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What Type of Furnace Do I Have?

Do you want to buy a new furnace? Are you looking to replace your old one? Just want to learn more about this major appliance? Knowing what type of furnace you have can help you make decisions about when to replace your furnace or how to repair it if it seems like something is wrong….

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

If you’ve ever been blasted with icy water midway through a relaxing shower, you know the pain of living without a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater provides endless hot water to your home in Raleigh, Wilmington, or anywhere else. It can also save you money on your energy bills – about $1,800 over…

Help! My Air Conditioner Fan Runs – But My Condenser Does Not

Wondering what to do if your air conditioner fan runs but the condenser does not? Newcomb and Company has the answers! We’ll give you the facts behind this distressing issue, and show you how to troubleshoot. Let’s start with the basics. How Do I Know My Air Conditioner Fan Runs But Condenser Does Not? The…

Where Is the Air Filter Located In My House?

HVAC units are typically one of the largest machines in your home. Some types of maintenance need to be performed by a professional, but there are plenty of things you can do on your own. (See our maintenance checklist here for a quick rundown.) One of the best things you can do to improve the…

What Is A Good AFUE Rating?

The AFUE rating, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating, measures the efficiency of your heater. This indicates how well your heater retains the heat it’s producing.  It’s given as the percentage of energy that your boiler or furnace is actually converting into heat that you can use. For example, if your furnace is rated 90%,…

How To Prepare For A Hurricane

Hurricane season is here, and this year is shaping up to be quite a doozy. Although North Carolina isn’t the most common target for hurricanes, we’re not entirely safe – especially if you live in Wilmington or near the coast. Hurricanes can be unpredictable. There are times when a hurricane is supposed to wreak havoc,…

How Does Zone Heating and Cooling Work?

Do you feel like some rooms in your house are always cold during the winter? Do other areas of your home get stiflingly hot in the summer? Rooms with high ceilings are a particular challenge to heat. South-facing rooms with lots of windows are often difficult to cool. Fixing uneven temperatures in your home can…