Archive for October, 2016

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

Monday, 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. (more…)

Should You Convert Your Heater from Oil to Gas?

Monday, 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. (more…)

Help! My Furnace Isn’t Working

Monday, 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. (more…)

What Exactly Is Furnace Maintenance Preventing?

Monday, 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. (more…)

Is Your Ground Source Heat Pump Fully Prepared for winter?

Monday, 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. (more…)