Heat Pump or Furnace… What’s the Difference?

Your Raleigh home probably has either a Heat Pump or a Furnace but many homeowners aren't exactly sure which one they have.  Both systems heat your home, but they do so in different ways. Here are some ways they are different and ways to identify your type of HVAC system. Here's How a Gas Furnace … [Read more...]

HVAC Maintenance Can Help Lower Your Electric Bill

An HVAC system in good condition lets Raleigh, NC residents stay cool in the summer and cozy during the winter, but some people worry that heating their home can be expensive. If you’ve ever received an unpleasantly high utility bill after a season of frequent HVAC use, you might be a bit scared to … [Read more...]

Yearly Furnace Maintenance Protects You From Carbon Monoxide and Gas Leaks

Yearly Furnace Maintenance Helps Make Your System Safe  As a resident of Raleigh, NC, you already know that having an HVAC in great working condition is an integral part of staying comfortable throughout the year. But keeping your heating system in top shape is not just about comfort, … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Prep Your Cary Heat Pump for the Cooler Temperatures

For many in Cary, Raleigh or anywhere else in the Triangle area, October often means turning on their heat pump for the first time. This year is no different, Fall is definitely here and it is getting cold in Cary! You may be able to get by without turning on your heat by wearing a jacket, but that … [Read more...]

Heat Pumps Explained

If you have central heating and air conditioning in your Raleigh home (or if you’re thinking about installing such systems), you’ve probably heard people talking about heat pumps before. You may not know exactly what a heat pump does though, or why it’s an important part of many modern heating and … [Read more...]

Lower Your Energy Costs This Coming Winter

While our Raleigh winters are usually very mild, we still use our HVAC units for several weeks over the winter season and no one likes to pay more than they should for utilities.Annual HVAC Maintenance can save big on your utility bills. To that aim, here are a few tips to keep your heating bill … [Read more...]

HVAC Service Plans and How They Work

As a Raleigh homeowner, when it comes to your HVAC, you are probably concerned about 2 things: how to make it heat or cool your space efficiently, and how to keep your utility costs down while using it. Fortunately, the solutions to these issues are anything but mutually exclusive. While some people … [Read more...]

Time for some Fall HVAC Maintenance

It may not feel quite like fall here in Raleigh, NC, but summer is over, and you’ve finally turned off your air conditioner. The sunshine has been lovely, but you’re looking forward to the winter months where you won’t have to budget for the electricity your cooling system consumes. Before you put … [Read more...]

The Most Common Problems With Older Air Conditioning Systems

Like any mechanical equipment, your air conditioning unit needs to be properly maintained so that it continues to deliver the performance you need on demand. However, even regular inspections, cleaning and maintenance won't stop parts on older Air Conditioning systems from deteriorating over time or … [Read more...]

What Should I Check Before I Call a Raleigh AC Repair Company

Your air conditioner represents a significant investment, so you want to do everything you can to keep it in great working condition. You probably understand the importance of having a qualified AC service technician visit your Raleigh home at least once or twice a year to give your heating and … [Read more...]

How Do I Know If My AC is Working Correctly?

Your AC provides you with comfort and luxury when you need it most, during those long Raleigh summer months of bright sunlight and visible heat waves wafting over the ground outside. That said, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your cooling system at all times. An air … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need to Add Refrigerant to My Air Conditioner Every Year?

Air conditioners don’t attract a lot of attention when they’re running properly. In fact, they should be making you so comfortable you don’t even need to think about them very much—just sit back and relax. However, that doesn’t mean you can forget all about your air conditioner throughout the entire … [Read more...]

Hiring a Cheap Raleigh AC Repair Company Can Cost You Big

You love your air conditioning—it keeps you cool and refreshed during Raleigh's hottest months of the year so that you can enjoy the bliss of summer without always sweating or panting. If only you could save some money on any AC repair that comes up, some of you might have pondered before. And … [Read more...]

Your 3 Steps AC Summer Checklist

Summer is certainly one of the nicest times of year to spend outside here in Raleigh NC, but when you’re indoors, you want to experience the season in cool comfort. To make sure you can find relief where you need it most—in your home—you’ll want to ensure that your air conditioning system is in … [Read more...]

