Comfort Tips – Heating and Cooling Blog

Welcome to the Raleigh Heating and Cooling Blog provided by Thermo Direct Inc.. Topics blogged about below include many heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality tips and articles from our expert HVAC contractors, resources, specials, news and other updates from our team here at Thermo Direct Inc..



8 Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

Don’t put off furnace maintenance until January! It’s important for North Carolina residents to get ready for winter before temperatures plummet. Be sure to clean, maintain and test your furnace. This will prevent the system from failing on a cold winter night. Proper service also enhances energy efficiency and ensures that your equipment warranty remains…




Save Money by Programming Your Thermostat for Winter

program your home thermostat

Saving on heating and cooling costs often means extra money in the bank as well as a healthier environment. One reliable way to pare down your heating and cooling use is through a programmable thermostat that ensures you’re not wasting precious energy dollars. By installing and using either a standard programmable thermostat or the newer…




8 Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

prepare your furnace for winter

8 Steps You Can Take to Prepare Your Furnace for WinterDon’t put off furnace maintenance until January! It’s important for North Carolina residents to get ready for winter before temperatures plummet. Be sure to clean, maintain and test your furnace. This will prevent the system from failing on a cold winter night. Proper service also…




Change Your Home’s Air Filter: Very Important

With your air conditioner blasting during these hot North Carolina summers, it is important to remember to change your air filter. Energy Star recommends changing your air filter every month, especially during the summer time or when your HVAC unit gets the most use (during the winter season too.) Yet, at the minimum, you should…




Homes Before Air Conditioning: What Did They Do?

Before Air Conditioning AC HVAC

Today, when we think of our homes, many people assume that their some sort of air conditioning unit will be in place to keep you cool during the hot Raleigh summers. Yet, air conditioning was invented in the 1920s and many people didn’t even have it installed into their homes until the late 20th century!…




Office Air Conditioning May Be Too Cold For Women

Air Conditioning in the office affects women more

This seems all to common in some offices, where some women are bundled up in sweaters and blankets during the middle of the summer. And, a lot of the time, they are told “it’s all in your head.” A recent study published in the Journal of Nature Climate Change suggests that normal office temperatures are…




THE BENEFITS OF GOOD HOME INSULATION

You may think that proper insulation for your home is all about keeping it warm during the winter months, and while it does play an important part in that role, this is far from the only benefit that home insulation provides. Proper insulation actually has a number of benefits that it provides to home owners,…




Heating Repairs – The Importance of Having an Expert on Your Side

Not sure if you need a heating repairs specialist for your home right now? Then think about at what point you should wait to find one. After something breaks and you need help?More than likely you already have a mechanic to trust for your automobile. He or she takes care of inspections, service and minor…




Several Tips for Heating Repair Services for the Home

Before running out and purchasing a new heating system, call your local HVAC contractor for Garner heating repair services. Getting your heating system fixed will save you more money as you won’t have to replace the unit. Replacing a unit of that size takes the work of many men. Men who will be in and…




Ways in Which an Air Conditioning Tune Up Can Continually Cool Your Home Down

What a lot of homeowners don’t realize is that their cooling units need to be treated just like every other appliance in the household. That means annual Cary air conditioning tune ups may be in order. The maintenance that you put into your appliances now will save you money in the long run. Repairs for…




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