Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

The Last Thing a Furnace Owner Wants to Hear

Monday, November 21st, 2022
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It’s finally getting chilly again. With a blanket wrapped around, you head over to the furnace and finally give in: it’s time to turn the heat on for the season. You quickly find that no matter what, it won’t turn on. It’s time to run through a list of options before calling for furnace repair in Maumee, OH. Let’s troubleshoot this issue together and get your furnace back on ASAP.

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“Help! My Furnace Won’t Turn On!”

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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The powerful heat provided by your furnace is crucial to keeping your home comfortable in the colder months. It’s the dependable core of so much of what we do – all at the flick of a switch or a turn of a dial.

But if you’re reaching for the controls and finding your furnace won’t turn on, it’s natural you might feel a shiver down the spine – and not just because of the cold! Are you now going to have to pay out for repairs?

Luckily, it might not be that drastic – but try a few troubleshooting tips out first. The issue with your furnace might not be as serious as you think.

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Noises No Furnace Owner Wants to Hear

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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A good furnace can be relied on to keep you and your loved ones warm throughout the winter months.

Even the most advanced furnaces on the market today rely on a complex range of systems and mechanisms to run. That means occasional noises from your furnace are to be expected – a rush of air intake here, a hum as you turn up the heat there.

So far, so normal, and oh so comfortable. But there are some noises no furnace owner wants to hear, and these can indicate faults, harm, or even dangerous defects in your furnace. Catch them early, and you can nip the issue in the bud – here are the sounds to watch out for.

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Signs That Your Furnace Needs Help

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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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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How to Ensure Great Heating Efficiency This Season

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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When the temperatures drop and you need to start using your heater again, it’s likely that you’d like to spend as little as possible on your energy needs, right? Heating systems do take up a large portion of energy and fuel. In fact, an electric HVAC system can account for half of all your energy use in your home.

Fortunately, there are some pretty simple steps you can take to improve heating efficiency, and therefore spend less this fall and winter. Read on to learn what they are.

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Gas Vs. Electric: Which Type of Furnace Is More Efficient?

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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We’re going to make an educated guess here and say that if you’re in the market for a new furnace installation this time of the year, then you’re probably in a bit of a rush. But, we have to discourage you from making this decision too quickly. It’s one you want to take time on, otherwise you could wind up with a heating system that is not properly matched to your specific needs and household. Therefore, it won’t work as efficiently as you expect or need it to.

About that efficiency—efficiency is defined as the rating of heating output of heating equipment compared to the amount of energy it consumes. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that a heating system with a higher efficiency rating will cost less to operate by default. A great example of this is when you’re comparing the AFUE ratings of an electric furnace to a gas furnace.

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The Danger of a Cracked Furnace Heat Exchanger

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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It likely goes without saying for residents here in Maumee or one of the surrounding communities that it gets pretty dang cold in the winter! As such, you use your heater on a regular basis, counting on it to keep you comfortable as well as safe.

Did you have it professionally tuned-up before the winter season started? The good news is, that even if you answered “no” to this question the only time it’s too late is if your heater completely broke down and is beyond repair. Skipping maintenance even one year can leave you with surprise repair needs that will cost a lot and could even be dangerous.

One repair need to be especially aware of, if you have a gas-powered heater, is replacing a damaged heat exchanger (or replacing the whole system if the problem is severe enough). Look, gas-powered heaters on not inherently dangerous. But yours can absolutely become so if you neglect this vital component. Keep reading to learn more!

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4 Funny Furnace Noises (That Really Aren’t That Funny)

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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It would be great for homeowners if there were an HVAC system that could self-diagnose when it was having a problem, and then even fix itself, right? While the former may be possible in the somewhat near future, we don’t think the latter will ever be a reality. And unfortunately, when there is a problem with your furnace, you’ll want to take care of it right away or else it could turn into a total system breakdown.

But how do you know when your furnace is struggling to operate?

Well, one of the leading signs that you have a furnace issue on your hands is strange noises coming from the system. What strange noises? Read on as we uncover 4 of them.

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Beware These Signs of Boiler Troubles

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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You can only rely on your boiler to be as efficient as possible if you properly care for it, right? This starts with professional installation, continues on with calling for repairs when needed, and then also includes making sure you stay on top of your annual boiler maintenance services from our professionals.

Of course, it’s also important that you remember no matter how well you care for your boiler, you’ll eventually need repairs of some kind. Also, you have to know that eventually, the boiler will reach the end of its lifespan and you’ll need a replacement system.

But how do you know when it’s time for the latter? Are there signs to watch out for? Yes, there are! Read on to learn about them.

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“My Furnace Went Out, How Do I Stay Warm?”

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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This is of course a scenario that no homeowner ever wants to face, but the fact of the matter is that it happens! You’re a lot less likely to face a sudden and unexpected need for furnace repair in Toledo, OH or one of the surrounding communities if you keep up on your maintenance sessions. Heating maintenance tune-ups allow our technicians to thoroughly inspect your system for problem areas, make adjustments as needed, and comprehensively clean the whole system.

This all helps the system work more effectively and efficiently. Plus, it prevents small repair needs from turning into major breakdown emergencies that lead to the subject of this post. We’re going to assume, though, that if you’ve come across this blog post you’re in need of some tips, now! First, be sure to give our team a call. We do have 24/7 emergency service available for situations like this. While you wait for our techs to show up, here’s what you can do to keep your household warm.

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