Category Archives: HVAC Tips

What’s the ideal thermostat setting in the winter?

The ideal thermostat setting in the winter for your home is really subjective. Every person or family has a temperature setting that is comfortable to them, much like every person has their own unique taste in food or clothing.  When it comes to being comfortable, every household is going to be a little different. That…
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6 Holiday HVAC Tips for a Safer Christmas Vacation

It's the "most wonderful time of the year," and while we typically don't experience a "White Christmas" in the triangle, the magic of the holiday season is definitely upon us. If you're many of our customers, you've spent the past few days decorating your home and spending money like it's 1999 to prepare for Christmas…
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5 Ways to Eliminate Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home

A properly set up HVAC system will provide comfort to your whole home or business simultaneously. At least that's the goal, right? You should be able to walk from room to room, without feeling warmer in one room than another. Delivering the right amount of air to each room in your house at the same time…
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Getting Your Home Ready for Spring Allergy Season

Sunshine, flowers, green grass, and blooming trees all mean that spring has arrived in the Raleigh area! If you are one of the unlucky ones who struggle with seasonal allergies this time of year, your home can feel like a battleground of allergens and irritants. Keeping the number of triggers down and preparing for the…
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The Dangers of Electric Blankets

An electric blanket is a great way to warm up on cold winter nights, but there are some safety precautions you should keep in mind. They are generally safe items to use, but there are instances where hidden dangers could put your family at risk. Since it's still a little cold outside, we're going to discuss…
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What Is the Primary Function of a Heat Exchanger?

A heat exchanger does exactly what it says – it exchanges heat from one medium to another. Its function is to produce heat in a more efficient way so that it uses less energy and costs less to heat a space such as your home. Heat exchangers can be found in a heat pump or…
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Why Is My Heat Pump Freezing Up?

If your yard is covered in snow or ice, your heat pump is going to have accumulated some on it as well. But, if the weather conditions haven’t been that frosty and your unit appears frozen, you have a problem. It’s normal for a heat pump to have a light coating of ice around the…
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Best Options for Heating Your Home

If you’re building a new house or are in need of a new system for your existing home, you may be considering all of your heating options. Let’s take a look at some common heating sources and how they’d work best for your climate and your type of home. There are many different ways to…
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