Archive for November, 2015

Furnace Issues to Be Aware Of

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Winter is the most stressful time of year for furnaces, which means there is a much greater chance of problems occurring in them. If you are relying on a furnace to keep you warm throughout the winter, you should be vigilant for signs that your system is starting to have operating problems. Otherwise, you may end up without heat for a few days when the furnace breaks down on you. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your furnace might be heading for trouble. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Boiler Kettling

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Boilers are remarkably sturdy systems, much more so than furnaces and other forced air systems. This is because they have far fewer moving parts, which makes for fewer potential problems that they have to deal with. This does not make boilers invincible, however. There is a serious issue that afflicts quite a few boilers across the country: it’s called kettling. Read on to find out more about kettling, and the threat it poses to your boiler. (more…)

When to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, November 16th, 2015

As we move further into the coldest months of the year, it’s a good idea to make sure that your furnace is able to keep you warm through another winter. If it isn’t, you should get it replaced as soon as possible. It’s not pleasant to spend a week or more without heat while you look for a new heating system in the middle of December, after all. So let’s take a look at some of the common signs that your furnace needs replacing. (more…)

Is It Time to Replace My Boiler?

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Boilers are incredibly sturdy systems, compared to other traditional heating system types. While a furnace may last 20 years with proper care and maintenance, a boiler could easily last twice as long. The reason that boilers last so long is because they have fewer moving parts, and thus fewer ways to develop problems or break down. Boilers don’t last forever, though. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to replace your boiler no matter how well you took care of it. You’ll want to do this before winter, so you don’t end up having your boiler break down on you when you need it the most. Read on for some of the signs that you should probably replace your boiler before winter. (more…)

Why You Should Install a Ground Source Heat Pump

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Heating season is here, and that means it is time to get your home ready for winter. Part of those preparations may include installing a new heating system, if your current one isn’t up to the important task of keeping your home warm through the cold months. If you are in the market for a new heating system, consider installing a ground source heat pump. Let’s go over what a ground source heat pump is, and the advantages it can provide. (more…)