Fall Maintenance: Everything You Need to Know

September 18th, 2023

Fall is a time of change. The leaves are starting to change color and fall from the trees. The temperature is starting to lower and it’s finally comfortable enough to sit outdoors and enjoy a day at the park. And, to top things all off, lots of businesses are getting hectic with an influx of calls and appointments, and kids are going back to school.

All of this can seem like a lot, which is why we don’t want to complicate things any further. This blog is going to be a simple one–we’re going to talk about how your life could be made a lot easier with HVAC maintenance in Gastonia, NC. We’ll also briefly touch on why September is the perfect month for this service.

No, don’t worry about doing anything right now. Just keep reading and perhaps you might pick up the phone and give us a call to schedule an appointment after you’re done!

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What Does a Successful HVAC System Look Like?

September 4th, 2023

This might be a strange blog topic, but stay with us. Most of the time we’ll use this blog to talk about air conditioning and heating problems that can cause homeowners a lot of stress. While this is usually a great idea, it can leave some people with the wrong impression.

We don’t want anyone to turn into a hypochondriac about their HVAC system, diagnosing every little noise or bump as a problem. This can lead customers to be unnecessarily anxious about their home and their comfort, and it can also lead them to spend more money than they need to. To prove to our customers just how trustworthy we are, we’d like to make sure that customers know what a good HVAC system looks and sounds like.

If you’re confident that your system is running smoothly, then don’t let anyone on the internet tell you otherwise. It’s okay to know what’s good and what’s bad, it’s your home after all! We’re just the experts you should call if you need help with your HVAC in Gastonia, NC.

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Staying Energy Efficient This Summer

August 21st, 2023

As summer draws to a close in the next few weeks, we can only look back in awe at the amount of days we needed to rely on our air conditioning systems and home electrical devices. It can’t be stated enough how important our energy grid is for the safety and comfort of our local residents, and the more we can save on energy, the better off everyone will be.

So, what can someone at home do to improve their energy efficiency? What does energy efficiency even mean?

This is what we seek to answer in this blog post. Being more energy efficient, especially in how you run your air conditioning in Gastonia, NC, is going to make a huge difference for you, your budget, and your local environment. Efficiency is 2023’s hottest topic, and we’re going to cover it in great detail so our customers are prepared for future industry-wide changes.

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What’s the Best Benefit to Maintenance?

August 7th, 2023

AC maintenance has a ton of benefits, but narrowing down the most important one can be tricky. Every homeowner has their own priorities and that makes a one-size-fits-all approach a lot harder than expected.

Some customers want to pay the lowest prices possible throughout the lifespan of their system. Other people are concerned with being eco-friendly, and want to improve the efficiency of their AC.

In reality, everyone has different metrics for measuring how good their air conditioner is doing, and how important maintenance is. But we’re not going to give up on finding the best benefit for you and your family.

So, how does AC maintenance in Gastonia, NC impact you the most, and what can you be most excited about when scheduling for an appointment this year? Keep reading and you’ll find out!

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The Smart Way to Handle a Heatwave

July 24th, 2023

You’re likely aware of the fact that temperatures are reaching all-time highs throughout the country. Here in North Carolina, things are no exception! We’re getting powerful heatwaves mixed with uncomfortable bouts of humidity, often in the same stretch. This means that our air conditioners are running on full blast most of the time.

However, your air conditioner isn’t the only tool you have in the toolbox to fight against the heat. It’s the most powerful one, sure, and for that you should schedule AC maintenance in Gastonia, NC with our team. AC maintenance, even when late, will be a huge boon to your AC’s efficiency and performance. But even if your system is in perfect shape, there are still some strategies you can employ to reduce your overall energy consumption and remain more comfortable on hot days.

Here’s our guide to staying cool and comfortable on the hottest days of the year.

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Why the Brand Matters

July 10th, 2023

Have you ever compared two air conditioner models and been confused why one with seemingly identical parts and a similar feel, might cost more? Then you notice the “Carrier” brand name on the product, and it all starts to make sense. Brand labels represent more than the average air conditioner system.

