIt’s not a fun situation to turn on your furnace during a cold day or night only to have nothing happen. The burners don’t ignite, and there’s no heat. There’s probably no danger in this situation, since modern gas furnaces are built to prevent an accumulation of unburned gas if the burners don’t come on. But you still have a non-working furnace and a freezing house.

What’s the problem? And is there anything you can do about it on your own? Let’s roll up our sleeves and take a look …

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Why Isn’t One of My Ductless Heating Units Working?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

ductless-split-on-wallDuctless mini split heat pumps have many benefits. One that customers love is that ductless heating only needs to provide warm air to the rooms that require it. Are the bedrooms currently empty? You don’t need to expend energy running the wall units in them! Have your family and friends all gathered in the living room to watch a movie? Then the only wall unit that needs to be on is the one serving the living room. It’s smart comfort and excellent savings.

But what if you find one day you don’t have any choice about running one of the ductless units—because it won’t turn on at all? There are some simple reasons this can happen, and a few that aren’t so simple. In the latter case, you may need to call us for heating repair in Raleigh, NC or elsewhere in our wide service area. Let’s run down some of the possibilities.

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Learn About Your Electric Furnace: The Sequencer

Monday, January 8th, 2018

electric-wiring-furanceWhen it comes to supplying a home with heat during the winter, the gas furnace is the most common option. In fact, more than 64 million homes around the country use natural gas power to stay warm. However, not every home has this choice. If you live in a house without a connection to a natural gas pipeline, you’ll need to rely on electricity to supply your heating. In most cases, this means using an electric furnace.

Electric furnaces do have a number of advantages, however. One of the key ones is the lower amount of repairs they tend to need compared to natural gas furnaces. This is because electric furnaces have a simpler operation that doesn’t wear them down as fast. But electric furnaces still aren’t simple. In this post, we’re going to look at a critical component that allows an electric furnace to work accurately: the sequencer.

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Furnace Repairs You May Need in the New Year

Monday, December 25th, 2017

crossed-wrenchesAre you looking forward to 2018? Or maybe you’re feeling hesitant about it, wondering if you’ll get done all you want to? We understand: approaching a new number on the calendar is intimidating.

We won’t be able to help you get that novel written, or start construction on a new addition to your house, or help you begin a new career. But we can handle an important issue that might make the start of New Year a hassle, and that’s a wonky or busted furnace. With all the plans you’re making, you don’t want a failed furnace making life miserable! Thankfully, you have us for your heater repair in Raleigh, NC. When you’ve run into problems with your furnace, our experts are on call 24/7 to come to your assistance.

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Are There Any Reasons to Prefer an Electric Furnace?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

question-mark-badgeWhen it comes to choosing a furnace to provide heating to your house in North Carolina during the winters, you’ll probably lean toward a furnace that burns natural gas to generate heat. Natural gas furnaces are the most popular type of heating system across the country because of the immense heating power they can put out and their relatively low cost of operating compared to using electrical heating systems. (Natural gas is a less expensive energy source in general.)

The electric furnace option, however, is there as well. Electric furnaces aren’t going anywhere! Considering the benefits of going with a natural gas furnace, are there any reasons to instead select an electric one? The answer is yes, and we have listed some of the reasons below.

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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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