What Causes Heating Repairs?

December 20, 2019

When a furnace runs without problems, homeowners don’t pay much attention to it. When problems arise, however, the heater will suddenly become a top priority. Smart homeowners should learn a little bit about the reasons for heater-related repairs. Understanding why furnaces may require repair work helps with potentially preventing problems or addressing them without delays. The Pilot Light Went Out Once the pilot light goes out, there’s nothing to create the flames on the gas-powered burner. An extinguished pilot light is quite common. Reviewing the owner’s manual should tell the tale about how to light it. Often, merely pressing a...

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Why Is My Heating System Blowing Cold Air?

November 21, 2019

As the cold season approaches, more of us will be turning up the heat in our homes. The last thing you want to experience is a cool breeze coming from your home’s heating system when you want to warm up. We’ve put together the following suggestions to help you in the event your heating system blows cool air. Your Filter May Be Clogged You should ideally change your air filter every one to three months. If it has been a while and your HVAC system is blowing cold air when you are attempting to warm up, a clogged or dirty...

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Why Does My Heating System Keep Turning Off?

November 12, 2019

Your heating system was working just fine at the end of last year’s heating season. Now, it just keeps turning on and off. What happened? Is There Debris in the Flue? Over the summer, leaves and other debris could have fallen into the heating system’s exhaust pipe. Animals may have thought it was a good place to build a nest. Debris in the flue will cause the hot gases produced to bank back down into the furnace. The added hot gases can cause the inside of the furnace to overheat. A heat sensor on the furnace checking for this condition...

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What Are The Signs That My Furnace Needs Attention?

October 24, 2019

As the temperatures drop in the fall, it’s time to kick on the heating side of your HVAC system. Why Will My Heat Not Come On? Confirm the set point on thermostat is higher than the current temperature in your home Confirm the furnace in the attic is turned on Confirm the gas is turned on to the furnace If none of the above solve the issue, call out an HVAC tech. Why Is My Heater Only Blowing Cold Air? This suggests there is an electrical issue within the system and your system is only running the blower fan. Why...

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Signs You’re Overworking Your Heating System

October 22, 2019

During colder months, running the heater 24/7 becomes almost unavoidable. Who wants to suffer through unbearably chilly weather? While putting the heating system through an endurance test may be unavoidable, so can a breakdown. A heater can only handle so much work. Be mindful of these signs that indicate you might be overworking your heating system. The Thermostat Is Wearing Out Specifically, the buttons on the thermostat are wearing down because you regularly adjust the temperature. Hitting the “up and down” buttons on the thermostat isn’t something you should do multiple times per day. If you can’t get the heating...

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Why You May Be Overspending On Heating Maintenance

October 22, 2018

With summer almost over, there is no better time to start thinking about heater maintenance than now. A once-a-year inspection will ensure that your heating system will run smoothly all winter long. Annual heater maintenance by a licensed HVAC contractor who specializes in heating services is worth every penny. The real question is how much should you pay and how much can you pay. What is Heating Maintenance & Why do You Need It? Annual heating maintenance, also called seasonal maintenance, is necessary for keeping your heating and cooling system in top form. It will add years to your heating...

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When is the Right time to Replace Your Furnace?

May 18, 2018

With all the costs associated with homeownership, it is totally understandable that you would want to defer some repair and replacement costs as long as you can. However, when it comes to your furnace, you are well advised to time this replacement correctly. Identifying the right time will let you budget and examine your options carefully. Waiting until it is too late, could mean that you are wasting your money on repairs that won’t be effective and other costs. The question, how do you know when is the right time? There are early warning signs that your furnace is on...

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