Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

A Few AC Problems That Can Slink Up on You

Monday, September 14th, 2020

ac-repair-workThis is the time of the year when you need to be extra cautious about your air conditioning system. It’s been working hard since you had it professionally maintained back during spring. (You did remember to schedule that service, right? It’s key to getting the best performance from your AC each year with the fewest problems.) Plenty of strain has built up on the cooling system, and it still has months of work ahead before it gets any type of break during cooler weather. If you aren’t attentive to all the signs an AC is malfunctioning, there are some malfunctions that can sneak up on you.

That sounds sinister, but some of the biggest AC problems start small and can fly under your radar. Below we’ve listed a few of the problems that can strike your air conditioner without giving you big warning signs first. Never hesitate to call us for air conditioning repair in Cary, NC—the sooner we get these sneaky problems fixed, the easier and less expensive the repairs will be.

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Late Summer vs. Your Air Conditioner: A Few Things to Know

Monday, August 31st, 2020

thermometer-going-redHot weather is hot weather as far as your air conditioning is concerned—or at least this is what most people think when they think about their AC system at all. The air conditioner does its job as well as it can against the heat.

But this isn’t 100% true. An air conditioner is like any complex appliance: it starts to wear down with use, and changes in external conditions can make it more difficult to do its job and put it at higher risk of failure. This is the situation most air conditioning systems are in during the late summer. This is a time of year when we caution our customers to be on the watch for signs they need Durham air conditioning services. Just because fall is around the bend doesn’t mean you can relax about the performance of your air conditioner. Below are some key facts to know about this time of year.

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Reasons Your AC Is Making a Rattling Noise

Monday, July 20th, 2020

air-conditioning-maintenanceSummer is the season of the air conditioner. Most of us think of the sound air conditioners make as part of the soundtrack of the season, and the whirr and occasional hum of our household cooling systems are something we rarely pay attention to.

But when you notice a sound from an AC that isn’t normal, such as a distinct and annoying rattling noise, it isn’t something you should shrug off and try to get used to. Often, rattling sounds like this indicate you need air conditioning repair in Durham, NC from our professionals. The trouble might be simple. Or it could be a warning that your AC is in major trouble that could soon impair its ability to keep your family cool.

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What Counts as a Good SEER Rating?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

air-conditioner-money-saverWe’ve talked about air conditioning efficiency ratings before because they’re one of the first things people look for when considering the purchase and installation of a new air conditioning system. When you think of “energy efficiency,” you usually think of “money savings,” and you may be willing to pay for a more expensive air conditioning system if it rewards you with many years of lower-cost cooling performance.

But choosing an air conditioner based on the energy efficiency rating is trickier than it looks. The most efficient system may not be a cost-effective purchase. It may not even be the right system for your home. The efficiency of a cooling system only matters if the system can work at peak performance, and this is why we strongly recommend the you call our professionals when you plan for new air conditioning in Rolesville, NC.

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Why Your AC’s Fans Aren’t Working

Monday, June 8th, 2020

There are many parts of an air conditioning system that are essential for it to work. If the compressor dies, the AC won’t run, for example. Today we’re going to look at one part—that is actually two parts—that can often fail during a summer season and leave a home without cooling: the fan(s). Specifically, we’re going to see why your fans might stop working and trap you in a boiling home.

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Is Your AC’s Compressor Going Bad?

Monday, May 25th, 2020

compressor-in-ac-unitThe compressor is the part of your home cooling system that allows it to actually cool. Without the compressor, the refrigerant in the AC wouldn’t be able to change between liquid and gas form, releasing and absorbing heat as it does so. It also wouldn’t be put under pressure so it would circulate. If you don’t have a working compressor in an AC, you don’t have an AC.

There are other vital parts of an air conditioning system, but a failed compressor is perhaps the most expensive to fix. So much so that people often find it more cost-effective to replace the air conditioner entirely rather than pay to replace only the compressor.

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Why You Should Get Rid of Your Window ACs

Monday, April 27th, 2020

ac-recyclingOnce upon a time, the window air conditioning unit was a great miracle for comfort. Central air conditioners were incredibly expensive, available only to the ultra-rich, and most homes had no ductwork for them. Window ACs were an affordable way to beat the heat.

But that was long ago—central air conditioning has become common for homes since the 1970s. Window units may make sense for a small apartment, but for a home there are many reasons to get rid of window air conditioners and seek alternatives. Below are the major drawbacks of still using window ACs.

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Why Are Some Rooms Too Hot or Too Cold With the AC On?

Monday, April 13th, 2020

thermometer-going-redThe weather is warming up and air conditioners are starting to turn on throughout the Triangle. We recommend that when you first have your air conditioning system running during the season that you take a tour of all the rooms in your house. Keep the AC on for about an hour, and check on the temperatures around the house.

What you’re looking for is any large discrepancies. Are there some rooms that feel hotter than they should be, and others that seem overly cold? If you discover either one or the other (or both), you may need to schedule air conditioning repair in Zebulon, NC with our technicians.

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Spring Is Ideal to Join Our Comfort Club

Monday, March 30th, 2020

hand-drawing-check-boxWe often stress the importance of regular heating and air conditioning maintenance in Raleigh, NC, and for good reasons. There are few better services you can have done for your HVAC system, and therefore for the comfort and health of your family. Maintenance does so much for your AC and heating: it improves performance, lowers the chance of a surprise breakdown, keeps utility bills under control, extends equipment life, and protects the warranty.

We understand you have a lot on your mind right now. But spring is the best time to schedule the first maintenance visit of the year, the one for the AC system. We may end up having a rush toward the beginning of the summer this year when it comes to maintenance services, as well as general air conditioning work, so we advise scheduling it now … and you can do that by joining the Comfort Master Comfort Club.

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How to Tell Your AC Is Off to a Shaky Start This Spring

Monday, March 16th, 2020

tulips-in-springWarm weather is a treat when is starts to settle in during the spring. True, it can bring troubles with allergies, but for the most part, the warmer season is one of the best times of the year.

But if your air conditioning system isn’t living up to expectations, early spring can be significantly less enjoyable.

When you first turn your air conditioning on for the season after it’s winter hibernation, watch for indications it is off to a wobbly beginning and may need air conditioning repair in Clayton, NC.

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