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Check These Things Before Calling for Furnace Repair

April 9th, 2018

gas-burnerIt can be especially maddening to turn on your furnace during a cold day and have it not work for some reason. Furnaces can break down in all sorts of different ways, most of which require professional repairs to remedy. Before you call for professional repairs, though, you should know that there are certain problems that can fix on your own with the furnace. The following are a few simple steps you can take to confirm that the problem isn’t something that can be easily fixed before you call for furnace repairs.

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How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater

April 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last. If you take proper care of your system, you can expect it to lasts many years. Sooner or later, however, you’re going to need to replace your water heater with a new one. The more you know about how to identify when your water heater is getting close to the end of its lifespan, the earlier you’ll be able to replace the system before it has a chance to die on you.

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Air Conditioning Options to Consider Installing This Spring

March 26th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitSpring is the perfect time to consider installing a new air conditioner. You’re going to be needing a new air conditioner sooner rather than later, and you don’t want to wait until summer when prices go up. There’s quite a few different air conditioning options to choose from, though. How do you know that you’re getting the right one for your needs? Well, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional technician in-person before making any permanent decisions. Still, you can at least familiarize yourself with some of the more popular options for air conditioning systems before you call.

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Why Is My Furnace Not Heating Very Well?

March 12th, 2018

gas-burnerThe southern states may be warming up around now, but up here it’s definitely still heating season. That makes it especially frustrating for homeowners who turn on their furnaces to find that they’re not heating as well as they should be. If your furnace is not heating your home well, it could be for a number of different reasons. While you’re waiting for a technician to arrive and check out your system, consider whether one of the following issues might be the culprit.

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Is It Time for a New Air Conditioner? Find Out!

March 5th, 2018

Air-ConditionerWe know it’s hardly air conditioning weather right now, but summer is not far off. Odd as it may seem, now is the time to make sure that your home is prepared for the coming heat. Preventive maintenance is highly recommended if you want to get your air conditioner in order. However, for some people no amount of maintenance is going to be worth keeping their current air conditioner for another season. If you think your air conditioner may not survive another summer season, now is a great time to replace it. Have a look below at some of the signs that your air conditioner should be replaced before summer arrives.

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It’s Time for Spring Ductless Mini Split Maintenance!

February 26th, 2018

ductless-mini-splitWith winter drawing to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the summer season. That may seem rather premature, with the average temperatures hovering around the mid-40s right now. Still, it’s better to make preparations now than to have to rush through them in the middle of a heat wave later. One of the most important parts of preparing for the summer season, from a climate control perspective, is to schedule preventive maintenance for your system. That goes double for heat pump systems like ductless mini splits.

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Weird Furnace Noises and What They Mean

February 12th, 2018

gas-burnerSome parts of the country may be heating up already, but we still have a good amount of cold weather left before we turn off our heaters. If you’re using a furnace to keep your home warm for the final stretch of winter, you should remain on guard for signs that the system is malfunctioning in some way. One of the most obvious signs that a furnace is experiencing issues is odd noises coming from the system. Let’s go over some of the more common noises that indicate a problem with the furnace, and what to do about them.

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What Furnace Short Cycling Is, And Why You Need to Be Careful of It

February 6th, 2018

furnaceIs your furnace turning on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you have a problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it has the potential to cause all kinds of nasty problems for your furnace if it isn’t dealt with as soon as possible. Read on to find out more about why short cycling happens, what it can do to your furnace, and what you can do about it.

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Replace Your Heater if It’s Doing These Things

January 29th, 2018

furnaceWe hope you’ve been scheduling preventive maintenance on your heater on a regular basis and calling for repairs when you have to. Taking these actions can extend the life of your heater. But no amount of care and maintenance can make a heater last forever. Eventually, you will have to replace it with a new one. If you’re unsure whether or not your heater is getting close to the end of its life, there are a number of ways to tell. Have a look at three of the most common signs that it’s getting close to time to replace your heater. If the heater is experiencing any of these conditions, consult with a professional and see about replacing it.

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Why Are My Lights Flickering?

January 15th, 2018

LightsFlickering lights are often used in movies to indicate that there’s something spooky going on. In real life, however, the issue is much less exciting and terrifying. You probably don’t have a faceless ghost stalking through your home if your lights are flickering. What you do likely have, though, is a problem with your electrical system. This has the potential to be incredibly damaging and dangerous if left unchecked, so read on to find out what to do about it.

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