Central Air-Conditioning, Cooling, HVAC Troubleshooting Guide

Central Air-Conditioning, Cooling, HVAC Troubleshooting Guide

The information contained in this article is for reference purposes only. Never service any equipment where the power hasn’t first been disconnected. Some electrical parts such as capacitors can still hold dangerous electric current even after the power has been disconnected. If you live in the our service area (including North Raleigh, Raleigh, Cary, Durham,… Read More

Guide to HVAC Repair/Service Pricing

When you look at the reviews for all kinds of different HVAC service companies, they are generally pretty good (because people do like getting comfortable again!), but the one review that seems to pop up for virtually every company with a significant number of reviews is the irate customer who thinks they have been ripped… Read More

How long should it take to cool or heat my house?

The situation is that you have your thermostat set to a certain temperature but your HVAC system seems to be taking forever to achieve that temperature, and you are wondering if you have a problem. Maybe someday you can look at a website and it will be able to accurately answer your question by saying… Read More

Guide to HVAC Warranties and Repairs

Most people don’t scrutinize their warranty on a purchase until something goes wrong. This guide will help you understand HVAC system warranties — what to look for, and what to expect if your system breaks while still under warranty. Due to the dynamics in the market, warranties for HVAC equipment are quite different from other… Read More

How to Choose an HVAC Service and Repair Company

Choosing an HVAC service and repair company can seem daunting — There are so many choices, from the moonlighting handyman “friend of a friend” to the big company with an army of employees that’s been in the business forever. So how do you choose the right company for you? Using our experience and knowledge of… Read More

6 Ways to Avoid Being Ripped Off By Your HVAC Repair Company

  1. Understand Fair Pricing for Your HVAC Repair Getting your HVAC system repaired isn’t like going to the store and buying something off the shelf. Figuring out a fair price for your repair is a daunting task, due to limited information. Most HVAC repair companies do not provide any pricing over the phone, because… Read More

Guide to Understanding and Choosing Efficiency in a New HVAC System

There are two important things to consider when thinking about the efficiency of your HVAC system. The first is technology. Since central residential systems became commonplace in the 1970s, their energy efficiency has increased dramatically thanks to improvements in the technology involved (just think about how other types of technology have improved since then!).  The… Read More

Guide to HVAC System Replacement Financing

So you’ve made the decision (or the decision was made for you!) that it’s time to replace your HVAC system. Unfortunately you didn’t get the memo with enough advanced notice to stock some money away to pay for it in cash. No problem, nearly every dealer offers financing and they make it pretty easy but… Read More

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