4 Ways You Can Improve the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Nothing quite compares to the magic of leaves turning in the fall, the crispness of the air when it's about to snow, the first shoots of green coming up in the spring, and those long, hot nights spent gazing at stars in the summer. However, living in a region like Raleigh NC that delivers seasonal … [Read more...]

AC Maintenance Matters

There is no shortage of regular maintenance tasks for Raleigh homeowners to attend to, and it's not uncommon to wonder if maintenance is really worth the time and expense. However, when you neglect your AC maintenance, you could end up dealing with a lot more hassle and expenditure down the road. … [Read more...]

Get Your AC Ready for Summertime Heat

You know the heat is coming. It arrives every year, making you miserable outdoors and causing your air conditioner to work harder to keep you cool indoors. If your AC system isn't prepared, you could end up waiting for a Raleigh AC repair company while you suffer in the heat. The good news is that … [Read more...]

Save Money! Your HVAC Air Filters Make a Difference!

Air filters keep your heating and air conditioning units working efficiently and safely, trapping particles like dust, pollen, dander, household chemicals (like paint fumes and hair spray particles), and tobacco smoke that might otherwise circulate around your home.Beyond the obvious health … [Read more...]

Spring Maintenance Can Save your HVAC

When it comes to HVAC maintenance, many people think about conserving energy and lowering their utility bills. Fewer people consider how seemingly peripheral tasks including spring cleaning can have an impact on your HVAC’s lifespan—and on its ability to provide you with clean, healthy air. The … [Read more...]

Air Conditioning Tips for Our Raleigh Summers

It's not too early to get your AC ready for summer! Raleigh summers are notoriously hot and humid. Here are a few tips to keep your Air Conditioning unit running more efficiently all summer long.You'll  save money on that ever increasing electric bill and extend the life of your AC … [Read more...]

Is your furnace not heating your home? Should you call for furnace repair?

There's nothing worse than getting home at 6:00 at night from a long day at work and turning up the heat only to discover that all your furnace seems to do is blow cold air out of the vents. So you go to the thermostat and examine it to make sure you have it set to heat and that the temperature is … [Read more...]

Raleigh Heat Pump Repair: Is your heat pump working correctly?

Nights are getting chilly in Raleigh. Are you wondering if you need heat pump repair service?  Your utility bill could have the answer! One very common tale tell sign that your heat pump not working properly is your high electric bill in the winter time. If your heat pump is not working at peak … [Read more...]

Time to Schedule Your Heating Checkup! Take Advantage of our Halloween Special Today!

Is your heater prepared to keep you comfortably warm through our Raleigh winters? Now is the time to schedule your Fall HVAC check up.   … [Read more...]

You Called for AC Repair, Now What???

Your AC unit is clearly not working properly and you have called your local air conditioner repair company —preferably Cool Change Heating and Air if you live right here in Raleigh :) — What should you do now, while you wait for the AC repair man?The short answer is TURN YOUR AC OFF.  But let's … [Read more...]

Need Your AC Repaired? If You Live in Raleigh, You Can Now Text Us To Set a Service Call!

Is your AC not working but you don't have time to call us?   If you live in Raleigh, Wake Forest, or even Cary, you can text us your HVAC service request and we will text you right back!   919-457-2494   No matter what's going on with your Heating and Cooling system, we now have … [Read more...]

Putting Off Your Air Conditioning Spring Maintenance Can Be Costly

There is no doubt about it; Spring time in Raleigh is beautiful. It starts with the blooming of our cherry trees, and soon thereafter, all trees start getting their leaves, azaleas are in bloom, irises come up, and the weather warms up nicely.  But while we love all the flowers and this change in … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Keeping your Raleigh Furnace Healthy

With colder weather coming, your heating system will work overtime to keep your house warm. To prevent a call to a heating professional during peak season, take a look at your furnace and perform preventative maintenance now. Here are 5 helpful tips to keep your Raleigh furnace … [Read more...]

