How to Use Your AC the Best When Summer is the Worst

There are a lot of cool things about summer, but the air isn’t one of them. And in a time where no one can seem to agree on anything, we can all concur: it’s really, really hot outside. When temperatures rise to levels that resemble a 90s boy band, staying reasonably cool without outrageous electric costs can feel like a mission from a Tom Cruise film. Here are a few tips to keep the perspiration…

How Much Does it Cost to Repair an Air Conditioner? 

When your AC breaks, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. After all, here in Durham, North Carolina, and the Triangle, it’s hot! Summer is nearly impossible without a working air conditioner.  Now you’re wondering: How much is it going to cost to repair the AC? Repair costs for air conditioners vary, of course, with the national average around $320. Here are a few things that will determine the cost to repair…

What Size AC and Heating System Do I Need for My House?

Size matters. Many Durham homeowners ask us about their HVAC and whether it’s the right fit for their house. Many Durham homeowners ask us about their HVAC and whether it’s the right fit for their house. However, there are several factors involved in choosing the right size AC unit for your home.  in choosing the right size AC unit for your home.  First, bigger isn’t always better. Consumers often think that having a bigger system…

What Can I Do if My AC Doesn’t Turn On?

If your air conditioner doesn’t turn on or isn’t working all of the sudden, you’re thinking, “Uh oh.” Summer in North Carolina is a challenge without an AC!  If you contact us before 6 p.m., we’ll come out that same day to take a look. Of course, you may want to troubleshoot your AC problem first before calling a Triangle AC repair team. If you’re the DIY homeowner, here are some items to check:  Thermostat…

Read This Before Adding Refrigerant to Your AC

Your air conditioner’s refrigerant is probably the one component of your cooling system that you don’t give much thought to — and yet it plays a significant role. Without the right amount of refrigerant, your air conditioner will not function properly. Of course, you want to keep your air conditioner running during a North Carolina summer! But don’t worry; you don’t have to add more refrigerant to a working system. What may happen is a…

Cleaning Air Naturally

Have you ever felt refreshed or energized while walking or hiking outside? If so, then you have experienced the beneficial effects and feelings associated with breathing air filled with high concentrations of ions. Ions are essential to the natural process of air purification and essential to healthy living. Unfortunately, however, people spend the majority of their time indoors.  According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes, schools and offices is often…

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Leaks from a Furnace

During the winter season, it is important to avoid any possible safety hazards from operating the furnace in your home. Most furnaces are gas-burning and produce carbon monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. The carbon monoxide from your furnace is mostly contained within the walls of its heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is the metal wall or tubing that is heated up when the burners are ignited. In a unit that’s operating correctly, the…

Importance Of Regular HVAC Maintenance

HVAC maintenance should be a priority for every homeowner in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Regular tuneups can save you from premature system failure. Consider the following… Stress – A malfunctioning or inefficient HVAC system can be the source of all kinds of stress. Many of the signs that your system needs attention, from strange noises to uneven heating and cooling, can make it difficult to feel comfortable in your own home. That’s part of why preventive…