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.

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In need of a new HVAC system? Call Apex Heating and Air to get a FREE estimate to replace your system by our experienced comfort specialist.

Have a 1-year-old system? Perfect time to begin preventative maintenance to extend the life of your equipment. Talk to us about the possibility of adding a maintenance contract to help maintain the energy efficiency and life of your unit.

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Don’t let falling temperatures distract from HVAC maintenance

Between school, sports and cooler temperatures it can be hard to remember that even though the AC isn’t blasting through your home, your HVAC unit still needs some love. Apex Heating and Air is here to help with some quick fixes to keep your HVAC happy and healthy, as well as for long term home maintenance contracts.

One of the easiest ways to keep your HVAC unit as efficient as possible is to regularly change your homes air filter. Replacing old or clogged air filters will prevent your unit from working harder than it has to, which increases your energy bill and puts unnecessary wear and tear on your AC unit. The US Department of Energy states that changing your air filter at least once a month can save you 5-15% on your monthly energy bill.

Keep an eye on the thermostat as the weather gets colder. A programmable thermostat is the best way to prevent unnecessary heating and cooling of your home. You can set the temperature to colder if everyone is out of the house at school and work, as well as at night, and warming during hours everyone is home. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat or believe your thermostat may be reading incorrectly call us at (919) 467-8823. The Apex Heating and Air staff is comprised of highly skilled technicians who can run a routine check up on your thermostat to make sure it is running properly, as well as install a programmable thermostat. The easiest way to ensure your thermostat is ready for every seasonal weather change is to schedule a maintenance contract with Apex Heating and Air. This way the stress of remembering to check on your HVAC unit seasonally is no longer a problem. Apex Heating and Air can clean, and perform a routine check up on your heater before the season get too cold.

Regular HVAC preventive maintenance from Apex Heating and Air is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance year round and through all types of weather. Call Apex Heating and Air today for more information.

Discover issues before they become a problem by calling Apex Heating and Air Conditioning today at (919) 467-8823 to schedule a checkup, or signup for our annual maintenance contract.

Standing water can damage your unit! Call Apex Heating and Air for an inspection.

The flood waters are receding and power is being restored across the state of North Carolina post Hurricane Florence. Don’t let a broken AC unit leave you high and dry in the still hot and humid days to come. If your AC unit experienced any water damage during the storm call Apex Heating and Air to assess and repair your unit, and get your home and business back to cool and comfortable.

HVAC units are built to withstand torrential rain and hail damage, but if your unit was in standing water for any period of time it is best to have it serviced by a professional. There could be more damage than just what meets the eye. To help avoid more damage, when you notice your unit has been in standing water, turn off all electrical controls to your AC system. If you are unsure as to how to turn off the electrical controls call Apex Heating and Air and we can come out and switch them off. Try and remove the standing water and debris from the area around your unit. This will allow your air conditioner to properly dry out. Leave your AC unit off until a professional is out to do further service. Here at Apex Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. we have built a solid reputation for customer satisfaction through quality work, attention to detail and prompt service. We are here to help you in your time of need, to quickly restore air conditioning to your home.

Regular HVAC preventive maintenance from Apex Heating and Air is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance year round and through all types of weather. Call Apex Heating and Air today for more information.

Discover issues before they become a problem by calling Apex Heating and Air Conditioning today at (919) 467-8823 to schedule a checkup, or signup for our annual maintenance contract.