How to Care for Your Heater This Late in the Season

Monday, March 26th, 2018

technician's hands working on heaterFor the most part, our weather stays pretty predictable throughout the year. However as we transition into spring, we can be surprised by really warm weather, or a couple more weeks of chilly weather. If the former happens, you’ll probably be tempted to shut off your heating system for the season and not give it another thought. However, if you have any heating repair needs that require attention, delaying them could be a big mistake!

Ignoring any sort of heater problem can cause it to turn into a much bigger issue, leaving you with a broken down heater next year when you need it, or, depending on the circumstances, a malfunctioning air conditioner as well. But how do you know if you have heater problems that need addressing? Keep reading below to learn some of the symptoms of heating system problems.

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The Best Furnace Upgrades

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Your furnace gets the job done, for the most part. But for a system you use for so much of the year, and one that is such a major necessity, you’re not sure whether you really get the most from your heating equipment.

Whether you want accurate temperatures, better air quality, better control, or energy savings, we’ve got some suggestions for you. Check out these furnace upgrades that local customers love!

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4 Signs a Boiler Is Failing

Monday, February 12th, 2018

boiler-pressure-gaugeIf you have a good, strong boiler heating your home, count yourself among the most comfortable people in the area. Boilers are incredibly popular overseas, but many homes in our area are outfitted with older furnaces that simply do not do a sufficient job of heating a home. A boiler delivers hot water through pipes and under floors to quickly heat up a room and the objects in it, making it one of the most effective and efficient means of home heating.

However, that doesn’t mean a boiler is invincible. Boilers are quite durable, and it may be true that they typically do not require much in terms of maintenance. They do break down eventually, though, just like any other system. It’s important that you be able to read the signs, so you’re not stuck with a malfunctioning system when you really need it!

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How to Run Your Heater Efficiently

Monday, January 1st, 2018

green-home-energySometimes, the only way to get better efficiency from a heating system is to replace it. Most furnaces only last about 10-15 years, while boilers can last a few years longer. Before your heater gives out for good, though, you might notice efficiency dropping. It may seem normal that a system drops in performance levels with time, but a well-installed system should be able to keep up about 95% of its original efficiency levels when properly maintained.

Keep your bills low without losing any of the performance you expect from your heater. Follow our tips and you may notice your bills drop as soon as next month!

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Why Does the Furnace Only Work in Some Rooms?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

woman-shivers-cold-scarfYou come home from work, greeted by the heat you always expect from your furnace. The kitchen is warm, the bathroom is warm, but when it comes time to go to bed, you make a chilling discovery. There is no heat, or very little heat, making its way into the bedroom.

Before you take out the portable heater or resolve to spend nights with the doors open huddled under plenty of blankets, you should know that this could be a major problem. As long as there are air vents in the room, your heater was designed to heat it, and a lack of air circulation could cause some problems with the unit. So what’s the deal?

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What Are the Best Heating Systems for Cold Climates?

Monday, November 20th, 2017

natural-gas-furnace-burnersLooking into purchasing a new heating system? Our team is here to help. Sometimes, a technician simply recommends the most convenient system to install in a short period of time. If you have time to make an informed decision, though, check out our guide to the best heating systems for cold climates like ours.

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Try This Before Calling a Tech for Heating Repair

Monday, March 13th, 2017

natural-gas-furnace-burnersWe’ve been there so many times. A homeowner calls us for heating repair, and then, once we show up and describe the problem, they realize it’s something that could have been easily resolved. Our heating technicians are always happy to help, of course, when your heating system is broken down. And you should get the heating system fixed the moment you notice an issue.

However, there are a few things you can and should try before you call for heating repairs. Today, we want to describe the first steps you can take when a furnace stops working, so that you can make sure you haven’t called in a technician for no reason.

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Problems with My Comfort System: Is the Thermostat Broken?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Digital-Thermostat-HandWhen you change the settings on the thermostat, it can take a minute or two before you hear the fan set in. The fan is delayed for a moment due to safety settings that ensure the heating/AC equipment works properly before air moves into your home. But if, after a couple of minutes, you hear nothing coming from the vents, should you be worried?

Many people assume the thermostat is responsible when there is a problem with the heating and air conditioning systems. This may be the case, but it’s likely you’ll need to call in a technician to resolve a larger problem with your HVAC equipment. Learn more about thermostats and common problems with a heating and air conditioning system from the guide below.

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Our BOGO Tune-Up Offer for Furnaces and Water Heaters!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Take advantage of this limited time offer and save big throughout the year. Furnaces and water heaters need the occasional tune-up so that they can run as efficiently as possible. And right now, we’re offering a special limited-time offer to help you save even more.

This buy-one-get-one deal helps you to save all year round and right now on valuable inspections and tune-ups that make your home run more efficiently—and that help you feel safe. Pay just $69 to get your water heater and your furnace into the best possible shape for the rest of the year!

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A New Year’s Resolution for Better Home Efficiency

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Many people make the same resolutions year after year, often resolving to make healthier choices for their bodies, for their families, and for their wallets. Saving money is a common resolution, so this year, consider some financial decisions that will help you to save money throughout the years.

Make some changes in your home for better home efficiency and lower your monthly bills for a long time to come. Learn more in today’s guide.

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