September 26th, 2016
This is the time of year when we place a big emphasis on regular maintenance for residential heating systems. It’s the reason we have our Comfort Club: our customers only need to sign up, and they’ll have their concerns for heating maintenance taken care of year after year. (And they’ll have air conditioning maintenance as well!)
Previously, we’ve written about the benefits that you receive from scheduling a fall maintenance visit for your heating system. We’re going to turn to the other side in this post and look at what can go wrong with a heater if it begins to miss these important inspections and tune-ups:
September 19th, 2016
Last week we talked about arranging for heating maintenance during the fall to get prepared for the winter. This will help your heater work in the best condition and save you money through energy efficiency and a reduced need for repairs. Best of all, it protects you against a sudden heating system breakdown on the coldest day of the year.
September 12th, 2016
The change in seasons between summer and fall is often a gradual one. Right now we’re still experiencing some high temperatures during the day, even though we’re only about a week away from the official start of fall (September 22). But even with the warm weather still hanging around, September is a time when you should begin making preparations for the winter weather.
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.
August 29th, 2016
If you’ve lived in the Triangle for a few years, you know that it experiences some unpredictable and violent weather in some seasons, including ice storms and hurricanes. Although there isn’t anything you can do to prevent bad weather, you can prepare your home for it. One of the best preparations to make is installing a whole-house generator early this fall. You can call our technicians to find out about your options when it comes to generators.
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.
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.
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!
August 1st, 2016
Heat is only one of the enemies of comfort during our summers in Raleigh. The other one is humidity. The higher levels of moisture in the air makes is harder for the human body to release heat through perspiration, which is why humid days feel hotter than the actual temperature. A 90°F day is hot no matter which way you look at it, but a 90°F day with 80% relative humidity can be utterly miserable.
July 25th, 2016
When you think of “central air conditioning and heating,” you probably immediately think of ductwork. For the last few decades, since central HVAC systems have become the standard in homes, ducts have served as the way that heated and cooled air is sent to different room. However, ducts are no longer necessary for central ACs and heaters. Ductless mini split heat pumps now allow you to enjoy central comfort without requiring an inch of ductwork!