Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Why You Should Join Our HomeSavers Club

April 17th, 2017

dollar-signs-out-house-chimneyThe arrival of the first warm spring weather is a warning sign for homeowners that the time has come to have their air conditioning systems given a thorough professional inspection and precision tune-up. This helps people head into the hottest weather of the year with the reassurance their ACs will perform to expectation, won’t waste money, and have little chance of breaking down.

When it’s time for your annual air conditioning maintenance in Syracuse, IN, the best way to get started isn’t simply to call an HVAC contractor and schedule a maintenance appointment. But you can contact us and sign up for our HomeSavers Club to have all your maintenance needs for the year taken care of at once, as well as enjoy discounts and other benefits.

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An Important Spring Cleaning Job: Duct Cleaning

April 3rd, 2017

duct-cleaning-with-vacuumSpring means both house cleaning and financial cleaning. As you look over your taxes for the year and think about big-scale home cleaning jobs, it’s easy to pass over a few cleaning jobs hiding out of sight. One of these is professional air duct cleaning.

You can’t see most of the ductwork in your home, so it’s no wonder you probably give little thought to having it cleaned. But if more than a couple years have gone by since you arrange to have the air ducts cleaned—or you’ve never had them cleaned—right now during spring and tax season is an excellent time to have it done. You can relax outside while the professionals do the work, or spend the time getting the last bit of your taxes finished.

When you need duct cleaning in Columbia City, IN or the surrounding areas, we’re the people to contact!

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How Geothermal Cooling Works

March 20th, 2017

geothermal-heat-pump-diagramWhen most people think of the word geothermal, they think of using the heat of the earth to provide warmth. This makes sense because the word thermal is right there in the name. And geothermal heat pumps are indeed an excellent way to bring warmth into a home.

But geothermal heat pumps, like all heat pumps, offer cooling as well. If you are currently thinking about making a change in your home’s air conditioning as part of planning for the coming summer, we advise you give some thought to going with a geothermal heat pump installation in Bluffton, IN. It may sound like a daunting task, but when you rely on our experienced professionals, you’ll receive the best results. We were one of the first geothermal contractors for Northeastern Indiana and we remain on the cutting edge of the best in geothermal technology.

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March Planning for Your HVAC System

March 6th, 2017

heating-and-cool-homesMarch. It’s a weird month. The year can’t decide if it’s winter or spring. There are so many old proverbs about the weather in March that it’s easy to become confused about what exactly the weather is supposed to be. Is it “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” or the other way around?

The truth is that March Mayhem is the most accurate description. The swings in temperature through these 30 days can make life difficult if your home isn’t equipped with an excellent heating system and an air conditioner that’s prepared to handle abrupt heat. But we’re here to make it all easier! Call our offices in Warsaw, IN for heating and air conditioning service. No matter the trouble, no matter the preparation work you need done, you can trust to our excellent team of HVAC technicians to do the job right the first time.

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Is Water Leaking from Your Gas Furnace?

February 27th, 2017

furnace-burnersWe’re starting to enjoy some warmer weather here. But as we pointed out in our last post, no matter what the groundhog says about seeing his shadow, you must always be ready for harsh winter colds to blow in at any time before the spring truly beings. March can be notorious with its shifts in temperature. It’s not time to turn off your gas furnace and prepare it for summer hibernation quite yet.

In fact, this is a part of the year when you need to pay special attention to issues that might crop up in your gas furnace after so much hard work through the winter. We’re going to look into a specific issue that many people are surprised to learn can happen in a gas furnace: leaking water.

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We Will Be at the 2017 Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show March 2–5

February 23rd, 2017

fort-wayne-home-and-garden-show-logoOn Thursday through Friday of next week, Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning will be at the Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show. The show will be held at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805). The hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can find us at booths #307 and #309. Go to the show’s official website for more visitor information.

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Trust the Groundhogs? Be Prepared for More Winter, No Matter What!

February 6th, 2017

winter-weather-pictureThis is the week when people actually pay attention to what groundhogs think about the weather. There are many different groundhog prophets on the East Coast, but this year the two most famous—Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck—are in disagreement about whether there will be an early spring or six more weeks of winter. We would love to believe Chuck on this: he said early spring.

But the truth is that when it comes to your home heating, be prepared for anything! Below we have some tips on how to see that your home’s heating system will make it through to that spring thaw, whenever it is.  We’re here to provide great heating service in Syracuse, IN and throughout Northern Indiana.

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Why Do Furnaces Need Annual Cleaning and Tune-Ups?

January 23rd, 2017

clock-reminding-serviceOne of the best services that we offer our customers is providing regular maintenance for their heating and air conditioning systems through our Home Savers Club. Signing up for the Home Savers Club provides both your furnace and air condition with an annual maintenance visit to inspect, clean, and generally tune them up. If you haven’t arranged to tune-up and clean your furnace, it’s not too late to call us for heating maintenance in Columbia City, IN and the surrounding areas.

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How Often Do I Need Fireplace Cleaning?

January 16th, 2017

Fireplaces may no longer be the main way that homes receive heat, but they are wonderful household additions. A good fireplace is a source of cheer and a gathering place for friends and family. And on a cold winter night, the extra fireplace heat sure doesn’t hurt!

Your fireplace requires special care, much the same way that your central heating system does. Part of this is regular fireplace cleaning. We don’t mean something like regularly shoveling out ash (if you have a wood-burning fireplace). We mean a full cleaning from fireplace specialists. You’ll find the experts for the job at our Fireplace Shoppe, along with any other fireplace supplies you might need.

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The Benefits of a UV Air Purifier for Your Home

January 9th, 2017

There are many ways to improve the air quality inside a home. Air filters are the most common, and in many situations all a house will need to remove the airborne contaminants floating through it is a professionally installed set of filters.

But filters have limitations. The more powerful filters that can stop small allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other microbes are usually a bad idea for a house. These filters have such thick weaves that they will cut off the airflow from a residential HVAC system—and that means no comfort and higher bills.

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