November 28th, 2022
Autumn has officially arrived, which is totally great because your furnace could use some time in the spotlight! But, before you can actually switch on your furnace for the first time, it is important that you read this blog!
Your furnace requires a whole bunch of services to ensure that it is fully equipped to keep you and your family warm and toasty all winter long, so if you are unsure as to what your furnace needs, keep reading below! (Oh, and of course, remember to schedule your heating services, including furnace repair in Mooresville, NC, with our team!)
November 14th, 2022
It’s about to get quite chilly here in North Carolina — no wonder you’re concerned about your faulty heat pump! But, have no fear — you’ve come to the right spot!
There are a number of factors that can contribute to a faulty heat pump, and below, we have outlined a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to contact OUR team when you need Statesville heat pump repair!)
October 17th, 2022
Now is the time of year when we start to use our furnaces or other heating systems more often. Hopefully, you had professional maintenance done to fend off potential repairs in the future. Maintenance helps your heater and air conditioner work as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. Plus, professional maintenance helps reduce repair needs by as much as 85%.
Of course, even with maintenance, your heating system is still a complex piece of machinery, and as a result, it’s going to need repairs every now and then. So, it’s important to know the signs that your system needs repair so that you can give us a call! Read on to learn what these signs are.
October 3rd, 2022
It’s October! It’s time for warm sweaters, fuzzy blankets, and of course, the famous pumpkin spice latte! There are plenty of wonderful things to look forward to, and pumpkin-flavored beverages are just the start.
Of course, our favorite fall activity is helping homeowners with their heating maintenance services! Heating maintenance is essential for your heating system, so surely, you don’t want to miss out. There are plenty of benefits to scheduling annual maintenance services, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more!
September 19th, 2022
How much time do you spend breathing dirty air? On average, we spend more than 90% of our time indoors and the recirculated air we’re breathing isn’t always the cleanest. Bacteria, viruses, dead skin cells, and any other number of things are floating around.
What if there were a way to clean up the air you breathe?
There is! Installing a UV germicidal light in your Hickory, NY home is a fabulous option. Check out the benefits of installing this special light in your HVAC system here!
September 5th, 2022
What many homeowners don’t realize about the air conditioner’s compressor is that this component is the most important, and the most expensive, part of the system. So if it breaks down, you might be wondering, “Is this the end of my air conditioner?”
The short, noncommittal answer to this is “maybe.” Don’t worry, we will elaborate!
Your compressor is tasked with actually allowing refrigerant within the system to move and transfer from a gaseous to a liquid state and vice versa. This is what makes the cooling process possible. In some cases, you may be able to replace just the compressor and not the air conditioner, if the compressor malfunctions, but in most cases, it’s best to replace the whole AC system. Read on to learn why!
August 22nd, 2022
Summer is nowhere near over and your air conditioner has likely been put to the test!
Of course, you don’t have to worry about this too much if you had your cooling system professionally tuned up last spring. To keep your air conditioner in great working order, it’s important to have professional maintenance done once a year–or twice a year if we’re talking about a heat pump system. This will prolong system life in addition to reducing repair needs and retaining system efficiency.
In fact, we estimate that maintenance can help reduce up to 85% of the repair costs your system might otherwise need in its lifetime. Still, though, it is possible for repair issues to crop up in between tune-ups. Because of this, and because the middle to end of summer is the most likely time for an air conditioner to break down, it’s important that you know the signs of an air conditioner in disrepair.
Read on to learn what some of these signs are, and what they could mean.
August 8th, 2022
There’s a common subject you’ll see written about air conditioners–that noises coming from the system indicate something is wrong with it that needs anything from minor troubleshooting to a major repair. On our blog alone, you’ve probably seen us mention this dozens of times.
What you normally don’t see, however, is anything listing out the sounds your air conditioner should make. No air conditioner is silent, after all, and giving us a call for every single sound you hear coming from your cooling system would get pretty tiring. So, how do you know what’s a normal sound and what isn’t? Read on to find out!
July 25th, 2022
Do you understand the function of the refrigerant that flows through your air conditioner? You’ve very likely heard the term refrigerant, and you probably even know that it’s important, but it’s possible that you might not understand how important it is.
Without refrigerant, the cooling process would not be possible. This is the chemical substance that allows your air conditioner’s compressor to do its job of cooling down your home.
There’s a pretty common misconception about this substance, however. This myth is that refrigerant depletes, as gasoline does from a vehicle. In other words, people think of refrigerant as a fuel, when that’s not what it is. Your air conditioner is actually supplied with enough refrigerant upon manufacturing to last its entire service life, ideally. If your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak.
Read on to learn why this is a problem and what to do about it.
July 11th, 2022
If there is anything that Hickory area homeowners all have in common, it’s understanding the value of fully effective and efficient air conditioning–especially efficient. Nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg to cool their home, nor do they want to sacrifice comfort in order to save money.
But you don’t ever have to sacrifice comfort to save money!
In fact, there are a lot of things you can do in your home to reduce your energy use and therefore reduce your utility bills. Read on to learn what they are.