Canella Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hickory’

How to Use Your Heater Safely This Winter

Monday, 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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Here’s Why You Should Change Your Furnace Air Filter

Monday, December 14th, 2020

close-up-air-filterWhen 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!

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5 Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, November 16th, 2020

persons-hand-writing-checklistAre 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.

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Why Does AC Refrigerant Loss Matter?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Temperatures may be cooling down, but if your air conditioner has been experiencing trouble, and especially if that air conditioner is a heat pump that will also be used for heating this coming fall and winter, then the time to take care of it is now. One of the most common problems we get called for end up being repairs due to refrigerant loss.

There’s a common misconception about refrigerant in that it is something that depletes from the air conditioner–as gasoline does from a car. On the contrary, your air conditioner has enough refrigerant upon manufacturing and installation to last its entire lifespan. So, if you’re experiencing refrigerant loss it means you have a refrigerant leak. And since your air conditioner needs refrigerant to function, this is obviously a problem. Read on to learn more! 

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Is Your Indoor Air as Clean as You Think?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

woman-holding-sign-asking-how-is-the-air-quality-in-your-homeWhat many homeowners in our area don’t realize is that, without the right indoor air quality solutions in place, your indoor air can actually be worse than that of outdoors. That is, it can be unhealthy to breathe. This is particularly true if you have a home that was built in the last few decades. Modern construction has allowed for highly energy-efficient spaces that help your air conditioner and heating systems work as effectively as possible but, unfortunately, leave no opportunities for indoor air to escape out, and

This is great news for your energy bills, but you could very well be sacrificing healthy indoor air to get there. Especially if you or a family member has allergies or asthma. Things like dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and other allergens can get trapped inside with you and make even the healthiest person suffer.

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Ready for a New Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 18th, 2020

efficient-green-ac-unitWe totally get it — replacing your air conditioner is certainly not something you were planning on doing this summer. However, we are here to tell you that sometimes it is for the best, especially if yours is no longer efficient or effective.

There are quite a few signs that suggest your air conditioner is no longer doing its job, and below, we have listed some of them for you. Just keep reading to find out more, and remember to call us when you need air conditioning services in Hickory, NC.

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Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Heat Pump!

Monday, January 13th, 2020

HVAC-technician-blue-shirt-tools-in-pocketBrrrr! It’s been quite chilly here in North Carolina — no wonder you’re concerned about your faulty heat pump! But, have no fear — you’ve come to the right spot!

There are a number of factors that can contribute to a faulty heat pump, and below, we have outlined a few of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and, of course, remember to contact OUR team when you need heat pump repair!)

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Is Your Furnace Blowing Cool Air? We Might Know Why!

Monday, December 30th, 2019

cold-personIs your furnace having an identity crisis and acting more like your air conditioner these days? Well then, you’ve come to the right place. See, when temperatures start to drop, the last thing you need is another air conditioner, which is why we are here to help!

There are a number of reasons why your furnace might not be working as it should, and below, we have listed some of these reasons for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call our team when you need furnace repair in Hickory, NC.)

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If You Haven’t Changed Your Air Filter, Do It Now!

Monday, December 16th, 2019

air-filterWant to feel like an HVAC technician for the day? Great! We have a task for you! If you have not yet changed your furnace’s air filter, now is the perfect time to do so.

Your system’s air filter places an important role in its overall performance and your comfort, so you definitely don’t want to wait any longer! And in case you don’t believe us, below, we have explained exactly what an air filter does and what can happen if you don’t change it regularly below. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! (Oh, and of course, remember to call our team when you need heating services in Hickory, NC!)

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We Are Number One!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Our team here at Canella Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to announce that we were voted Catawba Valley’s Best Heat and Air Company of 2019!

This is such a huge honor for us, so we would first like to congratulate our team of expert technicians, as we would not be where we are today without them! Secondly, we’d like to thank our wonderful customers and our community for supporting us. We hope to remain your #1 vote for years and years to come!

Schedule your heating and air conditioning services with the team voted Catawba’s Best 2019, Canella Heating and Air Conditioning. 

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