Due to the varied climate, homeowners in Durham, North Carolina have heating and cooling needs year-round. Searching for solutions for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) issues can be overwhelming. There are many options, and it can be challenging to know what sets a company apart.
At 6 & Fix Heating and Cooling, we offer a variety of services completed by trained professionals. Our company is customer-focused, which means that both scheduling and payment are handled with the customer’s ease in mind. Below are some of the services and policies that our company provides so that customers can be confident their HVAC needs are met.
- New Installation Services
HVAC system installation can occur when purchasing a new property or if an old HVAC system is unrepairable. Many homeowners also choose to upgrade an HVAC system if the repair would cost 50% or more of the cost of a replacement. This is because HVAC systems often lose efficiency over time, and installing a more efficient system can save the homeowner money in the long run.
It may be time to replace an existing HVAC system if:
It is inefficiently heating or cooling the home.
The system requires constant maintenance.
The system is causing high electric bills.
It is always running even though it used to run intermittently.
Humidity levels are always changing in the home.
When the system begins to run, it smells like something is burning.
Here are some of the new HVAC systems available for install in Durham, North Carolina. Each one comes with a 10-year warranty covering parts and labor.
In Durham, North Carolina winter temperatures can be below freezing. An energy-efficient furnace can keep a home comfortably warm in freezing weather without resulting in high energy bills. New furnaces are generally more efficient than older models, saving on heating costs, and come in gas, electric, and propane varieties.
- Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are electrical devices that extract heat and transfer it to another area, through evaporation and condensation of a liquid refrigerant. Because heat pumps can cycle heat both directions, they can be used for year-round climate control in a home.
Even in frigid weather, the outside air and ground contain heat. This means that a heat pump can absorb heat from the outdoor air in the winter and cycle it throughout the home. In the summer, the same heat pump can reverse the process and expel excess heat outside, cooling the house.
- Air Conditioners
In the summer, temperatures in Durham, North Carolina can climb into the 90s. Air conditioners are essentially one-way heat pumps, cooling the air inside a home and transferring heat to the outside.
When selecting a new air conditioner unit, look for energy-efficient models to keep continuing costs down. The ENERGY STAR® label indicates a product has met minimum efficiency standards and can be an excellent way to feel confident about the purchase.
- Mini-Split Systems
Mini-splits are ductless heat pump systems. They involve an outdoor unit that compresses and condenses and an indoor unit that evaporates. Mini-splits work well for small spaces that do not have room for ducts.
Mini-splits can also be a solution for homes that have room additions where extending the existing ductwork is not possible. Mini-splits often increase efficiency because losses through ducts can make up 30% or more of the energy consumption of an HVAC system.
- Packaged Units
Packaged units are all-in-one HVAC systems. They can combine an air conditioner and an air handler. There are also gas packs that combine an air conditioner, coil, and a gas furnace. Another type of packaged unit is a dual-fuel system that has the benefits of a heat pump but can run as a furnace if temperatures drop too low.
Packaged units can be reasonable solutions for homes without crawl spaces or basements. It is crucial to verify that the existing ductwork is a good match for a packaged unit system.
- Repair and Maintenance Services
A lot of issues with an HVAC system can be fixed by a trained professional without having to replace the entire unit. If the repair costs less than half the cost of a replacement, choosing to repair and then have regular maintenance on an existing system can be a more affordable option, and help the system last for years.
While air conditioning and heating repairs are available, maintenance can make the need for repairs less common. Regularly scheduled maintenance can prevent 70% of HVAC breakdowns, much like regular oil changes keep a car running smoothly. Yearly maintenance packages often cost considerably less than a single repair.
- Indoor Air Quality Services
Regardless of the season, people spend much of their time indoors. Common indoor pollutants can lead to health concerns like dry eyes, congestion, fatigue, headaches, and asthma.
For these reasons, professional duct and dryer vent cleaning can improve both home air quality and the health of residents. Having dryer vents cleaned professionally can also help prevent fires. Regular duct maintenance is just as necessary as regular HVAC maintenance.
- Finance and Scheduling Options
Here at 6 & Fix, we are a customer-focused business. Unlike many HVAC service companies, we provide same day service seven days per week as long as the service is requested before 6 pm. This includes holidays, and overtime fees do not apply.
Because HVAC systems are expensive, and customers deserve the comfort of a working system, no money down financing options are also available. Online bill payment is part of the financing program to make the process even easier.
Living in Durham, North Carolina means having a variety of seasonal HVAC needs. Whether a homeowner needs an affordable same day repair or a new system that can be financed over time, solutions are available. System and air quality maintenance packages are also available to help extend the life of HVAC systems and improve the quality of life in the home.
At 6 & Fix we pride ourselves on providing all the above services and having efficient, highly trained and licensed technicians on staff. Check out our testimonials page to read our customer testimonials. Our website also provides helpful homeowner tips and the tools necessary to request excellent same day service.