Ace Hardware Home Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Statesville’

Why a Ductless HVAC System Is Right For Your Home

Monday, March 18th, 2024

It doesn’t matter what type of home you have, a ductless HVAC system is a great solution for heating and cooling. It can meet your needs if your home is big or small, or if your home has multiple stories, or if you have unique heating and cooling needs. The beauty of a ductless mini split is that it is highly customizable. 

If you want to learn more about ductless systems in Statesville, give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment. You can keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of installing a ductless heating and cooling solution and why it might be right for your home and family.

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Why Is Balanced Humidity in a Home Important?

Monday, February 19th, 2024

When you think about humidity, you might be wondering when it’s good or when it’s bad. Humidity levels within a certain range can be healthy, but outside of that range, humidity can be detrimental. Maybe you have been wondering, why is humidity important in Statesville?

You can keep reading to learn more about healthy humidity levels, and what happens when the air in your home is either too dry or too humid. Then you can give our team a call to schedule indoor air quality services to help balance the humidity levels in your home and keep your family healthy and comfortable. 

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Should I Repair or Replace My Heating System?

Monday, January 8th, 2024
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If your heater is giving you problems this winter season, you may be wondering if it is time for a replacement. Or are repairs enough? The older your furnace is, the more likely it is that you will need a replacement. However, there are many times that we can make repairs to furnaces and keep the units in great working order.

Just give our team a call to schedule heating repair in Statesville. We can talk to you about what’s going wrong inside of your heater and outline your options so you can decide whether a repair or replacement is right for you. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about when you might repair your heater versus replacing it entirely. 

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3 Reasons for a Leaking AC

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

While it isn’t abnormal to hear running water inside of your air conditioner or notice drips going into the drain pan, your air conditioner should never actually have a leak. If you do have a leaking AC, there are three common factors that may be to blame.

When you need to schedule air conditioning services in Statesville, our team is here to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about AC leaks and why you need to call a professional anytime you notice one. 

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Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Heat Pump!

Monday, 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!)

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Be Aware of These Potential End-of-Season AC Repair Needs

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

air-conditioner-with-techs-workingSummer 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.

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How to Choose Between a Central or Ductless Air Conditioner

Monday, April 18th, 2022

ductless-air-handlerWhen homeowners go to buy a new appliance, they’re usually in one of two scenarios:

  1. Their current appliance is breaking down or has already broken down and they need new equipment now or…
  2. Their budget allows for them to get an upgrade appliance, so they want the best that technology has to offer.

Whichever reason is yours, you should know that there is a preconceived notion that the more expensive the system is, the “better” it is, and that’s not necessarily true. The fact of the matter is, which system is right for your specific home is going to depend on many factors.

There are more options than just the central air conditioner and ductless system, but for the purpose of today’s blog posts, these are the two systems we’re going to focus on. Read on as we uncover the differences to help you decide what’s best for your specific needs.

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Here’s Why You Should Think About Furnace Safety

Monday, November 1st, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceIt’s that time of year again… when we start using our residential furnaces pretty regularly. These are reliable heating systems and serve as a great defense against the chilly temperatures we get in the winter. Of course, when you use your heater, you want a certain peace of mind. You want to know that your furnace is going to work reliably, efficiently, powerfully, and most importantly, safely. Read on as we talk about furnace safety and whether or not you should be scheduling furnace services right now.

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How to Make Sure Your AC System Operates Efficiently

Monday, May 17th, 2021

smiling-technician-working-on-ac-unitSummer is just around the corner, and we all know what that means. Soon enough, it will be blazing hot in our area, and homeowners will want to make sure they’re well equipped with an effective and efficient air conditioner in their homes.

The best way to ensure this is the case is by scheduling professional air conditioning maintenance. Maintenance allows our professionals to comprehensively clean, adjust, and inspect the components of your system to make sure everything is operating as it should. If we notice that anything needs repairs, we’ll alert you to the problem right away so you have a chance to get ahead of it and avoid a breakdown.

Maintenance or not, there are some additional actions you can take, which we’ll uncover below, that will help boost the efficiency of your air conditioner and therefore lower your energy costs. Keep reading as we go through some tips on how to boost your cooling system efficiency.

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What You Need to Know about R-22 Refrigerant

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

refrigerant-line-behind-ac-systemWere you aware that recharging an AC system that uses R-22 refrigerant can be very costly? It’s actually a more efficient and affordable choice to replace the entire air conditioner than to continue paying for old refrigerant. It’s actually been about 10+ years since the last R-22 systems were even installed!

You might be wondering, why does this matter? Well because if you’re still operating an air conditioner that uses this old refrigerant, you’re probably paying more than you should have to for your comfort, and you’re going to have a hard time when it needs repairs. Read on to learn more!

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