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The Many Advantages of Radiant Heating Installation

January 15th, 2018

Radiant-HeatingMost homes use some form of forced-air system (like a furnace) to keep warm during the cold season. While that is certainly an option, and one that works well for millions of people across the country, it’s not the only option when it comes to home heating.

Radiant heating has actually been around in one form or another for quite a while. In fact, the ancient Romans used to use it to heat their homes. While it’s not as common today as it has been in the past, it remains an excellent option for those looking for a different way to heat their homes. Have a look at how radiant heating operates, and the advantages that it can offer your home this season.

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Why is My Furnace Not Blowing Enough Warm Air?

January 1st, 2018

FurnaceNow is the time of year when you need your furnace the most to keep comfortable. Which, according to Murphy’s Law, also makes it the time of year when the furnace is most likely to develop some sort of problem. Actually, the reason that furnaces break down so much during the winter is simply that they’re put under more stress than normal. That’s small comfort to homeowners who are having heating problems, though. If your furnace isn’t blowing enough warm air this winter, there are a few possible reasons why.

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How to Keep Your Furnace in Good Shape This Winter

December 18th, 2017

FurnaceUsing your furnace on a regular basis puts a lot of stress on the system, especially during the winter. This added strain makes it more likely for problems to develop. If you want to keep your furnace running smoothly throughout the heating season, there are a couple of steps that you can take. Follow the tips below to make sure that your furnace is kept in good shape.

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Replace Your Furnace If It Fits This List

December 4th, 2017

Gas-FurnaceSo, you’ve had your furnace for a while, and you’ve pretty much always been able to rely on it. But, as with all things, there will come a time when you need to install a new furnace in your home. As we get further into the winter, now might be a good time to evaluate whether or not your current furnace is up to the task of getting you through the next few months of cold weather. If not, you should replace it as soon as possible. It’s either that, or risk having the system break down just when you need it the most. Have a look below at some of the signs that you really need a new furnace.

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Careful of These Ductless Problems This Heating Season

November 20th, 2017

ductless-heatingAs the weather continues to get colder, you’re going to start using your ductless system more and more often. That increased demand is going to accelerate the wear and tear on the system, which will make it more likely to develop issues. Hopefully, you’ve already scheduled a preventive maintenance appointment to ensure that your ductless system is in ideal shape for the winter. Even if you have, though, you should still keep a sharp eye out for any signs that your ductless mini split is experiencing problems this winter.

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The Benefits of Installing a Ductless System

November 6th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitAs we get closer to heating season, some homeowners are looking for a new heating system to keep them warm throughout the next several months. If you happen to be one of those homeowners, you have a wide range of options available to you. Each of these systems has its own advantages and disadvantages, suited to a different range of individual situations. It’s a good idea to consider each of the options available before making a final decision. You want to make sure that you find the best possible system for your needs, after all. Have a look below at how ductless systems operate, and the advantages that one could provide you this season.

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Careful of These Common Furnace Problems

October 23rd, 2017

gas-furnaceWe’re going to be deep into heating season before you know it, which means you’re going to be relying on your furnace to keep your home comfortable on a daily basis. That added demand puts extra strain on the system, which means it’s more likely to develop problems. The middle of winter might be the worst possible time for a furnace problem, but it’s also when it’s most likely to happen. If you want to keep your furnace in the best possible shape throughout the winter, you should keep an eye out for any warning signs that your system is in trouble. Have a look at some of the more common furnace problems that you may have to deal with this heating season, and what to do about them.

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Is it Time for a New Heater?

October 9th, 2017

FurnaceHeaters may last a long time, but no amount of care or maintenance will make one last indefinitely. Eventually, you will have to replace yours with a new one. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s time to install a new heater, you should have a look at the symptoms below. These will help you decide if it’s time to install a new system, or if you might be able to get a couple more years of use out of your current one.

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Should I Install a New Furnace This Fall?

September 25th, 2017

gas-burner-assemblyWe’re getting into the fall season, and before you know it, winter will be here. Before the weather starts to cool off too much, it’s a good idea to have a look at your current heating system.

If you’re using a furnace, for example, are you sure of its ability to keep your home warm throughout the heating season? If not, it’s a good idea to install a new heating system now before you really need one. You don’t want to have your current furnace break down on you in the middle of a cold snap, do you? There are a few signs that you can use to gauge whether or not you should install a new furnace in your home.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output is Low

September 11th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWe still have quite a few hot summer days left on this years’ calendar, which means now is just about the worst time for your heat pump to suddenly start experiencing problems. If your heat pump output is low, don’t ignore it. Low output is often a sign that something is wrong with the system. What specifically is wrong, and how it can be repaired, will depend on the other symptoms the system is displaying. Let’s go over a few of the common reasons why your heat pump output might be low, and what you can do about it.

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