Premier HVAC Services Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

How Do You Shut Down Your Furnace for Spring?

Monday, April 12th, 2021
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Spring is officially here, and soon enough, we’ll be turning our attention to our air conditioners. Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled maintenance for your cooling system so that it’s in good shape and ready to serve you well for the rest of this season and all throughout the summer months.

But just because it’s time to start thinking about your air conditioner doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about your furnace. In fact, we recommend paying a lot of attention to it, and taking the steps to either partially or fully shut it down over the summer. Read on as we uncover why this is a good idea and how it will help lower your energy bills.

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Don’t Let Heating Inefficiency Get in Your Way

Monday, March 29th, 2021
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Okay, it’s springtime … it’s just about time to stop using our heaters in favor of our air conditioners. But we still have plenty of cool weather ahead, especially at night. So, you need your heater to work at its best, right? Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do to make sure this is the case.

For instance, if you didn’t have maintenance done last fall, it’s not too late to have it done now. When it comes to heating maintenance, consistency is more important than timing. Investing in this service once a year will help the system retain up to 95% of its original efficiency rating. In addition to maintenance, you can prevent heating inefficiency from getting in the way by:

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Beware This Potential Furnace Danger

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Before we get started, we want to say that furnaces are not inherently dangerous. In fact, modern furnaces are built with more safety features today than ever before. However, when you don’t properly take care of your furnace, particularly a gas-powered one, it can become dangerous.

Furnaces are powerful, and a top choice for homeowners throughout Hagerstown and beyond. For climates like ours, they’re the perfect system. They’re cost-effective and a superior choice for many homeowners. They have a number of important components that must be cared for, though, with one of them being the heat exchanger. A cracked heat exchanger is the potential furnace danger were about to discuss below.

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Noises You Don’t Want Your Heater to Make

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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It’s that time of year. We are nearing the official end of winter and can maybe start thinking about our air conditioners. Sure, colder temps are still here for a while, but it’s always nice to dream, right?

Those dreams can come back to haunt you though if you let them discourage you from taking care of your heating needs. If your heater has worked “just fine” all winter so far, you may be tempted to ignore a weird symptom or two. One particular symptom homeowners tend to ignore (and later regret ignoring) is strange noises coming from their heating system.

Now, there is no such thing as a silent heater. You’re going to hear some noise during its operation. This is true whether you have a furnace, boiler, or heat pump system. What you don’t want to hear though, are noises that have grown louder, or noises you’ve never heard before coming from the system. Read on as we uncover what these potential noises are—then give us a call for quick and efficient repairs.

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When a Furnace Blows Cold Air: Troubleshooting Your Heater

Monday, January 18th, 2021

It’s time to re-explore an issue that we get called about a lot during this time of the year—a furnace that’s blowing cold air. This is of course a very unsettling problem and not one that you want to face. When your furnace suddenly starts blowing out cold or lukewarm air from the vents, it’s easy to panic. But before you do, check out our advice below.

The thing is, there are a number of reasons that a furnace may experience this problem. Some of them amount to nothing more than “user error” while others are of course more serious and will require a professional to fix. Read on to determine which is the case for you.

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Efficiency Tips for Low-Cost Heating This Winter

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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When temperatures drop and you need your heating system to run consistently day after day, saving money can seem like a challenge. After all, HVAC systems take up a large portion of your household energy use (about 50% of all your energy costs for the year), and of course, you’re not going to turn your heater off to save money.

Read on as we reveal some of our top tips for boosting your heating efficiency to save money.

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5 Signs Your Boiler Is in Trouble

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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The boiler heater in your home is usually a reliable source of home comfort. This is a radiant heating system that is great for our climate because it can heat your house and keep you cozy during even the coldest of days. At least, that is what you should be able to expect from this system. If you are in need of a boiler repair in Hagerstown, MD, however, it is going to start affecting your home’s warmth faster than you might think.

If your boiler needs a helping hand to get back into working order, the sooner you reach out to our team for repairs, the better off you’ll be. Make sure you are on the lookout for signs of trouble like the ones we’ve listed here so you know when to contact us.

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Pay Attention to These Furnace Noises!

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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During operation, your furnace is going to make some noise. For instance, you may hear a slight rattling from the ductwork as the warm air passes through and the temperature fluctuates. You’ll also, of course, hear the rush of air coming through your room vents. But you know the specific sounds of your furnace better than anyone—so anything outside of what you normally hear is cause enough for alarm.

Look, we get it: it’s easy to deny something is wrong with your heating systems. Fixing the problem can be a hassle and an expense you weren’t planning on. But the sooner you take care of any repair need, no matter how seemingly small, the more you can depend on your heating system to get you through the winter season reliably and powerfully. So if you hear any of the following suspicious noises, don’t hesitate to give our team a call!

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Have You Tuned-Up Your Heater Yet?

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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If you haven’t scheduled heating maintenance yet for this year, now is the perfect time. We always suggest that homeowners have this service done in the fall. The reason for this recommendation is that it’s right before you need your heater the most. Plus, it’s when HVAC professionals are a lot less likely to be out on emergency calls and other service calls.

But consistency is what matters most here. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your heating system operates as efficiently and effectively as it can for as long as it can. This way, you’ll know your heater is always ready to do its job! Read on as we dive into the importance of professional heater tune-ups.

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Not Sure What to Do With Your Furnace This Spring? Read This!

Monday, April 13th, 2020

When spring rolls around, we find that many homeowners do not know what to do with their furnaces. But do not fret! That is why our team is here, to answer all of your burning HVAC questions!

There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your furnace has a happy and healthy summer, and below, we have listed them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call us for your heating services in Waynesboro.

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