Is your heat pump not working properly? Try these 3 quick fixes

As the weather in Raleigh starts dipping down, the heat not working in your home is sure to get your attention. As with furnaces, a heat pump not working can often turn out to be an easy fix if you know what to check for. Here are 3 simple heat pump fixes you can do yourself before you call your … [Read more...]

Furnace Not Working? 6 Simple Hacks To Try

Is your furnace not working properly?  Is the Furnace blower not working at all? Or is it not heating properly? Before you call for service, try these simple tips. 1-Check to see that it’s not an airflow issue The first step is to check your filters, vents, and chimney exhaust flue Dirty … [Read more...]

Raleigh HVAC unit running too loudly? Let us help you *troubleshoot*

All air conditioning units make noise when running. Older units are often louder than newer units because designs have improved over the years to reduce noise. So if your older unit seems to roar rather than purr, it’s not necessarily a sign that it is about to die on you.You may be wondering … [Read more...]

5 Air Conditioning MISTAKES to Avoid

Save time and money by avoiding these common air conditioning mistakes regarding the care of your home’s HVAC system in Raleigh, NC.Incorrect Thermostat Settings If you get home and want the air to get considerably cooler right away, do not turn the thermostat way down and expect your AC unit … [Read more...]

Raleigh Homeowner’s Checklist For Fall

Fall is just around the corner. Can’t you feel that crispness in the air already, in the early morning hours? With the approaching cooler temperatures, checking off these important tasks at hand will help your property stay in tip-top shape.Start working on these indoor and outdoor tips now, to … [Read more...]

Tip of the week: How to save money using ceiling fans in Raleigh

Summer heat waves in Raleigh are serious business. Finding a cool wave of relief, especially in a cost effective way, is usually high on our priority list! The ceiling fans in your home are a great way to help you stay cool. Ceiling fans create a wind chill effect that can make you feel cooler, and … [Read more...]

Air Conditioner Not Working!? Part 1

If your Raleigh air conditioner is not working and you would like 24/7 repair service, call Cool Change Heating & Air at 919 457-2494. A technician will arrive within an hour on most occasions, and have you cooling down in no time at all! If on the other hand, you would like to try and diagnose … [Read more...]

June 1st ushered in North Carolina’s “hurricane season.” Are you prepared?

Living in and around Raleigh, North Carolina, we know the distinct advantage of four seasons, great schools, tremendous food and retail options, vast cultural opportunities, and entertainment choices to fit the criteria of over 2,000,000 people. As the capital city, our community is known for being … [Read more...]

How regular AC maintenance can keep you cool in a Raleigh heat wave!

A few weeks ago Raleigh was hit with a heat wave that we haven't seen in years! This Raleigh heat wave completely caught homeowners off guard with their air-conditioners completely unprepared. We've been doing AC repair all over the Raleigh and have found one common theme. If Cool Change had come to … [Read more...]

Tips For a More Efficient Air Conditioner During Our Raleigh Summers!

In times of rising energy costs in Raleigh, making your air conditioner more efficient will help your home be more comfortable, save money, and reduce your energy usage. No matter what kind of air conditioning system you have, or the age of your HVAC system, there are steps you can take to make your … [Read more...]

Improving Indoor Air Quality in Raleigh, NC

Even with our year-round gorgeous weather in Raleigh NC, most of us spend much of our time indoors, making improving your indoor air quality a priority. The air we breathe in our offices, schools & homes can put us at risk for health problems. The pollutants can be as varied as gases, chemicals, … [Read more...]

Raleigh HVAC Maintenance Tips

Keeping your Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC system) running at its optimal level, will help keep your utilities bills under control and will prolong the life of your system.Besides having an HVAC technician come and inspect your unit(s) twice a year, there are a few basic HVAC … [Read more...]

Take Care of your Spring Air Conditioner Maintenance Today!

Now that the weather is warming up, it's time to focus on spring Air Conditioner Maintenance.The tips in this video this video will help you keep your AC unit working at peak performance, and save your money! If you feel your AC unit is still not working well, call Cool Change … [Read more...]