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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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Rust and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

December 9th, 2019

Furnace-standardIt’s important to us as HVAC professionals to see that our customers have equipment that operates safely. Whenever we’re called for furnace repair in Durham, NC, we take every precaution to ensure the heating system is fixed so it won’t create health hazards. We also do extensive inspections during maintenance to detect any fault that can lead to combustion dangers or gas leaks.

And one of the main signs we look for in a furnace is rust. Checking for rust is one of the main reasons you want experienced technicians handling regular maintenance on your gas furnace.

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At What Age Should a Furnace Be Replaced?

November 25th, 2019

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rustic old furnace

This is one of the most common questions people ask about heating equipment. Nobody wants to have their furnace die on them for good during the middle of winter. Getting ahead of permanent furnace breakdown is a smart idea. But how long does a furnace last, and what age is the right time to consider replacing one?

There’s no definitive answer. We’ve seen furnaces fail after only five years, although in those cases the system wasn’t receiving the care it needed or it was poorly installed in the first place. You can expect more years than this if you have annual maintenance for the system and always promptly arrange for repairs with furnace repair experts in Raleigh, NC as soon as you notice the trouble.

If you’re diligent about furnace care, what’s the service life estimate?

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Indoor Air Quality Often Gets Worse in Winter

November 11th, 2019

woman-with-allergiesThe outdoor temperature isn’t the only part of winter that becomes more difficult. Winter is also a season when indoor air quality for homes suffers steep drops. Poor IAQ can strike at any time of the year (spring brings serious allergy problems), but the issue is most consistent and predictable during the coldest months of the year.

Why Indoor Air Quality Drops in Winter

You probably think of winter as a time when colds and cases of flu are more common. This is true, and you would still have to face various illnesses during the season no matter the quality of your home’s air. But there are specific reasons for the negative impact on household air at this time—lack of fresh air circulation and unhealthy contaminants trapped indoors.

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The Most Urgent Heater Repairs You May Need

October 28th, 2019

furnace-repair-technicianDuring the deepest cold weather of winter, the worst event that can strike your house is a heating system that either isn’t warming up the house enough or isn’t providing any warmth. These heating emergencies require a fast response from 24/7 HVAC technicians. You can put your trust in our team of professionals whenever you need to schedule heater repairs in Raleigh, NC. We’re ready around the clock, every day of the week, to restore your heater and your family’s comfort.

Any heating repair is urgent when it means your house becomes essentially unlivable. We are going to narrow the focus in this post to examine the most urgent types of repairs. You don’t need to use this list to help you decide when you have a heating emergency—if it feels like an emergency, call us right away. Caution pays off.

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Ventilate Your Home (And Save Money) With an ERV System

October 14th, 2019

airflow-diagramFall is an excellent time to have upgrades made to your home’s HVAC system. This can mean installing a new heater to get ready for the winter or putting in a new Wi-Fi thermostat system. One of the Cary, NC, HVAC services our professionals offer that can help a home tremendously during all seasons of the year is adding an ERV system. If you’re interested in enjoying better air quality in your house without wasting money on extra heating power, an ERV system is one of the finest options available.

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