Comfort Services Blog

Should I turn Off my Heat When I Go On Vacation?

Do you have a winter vacation planned? You’re probably more focused on remembering to pack everything than keeping your home efficient while you’re away. However, you have the chance to save on heating costs while the house is vacant. Your gut reaction to maximize energy savings is to set the thermostat to the “off” position,

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WHY ARE FURNACE TUNE-UPS IMPORTANT?

Your furnace works hard to keep your Raleigh-Durham area home warm and cozy throughout heating season, but if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t give it much thought until it stops working or your energy bills go through the roof. The best way to avoid mid-season breakdowns and ensure the efficient performance of your furnace each

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WHY DOES MY FURNACE KEEP SHUTTING OFF? 

A furnace is a convenient, reliable way to stay warm during a North Carolina winter, but there are a number of furnace issues that can leave you out in the cold. If your furnace keeps shutting off, it’s important to identify the cause and have it resolved as quickly as possible. Read on to learn some

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WHY IS FURNACE MAINTENANCE IMPORTANT?

Your furnace works hard to keep your Raleigh-Durham area home warm and cozy throughout heating season, but if you’re like most homeowners, you don’t give it much thought until it stops working, or your energy bills go through the roof. The best way to avoid mid-season breakdowns and ensure the efficient performance of your furnace each

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How to Choose Between a Furnace & a Heat Pump

To get through winter comfortably, most North Carolina residents choose between the two basic types of heating systems—furnaces and heat pumps. Figuring out what kind of central home heating system to choose can be a difficult decision, especially if you’ve only heard good things about both. Both come with their own unique set of benefits,

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How to Prepare Your AC Unit for the Winter

When temperatures begin to drop, making sure your heating system is ready to go may be the only thing on your mind. It’s important, though, not to neglect your air conditioner. It’s just as important to make sure your AC unit can survive the winter and is ready when you turn it on in the

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How Much Energy Does an Air Conditioner Use?

To beat the hot summer heat, cranking up your air conditioner is likely your solution. But how much is that actually costing you? Is keeping your house cool worth the price? The amount of energy your unit consumes depends on a number of factors, many of which are in your control. Air Conditioner Energy Consumption

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How to Troubleshoot Common Air Conditioning Problems

As summer temperatures rise in the Raleigh-Durham area, the job of your air conditioning system becomes tougher and tougher, especially on days with high humidity. This excess load can strain the system, and if your air conditioner is older or has an imperfect maintenance record, the chances of a breakdown increase, possibly leaving you hot

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Air Conditioning Statistics Every Homeowner Should Know

With summer in full swing in the Raleigh-Durham area, you might be thinking about your air conditioner right now. Thoughts like, “Is my AC going to make it through another season?” or “How much is my AC bill going to cost me this month?” are normal this this time of year. Many of us don’t

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Air Conditioner Making Weird Sounds? Here’s What They Mean

Another hot and humid summer is underway in Raleigh-Durham. Just as you expect the summer temperatures to soar, you also expect to find refuge from the relentless heat inside your air-conditioned home. If you notice your air conditioner is unreliable, is making strange noises, or has reduced airflow, now’s the time to consider making an

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