Archive for December, 2019

It’s Not Too Late! Prevent Heating Repairs Today

Monday, December 30th, 2019

jets-of-gas-furnaceHave you scheduled your heating maintenance appointment yet? The ideal time to do this is typically at the beginning of fall, in order to get your tune-up in before temperatures drop too low and you need your heating system the most. But it’s more important that you have this service done consistently, so if you haven’t yet scheduled your tune-up, now is the time!

Heating maintenance is what’s going to keep your system in good shape this season, and help fend off the worst of repair needs. It’s never a bad idea to have maintenance done—it’s a necessity, not a luxury. We do understand why heating maintenance may seem unnecessary, especially if nothing is apparently wrong with your heater right now—but we’d like to help your heater stay that way. So read on, and discover some of the best benefits of heating maintenance: (more…)

Do Heaters Dry Out Indoor Air?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

wall-vent-near-floorThis is a common problem we have homeowners come to us with—they’re using their heaters but finding that it’s drying out their indoor air, so they want to use them less, but then they’re uncomfortable. We certainly don’t want you to be uncomfortable for the sake of your indoor air quality! Dry air is a frustrating problem, for sure, but ceasing use of your heater won’t help.

The thing is, modern home construction has our homes sealed up so tightly against the elements, that it blogs out many things like allergens and pollutants, while keeping your heated or air-conditioned air inside your home. This is great for HVAC efficiency! But dry air is certainly a beast. The reason we say ceasing heater use isn’t the answer is because installing a humidifier is the answer! (more…)

Is Your Furnace Making These Strange Noises?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWe aren’t going to say your furnace should never make noise. After all, there’s no such thing as a completely soundless forced air heating system. You’re going to hear it turn on and off, and you’re going to hear the fluctuation of the ductwork as the temperatures change within them. You’ll also hear the air coming through your vents. But the thing about these noises is, you’ll always hear them—from day one.

What we want you to be concerned with is those noises that seemingly crop up out of nowhere—they’re unfamiliar, odd, or loud and unsettling. Some might be quieter than others, and therefore seem not as ominous. But the fact of the matter is, these types of furnace noises shouldn’t be ignored and repairs shouldn’t be delayed. Waiting on repairs of this nature can leave you with a completely broken down furnace right when you need it the most.

So, what noises, in particular, should you be attuned to? (more…)