Climate Masters Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Boost Heating Efficiency This Winter!

Monday, January 6th, 2020

money-symbol-on-seesaw-with-house-animationWinter 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.

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Heat Pump Won’t Switch Modes? Here’s Why!

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

logo-of-sun-and-snowflakeWhen 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?

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Have a Happy Holiday with a Safe Furnace

Monday, December 9th, 2019

gas-burners-of-a-furnaceIf 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!

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5 Sounds You Never Want Your Furnace to Make

Monday, November 11th, 2019

jets-of-a-natural-gas-furnaceWinters 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).

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“Does My Furnace Need Maintenance?”

Monday, October 28th, 2019

technician-working-on-furnaceWe 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!

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Now Is Your Last Chance for Heating Repair Services!

Monday, March 18th, 2019

RepairmanOkay, well it’s not the last chance ever, but winter is quickly coming to a close and it’s the last chance for timely completion of any of your repair needs. Now is the right time to wrap up any lingering problems you might have with your heating system.

If you take care of any issues that you’re having now, it will square everything away before we transition into the warmer temperatures of spring and summer. Give yourself peace of mind this year and schedule your heater repair services now. When you’re on the hunt for quality heater repair service in St. Augustine, FL you might find yourself running into lackluster HVAC service teams. If that’s something you’re concerned about then make sure to contact our team today.

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All About Hybrid Heating Systems

Monday, March 4th, 2019

This is the time of year where you might want to reevaluate your heating system. Your heating system is really put to the test when the temperatures outdoors plummet and sometimes, your heat pump can’t provide you with the warmth you need. This is because heat pumps are designed to function in moderate levels of cold, not extremely cold temperatures.

Now granted, it’s true that the super cold days here in Florida are few and far between, but they do happen. When they do roll around you don’t want to be left out in the cold. A hybrid heating system is one of the best ways to ensure that your St. Augustine, FL home is kept warm throughout winter is the most energy-efficient manner possible.

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Watch Out for Low Airflow in Your Furnace

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Are you having trouble with your furnace this winter? If you feel like you’re having trouble heating up your home then you could probably benefit from a quick call to our team. Low airflow is one of the worst problems to have when the temperatures outside are chilly. It forces you to run your furnace for much longer and at higher thermostat setting for heat that still leaves a lot to be desired. If you’re ready to address the issues at hand, make sure that you call our team for the best furnace repair in St. Augustine, FL. We take pride in our thorough furnace services at our company—you can trust our team with all your furnace operation needs.

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How Heating Maintenance Keeps Your Home Safe

Monday, January 21st, 2019

portrait of Hands of woman holding white paper houseWe get a lot of questions from homeowners asking about the necessity of heating maintenance. We can assure you that heating maintenance is essential to the overall function of your home. Heating maintenance does a lot of great things for your home like improving your indoor air quality, increasing the lifespan of your furnace system, lowering your energy costs, and reducing the risk of a breakdown.

On top of all these positive benefits, heating maintenance keeps your home safe. Although a furnace system is far from inherently dangerous, it can become dangerous in your home if your furnace goes unchecked for extended periods of time. If you need furnace maintenance services here in St. Augustine, FL then you should contact our team.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Furnace

Monday, January 7th, 2019

When it’s time to replace your furnace system you don’t want to delay, you want to ensure that your furnace is always in the best condition possible. The days are getting cooler, and while we may not have temperatures as chilly as other parts of the country, you need to keep your family comfortable.

Sometimes your furnace is showing you signs that it’s ready to get subbed out by a newer system, but you don’t know what those signs are.  The last possible thing you want is your furnace to give out when you need it the most, so act proactively. If you need a furnace replacement in St. Johns, FL this winter make sure to contact our team.

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