When to Consider an HVAC Replacement

April 15th, 2019

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Give us an honest answer—is replacing your HVAC system the first thing you’d think of when it comes to spending your money in an exciting way? We aren’t offended if your answer is no. Heck, we’re your tried and true HVAC contractor in Asheville, NC, and even we can think of more exciting ways in which to spend your hard-earned money. While the prospect itself doesn’t sound that exciting, though, the benefits of a great HVAC replacement actually are pretty spectacular.

That’s assuming, of course, that your HVAC replacement is great—which is not something you can just assume to be the case! There are a lot of HVAC contractors out there, but not all of them are going to provide you with the outstanding service quality that you deserve. When you work with us, however, you can count on this being the case. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why you may want to move ahead with your HVAC replacement.

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Now Is Definitely the Time to Tune Up Your AC!

April 1st, 2019

outdoor-AC-unitIs it getting really hot out there? Well, no. Not yet, anyway. Before you know it, however, you are going to be feeling the full onslaught of the heat and humidity that summer has to offer—hopefully only outside, though. If you schedule routine air conditioning maintenance in Hendersonville, NC, with our team, your AC is going to be ready for the worst that summer can throw your way. There is no better way in which to keep your system working properly.

AC maintenance is a much more involved process than some homeowners seem to realize. If you think that you can just watch a few online tutorials and then handle the job yourself, think again! You’re going to need a skilled professional to complete this service, every step of the way. Why bother, you may be wondering? Because the benefits of routine maintenance extend beyond “working properly,” as if that’s not reason enough. Read on to learn all about them!

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The End of the Heating Season: A Great Time to Reflect

March 18th, 2019

RadiatorNo, we are not saying that you should reflect on your wins and losses throughout the course of this past heating season, though certainly, this type of introspection has its benefits. What we are recommending is that you take stock of your heating system and how it performed over the course of this past heating season. Were you satisfied with its performance in every way? If not, why? And, most importantly, what do you think you should do about it?

In some cases, replacing that heating system in Asheville, NC, may be the right decision. This is obviously a major investment for the majority of homeowners, so it is not a decision that you should rush into.  So, if you do think that this may be the last year for your existing heater, feel free to reach out to a member of our team. We’re happy to help you decide if a replacement is the right move for you.  Continue Reading

Late Season Heating Repairs Are Always Worth It!

March 4th, 2019

cold-manWe know, we know. We’re into March now.  Sure, the heater is making a strange sound. Sure, the heater is not putting out quite as much heat as you’d like it to. But, whatever—like we said, it’s March! Surely the issue can wait.

Well, no. Not really.

Is every problem with your home heating system going to cause a complete breakdown? No, of course not. Is every issue going to render the heater completely incapable of heating your home halfway decently? No. But this does not mean that it’s not worth addressing any problems with your home heating system as soon as possible. If you plan on waiting to schedule heating repairs in Asheville, NC, until next winter is upon us, we suggest that you reconsider.

Simply put, it is always in your best interest to schedule prompt heating repairs when something goes wrong with your home heating system. The longer you wait to do so, the greater the risk.

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Do Your Ducts Need to Be Sealed?

February 18th, 2019

sealing-ductsMany homeowners that use central air conditioning systems also use forced air heaters like furnaces in order to heat their homes. If you use a heat pump, of course, you’re using that system throughout the entire year. In either case, this also means that you are using your air ducts all year long to ensure that you are able to live in the comfort that you deserve. Here’s a question that you may not have considered yet, though:

What kind of shape are those air ducts in?

If your ductwork is not in great working condition, then you really cannot expect a great overall performance from your home comfort systems. In fact, damaged and leaking ductwork can negatively affect the condition and performance of your forced air heating and air conditioning systems in a number of ways. Don’t believe us? Then read on, and you’ll likely be scheduling any necessary duct sealing in Brevard, NC, as soon as possible.  Continue Reading

Avoid Dry Air Issues This Winter

February 4th, 2019

family-with-dogWhen people think in terms of humidity here in North Carolina, too much humidity is likely the first thought that enters their mind. Sure, summer days are notoriously humid in this area, and summer does seem to last for much of the year. That being said, humidity does drop here in the winter season just like it does in most other places. When you add in other factors like the tight seal of your home’s thermal envelope, you can really start to encounter problems.

What kind of problems can dry air really lead to, though? What’s the big deal? Well, we’ll be covering all that in today’s post. Let’s just start by saying that, once you’ve read the following info, it is very likely that you’ll be looking for a new whole-house humidifier in Mills River, NC. If you do decide that the time is right for a whole-house humidifier installation, then you’ll want to schedule that service with a skilled, experienced professional.

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Remember: Heat Pumps Use Refrigerant

January 21st, 2019

service-timeDo you use a heat pump to keep your home warm throughout the winter season? If so, then you probably don’t need us to remind you of just how incredible these systems are. They provide exceptionally efficient heating when the weather outside is cold, and they have the huge added benefit of providing cooling all summer long. This means that you get year-round comfort with just one system installed on your property. Like any other system, however, heat pumps can run into problems.

It should always be a top priority to have your heater repaired ASAP if you suspect that there is a problem with the system. Just keep in mind the fact that a heat pump does use a refrigerant cycle in order to heat your home. A refrigerant leak is one of those problems that represents a major threat to the integrity of your system at large. If you suspect a refrigerant leak in your heat pump in Asheville, NC, contact us right away.

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Forced Air Heater? You Need Fresh Filters!

January 7th, 2019

man-with-filterHeat pumps and furnaces, both gas and electric, are what we call forced air heating systems. That simply means that they heat air and then use a fan and ductwork in order to distribute that heated air throughout the house. In addition to this shared method of heat distribution, forced air heaters share another trait in common—their use of air filters. Know what else they share in common? The fact that a dirty filter will cause them problems.

How big of a problem could a dirty air filter really cause? Well, keep reading. We’ve got a whole blog post about it, so that should give you a hint about how serious of an issue your dirty air filter can really be. Not only is it detrimental to your system’s performance, but it can actually lead to the need for heating repairs in Asheville, NC, as well. Don’t let something as simple to handle as a dirty air filter cause big problems for you!

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Why Is My Heater Starting and Stopping So Much?

December 24th, 2018

cold-manOkay, so a heater that is starting and stopping is not really something to be worried about—provided that it is not starting and stopping very rapidly. Your heater, after all, should not be running nonstop. If it is, then there is a problem of some kind. It may even be too small for your home, meaning that it is running and running to produce a heating output that it really cannot achieve. If your heater starts up and runs very briefly before cycling back down, however, then it is short cycling.

This is a problem for a few different reasons. A heater that short cycles suffers a lot of wear and tear that it otherwise wouldn’t. That means it will degrade faster, shortening its lifespan and resulting in more frequent repair needs. It will also waste energy, as it uses more power to start a system up than it does to keep it running. Ultimately, you’ll likely be paying more for a weaker performance from your heater in Asheville, NC!

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Why Are Gas Furnaces So Popular?

December 10th, 2018

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Many homeowners in North Carolina have switched to natural gas furnaces to heat their homes during the chilly months. Have you ever wondered why that is? Well, we are here to tell you that there are many advantages to installing a gas furnace in your home. So, if you are looking for a gas furnace in Brevard, NC, Comfort Central, Inc. is here to help you! If you have found yourself curious about the many benefits of owning a gas furnace, keep reading! Continue Reading