Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

What Actually Happens During Heating Maintenance?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020
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If you’ve followed our blog for even just a few months, then you know we think maintenance is pretty important. After all, it’s the only way to make sure that your HVAC system runs as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. But, it’s one thing to be told you need HVAC maintenance every year. It’s another thing to be told why. And that’s what we’re here to do!

It does bear mentioning that there are some very basic heating maintenance tasks that homeowners can and should do on their own. One of them is to change the air filter as needed. The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC systems is in place not to protect your indoor air quality, but rather the system itself. If it gets too clogged up, it will restrict airflow and cause a host of problems. You should be changing out (or cleaning if it’s a permanent filter) the air filter every 1-3 months. Another maintenance task you can do is check to make sure there’s no debris around your system—dust, dirt, and any type of clutter can impact airflow and efficacy.

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It’s That Time: Why You Should Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up Now

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Once the calendar reaches October, fall is officially here. Temperatures might not drop right away (hey, Mother Nature can’t read the calendar) but soon enough we’ll be dealing with chillier weather, especially at night. This means that now is the perfect time for one very important HVAC service—your heating maintenance!

Wait, what’s that? You haven’t even thought about your heater very much? We appreciate your confidence that your heater is going to work just fine this fall and winter, but we’d encourage you to consider scheduling your next tune-up. Fall is really the best time to do this, since it’s before you need the system the most and when HVAC technicians are less likely to be busy with emergency service calls. Read on for a number of ways a heating tune-up benefits you.

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Why You Shouldn’t Rush a Furnace Installation

Monday, January 20th, 2020
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This is no time of the year to be stuck without a fully effective heating system—but if you’ve come across this blog post, it probably means you’re in need of one, now. We get it—you want to just go out and get the first one you can find and put it in, but you shouldn’t purchase just any system nor should you rush a furnace installation. Why?

Well, there are a number of reasons. There is a great deal of work that goes into furnace installation, and a job done right not only keeps you comfortable and impacts the effectiveness of your heater, but it also protects your safety. Keep reading as we go over the steps our techs go through during your furnace installation. Then, you’ll understand why you need a trained and experienced professional for the job.

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Common Furnace Problems to Be Aware Of

Monday, January 6th, 2020
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With our chilliest month upon us, it goes without saying that we all need our heaters to work as effectively and efficiently as possible.

And yours will! As long as you’ve kept up on your maintenance visits and followed up with recommended repairs. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance yet, it’s not too late. Yes, it is most ideal to schedule it in the early fall, before you need your furnace the most. But it’s more important that you schedule this service consistently—once a year—than it is the time of year you have it done.

Still though, even with maintenance, things can go wrong with your furnace—particularly if it’s aging or if it was poorly installed. Read on as we uncover some of the most common furnace problems we get called for and explanations for what’s happening.

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Signs Your Boiler Is in Distress

Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Boilers. The sturdiest of heating systems. They don’t need much maintenance, they last for a long time, and they’re incredibly efficient!

Until they’re not.

The thing is, you have to properly care for your boiler in order to be able to depend on it throughout the years. This means that even though it doesn’t need maintenance often, it does still need maintenance, and you do also need to ensure that when your boiler system is installed, it’s installed correctly.

Even with all that, there’s always a small chance that something can go wrong. The trick to preventing boiler disasters is spotting signs of trouble while that trouble is still small. We’ve shared some of these signs below.

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Is It Too Early to Have Your Furnace Maintained?

Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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It’s not even fall yet, so why would we be talking about furnace maintenance? Because if you’re not prepared for the change in weather, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise when fall does hit.

Scheduling a fall heating system tune-up is essential to making sure that heater works as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible. And the best time to have this service done is before you need the HVAC system the most—so in the case of your furnace, fall. But, is it worth it? How will furnace maintenance really benefit you? Read on to find out!

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Check Out Our Blog for Advice on All Things HVAC

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Be sure to bookmark the AW Heating & Cooling blog to start learning the ins and outs of HVAC, plumbing, geothermal, maintenance, and commercial.

We’ll regularly post energy saving tips, how-to’s on troubleshooting your systems, and breakdowns on even the most complex industry related terms and concepts.

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