February 17th, 2020
We can’t exactly say our weather around here is predictable, but we can say that you typically don’t have to worry about using your heater much longer this season. Before you shut if off though, it’s important to tackle any heating repair needs that might be lingering—delaying these can be a big mistake.
Ignoring problems within your heater can result in much bigger issues, and could leave you with a completely broken down heater when you need it this time next year. Depending on the circumstances—i.e. if the problem is ductwork related—the problem you’re having could even impact your air conditioner, too.
How do you know if you have heater problems that need attention, though? Read on and learn about some of the symptoms of heating system problems.
February 3rd, 2020
Are you considering a more efficient way of heating your home? Considering how briefly we deal with chilly temperatures when compared to the rest of the country, it makes sense that you want to pay as little as possible for your heating needs.
If you’re looking for a new and better performing heating system, and you also could use an air conditioner upgrade, you’d do well to consider the installation of a ductless heating and cooling system! These are year-round HVAC systems that don’t require any ducts—they eliminate air quality problems that other HVAC systems can present and allow for effective cooling and heating.
That is, if they’re installed correctly.
Without professional installation, you can run into a number of unique ductless heating repair needs. Of course, even with professional service, eventually your system will need a repair or two due to wear and tear. But it’s important to be aware of just how severe repair needs can be without a pro on your side.
January 20th, 2020
Is your furnace about to go? They don’t last forever, but trust us, we know the stress of dealing with a failing furnace when you need it! True, St Augustine residents don’t struggle with chilly temperatures nearly as much as in other parts of the country. However, the contrast in temperature during the winter absolutely necessitates a fully functional heating system.
And that’s where we come in! When you trust our team for your installation, and maintenance, services, you can count on a reliable system. But again, there’s going to come a time where replacement is just necessary. It’s important that you not ignore the signs this is the case, as doing so can become a safety issue—particularly if you have a gas-powered furnace.
So, what are these signs? Read on!
January 6th, 2020
Winter is officially here! Sure, that doesn’t mean much for those of us in the state of Florida, but given the stark contrast in temperatures between summer and winter, functioning heaters are a necessity.
As necessary as they might be, however, nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg to use theirs. Particularly considering how much we all spend to keep our homes cool in the summertime. Excess spending can be a real drag!
The good news is, you don’t have to forgo heating system use in order to save money. There are some simple tips you can follow that will boost heating efficiency in your home and therefore cut costs.
December 23rd, 2019
When it comes to the weather in Florida, it’s fairly predictable—it’s always hot, right?
Well, if you’ve lived in our area for even just a year or two, you know that’s not always the case. Sure, we don’t get snow in the fall and winter like other states along the east coast. But when temperatures drop, the contrast is enough to make us very thankful for our heating systems.
One of the most common types of heaters used within our climate is the heat pump system—because we do have mild winters but very hot summers, the refrigerant process of a heat pump is the perfect year-round, 2-in-1 HVAC system.
If you already have one in your home, you’re using one of the most efficient heaters you can find! Though, if you’re reading this particular blog post, it likely means you found it won’t switch to heating mode. Why is this happening?
December 9th, 2019
If there’s anything we can say with confidence about your heater here in the St. Augustine area, it’s that you want yours to operate as efficiently as possible, right? We may not need to run our heaters as often or as long as other parts of the country—but when we do run ours, we need it to operate well and not cost an arm and a leg.
More important than that, however, is how safely your furnace operates, and yours may not be, if it has a cracked heat exchanger.
Furnaces are not dangerous appliances. They wouldn’t be so widely used and sold if they were. But if you are using a gas-powered heating system and not properly caring for it, it can become dangerous, especially as it ages. And the most common reason for this danger is a cracked heat exchanger in a furnace older than 10-15 years old. Read on to learn more!
November 25th, 2019
Having your ductwork cleaned may seem like a minor, maybe even unimportant, task. But, it can have big results! Most homeowners underestimate just how vital duct cleaning can be to ensure the proper operation of their heating and cooling systems.
While it might seem like ducts are just a small part of your entire HVAC system, they’re pretty important. If you want to keep your climate control system functioning as best they can, and keep your indoor air quality high throughout the years, then you should make sure you get your ducts professionally cleaned on a routine basis.
November 11th, 2019
Winters in Florida aren’t like other parts of the country. Let’s face it, we’ve had New Year’s Days that have clocked in at 90° before. It’s almost laughable to even think about winter this early in the year. Still though, when temperatures do cool down, however briefly, you want a fully functioning heater doing its job well.
If you try to get by with a malfunctioning heater, you could find yourself with a plethora of repair needs, higher than necessary heating costs, and even a completely broken down furnace. For this reason, we can’t stress enough how important heating maintenance is, as this service allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your system for optimal performance.
It’s not too late to schedule maintenance! Even with this service though, it pays to know what to look for in a malfunctioning heater—or in some cases, what to listen for. We’ve listed below 5 noises you never want your furnace to make (and if it does, please call our pros right away).
October 28th, 2019
We get why you would ask this. After all, it’s not like we use our furnaces that much—we get a relatively small handful of solid weeks out the year where our temperatures drop low enough to necessitate their use. Therefore, why maintain them?
Well, first off, an ill-maintained furnace that’s not used very often is more likely to suffer from problems if not properly cared for.
When our technicians come to tune-up your heating system, we look at a number of factors—do you have any components that need adjusting? How clean is your system? Are there pending repair needs? We’ll adjust those parts that need it, do a thorough cleaning, and report any service needs to you so you can get them on your schedule ASAP.
How does this benefit your furnace? Read on!
October 14th, 2019
Investing in a new air conditioning system isn’t exactly cheap, no matter how affordable of a system you find. But this is definitely one of the most important investments you’ll make for your home, given the constant heat we have to deal with. There’s no denying that we deal with a lot of sunny and hot weather around here… so if you need a new air conditioner, you need it now!
Having an efficient and effective air conditioner installed in your home is the only way you’ll be able to live as comfortably as you deserve. There are a lot of great air conditioners on the market today, and your technicians will ensure yours is properly installed. But when should this installation be? After all, it seems like any time we do it it’s going to mean an interruption in service, right? In St. Augustine, maybe, but there are some signs that indicate you just shouldn’t wait any longer on your cooling system replacement. These signs are as follows.