During this time of year in Raleigh, NC and Chesapeake, VA, folks can pass the time away by watching the mercury inside their thermostats rise at a slow yet steady pace.

90 degrees. 95 degrees. Will we hit 100º today?

These are the days when stepping outside means breaking out in a sweat before you can even say, Oh, it’s going to be a hot one!

Summer is also the perfect time of the year to repair or replace your heat pump or furnace.

We know what you’re saying: why on earth would you tend to your heat pump or furnace during the dog-days of summer? The last thing you want to think about is anything that’s heat related.

But trust us: with our extensive experience helping homeowners and businesses throughout North Carolina and Virginia with their heating and cooling needs, we’ve discovered that summer is the ideal time to get your property ready for the winter.


As a heating and cooling company that answers the calls of our customers 24/7/365, we know how common it is for a furnace or heat pump to fail in the dead of winter.

Imagine having to cope with the freezing temperatures we experience in the region in January or February, without the comfort of an operational heating system.

Trust us – it’s not fun. Couple that with the fact that our heating specialists are working overtime, during the winter, to answer the distress calls of customers who are left out in the cold.

This increase in demand often causes delays in response time and, unfortunately, an increase in prices for services rendered.

That’s why we encourage our clients to schedule all replacement and repair work during the off-season.

During the off-season, you won’t feel rushed to make quick decisions when it comes to replacing or repairing your heat pump or furnace.

Rather, you’ll have the luxury of time on your hands. Our team will discuss all of your options including:

  • Is it worth repairing your system, or should we just replace it?
  • If we’re replacing it, how can we find you the best system that’ll keep your house warm and your utility bill low?

Whenever possible, we urge our customers to take their time in deciding what’s best for their home. This is a big investment, which is why we like to work closely with our customers every step of the way.

While our customer-first approach doesn’t change during the winter, what we’ve experienced is customers under duress (because of a lack of heat during colder months) are more likely to make quick decisions to regain their comfort.

We’re more than happy to oblige, but we’d rather help you make your home-heating decisions during much calmer circumstances.


As part of our mission of providing constant comfort to our customers, it pains us to have to respond to emergency calls in the middle of the night.

We’re glad that we can provide this service, but we’d much rather you never had to make that call to begin with.

It’s no wonder, then, that we strongly encourage our customers to enroll in our maintenance program.

This maintenance program allows our field technicians to monitor the health of your heating and cooling systems. We’ll be able to address any underlying issues facing your systems, and can help you delay and avoid untimely breakdowns.

But, of course, system failures and breakdowns are inevitable. That’s why we’re proud to be the leading heating repair and replacement company throughout Raleigh and Chesapeake.

You can rely on Comfort First Heating & Cooling for:

  • Free estimates and second opinions
  • Clean, courteous, no-mess installation and service
  • Licensed, bonded and insured service
  • 24-hour repair hotline (answered by actual, living people!)
  • Professional, screened, certified technicians

Learn more about our unparalleled heat pump and furnace services by contacting us today.