Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

“Help! My Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air”

November 30th, 2020

woman-wrapped-in-blanket-looking-coldDuring a cold winter day, this is a very annoying problem to have. If your furnace or heating system all of the sudden starts blowing cold air through the vents, it’s a cause for concern and something you’ll want to address right away.

There are actually a few different reasons this might happen. We’ve outlined a few possible causes below. For a deeper diagnosis, however, you’ll want to give our professionals a call. Read on as we uncover why cold air might be coming from your furnace vents, and what can be done about it.

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5 Signs You Need Furnace Repair

November 16th, 2020

persons-hand-writing-checklistAre you sitting around worried that your heating system can break down at any moment? Well, unless you’ve never had your system professionally maintained and don’t know any of the signs that your heater is in disrepair, this isn’t likely to happen.

Oh wait, you don’t know the signs to watch for? That’s okay, we’re here to help!

First off, the best way to fend off heavy repair needs is with routine maintenance. Whether you’re using an electric or a gas-powered furnace, you should have professional tune-ups done each year. This helps your system work as efficiently and effectively as possible throughout its lifespan, plus it can even prevent up to 85% of the repair needs your system may ever have!

But that doesn’t mean that your system will never need repairs—there is that other 15% after all, and wear and tear affects any large appliance. Read on to learn what indicates a furnace in disrepair.

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Why You Should “Click Canella” Today

November 2nd, 2020

There’s something we say around the office here that rings especially true during the heating season. There’s not very much about HVAC that isn’t boring. It’s not a unique type of service. However, it’s how we help integrate this kind of technology into people’s lives that makes us unique. We’re not trying to get you excited about a furnace, we’re trying to get you excited about convenience and peace of mind.

What’s so exciting about convenience? Well, the better your HVAC professional is—the more convenient your HVAC services will be. Solutions will be matched to your comfort levels and budget, things will operate more safely and consume less energy or fuel, and you’ll just be happier overall.

HVAC in Statesville, NC doesn’t have to be a pain. It can be an enjoyable experience with the right team. And we can be that team!

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“What Can I Do to Protect My Air Conditioner This Winter?”

October 19th, 2020

air-conditioner-covered-in-iceWith the official start of fall behind us, temperatures are beginning to cool down now. Chances are, you’re using your air conditioning system less and less.

Hopefully that also means you’ve taken the opportunity to schedule your heater maintenance, ensuring that your furnace, heat pump, or boiler is prepared to operate safely and effectively this coming winter. But before we get there, we don’t want you to just completely forget about your air conditioner. While it may not need maintenance again until next spring—assuming you had maintenance done last spring, that is—your cooling system does need some attention before winter hits.

“Winterizing” your air conditioner protects the system. It’s not complicated to do either! Proper care will protect this system from possible damage, it will extend its lifespan, and it will ensure it has no trouble operating when you need it next. Read on to learn more!

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Why Does AC Refrigerant Loss Matter?

October 5th, 2020

Temperatures may be cooling down, but if your air conditioner has been experiencing trouble, and especially if that air conditioner is a heat pump that will also be used for heating this coming fall and winter, then the time to take care of it is now. One of the most common problems we get called for end up being repairs due to refrigerant loss.

There’s a common misconception about refrigerant in that it is something that depletes from the air conditioner–as gasoline does from a car. On the contrary, your air conditioner has enough refrigerant upon manufacturing and installation to last its entire lifespan. So, if you’re experiencing refrigerant loss it means you have a refrigerant leak. And since your air conditioner needs refrigerant to function, this is obviously a problem. Read on to learn more! 

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“My Ducts Are Leaking Water, What’s Up?”

September 21st, 2020

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Do your ducts seem to be raining water? First off, we do want to mention that water isn’t used in any part of the cooling process, and if any part of your air conditioner seems to be “leaking water” this is not the case. But what is happening is that there is excess moisture from humidity–something we’re all too familiar with here in Mooresville and the surrounding areas–and that moisture causes condensation to form.

When it does so on your HVAC air ducts, this is known as duct sweating, or in some cases “raining ducts.”

At this point, you might be thinking, “Phew, so it’s not a problem!”

That’s where you are wrong, unfortunately. Excess moisture–humidity–can cause a host of problems, from property damage to unhealthy mold growth. This is true no matter where your ductwork is located and is especially problematic in basements and crawlspace. But, how and why does this condensation occur, and what can be done about it? Read on!

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End-of-Season AC Needs to Be Aware Of

September 7th, 2020

young-surprised-woman-with-hands-holding-glasses-on-her-faceSummer is long and hot here, that’s for sure. As such, your air conditioner has gone through a lot of work to keep you cool and comfortable, and it still has a while before you can shut it off for fall. Still though, since warmer temps are on their way out this year, if you have an AC system in need of repair, you can wait until next year to address it, right?

Well, you could, but then you would be risking having a malfunctioning or even completely broken down air conditioner that you have to scramble to repair or replace next spring. It’s far better to be on top of your air conditioner repair needs and get them professionally managed now than it is to wait. But how do you know you even need repairs anyway? Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs of a cooling system in disrepair.

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Why Do AC Systems Short-Cycle

August 24th, 2020

woman-listening-and-holding-hand-to-earLet’s say you’re sitting in your living room, trying to enjoy the comfort of your air conditioner, but it keeps switching on and off in rapid succession. Not only is this an annoying sound, but it’ll make you wonder if something is wrong with your air conditioner as it struggles to keep you cool. And we have some news–something is wrong with your air conditioner.

This phenomenon is known as short-cycling, and it places a lot of wear and tear on your system by forcing it to work inefficiently and ineffectively. This will cause a spike in your energy bills and leave you uncomfortable no matter where you set your thermostat to. To help you out, we’ve uncovered below what exactly short-cycling is, why it occurs, and why it’s bad for your air conditioner. Read on!

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AC Compressor Failure: Repair or Replacement?

August 10th, 2020

ac-compressorOver the years, as a natural result of wear and tear, you’re going to deal with AC repair needs. Particularly since our air conditioners work so hard in this climate. You’ll likely find yourself needing motor bearings lubricated, fan belts replaced, and maybe even refrigerant and ductwork leaks repairs. Fortunately, though, these are pretty simple fixes, and you’re less likely to run into a problem if you stay on top of your routine AC maintenance, too.

There’s one repair need in particular, however, that’s especially unpleasant to face, and that’s a broken down or damaged compressor. When it comes to most other AC components, replacing the component itself is usually the best option. But this isn’t always the case with a compressor–the heart of your air conditioner. Sometimes it makes more financial sense to replace the whole air conditioning system! Wondering why? Read on.

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Signs Your AC Is Failing

July 27th, 2020

old-rusty-ac-outdoor-unitWe have some bad news–air conditioners don’t last forever!

Okay, you probably already knew that. But do you know how long your air conditioner is meant to last? It does depend on a few factors: the system’s manufacturer, the model of air conditioner, and of course how well you care for it. The latter means that you have your system professionally maintained once a year (or twice a year if you have a heat pump) and that you use it as efficiently as possible.

The average lifespan for a well-maintained cooling system is about 10-15 years. Now, that doesn’t mean it can’t last longer than this. But you’ll be doing your home comfort and your utility bills a disservice if you ignore the signs that your aging AC is actually failing and is just about ready to be replaced. But what if you don’t know the signs? That’s what we’re here for.

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