Do I need to have my HVAC serviced before turning on the heat this fall?

HVAC serviced can reduce the chance of fire in your homeFall is definitely in the air.  Highs in the mid 70s and lows dipping down in the upper 30s to low 40s means it is time to bring out the light jackets and blue jeans and it’s time to contact your heating and air conditioning technician to have your HVAC serviced.  A properly serviced unit can not only keep your house warm when you need it, but it can help prevent a furnace fire like one of our customers experienced this week.

Many homeowners don’t think twice about their HVAC units, as long as it cools the house in the summer and warms it in the winter, they feel like their unit is in good shape.  While heating and air conditioning units have become more reliable in the last decade, it is a good idea to have it maintenance on an annual basis for several reasons:

  • help to lower your utility bill
  • keeps the unit energy efficient
  • helps increase the longevity of the unit
  • reduces the risk of carbon monoxide
  • provides peace of mind that the unit will work when needed
  • decreases the risk of fire from dirty burners or defective safety controls

It is still uncertain what caused the fire in our customer’s home.  When I took the call, the homeowner stated that a fire broke out in their crawlspace after turning on the heat for the first time this season.  Luckily they were home and able to get out of the house when the smoke/fire was first detected; and while the fire was contained in the crawlspace, there was still significant damage from smoke throughout the home.  This is also a good time to have your chimney inspected, if you burn fires in your fireplace and to have your gas logs or wood burning stoves serviced/cleaned as fires can break out in chimneys and “puff back” can blow soot into the home causing a big mess as well.

If you are unable to have your HVAC serviced and you experience a fire in your home, give PHC Restoration a call at 919-834-6523.  Our qualified technicians can effectively clean and remove the smoke damage while properly restoring your home back to pre-loss condition.



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What our clients are saying...

The word you use as a company motto is “compassion”.  Every one of you certainly live up to that motto every single day!  We felt it the first day we met Josh and every single day thereafter.  Thank you for a wonderful journey as you helped us put our lives and our home back together.  We are eternally grateful!

T. Robinson, Pittsboro

This letter is to let you all know what a fantastic job you all did on rebuilding and restoring our home.  Me, my son and wife congratulate you all for a perfect job.  Each and every employee who had anything to do with our house was so professional, polite and did everything we asked them to.  Job well done.  Thanks to you all, we can enjoy our new home for the rest of our lives.

Robbie L., Raleigh

PHC has demonstrated the skill, good judgement, and polite service.  Through their employees who are all trained to do their jobs very well with full dedication to customer satisfaction.  Thanks to all!

J. Oborne, Sanford

My assistant project manager was very helpful with decisions and kept us informed on the progress of repairs and changes.  Everyone that worked at our house was always courteous and helpful and did a superior job.  You have a great staff and we would recommend you to anyone.  We are enjoying our home.

G. Godwin, Benson

This is the second job PHC has done for us.  We are extremely pleased with all components of their work.  We are recommending PHC to ALL of our friends.

S. McFadyen, Vass

Given the situation we were dealing with, PHC came right in that evening and started clean-up.  PHC walked us through every aspect of our repairs/replacement.  They were amazing and made the entire process seamless.  Overall, we are thrilled with the final results.  I never imagined it would have turned out this beautiful.  PHC made this initial terrible experience and experience we will never forget.

S. Jones, Raleigh

Everyone was so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.  Quality of work exceeded our expectations.  We have already highly recommended you guys to people we know.  Thanks for everything!

K. Vorbeck, Raleigh

I’m in the building trades and feel qualified to say that your crew was better than excellent in all phases.  By the end it felt more like a labor of love than a job contract.

J. Byrum, Chapel Hill

I could not ask for a better crew.  Everyone was professional and courteous.  My home even looks better than before!  I will recommend you to everyone I meet.

P. Smith, Sanford

Many thanks for the super fine job your crew did on my flood damage. You evaluated the damage and reacted quickly. Keep up the good work!

D. Lane, Fuquay-Varina

Thank you for taking care of our home repair in a timely manner. You were a pleasure to work with.

Mary, Fuquay Varina

Your company came to our rescue so rapidly when the accident occurred, which was a great relief. Your work has added value and pride to our home!

Judi and Geoffrey, Cary

Thank you for everything that you have done. I never imagined it would turn out so beautiful! Your crews are very courteous and kind. They’ve done an outstanding job.

Debbie, Spring Lake

We gratefully applaud your crews. Their work was top notch. They were polite, eager to answer questions, clean in their work and showed respect for our home. They work well together as a team.

R. Arcus, Durham

Just a note to thank you so very much for the great job you did in cleaning our church after it had been vandalized recently. Thank you so much for the prompt attention to our Church also! It meant a great deal to our Church Family to be able to have our regular Sunday services in the Sanctuary that day.

Christian Chapel Church

Your crew demonstrated professionalism throughout the restoration, were experienced and did a wonderful job in every aspect. The renovation turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined and I know we will enjoy it for many years to come.

F. Hinkson, Goldsboro

I am very happy to be back in my house. Thank you for making it possible within a reasonable amount of time. You certainly are to be commended for your professionalism.

Jo Anne, Kenly

On a scale of 1 to 10 your company is an 11! Everyone at our church is satisfied – not one complaint – all cheers! Everything was done as requested, on time, and above our expectations.

R. Strother, Franklinton

We are very pleased with the work done by Professional Home Care. Your thoroughness and consideration relieved us of many concerns and returned our home to its original state with a minimal amount of time and confusion.

J. Erdman, Pinehurst

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