AW Heating & Cooling Blog: Archive for November, 2021

Signs That Your Furnace Needs Help

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Do you sit around at home wondering if your furnace could break down at any moment? We certainly hope you don’t! Hopefully, you have your furnace professionally maintained each and every year in order to avoid an unpleasant surprise such as this. Hopefully, too, you know the signs of a furnace in disrepair so you can give us a call before it grows into a complete system breakdown.

Let’s say you don’t know those signs. Not to worry, we’re here to help!

First, we want to reiterate that the best way to defend against excessive repair needs is with professional maintenance. It doesn’t matter whether you have a gas-powered furnace or an electric one, you should schedule professional maintenance once a year (preferably in the fall). This can help you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your furnace might ever need!

In the meantime, though, what are those signs we’re talking about? Read on!

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Beware This Water Heater Enemy: Scaling

Monday, November 8th, 2021

One of the most common problems your water heater will ever face is often one of the most misunderstood issues–scaling. Scaling happens due to hard water. Hard water is water with excessive minerals in it–namely calcium, magnesium, and iron. The minerals build up and form deposits that stick to the inside of your pipes and plumbing fixtures. Scaling can go unnoticed for a while, but eventually can and will have a big effect on your water heater–whether it’s a traditional tank model or a tankless water heater.

Read on to learn more about the problem of scaling. When you need your water heater flushed to eliminate this problem, then it’s time to schedule maintenance, which you can call our team for!

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