Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog

What You Need to Know about R-22 Refrigerant

May 3rd, 2021

refrigerant-line-behind-ac-systemWere you aware that recharging an AC system that uses R-22 refrigerant can be very costly? It’s actually a more efficient and affordable choice to replace the entire air conditioner than to continue paying for old refrigerant. It’s actually been about 10+ years since the last R-22 systems were even installed!

You might be wondering, why does this matter? Well because if you’re still operating an air conditioner that uses this old refrigerant, you’re probably paying more than you should have to for your comfort, and you’re going to have a hard time when it needs repairs. Read on to learn more!

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Don’t Ignore These Sounds Coming from Your AC

April 19th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWhile it’s still on the cooler side in some parts of the country and homeowners there are just now starting to schedule air conditioner maintenance, those of us here are already using our cooling systems on a pretty regular basis. That said, our cooling systems go through a lot, and as a result accumulate wear and tear faster than they would in other parts of the country, potentially requiring more repairs.

First off, to prevent the biggest and most sudden of repair needs, we encourage you to schedule maintenance at least once a year for your AC system. During this service, our professional will clean, inspect, and adjust your system to ensure its efficient performance. With or without maintenance, however, if your air conditioner makes sounds you don’t recognize, it’s time to call in a professional. So, what sounds exactly should you pay attention to?

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Signs That You Need Air Conditioner Repair

April 5th, 2021

woman-in-front-of-fanImagine this scenario: It’s the middle of summer and you’re sitting in your home on an 85° day. It’s okay that it’s that hot because your air conditioner is blasting away, providing you with chilled air that makes you feel perfectly comfortable. Until suddenly, the AC stops working.

You rush to the thermostat—the settings are correct. The thermostat still seems to be functioning, so what gives? Next you check to see if the circuit breaker to your AC tripped and needs to be reset—nope, it’s not that either. You call for emergency repairs—but you have to wait for service since after all, it’s the middle of summer, and everyone else is calling for emergency AC repairs too.

What if this entire scenario could be prevented? Read on to learn how.

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It’s Time: Schedule This Important HVAC Service Today!

March 22nd, 2021

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Slowly but surely, temperatures are starting to trend upwards, with the start of spring officially here. That said, now is a good time to think about scheduling one very important service for your air conditioner: Maintenance.

Perhaps you think since your air conditioner didn’t have any trouble running last summer, you can skip a tune-up this year. We urge you to reconsider, though. Each year your air conditioner goes without maintenance, it loses efficiency and you increase the risk for sudden repair needs.

Read on as we uncover why annual maintenance is so important to your cooling system.

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What Should I Do with My Furnace During the Summer?

March 8th, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceIt may still be wintertime, but you know as well as we do that warmer temperatures are right around the corner. Why you won’t be shutting down your furnace tomorrow, now is a good time to start making plans for the change of seasons.

We first recommend that you use this time to schedule air conditioning maintenance to ensure that your cooling system is in good shape and ready to keep you cool and comfortable. Our second recommendation is to not only shut your furnace off but all the way off.

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Factors to Consider with Your New Furnace Installation

February 22nd, 2021

animated-checklist-with-red-marksDid 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.

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Is a Dual Fuel HVAC System Right for You?

February 8th, 2021

vent-low-on-wallIf 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.

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Do You Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

January 25th, 2021

jets-of-furnaceWhen 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.

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Sounds You Shouldn’t Hear Your Furnace Make

January 11th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenIt 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.

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How to Use Your Heater Safely This Winter

December 28th, 2020

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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.

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