Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

How a UV Air Purifier Can Help Your Home

July 8th, 2019

UV-lightIn terms of comfortable living, most homeowners are going to think first and foremost about temperature. This is totally understandable. Without an effective air conditioner in the summer and a reliable heater in our relatively mild winter season, it is very difficult to live in anything even remotely resembling “comfort”. If you think that temperature is the only factor to consider when it comes to your comfort or to your overall quality of life in your home, however, think again.

You should be equally concerned with the indoor air quality in your home, if not more so. Why? Because subpar indoor air quality can actually have pretty serious implications for your health. Your comfort is very important, of course, but your health needs to be protected at all costs. That is why you may need to use a UV air purifier in your home. If you are curious about UV air purifiers, this is the post for you, courtesy of your trusted HVAC company in Durham, NC.

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AC Warranties: You Need Them! (And Need to Keep Them!)

June 24th, 2019

warranty-badgesThis is one of the misconceptions we run into the most often as technicians in the HVAC industry: “equipment warranties aren’t important.”

We aren’t sure where this myth comes from. Perhaps people are wary of being tricked into purchasing something they don’t need along with a major piece of equipment. But warranties for devices like central air conditioning systems are important. You not only want a good 10-year warranty on a new AC installation, you want to make sure the warranty isn’t voided during that period.

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Why Are My Cooling Bills Already So Steep?

June 10th, 2019

air-conditioner-money-saverAs warmer weather starts, the ACs all through the Triangle will start coming on. When that happens, electrical bills will begin to rise and more power goes to run the air conditioning systems’ compressors—the big workhorses of any air conditioner.

You’re probably used to seeing this uptick in your electrical bills once the cooling season starts, the same way you expect to see your gas bills rise during the winter when you have your furnace running. (Or, if you use an electric furnace or a heat pump, your electrical bills.) But if you’ve noticed the rise in electrical costs is far more than in the past, something may be up. Unless you’re running the air conditioner much more than usual or the cost of electricity has risen steeply, you may need to have air conditioning repair in Chapel Hill, NC to get those bills back down.

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Why Humidity Can Make Summer Heat Much Worse

May 27th, 2019

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What is it about humidity? We know—because we live in an area that often experiences high humidity during the middle of the year—that a hot day feels much hotter, and much less pleasant, when the humidity levels soar. A “dry heat” means “a tolerable heat.”

But what is it specifically about humidity that makes a hot summer day much harder to take? We have the answer to that question—and we also have a way to help you beat high humidity inside your home. (You’re on your own outside, however!)

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Tools an AC Repair Technician Uses

May 13th, 2019

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One of the priorities of an HVAC company during the summer is keeping customers’ air conditioning systems up and running. Once spring maintenance season is over, our technicians are busy answering repair requests, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can always trust us to be there to rescue your AC, no matter if it’s a small tweak or a bigger job.

We always stress with our customers how important it is to leave air conditioning repairs of any size to licensed professionals. There are many reasons for this, and one of them is that only professionals have the specialized tools necessary to do the jobs correctly as well as how to operate the tools.

Below, we’re going to look at some of the vital repair tools our HVAC technician use.

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Rule of 5,000: Knowing When AC Repairs Aren’t Enough

April 29th, 2019

air-conditioning-recyclingThe Rule of 5,000. Sounds a bit intimidating, almost like something out of a science-fiction future. But it’s really a simple mathematical rule of thumb to help people determine when they should replace their air conditioning system. At a certain point, an air conditioner will be so old that continuing to pay to have it repaired each time it breaks down is throwing away money.

Although the “Rule of 5,000” isn’t always 100% accurate, it’s a good place to start thinking about whether you need to keep up with air conditioning repair in Apex, NC or arrange for a new AC system.

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How HVAC Experts Know What AC to Install for a Home

April 15th, 2019

air-conditioning-collageReplacing an old air conditioning system is something you can schedule for any part of the year. But the spring is the best season for it, since the hot weather hasn’t arrived yet but is just around the corner.

Choosing a new AC for a replacement isn’t a simple process of just looking over various models and picking the one that best fits your budget. To ensure you get the right unit and that it’s installed correctly, look to a licensed professional HVAC company in Garner, NC or elsewhere in the Triangle Area. An expert will find out what air conditioning system to install to keep your house cool for many summers to come.

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A Hard Starting Kit: Does Your AC Need One?

April 1st, 2019

compressor-in-ac-unitAs an air conditioner ages, it can run into different types of malfunctions, and most will require calling for an HVAC technician to provide professional repairs. In some cases, especially with an AC that’s 15 years older or more, the cost-effective solution may be to have the AC replaced. The most catastrophic failure in an AC that usually means it’s time to get a new one is a burnt-out compressor.

However, a compressor that’s overworking and heading toward a burn-out can often be rescued with a “hard starting kit.” An HVAC technician will know when you need one and can handle installing it.

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How to Get a Jump Early on Air Conditioning Repair Issues

March 18th, 2019

heating-cooling-ventDo you think it’s too early to start talking about repairing your air conditioner? Sure, thinking about the AC in the first week of spring might sound like it’s too soon—after all, you may not need your home’s air conditioning system running steadily until late May. But we believe that it’s never too early to prevent AC repairs or solve any existing issues that a homeowner may have passed over.

Here is a few bits of advice we have for the spring that will make air conditioning repair in Clayton, NC something you’ll rarely need to worry about.

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March: A Great Time to Schedule AC Maintenance

March 4th, 2019

air-conditioner-unit-being-repairedThe weather in March is famously tricky to predict. Does it come in like a lamb and go out like a lion, or is it the other way around? Hints at early spring appear, and then the cold weather returns again.

It’s an unusual time for HVAC contractors as well, who have to be ready to help with heating emergencies, but are also assisting customers with preparations for the time when the warmer temperatures finally settle in to stay for a good while.

We’d like to help you make those preparations this March, since there’s no better time to get ready to use your air conditioning than a time close to warm weather when you still won’t need to rely so much on the AC.

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