Air Conditioning Check Up in Cary: It is almost time!

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Realty Arts

Spring comes early in Cary, NC, and the best time to check the air conditioning equipment is before we need it. 

 

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Yes, it is cold and the air conditioner is in hibernation.  Now.  It won't last.
When those first 90 degree days roll around with high humidity, it isn't a great plan to hit the thermostat and pray for cool air.
That is when the HVAC contractors get real busy, and are hard to track down.

We know that we have an upstairs unit that just didn't really make it through the season last year.  As soon as we get to a steady 60 degrees, I'll have the guys from Matson Mechanical for a check up.  And it is 17 years old, so it just might be time to put something new, shiny, and more efficient in place.  We won't put any significant money into the old unit.

These photos are from an AC unit check they did for a client last spring:

 

AC Freon Leak Detector..Corroded Air Conditioner Condensor

 

The inside of the air handler showed rust and corrosion in many places, and significantly at the bottom of the condenser coil.  And when Tommy put the probe down there, the gauge went off like a Geiger Counter, showing several Freon leaks. 
And the Seller paid most of the tab for a new furnace and air conditioner for my clients.

You can contact the good folks at Matson Mechanical at 919-469-3304.  I recommend them for all your heating and cooling needs.

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Rainer
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Jim O'Donnell
Raleigh Cary Realty

My A/c units are also 17 years old.  That is why I have a home warranty

February 04, 2011 04:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Jim,

Yeah, no home warranty here.  But I will get to select my installer and equipment.

February 04, 2011 05:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Steve Scheer
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers

Pretty funny that you would make that service call with all the snow on the unit.  But better now then when its sweltering.

February 06, 2011 01:27 AM
Rainer
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Dale Ganfield

Hi Mike, you hit the magic number.  Make sure it is 60 degress plus (65 is even a bit safer) for at least 24 hours before you fire up that a/c unit.

February 07, 2011 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Steve,

I had to go to the archives for that photo.  It is from 12/26/2010.

We hit 72 degrees last Tuesday.

Dale,

I'm looking for the sweet spot in weather when the techs aren't busy.  65-75 is just about perfect.

February 07, 2011 07:33 AM
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Mike Jaquish

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