Ground Source Heat Pump Issues to Watch For

November 28th, 2016

One of the most reliable types of HVAC systems on the market today is that of the ground source heat pump, mostly due to its longevity. However, just because it is a reliable and sturdy system doesn’t mean that it will never run into repair issues. These kind of repairs are often a source of concern for homeowners as there is a buried ground loop involved.

But not to worry—our highly experienced and trained technicians know how to handle any repair issues that might develop with your geothermal system, including any that occur within the system’s loop. Read further for a few of the most common ground source heat pump issues to keep an eye out for. Continue Reading

Should You Have an Energy Recovery Ventilator Installed?

November 21st, 2016

Do you want to be comfortable in your own home? Of course you do, and you deserve to be! With that in mind, there are many different factors that can influence how well you’re able to achieve this comfort. Today’s modern homes are constructed in such a way that your HVAC systems can work as efficiently as possible.

However, this doesn’t necessarily allow for proper ventilation, which has become a big concern for many homeowners throughout the country. Fortunately, there is one system that can resolve this: the energy recovery ventilator (ERV). Continue Reading

Help! Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

November 14th, 2016

We’ve discussed before reasons that you may need to call for water heater repairs, with leaks being one of the leading causes. If you notice water starting to pool around the base of your unit or any other area around it, you can be pretty sure that a leak has occurred. When this happens, it’s imperative that you call in professionals.

Without prompt professional repair, leaks can rapidly worsen, and you can easily find yourself with major water damage and a completely failed water heater. We’ve listed below some of the reasons that your water heater may be leaking. This is to help you understand the function of your water heater—not to guide you through DIY-repairs. Repairs should be handled by a trained expert, such as a member of our staff. Continue Reading

Protect Your Health with This Important Indoor Air Quality Product

November 7th, 2016

There are a number of things that can influence comfort inside your home. It’s possible, though, to get so caught up with your HVAC system that you overlook an important factor to comfort: the quality of the air in your home. Poor indoor air quality can negatively affect not only your comfort, but your health as well. If you want to prevent such issues within your living space, you need the right type of indoor air quality system in place.

One of the best ways to protect your health and the health of your family is with a UV air purifier, also referred to as UV germicidal lights. These differ from your standard air filter or even an electronic air cleaner. They don’t remove dust and dirt from the air in your home. Rather, they destroy the biological pollutants within your home that put your health at risk. Continue Reading

Retrofitting vs. Replacement: Which Is better for Your HVAC System?

October 31st, 2016

While retrofitting—installing new or modified parts that could allow an HVAC system to continue functioning without a complete replacement—is not the right answer in every scenario, it’s certainly a service to consider if you have an aging HVAC system and are considering replacement. It’s particularly attractive if you have a very tight budget. Keep reading to learn more about this service and its benefits. Continue Reading

Should You Convert Your Heater from Oil to Gas?

October 24th, 2016

If you’re considering a switch from an oil-fired heating system to a gas-fired one in your home, there are a number of considerations for you to keep in mind. There are benefits to switching from oil to gas, which we’ll cover below. Remember, if you want a truly effective and efficient heating system, you should only trust professionals to perform installation and services. Continue Reading

Help! My Furnace Isn’t Working

October 17th, 2016

As the temperatures begin to drop, this is certainly not a scenario you want to find yourself facing. The sound of silence as you expect your furnace to cycle on “any moment now” is ominous. Of course, this is a sign that something is wrong—but what is it?

There are a variety of reasons that your furnace may refuse to turn on. Some issues you may be able to resolve on your own, quickly. Others, however, will require the professional services of an expert heating technician, such as one of the members of our staff. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of furnace failure. Continue Reading

What Exactly Is Furnace Maintenance Preventing?

October 10th, 2016

A common term you’ve likely heard many times and seen even on this page is “preventive maintenance.” We cannot stress the importance of having your furnace maintained before the winter season comes. You don’t want to be stranded in the middle of cold weather with a broken-down furnace. But is this all that maintenance prevents—a breakdown?

Actually, there are a number of benefits to furnace maintenance, and a variety of problems that can easily be avoided by scheduling this service on a yearly basis. Keep reading to learn more about what exactly furnace maintenance prevents. Continue Reading

Is Your Ground Source Heat Pump Fully Prepared for winter?

October 3rd, 2016

If you use a ground-source heat pump—also referred to as a geothermal heat pump—to heat and cool your home, then you are already equipped with one of the most efficient home comfort systems available on the market today. Ground-source heat pumps are highly effective, reliable, advantageous for the environment, and have lifespans that leave traditional heaters and air conditioning systems in the dust.

However, it’s important that you not let the long service life of this system trick you into thinking that you don’t need to take care of it with routine preventive maintenance. Just as with a standard heat pump or some other home comfort system, your ground-source heat pump must receive a maintenance inspection from trained professionals—such as the experts on our staff—twice a year, once in the spring and once again in the fall. Continue Reading

How Is Your Furnace Heat Exchanger Holding Up?

September 26th, 2016

Were you aware that the heat exchanger is the component that allows your furnace to function as a heater? Is yours in good shape? If you haven’t had maintenance done yet to prepare for fall and winter, then you are doing yourself a disservice.

A crack developing along the heat exchanger is a significant safety concern when it comes to a gas furnace. Should you discover you have this issue, you’ll want to call for immediate professional repairs. But why is it so important? Keep reading to learn more. Continue Reading