May 14th, 2018
We’re moving into summer, which means whatever you’re using for air conditioning is going to be put under a greater amount of stress than at any other time of year. If you’re relying on a heat pump to keep your home cool, and you’re not sure whether or not it will last you another summer, it might be time to install a new one. Follow the tips below to help you determine whether now is a good time to replace your heat pump with a new one.
April 30th, 2018
Though the heating season is at an end, it’s still a good idea to evaluate your system’s performance to determine whether or not it needs replacing. If your heater didn’t do too well, and you don’t think it’s going to last another season, you should consider replacing it early. You don’t want to wait until right before winter starts to have a new heater installed, or you’ll be scrambling just to get everything taken care of by the time you need it. So, do you need a new heater? Find out by reading through the list below.
April 16th, 2018
Typically, we tend to focus on ways to improve the lifespan and efficiency of your furnace. This week, though, we figured we’d switch it up in the interest of keeping things fresh. Do you harbor a deep and abiding hate for your furnace for some reason? Does the very idea of centralized forced air heating make your blood boil? Have you sworn a blood oath to end your furnace as quickly as possible? Well, we’ve gotta say, that’s incredibly weird. But, far be it from us to judge. If you’re out to destroy your furnace, here are three great ways to do it!
April 2nd, 2018
Spring is here, and summer isn’t far behind. That makes now the perfect time to schedule preventive heat pump maintenance. If you want to be able to rely on your heat pump throughout the summer season without having to worry about it developing problems, maintenance is the way to do it. And yes, you should schedule maintenance for your heat pump even if you had it done less than a year ago. Read on to find out why.
March 19th, 2018
The weather is starting to warm up, but we still have a bit of cold weather left to deal with before we fully switch over to cooling season. If you’re still planning on using your furnace a bit before the season ends, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that your furnace is experiencing problems. Detecting issues with your furnace quickly will help you get it repaired faster, and limit the damage to the system. There are a variety of different furnace issues you should be aware of, some of which we’re going to cover below.
March 5th, 2018
If you’ve had your furnace for any appreciable length of time, you’re probably already pretty familiar with what it sounds like while it’s on. Most of the time, the sound of the furnace is probably just background noise in your home. You should listen for any unusual noises coming from the system, though, as they could indicate a serious issue. If you call for repairs as soon as you hear odd noises coming from the furnace, you might be able to prevent quite a bit of damage to the system. Read on for more information about the various noises that might indicate a problem with the furnace.
February 19th, 2018
If you’re still using your furnace to keep warm this season, then there is one thing that you should be keeping an eye on: your furnace air filter. It’s a small part, and one that many homeowners don’t even know they have. If you neglect it, though, you’re just begging to have your system run into problems further down the road. Have a look below at what your furnace air filter does, and why it’s so important to make sure that it’s changed on a regular basis.
February 5th, 2018
Heating may not be as important as air conditioning in Florida, but we still have at least a few days a year where it’s a good thing to have. If you’re in the market for a new heating system for your home, there are a number of options available to you. Have a look at a few of them below, and the different advantages that each could offer you if you were to install it. Keep in mind, though, that you should always consult with a professional before making a final decision about installing a new system.
January 22nd, 2018
Heat pumps are placed under a lot of stress throughout the year, but especially during the summer and winter seasons. If you’re using a heat pump for climate control this winter, you need to keep an eye out for problems that might develop. Earlier problem detection means faster repairs, which means more damage prevented. Have a look at some of the warning signs that your heat pump is malfunctioning this winter.
January 8th, 2018
Your heat pump probably spends a lot more time in cooling mode than heating mode around here. Still, you probably don’t want to go totally without the ability to heat your home. There are going to be at least a few days where you’re going to want your heat pump to, you know, heat. If your heat pump seems to be stuck in cooling mode, it’s probably because of a problem with your reversing valve. Have a look at how the reversing valve operates, and how a problem with it can lock your system into cooling mode.