Time for your Air Conditioner Tune Up

Want to save money on those air conditioning bills this summer? How about helping to prolong the life of your air conditioner? Maybe you are concerned about your compressor dying? Well an air conditioner tune up can help prevent some of the most expensive repairs and lower your energy bill at the same time.  Read More…


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Why You Need an Air Conditioner Tune-up

image of guy with fanIt is springtime again in Raleigh North Carolina and people are just now starting to turn on their air conditioners for the first time. Most air conditioners have been sitting idle through the winter and probably have not been checked for several months. Through the winter, the condensing units have been exposed to adverse weather conditions, clumsy landscapers, dust and pollen, dirt from construction sites, road salts from the traffic, dirty air filters, and much more. All these environmental conditions have a significant impact on the operation and life of your equipment.

The #1 cause for air conditioner failures is compressor burn out. All the dirt, pollen, dust, leaves, and landscaping mulch can build up on the outside coils and cause the compressor to overheat. When a compressor operates at elevated temperatures, the oils inside begin to breakdown and stop lubricating the compressor parts. Then the friction build up elevates the temperatures even more and soon your compressor will stop functioning.

It is Time for Your Air Conditioner Tune-up Today

Alexander Heating and Air Conditioning offers our Spring Tune-up services that will clean your coils, check all your components that wear out with age, and notify you if you need any Freon added. Our Tune-up will give you the peace of mind that your system is in the best shape possible to prepare for the upcoming summer. Don’t wait for your system to breakdown during the busiest part of the season. And during the summer months, most companies are backed up with calls and will cause you to wait several days for a repair. Don’t be stuck without your air conditioning this summer. Call us today.


Draft Inducer Motor

Have you been told you need a new draft inducer motor or draft inducer assembly? If you have, you most definitely need to replace it before your furnace will work again. The draft inducer assembly is a key component part to the furnace system. It is the fan that pulls the exhaust fumes and heat through the heat exchanger and forces it out the flue. Without the induced draft motor, your furnace will not run properly and can be a risk for carbon monoxide buildup.


When the induced draft assembly is made of steel or metals such as the one pictured above, they have a tendency to develop rust and wear out. Replacing the draft inducer motor and assembly is the only way your furnace will be operational again. Sometimes these repairs can be pricy.

How much can I expect to pay to replace my draft inducer assembly?

Depending on the model and the manufacturer, expect to pay between $500 and $800 for residential gas furnaces. Some name brands tend to be on the higher priced end while others use universal replacement motors and assemblies from Fasco and others and can cost on the lower end. Check with your local HVAC repairman to get a quote on the cost to replace your draft inducer assembly.

If you are in the Raleigh North Carolina Area, give us a call for a second opinion or a competitive quote.

919-886-HVAC (4822)

Alexander Heating and Air Conditioning


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