April 29th, 2019
The Rule of 5,000. Sounds a bit intimidating, almost like something out of a science-fiction future. But it’s really a simple mathematical rule of thumb to help people determine when they should replace their air conditioning system. At a certain point, an air conditioner will be so old that continuing to pay to have it repaired each time it breaks down is throwing away money.
Although the “Rule of 5,000” isn’t always 100% accurate, it’s a good place to start thinking about whether you need to keep up with air conditioning repair in Apex, NC or arrange for a new AC system.
April 15th, 2019
Replacing an old air conditioning system is something you can schedule for any part of the year. But the spring is the best season for it, since the hot weather hasn’t arrived yet but is just around the corner.
Choosing a new AC for a replacement isn’t a simple process of just looking over various models and picking the one that best fits your budget. To ensure you get the right unit and that it’s installed correctly, look to a licensed professional HVAC company in Garner, NC or elsewhere in the Triangle Area. An expert will find out what air conditioning system to install to keep your house cool for many summers to come.
April 1st, 2019
As an air conditioner ages, it can run into different types of malfunctions, and most will require calling for an HVAC technician to provide professional repairs. In some cases, especially with an AC that’s 15 years older or more, the cost-effective solution may be to have the AC replaced. The most catastrophic failure in an AC that usually means it’s time to get a new one is a burnt-out compressor.
However, a compressor that’s overworking and heading toward a burn-out can often be rescued with a “hard starting kit.” An HVAC technician will know when you need one and can handle installing it.
March 18th, 2019
Do you think it’s too early to start talking about repairing your air conditioner? Sure, thinking about the AC in the first week of spring might sound like it’s too soon—after all, you may not need your home’s air conditioning system running steadily until late May. But we believe that it’s never too early to prevent AC repairs or solve any existing issues that a homeowner may have passed over.
Here is a few bits of advice we have for the spring that will make air conditioning repair in Clayton, NC something you’ll rarely need to worry about.
March 4th, 2019
The weather in March is famously tricky to predict. Does it come in like a lamb and go out like a lion, or is it the other way around? Hints at early spring appear, and then the cold weather returns again.
It’s an unusual time for HVAC contractors as well, who have to be ready to help with heating emergencies, but are also assisting customers with preparations for the time when the warmer temperatures finally settle in to stay for a good while.
We’d like to help you make those preparations this March, since there’s no better time to get ready to use your air conditioning than a time close to warm weather when you still won’t need to rely so much on the AC.
February 18th, 2019
Warm weather patches in February sure are nice! But we know the temperatures can still plunge even in March and April. If you have a furnace that’s been battling hard against the winter weather so far this season, it’s definitely something you’ll want looked at—you don’t want to be caught with a furnace that can’t do its job the next time a cold snap swings through.
The reason why your furnace is having trouble handling cold weather could be a number of things, and we can’t give you an exact answer on a website blog post. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis and the correct repair is to call for professional HVAC services in Clayton, NC with our experts. We can give you a head start thinking about what may be wrong with our list below of some of the common causes for a furnace to start falling behind in its job.
February 4th, 2019
When spring arrives this year, you may be looking to have a new HVAC system installed for your home. Spring is a good time to have this done, between the winter and summer weather, and it’s easier to schedule the service with our technicians at a convenient time because we aren’t as busy handling major troubles for cooling or heating in Raleigh, NC.
If you’d like a head start thinking about spring installation plans, we have a proposal for you: making zone controls part of your new HVAC system.
January 21st, 2019
Winter brings cold weather—we all expect that, and we have home heating systems to help keep our families warm. (If you don’t have a heating system or need a replacement, schedule service with our technicians.)
But winter brings more than cold with it. It also brings dry air. Moisture is drawn out of the air by freezing conditions, which gives the air that sharp crispness of the season. Homes can also experience dry air because of old atmosphere furnaces, which draw air from inside the home to work and then force the dry outside air to move in.
Dry conditions may make a hot summer day easier to take, but in winter it’s the opposite. When the air in your house is too dry (below 30% relative humidity), you’ll have a harder time keeping it warm.
January 7th, 2019
A 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.
December 24th, 2018
One 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.