Archive for the ‘Heaters’ Category

Is a Gas Furnace Better Than an Electric Furnace?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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If you’ve come across this blog post, then there’s a good chance that you are on the lookout for a new furnace. We hope that this isn’t because your current system just broke down and you need reliable heat now. Either way, however, it’s important that you not rush into an HVAC purchase or installation.

Doing so can leave you with a heating system that isn’t properly matched for your home, and as a result, doesn’t perform as efficiently as it should be able to.

So, it’s important to work with a pro and make sure you get all the information you need before you schedule your furnace installation. For instance, what’s the difference between a gas or electric furnace? Is one better than the other? Read on to find out!

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How to Stay Warm While You Wait for Furnace Repairs

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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It’s no secret that it gets pretty cold here in the Toledo area during the winter. You need a fully functional and efficiently operating furnace to get you through. This is a lot more likely if you invest in annual maintenance! Routine preventative maintenance allows our technicians to fully inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it–all of which helps you avoid sudden and unexpected repair needs.

What if your furnace breaks down between tune-ups though, or has a problem that interrupts furnace operation? This is of course a frustrating problem to have, and can’t be fixed with the snap of your fingers. We’re fast, but there’s always going to be a waiting period–so what do you do to keep your family comfortable while you wait for furnace repairs? Read on for some ideas!

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Are You Experiencing Any of These Common Heating Problems?

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Whether you’re using a gas furnace, electric heat pump, or some other type of central heating system, your heater is a complex piece of machinery. When caring for an appliance as important as this you are going to need one thing—professional help. Trained and experienced HVAC technicians, such as the folks on our team, will help ensure that your heating system runs as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. We do this through professional and accurate installation, reliable repairs, and diligent maintenance.

Still though, even with all this, repair needs do crop up. No heating system is indestructible!

If you have a central heating system, but especially if you’re using a furnace, then this blog post is for you. Below, we have uncovered some signs that your furnace is suffering. These problems are relatively common—enough so that they’re what we get called for the most—so we can tell you what’s probably going on, and you can count on us to fix it. Read on!

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Don’t Let Your Furnace Suffer from This Dangerous Problem

Monday, February 3rd, 2020
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If you’re like most homeowners in our area, you use a furnace heating system to keep your living space warm during the winter. Gas-powered furnaces are the most popular type of residential heating system across the country, after all.

They not only produce a large amount of heat, but they do so at less expense than electric furnaces because natural gas costs less than electricity per unit.

However, natural gas appliances do come with a risk. That’s not to say they’re inherently dangerous. But if you skip maintenance or don’t keep up on small repair needs, problems can grow and you can end up with a dangerous situation on your hands. One of these possible situations is a cracked heat exchanger.

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Heater Sounds You Shouldn’t Ignore

Monday, December 9th, 2019
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When it comes to the holiday season, there are some common things you’ll hear—perhaps carolers traveling through your neighborhood, holiday music on your radio, toy and gift ads on the TV. What you shouldn’t be hearing, however, are strange and unfamiliar noises coming from your heating system.

Now, no heating system is silent. You’re going to hear it cycle on and off. If you have a ducted system, you’ll hear the ducts making a bit of noise as they expand and contract with the temperature fluctuations going through them. You’ll also, of course, hear the whoosh of air as the heat blows through your vents.

But you shouldn’t expect to hear much else beyond this. If you notice sounds you’ve never heard before or loud noises that just don’t seem normal, it’s likely time to give us a call. Keep reading as we delve into what types of sounds we’re referring to.

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What Happens During a Heater Tune-Up?

Monday, October 28th, 2019
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We really can’t stress just how important a maintenance tune-up is for safe heating in Toledo, OH. This is especially true if you use a gas-powered furnace or heating system. While gas-powered systems aren’t inherently dangerous, if they’re not properly cared for as they age, they certainly can become so. The burners get dirty and cause subsequent problems that can lead to cracked heat exchangers and household exposure to harmful gasses like carbon monoxide.

During maintenance, our technicians thoroughly inspect your system, clean it, and alert you to any repair needs so you can get them on your schedule right away. But what does this all really entail? What actually happens during a maintenance tune-up?

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Don’t Let a Clogged Air Filter Ruin Your Heating Performance!

Monday, October 14th, 2019
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When we advise our customers to replace their HVAC air filter every 1-3 months, we’re not just offering a general recommendation. We’re offering this advice as a way for you to get the best performance and the most effective use out of your HVAC system as possible. And considering how much you’ll need to use your heater in the coming months, chances are you’d like to do anything you can to lower your energy costs while doing so.

One way to do this is by performing one small “DIY” maintenance task—changing the air filter. You might be surprised to find just how important this component is. It’s about much more than protecting your indoor air quality. In fact, that’s not even the main purpose of the air filter—it’s in place to protect the actual HVAC system itself. More on that below.

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Beware These Signs You Need Heating Repairs

Monday, September 30th, 2019
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As temperatures slowly but surely begin on their cooling trend, it’s time to start thinking about our heating systems. Did you schedule maintenance for yours yet? If not, don’t worry! It’s never too late—in fact, this is usually the time of year we recommend this service anyway since milder temperatures mean you don’t have to worry about an interruption in service.

Regardless of maintenance though, if you don’t know the signs that you have a heater in disrepair, you might be in for an ugly surprise this winter. If you do know the signs, and you give us a call right away to fix any repair needs you may have, you will save time and money. Also, the sooner you repair your system, the lower your monthly heating costs will be since a well-functioning heater performs more efficiently. Without further ado, here are some signs to watch out for that indicate your system is in need of repair.

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