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

You Need Furnace Repair When…

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Nobody should have to sit around wondering if their heating system will break down at any given moment. Of course, if you have yours professionally maintained on an annual basis, and if you know the signs of a furnace in disrepair, you don’t need to worry about this!

Oh wait, you don’t know what the signs are? That’s okay, this is what we’re here for!

First off, we want to reiterate that M word we mentioned above–maintenance. Whether you have a gas-powered furnace or an electric heater in your home, you’ll want to have professional maintenance done once a year. This helps to ensure that your furnace will work as effectively and efficiently as possible for as long as possible. Additionally, maintenance will help you avoid up to 85% of the repairs your furnace might otherwise need.

This doesn’t mean your system will never need repairs, however, which is why we mentioned signs you should watch out for. Read on to learn what these signs are.

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Does Your Electric Furnace Need Maintenance?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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Effectively heating homes in our area is no easy task. You need not only a powerful heater, but also one that’s going to work efficiently and not leave you paying an arm and a leg for comfort.

Ensuring this is the case starts with hiring a professional technician for your furnace services, whether you have a gas-powered heater or an electric one.

That said, let’s address that maintenance question! A gas furnace has many components in it that you likely know could potentially become hazardous if not dealt with correctly, like the gas lines, pilot light, or heat exchanger. So, you probably know this system needs maintenance. But what if you have an electric furnace?

Well, then it still needs annual maintenance! Read on as we explain why.

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4 Furnace Noises That Mean It’s Time to Call a Pro

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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Someday, in perhaps not the too far off future, there may be an HVAC system that doesn’t make any noise at all. We can’t promise this will be a reality, but chances are manufacturers will be able to get pretty close.

For now, though, you’re going to hear your furnace make some noise at it runs. For example, you may hear the gentle rattling of your ductwork as the temperature inside them fluctuates. You’ll hear the system cycling on and off, and the whoosh of air coming through your vents.

Noise can actually be a good thing, though, because when a sound becomes different, or when you hear a noise you never have before, then you know something is wrong, and you can give us a call!

Read on as we uncover 4 common noises that indicate it’s time to call a pro for furnace repairs.

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Heed These Signs That Your Boiler Is Struggling

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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Boilers are among the most powerful and reliable heating systems on the market for homeowners. Because they don’t use as many moving parts as heat pumps or furnaces, they also don’t accumulate as much wear and tear, plus in general they last longer too.

However, there’s no guarantee that your boiler will never give you any trouble. At some point you may, and likely will, need to call for boiler repairs. But how do you know when this service is needed? We’re glad you asked! Read on to learn some of the common signs of a boiler that’s struggling.

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Is Changing Your Furnace Air Filter Necessary?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

If you use a furnace in your home, then you know the satisfaction of turning it on for the first time in fall or winter and getting that rush of warm air. Naturally, if you turn it on and something goes awry, you’re going to panic. However, you should know that there are actually steps you can take to avoid this.

No, we don’t expect you to service your furnace, but we can make you aware of what can be done to help you avoid sudden, surprise, and expensive malfunctions. For example, have you scheduled heating maintenance yet this year?

During professional maintenance, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it, which ensures that your heater works as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. In addition to professional services, there is one more small maintenance task that you can and should do on your own every 1–3 months—change the air filter! Read on to learn why this is necessary.

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Is an Electric Furnace Better Than a Gas Furnace?

Monday, November 8th, 2021

If the time has come for you to purchase a new furnace, you may find the options a bit overwhelming. Minor choices can have a huge impact later on the level of efficacy and efficiency of your new system. Therefore, it’s essential that you do your research and consult with an experienced professional before making your furnace purchase.

An inefficient furnace could leave you with skyrocketing utility bills and more repair needs than you signed up for over the years.

So be sure to partner with a pro in this decision-making process. Once we help you determine the make and model of furnace you’d like, the next decision to ponder is what fuel source you’ll be using. In most cases, you’ll have the choice between a gas furnace or an electric furnace. And just because you’ve always had one type doesn’t mean you can’t switch to a different type.

Read on as we go over the differences between each furnace type to help you decide if an electric furnace is a better option than a gas furnace for you.

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It’s Time: Schedule That Heater Tune-Up Today—Here’s Why

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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Chances are, you haven’t given a whole lot of thought to the state of your heating system lately, and we get it. Temperatures have been warm this year, and around here we tend to welcome those warm temperatures for as long as possible. Still, fall will be here before you know it, with winter shortly behind, and you’ll want to ensure that your heater is ready … by scheduling a maintenance tune-up.

Routine maintenance eliminates a lot of the stress homeowners would otherwise deal with. Read on to learn why you should schedule professional heating maintenance as soon as possible.

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“Help! My Heat Pump Is Stuck in Heating Mode”

Monday, April 26th, 2021
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With summer right around the corner and temperatures warming up, it’s time to start thinking about our air conditioners. If you have a heat pump system, this means scheduling a tune-up for the system, even if you had one done last fall. The reason for this is because a heat pump is a year round system. So while a standard central air conditioner or furnace needs maintenance once a year, your heat pump needs it every six months.

Whether you had maintenance done already or not though, the fact is that if you went to turn on your heat pump to cool you off, and it’s stuck in heating mode, you have a problem on your hands! Read on to learn what’s going on.

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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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