February 22nd, 2021
Did you know the best way to prevent up to 85% of the repairs a furnace may ever need in its lifespan is by scheduling annual maintenance for the system? This service allows our technicians to thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust the components that need it.
Of course, maintenance won’t do you as much good if your furnace wasn’t properly matched to your specific home or properly sized to begin with. That’s what we are going to talk about today.
If you’re in the market for a new furnace, then there are a number of factors for you to consider. These factors can determine the success of your furnace for the next 10-15 years, and help you save money in the long run so they shouldn’t be taken lightly! Read on as we uncover some of the top things to consider for your furnace installation.
February 8th, 2021
If you’re like most homeowners throughout the U.S., you love to hear of new ways to improve energy efficiency and subsequently save money. Of course, this means using less energy and wasting less of what you use, too. One of the many fantastic ways to achieve this is by utilizing high efficiency HVAC systems. A heat pump is one of them!
But, a heat pump isn’t right for all applications. After all, heat pumps can sometimes struggle when temperatures get too low in the winter. So even though it can be used all winter and all summer for year-round comfort, your heat pump might need a little backup, and that’s where a dual fuel HVAC system comes in! Read on to learn more.
January 25th, 2021
When it comes to keeping homes warm, nothing beats a gas furnace. Well—that’s not necessarily true. If your gas-powered furnace is old or ill-maintained, then there’s a lot of newer, more efficient systems that would be better. But the point is that gas furnaces are powerful, effective, and efficient.
As we just mentioned, they have to be well cared for! This means scheduling annual maintenance for them. Maintenance allows our technicians to comprehensively inspect, clean, and adjust the system, all while checking for potential repair needs that might exist. We’ll alert you to these repair needs so you can get them on your schedule right away.
One repair need we check for during maintenance tune-ups, and we’re especially concerned about in aging systems (10-15 years old) is a cracked heat exchanger. Read on to learn more, including how to spot signs that you might have a cracked heat exchanger.
January 11th, 2021
It would be easy to ignore some of the noises coming out of your furnace, right? But that doesn’t always mean we should ignore them. The thing is, it’s too easy to ignore them and deny that something could be wrong with our heaters because fixing it is an expensive hassle.
But the fact of the matter is, there are some noises that just shouldn’t be ignored. A loud rattling, for instance, may just be a sign that a component is loose and needs to be tightened. Or, it could be something way more serious that could threaten the functionality of your heater and even your home safety. Read on to learn some of the furnace noises you should never ignore, and why.
December 28th, 2020
Safety has certainly been a popular word these days. With COVID-19 cases still on the rise throughout the country, it’s natural to be concerned about how you can keep your household healthy and safe. Even with a vaccine on its way, we’re not quite out of the woods yet. So what can we do to ensure the safety within our homes right now, this winter?
It starts with furnace care! If you have a gas-powered heater then this blog post is for you. We aren’t saying that gas-powered heating systems are inherently unsafe, but when they’re not cared for as they should be, they can certainly become dangerous.
Keep reading as we uncover some of the ways you can ensure gas furnace safety in your home this year.
December 14th, 2020
When homeowners hear “you should change your HVAC air filter every 1-3 months,” they often tend to take this as a helpful suggestion toward better indoor air quality rather than a requirement to keep that HVAC system running as well as it should.
The thing is, if you want the most efficient and effective use from your furnace as possible, you should be heeding this air filter advice. It’s one relatively small maintenance task that homeowners can and should do on their own. And you’d probably be surprised to learn just how important the furnace air filter actually is.
It’s actually not in place to protect your indoor air quality (though, of course, it doesn’t hurt) but rather to protect the furnace itself. Read on as we explain!
November 30th, 2020
During a cold winter day, this is a very annoying problem to have. If your furnace or heating system all of the sudden starts blowing cold air through the vents, it’s a cause for concern and something you’ll want to address right away.
There are actually a few different reasons this might happen. We’ve outlined a few possible causes below. For a deeper diagnosis, however, you’ll want to give our professionals a call. Read on as we uncover why cold air might be coming from your furnace vents, and what can be done about it.
November 16th, 2020
Are you sitting around worried that your heating system can break down at any moment? Well, unless you’ve never had your system professionally maintained and don’t know any of the signs that your heater is in disrepair, this isn’t likely to happen.
Oh wait, you don’t know the signs to watch for? That’s okay, we’re here to help!
First off, the best way to fend off heavy repair needs is with routine maintenance. Whether you’re using an electric or a gas-powered furnace, you should have professional tune-ups done each year. This helps your system work as efficiently and effectively as possible throughout its lifespan, plus it can even prevent up to 85% of the repair needs your system may ever have!
But that doesn’t mean that your system will never need repairs—there is that other 15% after all, and wear and tear affects any large appliance. Read on to learn what indicates a furnace in disrepair.
November 2nd, 2020
There’s something we say around the office here that rings especially true during the heating season. There’s not very much about HVAC that isn’t boring. It’s not a unique type of service. However, it’s how we help integrate this kind of technology into people’s lives that makes us unique. We’re not trying to get you excited about a furnace, we’re trying to get you excited about convenience and peace of mind.
What’s so exciting about convenience? Well, the better your HVAC professional is—the more convenient your HVAC services will be. Solutions will be matched to your comfort levels and budget, things will operate more safely and consume less energy or fuel, and you’ll just be happier overall.
HVAC in Statesville, NC doesn’t have to be a pain. It can be an enjoyable experience with the right team. And we can be that team!
October 19th, 2020
With the official start of fall behind us, temperatures are beginning to cool down now. Chances are, you’re using your air conditioning system less and less.
Hopefully that also means you’ve taken the opportunity to schedule your heater maintenance, ensuring that your furnace, heat pump, or boiler is prepared to operate safely and effectively this coming winter. But before we get there, we don’t want you to just completely forget about your air conditioner. While it may not need maintenance again until next spring—assuming you had maintenance done last spring, that is—your cooling system does need some attention before winter hits.
“Winterizing” your air conditioner protects the system. It’s not complicated to do either! Proper care will protect this system from possible damage, it will extend its lifespan, and it will ensure it has no trouble operating when you need it next. Read on to learn more!