Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

The Great Thermostat Misunderstanding, or Cool Your Home for Less with This Tip

June 26th, 2017

setting-wall-thermostatAs HVAC technicians with plenty of experience working with both residential and commercial customers, we often encounter misunderstandings about cooling and heating. Many of these misunderstandings have been around for decades.

But today, with the quick access that almost everybody has to information, these misunderstandings travel even faster—and it’s almost impossible to stamp them out. We can only try our best to see that our customers are informed so they receive the most efficient and longest service from their heating and central air conditioning system in Zebulon, NC.

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Ice on the Air Conditioner: No, It Shouldn’t Be There

June 12th, 2017

air-conditioning-unitHere’s a question we often hear from customers. In fact it’s a question any quality HVAC company will hear multiple times:

Hey, there’s ice on my air conditioner’s evaporator coil. Is that … supposed to happen?

It’s a good question. That people think to ask it in the first place is good sign. It shows they have an understanding that, even though air conditioners blow out chilled air when they’re running, ice is probably not a part of the cooling process. Or at least, it shouldn’t be.

This instinct is correct: when ice starts to appear on the indoor coil of a central air conditioner (i.e. along the evaporator coil), it means something is wrong. In most cases, you’ll need to call for air conditioning repair in Raleigh, NC or elsewhere in order to fix the problem—and sooner, rather than later.

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

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 The old manual thermostats you operate with a slider or a dial are long out of date.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

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

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

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

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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Spring 2017 Newer

March 29th, 2017

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Why Spring AC Maintenance Is Essential

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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Late Season Heating Repair and March Madness for Your AC

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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