Request a Scheduled Routine Maintenance Visit from Apex Heating and Air TODAY!

When there’s a heatwave or a cold snap, Apex Heating and Air gets lots of calls for emergency service. Why you ask? Older systems or those that may be experiencing signs of wear and tear due to infrequent service visits often break down with the strain of extreme temperatures. That’s why scheduling a routine service checkup BEFORE there’s an issue is so important. Plus, routine maintenance can add years of life to your system and prevent more expensive or catastrophic repairs before they happen. Don’t trust your family’s comfort to just anyone, call Apex Heating and Air for reliable heating and air service.

Avoid longer repair delays during a weather event by scheduling a routine maintenance visit today!

Cooler weather has arrived!

Summers in North Carolina can be brutally hot and humid, meaning HVAC units and air conditioners have to work harder several months out of the year just to keep you cool. That can be a major strain on your system!

As fall brings cooler weather, many homeowners and businesses will switch on their heating systems for the first time in months. If you haven’t had your unit serviced in a while, don’t wait until there’s a catastrophic failure to give us a call. When there’s a major weather event, like a sudden cold snap, your system is more likely to fail because of the strain… and then you’ll be stuck waiting for service behind everyone else whose systems failed.

So, schedule a routine maintenance checkup today, or get on a maintenance plan with us to keep your system running at peak efficiency. Does maintenance actually make a difference? YES, it really does… and you can read this post about why maintenance is so important to your heating and air conditioning system.

Following are a few things you can do to help maintain your unit and save money. But, keep in mind our technicians have all the tools to safely and effectively test and evaluate your system for potential issues BEFORE they become a more expensive problem to fix.

Heat Pump Maintenance:

  • Dirty filters cause the system to work harder, leading to higher energy costs. Check air filters monthly and clean or replace when dirty.
  • Ensure there is at least 18 inches on all sides of your outdoor unit clear of snow, ice, shrubs, and debris.
  • Keep the coils on your outdoor unit clean. Apex Heating and Air can clean the coils with an approved cleaner to ensure your unit is running at peak condition. If you live under a lot of pines or your unit tends to accumulate green mildew due to a southerly exposure, this can cause the system to run inefficiently. But not all cleaners are safe for the unit and can do more damage than good – so call us first!
  • Call Apex Heating and Air to schedule an inspection of your heat pump before a major weather event catches you unprepared.

More Energy Savings Tips:

  • Invest in a programmable smart thermostat and set it to turn the heat down when you are out of town or away from home. This easy home upgrade can cut energy costs by up to 12% and will continue to reduce AC costs in the upcoming spring and summer.
  • Install weather stripping around doors and windows to help keep the cold out.
  • If you have a traditional fireplace, be sure the flue is closed when not in use to avoid heat from escaping. Similarly, avoid leaving bathroom fans, range hoods, and exhaust fans running for long periods as they will suck heat from your home.
  • Take advantage of the world’s best natural heat source — the sun! Open curtains of windows facing the sun during the heat of the day, then close curtains to hold the heat in.
  • Reverse your ceiling fan’s blades to a clockwise rotation to help push the warm air down to where you are.
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Carrier Fall Cool Cash Manufacturer Rebates on New System Installation Up to $1,750

Now that fall is almost here, it’s time to upgrade to energy efficient equipment from Apex Heating and Air, save on energy costs and get some COOL CASH! Save up to $1,750 in Cool Cash rebates! Purchase a qualifying system from Apex Heating and Air Conditioning for a limited time to get in on the savings. (Sales Dates September 12, 2022 – November 19, 2022. Must be Installed and Rebate Claimed by December 30, 2022.)

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Pollen, Dirt, and Indoor Air Quality – Is it time to give Your HVAC Unit, Air Conditioner, or Heat Pump a Tuneup?

Spring and early summer in North Carolina is synonymous with allergy season. But seeking refuge indoors from the torturous tiny particulates known as pollen isn’t the answer to avoiding problems. Pollen can easily pass through cracks around doors and windows, and even enter your ventilation system without proper system care and maintenance. These tiny particles can then be recirculated within your home or business causing allergies to flare up.

So, what is the effect of pollen on your HVAC unit, air conditioner, or heating/cooling system? When pollen is brought in by your HVAC system, it settles on the unit’s surfaces leading to a buildup of pollen on the evaporator coil which in turn reduces the refrigerant’s ability to transfer heat out of your home. When pollen settles on the condenser coil, it impedes the coil’s ability to release heat. The buildup can lead to overheating of the air conditioner. If this trips the high limit switch, your air conditioner may shut down.

What can you do? During periods of high pollen, check your air filter weekly and change filters if they look dirty. The new filter will help to minimize allergy symptoms, and it will also boost your air conditioner’s efficiency by up to 15%. It’s a good idea to have your unit serviced every spring to ensure it can hold up to the hot summer temps that are just around the corner. Give Apex Heating and Air a call today to schedule a routine maintenance check on your system, or reach out to us on our contact form.

Carrier Spring Cool Cash Manufacturer Rebates on New System Installation Up to $2,150

Now is the time to upgrade to energy efficient equipment from Apex Heating and Air, save on energy costs and get some COOL CASH! Save up to $2,150 in Cool Cash rebates! Purchase a qualifying system from Apex Heating and Air Conditioning for a limited time to get in on the savings. (Sales Dates March 7, 2022 – May 28, 2022. Must be Installed and Rebate Claimed by July 31, 2022.)

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