Archive for the ‘Heaters’ Category

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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