Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

3 Signs That Point to a Heater in Disrepair

October 14th, 2019

Our slogan—a company you’ve grown to trust—means that we’re here to tell you the truth no matter what that means for our business. Many contractors like to string homeowners along by telling them their heater is failing in order to sell a brand-new unit, but they don’t often like to talk about why. Today, we’re going to be honest with you and talk a little bit about some signs that signal a dire need for heater repair in Etna Green.

Most importantly, we’re going to talk about why these signs can be bad news. We don’t just want you to take our word for it. Take a good hard look at your heater with the information we give you, so you’ve got a clear idea of what’s wrong with it. This can make our job easier when you give us a call for some repairs or a replacement.

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Furnace FAQ: Maintaining Your Furnace

September 30th, 2019

Maintaining a furnace isn’t fun and games, but it requires a little bit of vigilance to avoid any catastrophic problems. Homeowners like to turn the light on in their basements, check on their furnace in Plymouth, IN and forget about it for another year—but we can tell you from experience, that’s not a good idea. Gas furnaces are intense pieces of machinery that require precision maintenance in order to function properly. Not only that, but an issue with a gas-powered heating system could be terrible, like the leaking of carbon monoxide or increased risk for fire.

That’s where we come in! We’d like to give you a few tips that can increase the lifespan of your heater and keep your home safe from any unwanted gas leaks. With this checklist and the help of a friendly HVAC professional, you can go back to forgetting about your furnace until next year.

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Heating Season: Preparing for Winter

September 16th, 2019

Heating season is right around the corner, and we think it’s time for a check-in. As your local HVAC company, we’re always wondering how your HVAC system is doing as it gets ready to heat your home. We’re not talking about how it’s feeling, but whether or not any attention has been paid to it this year. Heating is vital where we live, so making sure that your heater is ready to go can sometimes make all the difference.

There are some simple things that homeowners can do to make sure their heater is in good shape for the months to come. If you’re not up to the task of checking your system yourself, you’re not alone! That’s what your local HVAC professional in Plymouth, IN is for! We can change filters and check your system for any bumps and bruises before it really gets cold out.

Though, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, why not read on and see what you can do to help your heater!

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FAQ: Major AC Problems That Require the Professionals

September 2nd, 2019

Homeowners are often scared of touching their furnaces or boilers because of how dangerous they can be- but as with any HVAC machine, there can be dangerous problems with your air conditioner as well! Often not as explicit, because let’s face it, a machine that cools is a lot less dangerous than a machine that heats things up. (Nobody is every scared to touch their freezer, but they’d be crazy to touch their stovetop!)

Dangerous problems from an air conditioner can be a lot more insidious than your boiler or furnace. Problems like refrigerant leaks, mold, and an overheating compressor, can still cause major health problems for you and your family if you’re not careful. If any of these problems sound remotely familiar, contact air conditioning service in Syracuse, IN as soon as possible.

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If My Compressor Burns Out, Should I Replace the Whole AC?

August 19th, 2019

compressorThere are a lot of issues that homeowners may encounter with their home cooling systems. It’s unfortunate, but it’s just a fact. There is no way in which you can make any air conditioning system 100% reliable. Routine maintenance will get you as close as possible, but even that can’t guarantee a problem-free lifespan. All this being said, there are certainly some problems that are more serious than others. Compressor burnout is up there at the top.

If your compressor burns out, you are definitely dealing with a major issue. Before you start jumping to worst-case scenario conclusions, though, you really need to take a step back and assess the situation as a whole. Some folks will tell you that replacing your entire air conditioning system is your only option in this scenario, but that’s not really true. So read on, and remember that we’re here for all of your air conditioning services in Syracuse, IN.

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Why Are My Cooling Costs So Much Higher Than Normal?

August 5th, 2019

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Now that we’re entering the late summer, you’ve had a chance to look over a few months of utility bills with the electrical costs of the air conditioning on them. Have these bills been much higher than what you’re used to? Can you think of a reason why this might be, such as more people in the home, fewer days on extended vacations, or anything else? If you can’t identify the cause of this increase in the cost to cool your home, the issue may be with the air conditioner itself.

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Ice on Your AC? No, That Shouldn’t Be There

July 22nd, 2019

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This is a topic we need to talk about with all homeowners who have a central air conditioning system. It’s a topic people often misunderstand, and that leads to them failing to call for the AC repairs they need in time. Ice on an air conditioning system indicates that something is wrong—it may be a minor repair issue, or it may be a serious malfunction that puts the entire cooling system in jeopardy. The only way to know for certain is to call HVAC repair technicians.

Okay, let’s get into the “ice on the AC” confusion and why it’s trouble.

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How You Can Cool a Big House Without Using Ducts

July 8th, 2019

Oh dear. You’ve got your eyes set on a nice old home that is within your budget and suits your needs and desires perfectly. There’s only one problem. It is not set up with a central air conditioning system, and you have no interest in dealing with hauling window units around before and after each hot summer season. Guess the hunt for the perfect home continues, eh? Actually, there is another option to consider.

With a ductless mini split HVAC system, you don’t need air ducts at all in order to enjoy whole-house cooling—or heating, for that matter, but more on that momentarily. Before we go any further, let us just remind you that even the best ductless system is going to fail to impress if not installed and serviced by a skilled, trained professional. That is why you should choose to work with our team.  We’re the HVAC company in Syracuse, IN, that you can trust for a job well done.

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Is Your Air Conditioner Hard Starting? We Have the Cure

June 24th, 2019

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You’re probably familiar with a car that’s hard starting. Think of a winter day when it takes a few tries for the motor in your vehicle to finally turn over, making a real struggle to get the “juice” it needs to come to life.

The same problem can occur in a central air conditioning system. A powerful motor runs the compressor that’s at the heart of the AC. Sometimes, this motor will have trouble getting started because it’s not drawing enough voltage or it can’t overcome resistance. The same way you don’t want a car to hard start, you don’t want an AC to hard start either. It means too much stress put on the compressor motor and may eventually lead to this vital part of the system burning out. Replacing a compressor is expensive, and often it’s better to put in a completely new AC system (new outdoor condenser and indoor evaporator coil) than get a new compressor.

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Get Your Commercial HVAC System Checked Before Summer

June 10th, 2019

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The first official day of summer is coming up soon, and the hot weather is beginning starting to settle in. If you have already arranged a maintenance check for your home’s air conditioning system with Collier’s, that’s fantastic. But if you also own and operate a business in Northern Indiana, have you made the same arrangements for its air conditioning system? If you haven’t, you can rely on our team at Collier’s to take care of this as well for you. We are proud to provide service for commercial HVAC in Syracuse, IN!

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