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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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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This Service Saves Many Homeowners Hundreds in Heating Costs

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Heating costs can get out of control as the fall weather gets cooler and cooler, as you start to spend more and more time indoors. Sometimes, it seems like the only way to truly save money is by shutting off the furnace altogether.

Of course, this isn’t the only solution. Making small changes to the way you use your heater, such as setting the thermostat no higher than 68° and lowering the temperature when you leave, can make a major difference.

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Furnace

Monday, March 14th, 2016

The weather has finally started to change, and warmer temperatures are ahead. So why would you upgrade to a new furnace now? Why not! Spring is the perfect time to get a brand new heating system, especially when you get one from quality installers.

Right now, VOGT is offering a buy-one-get-one deal: you get a new water heater or air conditioner with purchase of a high-efficiency boiler or furnace! But that’s not the only reason to upgrade.

Spring is an ideal time for a comfort system upgrade

In the spring, there is so much more time for you to select a new system, find a good contractor, and schedule the upgrade. Think about this: technicians are most busy in the summer and winter, when temperatures reach extremes. In the spring, you and your technicians are likely to match up in schedule in some way.

If you don’t already have a company you rely on, you get time to search for your next contractor, reading online reviews and calling around to find someone you trust. And you can spend more time comparing efficiency ratings and finding a furnace that is right for your needs and will save you money over the years.

How to tell it’s time for an upgrade

Maybe your furnace didn’t break down this past season, and you’re still trying to decide if a replacement is the right choice for you. We always recommend that people replace their heaters as early on as possible, but we understand when there is some hesitation. Here are some of the signs a high-efficiency replacement might be the best choice for you.

  • High repair costs – It’s hardly worth it to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars to fix a failing furnace that is decades old if it may only break down again in another year or two anyway. Upgrading often makes more sense in the long run.
  • High energy bills – Eventually, no amount of maintenance can help to lower your bills.
  • Low performance – If your furnace just doesn’t seem to keep you warm anymore, it could be time for an upgrade, especially if it’s over 15 years old.
  • Old ageWhen your furnace is 15 years old or older, it’s bound to fail eventually anyway. Being proactive about an upgrade means less hassle in the fall and winter.

VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing provides fast, reliable service in Plymouth. Right now, you can get a free water heater or AC system with the installation of a high-efficiency furnace or boiler! Act fast, and call now for more details.

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Buy a New High-Efficiency Furnace or Boiler and Get an AC or Water Heater FREE

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Our customers are shocked to learn that their need for a brand new boiler or furnace comes with a huge additional benefit—a brand new water heater or air conditioning system! That’s right; your purchase of a high-efficiency furnace or boiler along with expert installation services from the VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing team includes a free air conditioning system or water heater as well.

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3 Facts about Your Home’s Furnace

Monday, February 1st, 2016

There are some misconceptions surrounding furnaces, the most common whole-home heating systems in the country. We want to clear up a few of these so that homeowners know a little bit about the basics of one of the most important systems to their home comfort. However, if you do experience problems with your heater, be sure to contact a professional technician.

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Is Your Furnace Safe for the Winter?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Are you worried about the safety of your heating system? We’d like to ease your fears; today’s furnaces are quite safe, as we detail below. But you cannot feel confident that yours is performing as smoothly and securely as possible without proper maintenance and installation from a trained technician. Read more about proper home safety for the heating season from today’s short guide.

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A Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining a Furnace

Monday, October 19th, 2015

When it’s finally that time in the year to run your furnace, you expect everything to run properly when you first switch it on. But over the course of the last year, a furnace has likely developed some level of wear and tear—from dirt on the fan and filters to a loose connection that can lead to poor performance. Clean and maintain your furnace each year in order to keep it in top shape, but you should know that a professional technician can do it best.

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