Climate Masters Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Three Weird Furnace Noises, and What They Mean

Monday, March 5th, 2018

furnace-techIf 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.

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Keep Your Furnace Air Filter Clean This Season

Monday, February 19th, 2018

clean-air-filterIf 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.

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Which Heating System is Right for Me?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

thermometerHeating 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.

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Why is My Heat Pump Stuck in Cooling Mode?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

temperature-gaugeYour 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.

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How to Keep Your Furnace Healthy This Winter

Monday, December 25th, 2017

gas-burnersEven in Florida, the odds of your furnace developing problems is significantly higher during the winter than at other times. We’re going to go out on a limb and assume that you don’t want your furnace to lose efficiency, or break down, or explode (that last one is unlikely) in the middle of a cold winter day. In order to prevent that, there are a few steps you can take to keep your system functioning.

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Indications That You Need a New Furnace

Monday, December 11th, 2017

gas-furnaceOkay, sure, you probably aren’t going to end up as an icicle without a functioning furnace this winter. Still, what’s the point of even having a heating system in your home if it doesn’t work properly? Typically, you can get by just fine by scheduling preventive maintenance for your heating system before the weather gets too cold. All heating systems have an expiration date, though. If your furnace is at the end of its proverbial rope, it’s better that you replace it now than to wait for the winter to get colder. Not sure whether or not your furnace could do with being replaced? Have a look at the signs below to help you decide.

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Why Your Furnace is Not Heating Properly

Monday, November 27th, 2017

furnaceJust because you live in Florida, doesn’t mean you’re not going to need your furnace every once in a while. On those days when you do need to heat your home, you probably don’t want to have your furnace malfunctioning in some way. If your furnace is failing to heat properly for some reason, you might have a problem that requires professional repairs. Have a look at some of the problems that can cause low heating output below.

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Do I Need a New Furnace?

Monday, November 13th, 2017

burner-assemblyThe heating season may not be as big of a deal here as in other parts of the country, but it’s still something you should be prepared for. That means making sure that you have a working heating system, even if you’re only going to use it a handful of times over the next couple of months. If your current furnace is not up to the task of keeping your home warm this season, it’s a good idea to install a new one now.

You don’t want to have your furnace break down on you just when you need it most. You’re going to need to have a professional evaluate the system to determine whether or not it is nearing the end of its effective lifespan. There are a few signs that you can identify as a homeowner, though, that serve as pretty clear indications that you need a new furnace.

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How a Clogged Air Filter can Destroy Your Furnace

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Oftentimes, it’s the most minor thing that can bring disaster to a system. A single line of code, a relatively miniscule exhaust port, the one linchpin that everything rests on in order to function properly. Believe it or not, a similar weak point exists in your furnace. The air filter is there to prevent dust and debris of various kinds from blowing into the system, and causing problems with its operation. It does this job well, capturing various contaminants as they flow in from the ducts. The problem, though, is that the air filter has no way of getting rid of the contaminants that it collects. If the system isn’t cleaned or replaced every few months, it will eventually become clogged. That’s when the serious problems start.

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The 2 Major Things You can do to Save Money on Heating This Winter

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Most people don’t spend a whole lot of time sitting around and thinking about their heating systems, even during the winter. You’re probably the same way. You’ve got bills, and taxes, and a million other things that are much higher on your priority list than optimizing your heating situation. Still, you’d be surprised at how much money you can save every month by just taking a couple of simple steps. Let’s take a look at 2 major things that you can do to save money on your heating bills during the winter.

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