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  1. Five Steps for Recovering From the Storm

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    In our previous post, we discussed four steps for preparing your home and HVAC system for an approaching tropical storm or hurricane. Durham has grown significantly since Hurricane Fran brought heavy rain and wind to central North Carolina, and new residents are not familiar with potentially devastating impact of tropical weather this far inland.

  2. Four Steps for Hurricane Preparation

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    Two tropical near misses have reminded North Carolinians that we are in the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. It has been twenty years since Hurricane Fran, the last major hurricane (category 3 or higher) to strike North Carolina. Since Fran, less powerful hurricanes and tropical storms have impacted coastal and even central North Carolina…. Read More

  3. Is Your Air Conditioner Tripping Your Breaker?

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    It has been a long hot summer, and we still have several weeks to go. The remainder of the season will test for your air conditioning system. Through August and September, it is important to pay close attention for signs your HVAC unit is beginning to malfunction. If your air conditioner frequently tripping the circuit… Read More

  4. The Science Behind This Year’s Biggest Heat Wave

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    Summer heat waves are common in Durham, NC. We are in the midst of a prolonged period of the warmest temperatures of the season, and though there is a glimmer of hope for cooler temperatures next week, according to science, we should expect this to be the hottest time of the year.

  5. Five Steps For Improving Energy Efficiency During Summer

    In our previous post we determined that the majority of your home’s energy usage occurs during the summer and winter months, when your heating and air conditioning is battling extreme temperatures. Summer requires less energy than winter, but your home’s systems are still hard at work from May, through September. Make sure you are maximizing your… Read More

  6. When Does Your Home Use The Most Energy

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    We experience all four seasons in Durham, NC; however, it feels like summer lasts the longest. Meteorological summer is from June through August; but our air conditions often run from April to October. It stands to reason that your energy costs would peak during the warmer months; however, the average home uses less energy during the summer than… Read More

  7. 5 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Summer Vacations

    It’s finally summer vacation seasons. As school sessions come to an end for the year, families are thinking about time together at the beach or in the mountains, not about how vulnerable their homes are when they are left empty for extended periods of time. We want your summer trips to be as worry-free as possible,… Read More

  8. Why is My Air Conditioning Unit Frozen?

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    We are likely going to experience 90 degree temperatures by the end of the week in Durham, NC. Though it seems counterintuitive, as summer heats up, a malfunctioning HVAC unit can accumulate ice buildup that will harm its performance. Why is your air conditioner freezing up in the heat of summer? Below are a few common… Read More

  9. Why Is My Air Conditioner So Loud? Part 2

    In our previous post, “Why Is My Air Conditioning So Loud?” we discussed means by which you can diagnose the reason your air conditioning system is unusually noisy. If the source of the sound is outside it could indicate: There is debris in the fan. The fan blades are dirty. The fan requires tightening. The… Read More

  10. Why Is My Air Conditioning So Loud?

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    Do you have to turn up the volume on the television whenever your air conditioner engages? Do you feel like your HVAC system is louder than it was last year? A noisy air conditioner may require a simple, do it yourself fix, or it may indicate extensive, professional maintenance and repairs are required. A professional HVAC technician… Read More