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Why You Need an Air Conditioner Tune-up

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.



Time Delay Relay

A quick breakdown on how a time delay relay works


Its time to change your air filters

Its time to change your air filters

Don’t wait another day. its got to go if its gray.


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


Adding Zone Systems

Have you considered adding a zone system?

If you are living in a two story home with a single heating and cooling system with the thermostat downstairs, I be you are experiencing temperature differences of about 5-8 degrees between the upstairs and the downstairs rooms. A zone system may just be your solution. And with new products on the market from all the major thermostat manufacturers, it is getting easier every day. The new WiFi thermostats mean you do not have to run wires through existing walls. The zone board can be connected to a WiFi transmitter right near the equipment and then you can mount the thermostats in just about any room you would want. Now the upstairs can be controlled independently from the downstairs so there is not more running up and down the stairs to adjust the temperatures.

Below is the Honeywell RedLink WiFi zone system.


Watch my video on zone systems

Call Alexander Heating and Air Conditioning for all your HVAC service or repair needs.
(919) 886-HVAC  (4822)

Serving Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wake Forest, Research Triangle Park, Sanford, Angier, Knightdale, Garner, Pittsboro, Chapel Hill North Carolina



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