Posts Tagged ‘Asheville’

Are Your Ducts Dragging Down Efficiency?

Monday, September 30th, 2019

sealing-ductworkWe run our air conditioners very regularly in this area—so much so that we hardly even think about it most of the time. When something becomes so automatic, though, it becomes easy to overlook problems that develop over time, especially when those problems develop in an incremental fashion. This is precisely the case for many homeowners as their air conditioning efficiency begins to slip. With how much we rely on our air conditioners,  you really need to keep efficiency high.

While there are a lot of different reasons why your home cooling efficiency may suffer, a very likely and very common cause is leaky ductwork. If you use a forced-air AC system, then you depend on air ducts to deliver cooled air throughout your home. And, if those ducts are leaking, then you can bet that you’ll see this reflected in your energy costs.  That is why you’ll want a professional HVAC contractor in Asheville, NC to seal up your air ducts! (more…)

Does Your AC Have a Refrigerant Leak?

Monday, September 16th, 2019

AC-manifoldHopefully not, to be honest. We’re not in the business of scare tactics, but we do need you to understand that some air conditioning problems are simply more serious than others. And when it comes to the most serious issues that your air conditioner can encounter, well—a refrigerant leak is right up there. Of course, before you can really understand just why it is that a refrigerant leak is so serious, you must first understand the role that refrigerant plays in your HVAC system in Asheville, NC.

You’re in luck because that’s part of what we’re going to be covering in today’s blog entry. As you’ll learn in the post that follows, an air conditioner without a proper refrigerant charge isn’t really much better than no air conditioner at all. In fact, running an air conditioner with a low charge is a pretty good way to wind up with no air conditioning at all! Don’t let that fate befall you in our hot and humid climate.

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Getting the Most from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 13th, 2019

techs-ACNorth Carolina is not a place where a great performance from your air conditioner is optional. When the heat and humidity of our summer season hit, they hit hard. Your air conditioner is the only thing standing between you and major discomfort for a good chunk of the year. You cannot take any chances with its integrity or overall performance quality. Follow the tips laid out in this blog post, and you won’t have to.

Keep in mind that we’re going to cover a few items you can handle on your own in this post. That does not mean that you don’t have to work with skilled, trained professionals when the task at hand is beyond the scope of what an amateur can handle. In most cases, and certainly, when it comes down to air conditioning repair in Asheville, NC, you’re going to need to schedule professional AC services. When you do, ours is the number to call.

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Schedule Your AC Repairs Right Away!

Monday, April 29th, 2019

AC-technicianWe’re back into the hot and stormy early days of what feels like the summer season already. There’s plenty more heat to come, and a quick glance at your calendar will tell you that summer proper is still a ways away. That may be true, but the fact is that you already have your air conditioner back into regular rotation—and that means that you should have had it tuned up already! If not, do that now. Our residential maintenance program is here for you.

Just remember that even our superb maintenance services don’t guarantee 100% reliable air conditioning in Asheville, NC. At some point, your air conditioner is going to run into problems of some kind. The key to minimizing any risk of serious damages to your system, as well as a seriously uncomfortable situation in your home, is to schedule your air conditioning repairs right away. The sooner that you have our technicians on the job, the better off your air conditioning system is likely to be.

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When to Consider an HVAC Replacement

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

Monday, 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.  (more…)

Late Season Heating Repairs Are Always Worth It!

Monday, 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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Remember: Heat Pumps Use Refrigerant

Monday, 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!

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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