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Durham’s Air Conditioning Experts

Stay Cool in the Bull City

Summers in Durham can be exhaustingly hot, but with so many fun things to do, it’s easy to stay out and about! Whether you enjoy a morning at the Durham Farmers’ Market, shopping at The Streets at Southpoint, or wandering through Duke Gardens, Durham has an option for everyone. After your day in the hot sun, it’s imperative that you have a working air conditioner so you can return to a nice, cool home. To meet your air conditioning needs, Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric offers comprehensive AC services to ensure your system runs optimally and effectively all spring and summer long. Since 1951, we’ve been the local air conditioner company your neighbors trust to have their AC unit working at maximum efficiency.

Trust in our 70+ years of experience! Call Blanton’s Air at (910) 822-2866 or contact us online to request cooling services in Durham.

Comprehensive Air Conditioning Services

When you’re searching for a Durham AC company, you’re probably looking for a reputable HVAC company with great reviews and skilled service professionals. Luckily for you, the search is over — the answer is Blanton’s. From central air conditioning to ductless mini-splits, we do it all, including:

Emergency AC Services

AC problems can happen any time, day or night. The Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric team is ready to help when your air conditioner stops working. We have all the tools, experience, and replacement components required to restore your system to operation.

When you have an AC emergency, don’t hesitate to call Blanton’s at (910) 822-2866! We’re available 24/7 to take your calls!

Durham AC Repair Service

During the hot, humid Durham summer, having a working air conditioner isn’t just a luxury — it’s a necessity. It doesn’t matter who installed your air conditioner or what make or model it is — our AC repair service professionals can fix it!

When to call for professional AC repair in Durham:

  • Your air conditioning unit kicks on and off more than usual
  • The AC unit is making some strange noises
  • You notice damp spots or leakage near your AC
  • The unit is no longer cooling the area efficiently
  • Your home is staying hot and stuffy, even after adjusting the thermostat

Our HVAC service professionals are also available for emergency repairs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you don’t have to lose your cool when your air conditioning has suddenly failed you.

Air Conditioner Replacement & Installation

We know it’s pretty tempting to run your current cooling system until it goes kaput completely. But this is actually an inefficient course of action! In the years leading up to its demise, a cooling system frequently experiences massive efficiency and performance drops. If your AC unit is 15 years or older, prone to breakdowns, and you’re seeing sudden spikes in your energy bill, replacing it will save you money and headaches in the long run.

You should consider AC replacement if:

  • Your current AC system is over 15 years old
  • Your AC just can’t seem to keep up
  • You are constantly calling for AC repairs
  • Your energy bills have been increasing

Blanton’s offers a wide range of cooling systems from the most well-known, reputable HVAC brands on the market. We are ready to help you find and install a new air conditioner that’s right for your lifestyle and budget.

To schedule an AC repair or maintenance service in Durham, call us at (910) 822-2866.

Preventative Air Conditioner Maintenance

Preventative maintenance keeps your system in prime condition. It will reduce your overall cooling costs, long-term repair costs, and extend the life span of your system. We are happy to keep your system in Wake Forest in good repair so that you can enjoy all the cool air you need.

Call (910) 822-2866 or contact us online to schedule AC maintenance in Durham.

Frequently Asked Air Conditioning Questions

How long will my air conditioning system last?

Even with the harsh summers in the Durham area, you can typically expect your central air conditioner to last 12 to 15 years, while some that are impeccably maintained can last up to 20 years. For the longest service life, schedule maintenance services annually, keep the area around the outdoor unit free of debris, and replace the air filter every one to three months or as necessary.

What maintenance is required for my AC unit?

A typical AC maintenance visit will include cleaning the blower fan and cabinet, checking the refrigerant levels, verifying proper airflow, testing the start capacitor and relay, checking the electrical connections, testing the thermostat and controls, and measuring the current draw of the compressor and fan motors.

Should I repair or replace my AC unit?

If your air conditioner breaks down and is less than 10 years old, AC repairs are likely the best course of action, especially if the problem is minor, like a faulty start capacitor or contactor. If your central air conditioner is more than 10 years old, needs constant repairs, or has a costly part fail, such as the compressor or blower motor, an AC replacement may be the most cost-effective option.

What constitutes an AC emergency?

Burning odors, sparks, and not having a functional air conditioner on a hot day all constitute AC emergencies. Repairing your system as soon as possible ensures you don’t experience a fire, heatstroke, or other negative effects.

What size air conditioner do I need?

Proper sizing is essential and requires a thorough load calculation. Our certified HVAC specialists will calculate the appropriate size based on the size of your home, window coverings, insulation, window facing, existing ductwork, and other factors.

How often does my air conditioner need maintenance?

We recommend maintaining your air conditioner in the spring and again in the fall. This will ensure your system is ready for the summer and that any damage that occurs over the summer is repaired when the season ends.

Why is my air conditioner leaking, blowing hot air, or running continuously?

Normal condensation may appear as a leak. Or, it could be because the refrigerant line has been punctured or come loose. If it’s blowing hot air, it could be because of low refrigerant levels or because of a thermostat malfunction. And if it’s running continuously, it’s possible the unit is undersized for your home’s needs.

Why Choose Blanton’s?

Since 1951, homeowners in Durham have depended on our team for all their HVAC needs. We guarantee our HVAC specialists have the answers you need and the training you can depend on to keep your systems in prime condition. 

When you need air conditioner service you can trust, contact Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric at (910) 822-2866 to schedule an HVAC appointment!

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Discover the Difference
70+ Years of serving our
Neighbors & friends
Family-Owned & Locally
Operated in North Carolina
Easy Upfront pricing with
service options
A Five Star Experience
That’s worth every penny
Highly trained & Certified
service Professionals
quick & Responsive so you
don’t have to wait
Why You’ll Love Us!

We had a small issue with a previous repair and Blanton’s honored their guarantee 100%. Sven and his trainee, Dev were fast, efficient, and as always, friendly and respectful of our home. Thank you again! Janet K.

Thank you, Dekota, and thank you Blanton's. Dekota was awesome! He walked through everything with me. I feel smarter, but not ready to be a plumber yet! Thank you for coming out the same day and giving me a fair price! I'll be requesting him for any future jobs! Cheryl D.

Nick and Jacob were awesome! They went above and beyond fixing our piping. Both were very knowledgeable about their job and kept us updated on what they were doing and explained to us. If we could give more stars we most definitely would. I highly recommend Blanton’s for plumbing and will be using them for electrical as well because of their quality of work. Dayna W.

I was very happy with the first-class service that Tim Hair, the plumbing technician provided from Blanton’s. He was very knowledgeable and his customer service was beyond what I could ever imagine!!! If I could give them more than 5 stars I would!!! Rochelle F.

I would definitely recommend Blanton’s! Service was great and they came so quick when I had a plumbing emergency. Thank you so much, Sven Headon and apprentice! I appreciate your kind and timely service! Lena G.

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