My Heater Died! What Do I Do?

My Heater Died! What Do I Do?

Waking up to sub-zero temperatures in your home puts a damper on anyone’s morning. After checking the power and the thermostat, you could find that your heater has gone kaput. Not only is a broken heater a huge inconvenience, it’s potentially dangerous. Even if temperatures have not yet dipped to freezing, heater issues need to […]

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3 Uncommon Reasons Your Heater Blows Cold Air

3 Uncommon Reasons Your Heater Blows Cold Air

Common Causes For Poor Heater Performance Have you ever turned on the heater and felt cold air blow out? The floors grow cold. Family members slip into sweaters and sip cups of hot coffee. And even pets cuddle nearer. And, of course, the use of alternative and less controlled methods of home heating increase the […]

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Benefits of a Humidifier During Raleigh’s Cold Season

Benefits of a Humidifier During Raleigh’s Cold Season

Humidifier Comfort Reduces Physical Effects of Incoming Raleigh Winter Wow! Pull out the humidifier – and do it now. Recently, the temperature in Raleigh and surrounding NC areas took a rather steep seasonal nosedive. Although sunshine still dominates the region, the long-range weather forecast from U.S. Climate Data offers a vision of cold nights with […]

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AC Tips For Efficient Raleigh HVAC Preventative Care

AC Tips For Efficient Raleigh HVAC Preventative Care

Efficient Raleigh HVAC Preventative Care Enhances System Performance Practicing basic home HVAC preventative care keeps your Raleigh home AC system functional at top efficiency as well as top performance capacity. A good air conditioning system maintenance program tends to extend the life cycle of individual heating and cooling components. Furthermore: Efficient AC system performance guarantees […]

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What to Know When Adding Central Air to an Older House

What to Know When Adding Central Air to an Older House

When you own an older home, adding central air may sound like a daydream. Many homeowners mistakenly believe a central air conditioning system isn’t affordable or practical. However, central air conditioning units are long-lasting so they’re worth the investment and they often take only a couple days to install in an older home. Duct System […]

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7 HVAC Tips for New Homeowners

7 HVAC Tips for New Homeowners

Congratulations, you just bought your first home! Homeownership is a fantastic experience, but it’s very different from living in an apartment or with someone else. Now that you own a home, the maintenance of the home and appliances is your responsibility. Here are tips for the new homeowner to keep your HVAC unit running as […]

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Frozen AC?

Frozen AC?

I Have a Frozen Air Conditioner. What Should I Do? The kids are back to school and football season is just around the corner.  Although the fall season is on the horizon, there are still a few weeks left of warm weather to enjoy.  What do you do when you’re ready to have some fun […]

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Where to Stay Cool in Raleigh During a Heat Wave

Where to Stay Cool in Raleigh During a Heat Wave

“How about this heat?”   It’s a refrain you’re probably hearing daily as the mercury climbs to near the three-digit mark around the Raleigh area. And if you work out in the brutal heat and humidity, you don’t need anyone to tell you that once in awhile, you deserve a break. Fortunately, the Triangle region […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill This Summer

5 Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill This Summer

5 Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill This Summer Summer is great for so many reasons — namely vacations — but it can be tough on your electric bill. As the Raleigh heat and humidity reach their annual peak, many people keep their air conditioners on full-time duty. When the bills roll in, it’s not […]

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Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad?

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad?

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad? Does your air conditioner smell bad? Does it downright stink? For Raleigh residents, air conditioning is non-negotiable in the sticky summertime. But if a less-than-pleasant aroma wafts from your unit, you may have a problem. What are some of the possible causes for a bad smell emanating from […]

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Why HVAC Maintenance Is Important

Why HVAC Maintenance Is Important

Why HVAC Maintenance Is Important   If you’ve lived through a steamy summer in Raleigh, NC, you know the importance of air conditioning. By having HVAC maintenance performed at regular intervals, you can ensure that your system comfortably cools your home for years to come. Here are seven important reasons to keep your system properly […]

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Sniffling and sneezing? Keep Your HVAC System in Shape to Reduce Allergies

Sniffling and sneezing? Keep Your HVAC System in Shape to Reduce Allergies

Sniffling and sneezing? Keep Your HVAC System in Shape to Reduce Allergies   If you or your family members are sniffling and sneezing, you’re probably well aware that allergy season has arrived in the Raleigh area. But did you know that your HVAC system can serve as a potent tool for fighting allergies and their […]

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How Do Air Conditioners Work?

How Do Air Conditioners Work?

How Do Air Conditioners Work?   When you come in from the stifling summer heat in Raleigh, NC, you’re probably very grateful for your air conditioning. But did you ever wonder how it works? Like Your Refrigerator — but Bigger Although they seem like magic, air conditioners work very similarly to refrigerators. They lower the […]

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Air Filters 101

Air Filters 101

Air Filters 101   With North Carolina’s steamy summer just around the corner, many Raleigh residents are searching for ways to save money on their cooling bills. One of the easiest ways to conserve some energy — and some bucks — is to change your AC filters frequently. But it’s also important to understand the […]

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How to Choose an HVAC Contractor

How to Choose an HVAC Contractor

How to Choose an HVAC Contractor When most people need an HVAC contractor these days, they do a quick online search and call the first name that comes up. But do you really want to trust your expensive heating and air conditioning equipment — along with your family’s comfort — to just anyone? If you […]

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How to Size a Heating and Cooling System

How to Size a Heating and Cooling System

How to Size a Heating and Cooling System   If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you may think bigger is better for battling mercury that can range from 20s in the winter to 90s or above in the humid North Carolina summers. But the truth is, your best bet […]

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How to Choose an Air Conditioning System

How to Choose an Air Conditioning System

How to Choose an Air Conditioning System Air conditioners are designed to keep your home cool and comfortable. To get the most benefit from an air conditioning system, however, you need to select the right unit. Follow the steps below to make the best choice for your home.   1. Choose the type of air conditioning unit […]

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5 Signs You Need Your AC Repaired

5 Signs You Need Your AC Repaired

5 Signs You Need Your AC Repaired       The weather in Raleigh, NC can get quite hot. Without a working air conditioner, you may find yourself sweating through the summer months in misery. Here are some signs that you should schedule an AC repair as soon as possible. 1. The air coming from your […]

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HVAC System Parts

HVAC System Parts

Parts of an HVAC System An HVAC System is what moderates the temperature within a building to keep the interior at a comfortable climate. What this basically means is that the HVAC system brings heat in the winter and cold air in the summer. If this still doesn’t make any sense, HVAC stands for “heating, […]

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Do you Need Furnace Repair?

Do you Need Furnace Repair?

Is it Time to Replace your Furnace? Nothing is worse than having your furnace stop working in the dead of winter. Although an expert should handle major furnace repairs, you can evaluate the basic system before making any emergency calls. A few simple troubleshooting techniques will let you know if it’s time to replace your […]

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