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A Handy Heater Installation FAQ

March 13th, 2023

Heating system installation can seem like a daunting task. For instance, you might have ductwork that needs to be repaired before you can install a new furnace. Or, perhaps you’d like to go all-electric and reduce your carbon footprint, but you’re nervous about whether an electric system can handle the heating needs of your home. These are all great concerns and ones that can be resolved with the help of a trained professional.

First, we’ll start by answering your questions here. Look for a question that you might have and let us answer it to the best of our ability. Every situation is going to require a different solution, so you’re going to want to schedule an appointment with a professional for heater installation in Plymouth, IN. Only through that initial consultation can you get a full picture of how long it will take, how expensive it might be, and why you might be better off with a different system.

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Types of Commercial Heating Systems

February 13th, 2023
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Commercial heating comes in many shapes and sizes. Your specific solution isn’t going to be the same as the business across the street or down the road.

Before you get a heating system sized for your business, it’s important to know which type works best for your particular needs.

We make commercial heating in Columbia City, IN as easy as possible with our extensive services. Before you jump in with both feet, let’s help you figure out which system makes the most sense for you.

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The Perks of a Geothermal System

January 9th, 2023

Not every customer is interested in a geothermal heating and cooling system. They’re expensive to install, they don’t fit every home situation, and sometimes their complicated nature can go over people’s heads. We understand that, and we’re never going to push a system onto a customer who doesn’t want it. However, we’d like to try talking about some of the unique perks this system offers.

Over the past decade, geothermal heating and cooling units have gotten more affordable, more efficient, and more powerful. They’re top contenders when compared to some of the other state-of-the-art, high-efficiency HVAC systems, so we’d like to argue that they might be perfect for some of our customers.

So, put your geologist helmets on and take out your notebook, because we’re going to learn about geothermal heating and cooling in Warsaw, IN, and why you might want one installed on your property.

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How Long Does a Boiler Really Last?

December 12th, 2022

Boiler systems are known for their incredible durability to the point where it’s become a bit of a running joke. You’ve probably seen boilers in cartoons or TV shows from back in the day, where it was coming up on its 20th, 30th, or even 40th birthday. It’s definitely true that a boiler can outlast a forced-air heating system, but there’s an important thing to consider when evaluating how long a boiler can last.

How long should your boiler system last?

Boilers can last well into their second decade most of the time, but this might not be a good economic decision for you and your family. Just because a boiler can last for multiple decades doesn’t mean it should, and you might be paying for it down the line. Let’s talk about why boiler replacement in Warsaw, IN might be better earlier than later.

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Your Heating System’s Report Card

November 14th, 2022

Yep, you heard that right! Just because your heating system doesn’t go to school or take any tests, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t grade its performance every few months or years. Your heater provides a valuable service to your home and it’s important that it keeps doing so efficiently, otherwise you’ll be the one paying the consequences with your own money.

Does your heating system need to work perfectly? Of course not, but a furnace that’s barely functioning, or running with frequent repair needs and obnoxious noises is one that’s in dire need of furnace replacement in Warsaw, IN. We’re just trying to help customers figure out if they need maintenance, repairs, or a whole system replacement before their unit breaks down on the coldest day of the year.

Ready to get started? It might be helpful to pull up a notepad or a pen so you can take some notes to have with you when you grade your own heating system.

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What Might Be in Your Ducts?

October 17th, 2022

Air ducts are a spot in your home reserved for one thing only: air. That’s not just because they’re called “air ducts,” but because it relates to their sole function. Air ducts are supposed to bring cool, conditioned air in the summer (and heated air in the winter) throughout your home and deposit it into the rooms where you can feel it. Without air ducts, you’d simply sit in your uncomfortable room while your AC or heater churned out the temperatures you wanted but only in the area that it worked.

Air ducts are great, but the truth is that they don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. Sometimes they fall into disrepair (which we can help with), but even when they’re in relatively good shape, they’ll get covered in contaminants. Those contaminants can end up in your breathable air if you don’t hire a team for air duct cleaning service in Warsaw, IN.

Keep reading to find out more.

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3 Things to Avoid With Sub-Par Commercial HVAC

September 12th, 2022

Commercial air conditioning really matters. In fact, some might argue that it matters more than residential air conditioning. At least with a residential system, a full breakdown or faulty system is going to lead to a family or just a few people being uncomfortable. But with commercial air conditioning, a broken or malfunctioning air conditioner could be absolutely devastating to your bottom line. Customers might head to a different bakery or retail shop, and that split-second decision could lose you a patron for life.

Of course, most business owners understand this. If your place of work is too hot and uncomfortable, you’re likely already aware of this fact. That’s why we want to make sure we get across that our team has specific expertise when it comes to commercial AC repair in Warsaw, IN. If you need help with your industrial air conditioner, turn to us.

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Let’s Learn About the Compressor

August 8th, 2022

Compressors and air conditioners go hand in hand. The compressor is kind of like the engine of the system if you’re comparing your AC to a car. Without it, the air conditioner doesn’t really do much other than blow lukewarm air through the vents of your home. The compressor is the component that turns your air conditioner into an air conditioner, allowing it to actually cool the air that goes through the system. It’s so important that it warrants its own blog post.

Today, we’re going to talk about AC compressors in Warsaw, IN. We’ll talk about what they are, how they work, and why exactly a compressor problem is a big deal. Our hope is that after this blog post, you’ll be ready to invest in the right services to keep your system in good condition, or to replace an old system with a faulty compressor.

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4 Comfort Tips for the Hot Weather

July 11th, 2022

There’s one thing for certain if you’re reading this by the time it gets posted—it’s hot! We see some of the hottest weather of the year when we pass the Fourth of July, and we have yet to see some record-breaking heatwaves down the line. The nice part about this for many who are consistent readers of our blog is that their air conditioner is prepped and ready to protect them from the heat. An AC is always going to be able to keep you cool and comfortable when temperatures are way too high for comfort.

Well, for anyone who might be dealing with an AC that’s on its way out (but you don’t really have the budget to replace it yet), or for people who experience emergency AC failure, this blog post is for you. You could have a problem with your AC refrigerant in Warsaw, IN that only a professional can fix.

While we fix your AC, here’s what you can do in the meantime.

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3 Major Benefits to AC Maintenance

June 13th, 2022

We talk a lot about the importance of AC maintenance on this blog, but sometimes we can get lost in the weeds. An HVAC professional can focus so much on telling customers to invest in AC maintenance, that they can forget to talk about why it’s so important to schedule this kind of service. After all, for many customers, a quick online search is the only method of obtaining this kind of information, so we need to switch our focus and talk about three major benefits of maintenance.

When you think of AC maintenance in Columbia City, IN, you probably think of an unnecessary service—something that you can invest in if you want to feel good or pay for a pro to just “check things.” The truth is much more complicated.

Maintenance is a valuable service, and there are three specific things we’d like to mention today that make it totally worth it.

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