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…

Guide to Your HVAC Systems’ Components and Lifespan

From heating to air conditioning to ventilation, the HVAC system handles a number of different operations in your Raleigh, Durham, Cary, or Chapel Hill home. Get to know each component and its lifespan in this guide to your HVAC system.   Furnaces When the winter season brings chilly temperatures to the Raleigh Durham area, the furnace helps keep your home cozy and warm. Most furnaces last for 10 to 15 years, but some homeowners opt…

When Is A New HVAC Installation the Best Option?

The summer and winters in the Triangle can put a strain on any HVAC system. If it’s receiving proper maintenance, your HVAC equipment should last you approximately 10 years, but even the best equipment eventually wears out. The following are common signs that your HVAC system isn’t running well anymore and may need to be replaced: Inefficient Cooling or Heating of Your Home – If you feel like you’re running the AC or heat on high…