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

Clicking Sounds From Your Furnace: What Might Be Wrong

Monday, January 4th, 2021

woman-listeningIf you’re reading this, it’s probably not because you heard a few clicking sounds from the furnace when it started up. That sound is normal: it’s the ignition starting on the furnace, and it’s no reason to be alarmed. But the furnace shouldn’t be making clicking noises at other times, or clicking consistently or loudly. This is one of the most common warning signs that a furnace has a malfunction and needs attention from repair pros. 

There are several possible sources for these clicking sounds, and this is one reason professionals are always essential for handling repairs. Only trained HVAC experts can accurately diagnose the problem so it can be properly fixed. The list below will give you an idea of what to expect, but please don’t use it to attempt a DIY repair—that can be dangerous!

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How Leaving an HVAC Filter in Place Can Lead to Repairs

Monday, December 21st, 2020

air-fliter-cuIf there’s one piece of advice we would give local homeowners to help them avoid needless heating repair in Chapel Hill, NC, it would be… 

Okay, we couldn’t settle on one thing. That’s because we want to help our customers enjoy the best heating possible, and that means giving out all the advice we can. But, if we made a list of tips to avoid heating system malfunctions, the first item we’d put on that list is: “Regularly change the HVAC system’s air filter.” It’s an easy step to take, and an easy one to forget.

That’s often the problem with these easy steps. They sound so simple that they can sound unimportant. But regular air filter changes for an HVAC system are critical for many reasons. Below is a list of how you can end up with heating repairs during the winter because of a filter left in place.

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Can My Furnace Become Dangerous?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

furnace-isolated-whiteThe simple answer is: yes. But we want to assure you that it is uncommon for modern residential furnaces to create hazards in a home. They are built with multiple safety features to allow them to run as safely as possible. If you are diligent about scheduling maintenance inspections and tune-ups for the furnace each fall and always respond quickly to any signs of a malfunction to call for furnace repair in Durham, NC, you should have little reason to worry about safety hazards from your gas furnace.

We still have to discuss what can go wrong, however. This will help you in case you detect signs of furnace trouble. Never hesitate to call us when you think something may be wrong (and always shut down the furnace at the furnace switch before calling us). 

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Heating Off to a Bad Start? Let’s See Why

Monday, November 9th, 2020

cold-man-and-woman-in-parkasYou may not have had to turn on your heating system yet for the fall, but the time is coming. We hope that when your heating system settles in, it gives you the comfort your family needs without problems. We can help make that a reality with regular heating maintenance through our Comfort Club. Fall maintenance is necessary to ensure your heater encounters the fewest possible problems and runs at peak efficiency.

But even with maintenance, you may discover your heater comes off the starting blocks … uhm … roughly. Or doesn’t get off them at all. A heater that isn’t keeping up with your comfort needs, which turns on at off at odd times, or won’t even start. You may need our professional heating repair in Clayton, NC to get the problem solved, although sometimes you may have overlooked a simple issue. Below we’re going to look at some common reasons a heater has a bad start to its season.

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What Might Go Wrong Without Heating Maintenance

Monday, October 26th, 2020

fall-pumpkinsWe are going to get a bit scary in this post. It’s October, so it’s appropriate … and we promise not to get too scary, because everything negative we’re going to talk about is something you can avoid easily. All it takes is to schedule HVAC maintenance in Wilson, NC or elsewhere in the Triangle Area for your heating system in the fall with our technicians. 

Now, onto the scary stuff… 

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Join the Comfort Club and Plan Your Heating Maintenance for Fall

Monday, September 28th, 2020

hands-opening-heating-cabinetFor people who work in the HVAC industry, fall is the time of heating maintenance. It’s when we visit our customers to inspect and tune-up their furnaces or other heaters so they’re ready for the winter. This heating maintenance in Wake Forest, NC is arguably the most important service we offer (tied with air conditioning maintenance), and we want to make it as easy for our customers as possible. That’s why we put together our Comfort Club: a maintenance plan that provides two 25-point inspections per year. When you sign up now, you can schedule your heating maintenance visit for the early fall, which is the best time to have it done.

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Why Is My Heater Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

electricians-circuit-breaker-panelWhen the lights in your house suddenly shut off, what’s the first thing you do? Check the electrical panel to see if a circuit breaker has tripped. You’ve probably had to reset a few circuit breakers to deal with lights going out like this. But have you recently started resetting breakers because the heating system has tripped them? Having to do it once during the winter is not a big deal. When it becomes a routine job because the heater keeps tripping the breaker over and over, it may be time for a heating repair in Clayton, NC from our pros.

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Late Winter Can Mean a Clogged Furnace Filter Creating Trouble

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

air-fliter-cuAsk any HVAC contractor who knows what they’re doing, and they’ll tell you the piece of advice they give out the most often to homeowners who want to improve their heating or lower their heating bills is Change. The. Filter. Regularly. And we will gladly beat that drum as well, because leaving the filter in place until it becomes thickly clogged creates plenty of problems.

The filter on your furnace stops debris flowing through the return air vents from getting inside the furnace. If you haven’t changed the filter this winter, now in late winter is when you’ll start paying for it—literally! Here’s how keeping a clogged filter around at the close of winter can cause furnace problems.

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Reasons Your Furnace Won’t Heat the House

Monday, January 20th, 2020

gas-furnaceGas furnaces are built for reliable, powerful performance. Few home heating systems are more dependable.

But no natural gas furnace is immune to malfunctions and user error. You may discover the furnace falling behind on its job this winter. The blower is running, warm air flows from the vents, but the house isn’t warming up to the levels you expect.

Don’t raise the thermostat to make up the difference. The furnace has a problem somewhere that needs to be addressed. It may be simple and you can correct it on your own. Or you may need to call our technicians for furnace services in Garner, NC. We have 24/7 emergency repairs available so you can always get the help you need for home comfort.

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Is a Dual Fuel System a Good Option?

Monday, January 6th, 2020

sun-and-snowflake-badgeA dual fuel system is a combo of electrical heating and air conditioning with natural gas or propane-powered heating. This might sound like a strange combination, but there are several benefits to picking a dual fuel system for a home comfort. It isn’t the best option for all situations, however.

When you work with an experienced Durham, NC, HVAC company like ours, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best guidance toward an HVAC installation that fits your house and budget. Our technicians will explore the possibility of a dual fuel system for your comfort.

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