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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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Watch Out for Ice on Your Heat Pump This Winter

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Winter preparations are now under way as temperatures cool. Soon, you can expect to have your residential heating system working regularly through the days and nights. Before that time starts, it’s a wise idea to review the warning signs that may crop up during the early days of operation that something is wrong with the heater. The sooner you call for repairs, the easier they will be to get done, and the less likely you’ll run into a busted heater when you need it the most.

This post is for those of you who use a heat pump for winter comfort. You might see ice developing along the outdoor unit when it runs… and that’s not a good sign!

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What Does Energy Efficiency Mean for a Furnace?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

When you are in the market for a new furnace installation in your house, one of the major factors to look at in any model you may purchase is its energy efficiency. This is the measure of how well the furnace takes its energy source (natural gas in most cases) and turns it into the actual heat you feel in the house. An energy-efficient furnace will waste little of its fuel source and convert most of it to heating. This usually means you will pay less to run the system than a furnace with worse energy efficiency.

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Danger! Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace!

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

One of our priorities as professional HVAC technicians is keeping our customers safe in their homes. We want you to enjoy comfort during the winter without worries that the gas furnace you have installed might become hazardous.

Gas furnaces are built today with safety uppermost in mind; we don’t want you to think that a natural gas furnace is automatically dangerous. If you make sure to always schedule annual maintenance in the fall to inspect and tune-up your gas furnace, you can enjoy many winters of comfort without concern.

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Have a Whole-House Generator Installed This Fall!

Monday, 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.

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Zone Control: Why You Should Consider It for Your Next HVAC Installation

Monday, 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.

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Why a Bigger Air Conditioner Isn’t Necessarily a Better Air Conditioner

Monday, 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.

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“What’s That Sound?” Warning Noises from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, 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!

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Why Your AC Can’t Handle High Humidity

Monday, 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.

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The Benefits of a Ductless System for Your Home

Monday, 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!

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