Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Rolesville’

Compressor Burn-Out: The BIG Air Conditioning Problem

Monday, September 4th, 2017
compressor-in-ac-unit

Hey there, compressor! How are you feeling this late summer?

As summer winds down and temperatures cool, homeowners are often a bit more careless with their air conditioning in Rolesville, NC. They’ll keep it running—there are still hot days ahead, and fall can strike with major heat waves—but they may not pay as much attention to it or carefully monitor how long it runs. And this is unfortunate because at the end of cooling season is the period when an AC is most likely to suffer a catastrophic failure. The system already put in an immense amount of labor handling the heat and humidity of summer, and when that wear and tear catches up, it can mean a serious malfunction…

…including the most dreaded of all, COMPRESSOR BURNOUT!

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4 Reasons Your Cooling Costs Are So High (Aside from the Heat!)

Monday, July 10th, 2017

piles-of-US-currencyWhen summer rolls into the Triangle Area, people expect to see their electric bills start to rise. Air conditioners can be pretty greedy about using electricity: the compressor that’s at the core of how a cooling system works draws a large amount of amps as it runs. High electric bills are simply part of life during the summer.

But there’s a difference between higher electrical bills—and bills that are absurdly high. If you’ve noticed you’re paying much more to run your air conditioner this summer, and you don’t believe it’s because you’re using it more or the days are hotter, then this post is for you. We’ve put together four reasons your cooling costs might be higher and what you can do about it.

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Humidity and Your Air Conditioner in Summer

Monday, 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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Why Spring AC Maintenance Is Essential

Monday, 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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How Zone Control Works for Better Home Comfort and Energy Savings

Monday, 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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Warning Sounds That Your Furnace Needs Repairs

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Natural gas furnaces are the standard way that homes receive heat during the winter. Although there are other types of heating systems, some which are gaining popularity, the gas furnace remains the kind of heater found in the majority of households around the country thanks to their heating power and reliability.

But no furnace can be 100% reliable. There are some ways that a furnace can send out warnings that it needs repair work. One of them is odd sounds. Below is a guide to warning sounds that will tell you it’s time to contact our heating professionals for repairs.

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Cracked Heat Exchanger: How a Furnace Might Become Dangerous

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Last week we wrote a post about how to protect your family from carbon monoxide, which is a concern that any home that uses natural gas may have.

In this week’s post, we’re going to examine one of the ways that a gas furnace can malfunction and create a CO poisoning hazard in the first place: a cracked heat exchanger.

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