Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

Why You Should Get Rid of Your Window ACs

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?

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

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

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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March Is Not Too Early for Heat Pump Maintenance

March 2nd, 2020

air-conditioning-unitIf the seasons worked on a basic calendar schedule, with three months allotted to each, the first day of March would bring with it warmer spring weather that would remain through May. Of course, that’s not how the weather works, and March is an unpredictable time for temperatures.

There is a steady aspect to this month, however: it’s one of the best times to schedule maintenance for your home’s heat pump. It isn’t too early to think about cooling your house down in summer weather, and arranging for a maintenance tune-up and inspection for your heat pump is straightforward during a time when HVAC technicians are not as occupied.

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Why Is My Heater Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

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

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

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?

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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My House Seems TOO Hot This Winter

December 23rd, 2019

thermometer-going-redDuring a cold winter night, it may seem silly to imagine a house getting too hot. The more heat, the merrier! Much better than having the home too cold.

But if you are actually experiencing a house that is overheating when you have the HVAC system on, you know that it’s no fun. A stuffy house where you feel like you’re sweating all the time is rough, because you’re caught between the extremes of the chill outdoors and a sauna indoors. This is a common problem in apartments that have radiators because the individual tenants don’t have much control over the heat. But the problem can also strike homes. We’ll take a look at why you may have an overheated house this winter and what you can do about it.

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