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

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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Don’t Push Your AC Too Hard at the End of Cooling Season

Monday, September 30th, 2019

thermometer-going-redIt can be tough reading all the conversations and seeing all the photos that focus on the fall weather when your home AC is still running all day. The hot summer days don’t seem to have gotten the memo that autumn is in town and we might also like to enjoy wearing a sweater.

We suggest you resist the occasional urge to make your home frigid to simulate the cool weather in other states though! While it can be tempting to push your air conditioner to new levels, this could cause some major issues.

If this warning came too late and you are in need of air conditioning repair in Chapel Hill, NC, the professionals at Comfort Master Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to help. Our NATE-certified technicians will help you find a cost-effective solution to any AC trouble you might encounter.

In the interest of saving you the pain that comes with pushing your cooling system too hard again, let’s delve into why pushing your AC beyond its set limits spells trouble.

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What Rating Do You Give Your AC for Its Summer Report Card?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

checkmark-greenOh no, report cards already? And you may not even be enrolled in school currently! Don’t worry, you’re the one giving the report card, and you don’t need to be a credentialed teacher. You only have to be the owner of a central air conditioning system who has paid attention to the AC’s performance over the summer.

We recommend taking time at the end of summer to give a grade to your air conditioning system. This gives you an opportunity to think about whether you’ll need to replace the air conditioner in the near future or if it requires repairs before it shuts down for the winter. Repairs are always a priority for an AC, no matter the time of the year. It pays to stay on top of repairs, because leaving the air conditioner to sit for the winter with a lingering problem often means running into a worse problem later.

Anyway, on to the grading.

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