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

A Noisy Furnace: What It Might Mean

Monday, January 7th, 2019

service-technician-and-furnaceA furnace is one of the best ways to keep a home comfortable through the winters, whether it’s a mild cold or a deep freeze! The gas furnace is especially powerful at putting out levels of warmth to keep an entire household comfortable.

But if you have a furnace working in your house, you’ll need to pay a bit of attention to it if it begins to act strangely. Such as when it makes noises you aren’t accustomed to hearing, or if it starts to just make too much noise in general. This is often a sign you need to call for professional heater repair in Raleigh, NC. Never try to do the diagnosis and repairs on your own, since this can lead to potentially hazardous situations and a furnace that’s in worse shape than it was before.

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Changing the Furnace Filter: The Basics on How to Do It

Monday, December 24th, 2018

man-hold-furnace-filterOne piece of advice we stress when it comes to heating efficiency and effectiveness is regularly change the furnace air filter. (In most HVAC systems, the AC uses the same filter, so this advice applies throughout the year.) A clean furnace filter is necessary to ensure a furnace doesn’t waste energy, has proper airflow, and won’t collect dust and dirt inside the cabinet that may damage it.

You may not know how to change the filter, but it’s not difficult. Here’s a brief guide to the best practices when it comes to keeping a clean filter.

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Are There Heating Repairs I Can Do Myself?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

hand-holding-wrenchMany homeowners consider themselves to be handy, and so many people love DIY projects. In fact, there are many websites dedicated to providing homeowners with tips, tricks, and “how-to” projects. However, there are just some skills you can’t master by watching a video or reading a blog. Heating systems are extremely complex, and only a well-trained, experienced HVAC technician can correctly and safely repair your system. Often, doing something yourself can lead to further damage and more hassle.

We can understand why some of you would want to perform heating repairs on your own: you think it will save you time and money. This is simply not true. Below we have provided a list of reasons why you should not perform heating repairs yourself.

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My Heating Bills Seem Too High

Monday, November 26th, 2018

money-savings-heatingWe hear you! Each time colder temps arrive, usually in late November, and home heating systems turn on, utility bills start to rise. Of course, you expect some rise in those bills after the mild temperatures of fall that don’t put much stress on the heater or the AC. And you’re probably already familiar with what that rise in the bills looks like.

But what if those bills have risen much higher than you expect? When the utility bill for the first full month of heating season arrives and it seems bigger than anticipated, you might think something is wrong.

And you may be right! Let’s take a look at some of the possible causes for steep heating costs this season.

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How Regular Fall Heating Maintenance Prevents Heater Repair

Monday, October 29th, 2018

technician-looking-at-gas-furnaceThe fall is moving past quickly—it always seems like the season is in a rush to get to the cold weather before we’re ready for it. We want to make sure that your home heating system is ready for the winter with our pre-season maintenance service. When you sign up for our Comfort Club, we’ll have our technicians come to your home and give the heater a thorough inspection and tune-up. Our 25-point inspection will see that the central heating system is ready to handle another winter. You’ll receive other benefits as well, such as a 10% discount on repairs and double parts warranty from one to two years. The program also covers your air conditioning maintenance for spring.

There are many reasons to have fall heating maintenance, and one of the best is how it helps you avoid having to call for heater repair in Raleigh, NC during the winter.

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Planning on Replacing Your Home Heater? We Have Some Advice!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

furnace-with-pipesWe don’t want to rush you, but winter weather can arrive sooner than expected. If you think you need to have a new heating system installed, right now is the time to schedule it. Not only is fall the last time you’ll have a period of warm weather when it’s convenient to have an old heater removed and a new one put in, it’s also a period when our HVAC technicians have more open schedules so they can find a convenient time for the service.

That’s our first piece of advice about heater replacement in Raleigh, NC—don’t delay with scheduling service. You’ll beat out the cold weather and have time to make important decisions about the future of heating your house.

But we have plenty of other advice about heating replacement …

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It’s Spring, But You Still Need to Repair Your Heater if Necessary

Monday, April 16th, 2018

technician-looks-at-gas-furnaceThe changeover to spring doesn’t mean the permanent arrival of warm weather, no matter how much we’d like that. But warmer days are here, and the heater in your home will put in less and less work over the coming weeks until it finally turns off for the middle of the year, not coming back to work until fall.

But your heater still needs TLC in spring! If you have reason to believe your heater has a malfunction of any kind, don’t choose to “wait it out” until the warm weather arrives so you won’t have to worry about it. Have professionals repair the heater as soon as you can arrange for it. There are a number of reasons why prompt heating repair is necessary even with warm weather right over the horizon.

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What Does a Booming Sound Mean in My Furnace?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

shocked-by-loud-noiseIt can be a sudden shock when your furnace turns on during these last cold days of the season and it makes a loud boom sound. You expect to hear a distinct noise when the gas jets on the burner assembly ignite each time, but when the sound becomes something that makes people jump, it can be alarming.

Why does this happen, and does it mean a serious problem with the gas furnace? We have some answers below.

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Keep Repairing the Furnace? Or Replace It This Spring?

Monday, February 19th, 2018

old-basement-furnaceAs you count down the days until the end of winter—whether the official date in March or just the first day of wonderful warm weather—you should give some thought to the furnace that’s been providing you with indoor warmth. Has it struggled this winter to do its job? Have you needed to call for repairs to keep it running? Have you had it for longer than a decade—or for so long you can’t remember how old it is? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, we recommend you consider replacing the furnace when spring arrives and you no longer need its heat.

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Why the Burners Aren’t Lighting on Your Gas Furnace

Monday, February 5th, 2018

gas-energy-flamesIt’s not a fun situation to turn on your furnace during a cold day or night only to have nothing happen. The burners don’t ignite, and there’s no heat. There’s probably no danger in this situation, since modern gas furnaces are built to prevent an accumulation of unburned gas if the burners don’t come on. But you still have a non-working furnace and a freezing house.

What’s the problem? And is there anything you can do about it on your own? Let’s roll up our sleeves and take a look …

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