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

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Realty Arts NC Broker License #235526

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



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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Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I love these posts because right now I cant think about AC going seems like that time is so far away.

Feb 03, 2011 03:50 PM #1
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Hi, Chuck,

Just wait until I post the annual azalea and dogwood blooms!

Feb 03, 2011 03:52 PM #2
Randy DeLaMare
Realtypath LLC - Salt Lake City, UT
Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams

We are very used to scenes like the snow covered units your showed. Great post. Something for all of us to think about. We need experts all around us. We can't possibly be everything to our clients. But we can certainly know which experts to call in. 

Feb 03, 2011 03:59 PM #3
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192 | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

Spring . . . summer . . . A/C . . . 90 degrees . . . these are foreign concepts to me Mike.  Please explain ;-)

Feb 03, 2011 06:16 PM #4
Shawna Green
Keller Williams Realty-Fayetteville - Fayetteville, NC
The key to your real estate needs!

Mike very good post, so many people do not have their units serviced unless there is something wrong with them.  An ounce of prevention is woth a pound of cure...or something like that, right?

Feb 03, 2011 10:46 PM #5
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


I like to try contractors out on my own home before I recommend them.  I have been using Matsons for 8 years now.  They pass the test with flying colors.




Thanks.  Yes, or "A stitich in time saves nine."  With a little maintenance along the way, folks could stretch the life of their HVAC equipment.

Feb 03, 2011 11:19 PM #6
Jim O'Donnell
Raleigh Cary Realty - Fuquay Varina, NC

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

Feb 04, 2011 08:19 AM #7
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


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

Feb 04, 2011 09:22 AM #8
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate

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

Feb 05, 2011 05:27 PM #9
Dale Ganfield
Leland, NC

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.

Feb 06, 2011 11:28 PM #10
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate


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

We hit 72 degrees last Tuesday.


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

Feb 06, 2011 11:33 PM #11
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