We do this subconsciously with cars all the time. A Ford or GMC truck is going to conjure up a different picture in our minds than a Toyota. Our expectations change and technology behind each product shifts from brand to brand, which is why it’s so vital that you really understand why our partnerships with brands like Carrier and York really matter.

Today, we’re going to talk about how brand names relate to air conditioning in Gastonia, NC. We’ll discuss the two major partnerships we have, Carrier and York, and talk about why they might be worth more than a generic AC or heating system.

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Heat Pumps: 2023’s Must-Buy System

June 26th, 2023

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act and a whole lot of local initiatives, you’ve probably heard a ton about heat pumps recently. At least we’re finding that more homeowners than ever are starting to realize that there’s more to heating and cooling a home than just purchasing a furnace or a central AC. There are some incredible options out there, and whether you’re doing it for the savings or the desire to be eco-friendly, there are a lot of reasons to switch.

Today, we’re going to focus on heat pump technology. These systems used to be niche, expensive units that only wealthy customers could afford.

Now, they’re more affordable and efficient than ever. And with available tax credits, rebates, and promotions, you could get your hands on a heat pump in Gastonia, NC as early as this year. Let’s discuss how these systems work and why they’re so popular right now.

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What Exactly Is Refrigerant?

June 12th, 2023

Last week we talked a little bit about short cycling, and how one of the main causes of this serious problem was a refrigerant leak. In truth, refrigerant leaks cause a lot of different problems, both for your home and your air conditioner. It can be so bad that sometimes we get the question “Why even use refrigerant? What’s the point of this chemical being in an air conditioner?”

Refrigerant is absolutely required for your air conditioner to even work at all. It’s a chemical that’s at the center of your AC’s cooling process, and if it’s leaking from your system, then you need to schedule AC repairs in Gastonia, NC.

Without refrigerant, your air conditioner would just be an oversized fan and nothing more. It’s thanks to this material that your air conditioner even has the capability to cool your home.

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Everything to Know About Short Cycling

May 29th, 2023

“Uh oh, looks like you’ve got a short cycling air conditioner! We might need to replace your system in its entirety, depending on the root cause.”

An HVAC professional might have just spoken those words to you, or perhaps you’re thinking through the situation in your head. You start frantically searching online about short cycling, what it means and why it occurs, and you get a whole host of blogs and articles that boggle your mind.

Where do you start? What’s the problem? And why are you getting this sinking feeling that this AC repair in Gastonia, NC will cost a lot of money?

Well, first of all, take a deep breath. Short cycling is a common problem with different root causes. Depending on the specific problem you’re encountering, the repair could be light or it could mean a system replacement is required. But first, let’s learn about what this is and how it happens.

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Department of Energy 2023 Regulatory HVAC Efficiency Requirements

May 1st, 2023

As of January 1, 2023, all new residential central air-conditioning and air-source heat pump systems sold in the United States are required to meet new minimum energy efficiency standards

How does this affect my household?

Effective January 1, 2023, the higher efficiency equipment will become the base model. If you need a new heat pump or AC/furnace combo, you’ll need to purchase more energy-efficient equipment. However, the higher efficiency equipment does come at a higher price point. We currently offer this premium equipment as an option for our customers. 

When the new regulations come into effect, we will no longer be able to sell equipment that doesn’t meet the new regulations. We’ll still be able to repair and service older equipment and get parts, but any equipment installed after January 1st, 2023, will be required to meet the new regulations.

What can Rye Heating and Air do to help?

At Rye Heating and Air Conditioning, we value each customer, and we take pride in serving our community and offering reasonable pricing. We know that HVAC replacement can be costly and sometimes an unexpected expense.

Now through the end of the year, we have decided to offer a minimum of $1,000 off the replacement of complete systems while supplies last. We provide several financing options at low monthly rates pending approval from Ally Financing. We offer free, no obligation estimates. We provide several options, explain each option, and let you make the best decision for you and your family. Please call us today to schedule your free, no-obligation estimate.

Call the Rye Guy.

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