Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

“Can I DIY My Furnace Installation?”

Monday, March 7th, 2022

man-looking-contemplativeWe live in a time of online tutorials galore–for just about any type of household project you want to pursue, you’ll be able to find instructions online. Of course, this doesn’t always mean those will be good instructions. When you don’t know who the tutorial is coming from, it can leave things a little up in the air.

This can sometimes be pretty inconsequential–like if someone is showing you how to paint a wall without streaks, the consequences aren’t going to be as bad if it’s done “incorrectly” compared to if someone is showing you how to, say, install a furnace–with the latter being a more costly mistake to make, for sure!

We get it, you might still be tempted to try it on your own. After all, you want convenience, right? And not working on a contractor’s schedule can seem convenient. But in actuality, many folks try a job like this on their own and then have to call us anyway when something goes wrong.

Read on to learn how it’s actually more convenient to hire a trained and experienced professional for your furnace installation, and how it can give you greater peace of mind!

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Sounds Your Furnace Shouldn’t Be Making

Monday, February 21st, 2022

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWe’re sure it’s easy for some homeowners to ignore some of the noises that the various appliances in their homes make. It’s easy, after all, to deny that something may be amiss because repairing it can be an expensive nuisance. However, there are just some noises that just shouldn’t be ignored. While a slight rattle, for example, might just indicate a loose panel, it alternatively could be something more ominous, such as a cracked heat exchanger, which could potentially lead to a carbon monoxide leak.

Here at Canella, we understand just how vital it is to protect yourself and your family. If you do find yourself heating some suspicious sounds, don’t hesitate to give our number a call and schedule a visit from one of our technicians. In the meantime, read on to learn what the different sounds are that you should watch out for–or rather, listen for!

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Uh-Oh, Furnace Burners Aren’t Lighting?

Monday, February 7th, 2022

burners-of-a-gas-furnaceNo matter where you live. when temperatures drop to their coldest, it’s always nice to rely on the warmth and comfort that comes from your furnace system. All you need to do is switch the thermostat to heating mode, and there you go, you’re instantly invited to bask in the warmth of your home…

… unless you’re not. We can’t guarantee that your furnace will always work flawlessly. After all, any home comfort system is going to be susceptible to natural wear and tear over the years. Of course, you can prevent this by scheduling routine preventive maintenance once a year for that furnace.

When the furnace burners won’t light, that’s a pretty unpleasant surprise and seemingly big repair need. So, what’s going on? Read on to find out!

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Does Your Furnace Have a Cracked Heat Exchanger?

Monday, January 24th, 2022

gas-jets-of-a-furnaceAre you utilizing a gas-powered furnace inside your home? This doesn’t come as a surprise. The gas furnace, after all, is the most common heating system found in homes throughout the country, especially in spots like ours that have significantly cold winters.

Furnaces are very cost-effective, and a great option for most homeowners. However, while they are not harmful by nature, when you use natural gas in your home, there is always the risk of toxic gas leaks and combustion problems. The primary concern in avoiding this problem is taking good care of the furnace through professional maintenance–otherwise, your system could suffer from a cracked heat exchanger.

This is never something to be ignored. If you suspect you have a cracked heat exchanger or have been told you have a cracked heat exchanger, please cease use of your heater and give us a call right away. In the meantime, read on to learn more about this problem.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Going Ductless This Winter

Monday, January 10th, 2022

woman-turning-on-ductless-air-handler-with-remoteThis isn’t the most popular time of the year for homeowners to consider a new heater installation. But we’re going to guess that if you’re starting the search now, you’re probably in a situation where you’re desperate for effective and efficient heating ASAP. The only problem with this is, a heater purchase is not something you should rush into!

Rushing into a purchase as significant as this one could leave you with a heating unit that’s not properly matched to or sized for your specific home and needs. Also, just because you’ve always used one type of system–for example, a furnace–doesn’t mean it’s the best choice for your home, especially with the advancements in HVAC technology in even just the last decade!

All this said, you may do well to consider a ductless mini-split installation! Read on to learn 3 reasons why this may be the right choice for you.

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Have You Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet?

Monday, December 27th, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceIf you read the question above and your answer is “no,” not to worry–it’s not too late! While the holiday season is busy and it’s easy to let tasks like this get away from you, we really can’t stress just how important this service is.

Professional maintenance helps your HVAC systems operate as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible. During this service, we thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust components that need it. We alert you to small repair needs too, before they have a chance to grow into much bigger emergencies. We typically recommend that our customers have this service done in the fall, before they need their system the most. This allows you more time to take care of any repair needs that did crop up.

There’s no reason to skip this service now though, if you haven’t yet. Read on to learn the many benefits of this service!

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Sounds You Should Never Hear Your Heater Make

Monday, November 15th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenWhen it comes to using your heater, there isn’t going to be anybody besides you and your family who will know the everyday noises it makes. So, if you hear something new and unusual, you’re probably right to be alarmed! Now, there are some heating system noises that aren’t too much of a concern, but others that can indicate some pretty big trouble brewing inside the system.

From subtle rattling to screeching or clicking, below we’ve covered what these suspicious heater noises can mean for your heating system and why you should invest in repairs asap.

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Here’s Why You Should Think About Furnace Safety

Monday, November 1st, 2021

technician-working-on-furnaceIt’s that time of year again… when we start using our residential furnaces pretty regularly. These are reliable heating systems and serve as a great defense against the chilly temperatures we get in the winter. Of course, when you use your heater, you want a certain peace of mind. You want to know that your furnace is going to work reliably, efficiently, powerfully, and most importantly, safely. Read on as we talk about furnace safety and whether or not you should be scheduling furnace services right now.

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What Should I Do with My Furnace During the Summer?

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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