Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

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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Should My Furnace Be Leaking Water?

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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Low Refrigerant in a Heat Pump Is a Danger in Winter as Well!

February 6th, 2017

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Refrigerant leaking out of an air conditioning system is one of the more common AC troubles, and it requires professional repair work right away.

Here in winter, however, you may not think that you need to concern yourself with refrigerant at all. If you use a heat pump, it’s easy to think that loss of refrigerant won’t affect your comfort. It’s refrigerant after all—it’s supposed to keep things cooled down, and what you need during the winter is heat.

But this is a misunderstanding of both refrigerant and how heat pumps run. If a heat pump loses refrigerant during the winter, it will have just as serious consequences as during the summer.

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How Zone Control Works for Better Home Comfort and Energy Savings

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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