Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog

Holiday Season HVAC Savings Guide

December 9th, 2019

The holiday season is right around the corner! That means family, fun, food, and stress over how much money we’ll all be spending on everything. If you’re bombarded by your kids with what they all want for the holidays, the efficiency of your heating system is probably the last thing you want to hear about. Unless you’re coming up on a catastrophic heating repair that needs to be taken care of, you should focus on your holiday needs.

However, if you’ve got an aging furnace that you’d like to last through the season, why not let us help you avoid heating repair in Plymouth, IN? There are some tips that we could fill you in on, that could help reduce the overall cost of repairs, increase efficiency, and give you peace of mind knowing that your heater is in great shape to last out the rest of the season.

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Is Geothermal the Right Fit for Your Home?

November 25th, 2019

We haven’t written about geothermal heating in a while, and we’re sure that there are more curious customers out there than ever. So, for anyone that’s looking for the most environmentally friendly, reliable, and efficient heating system available on the market today, it’s time to look into geothermal in Plymouth, IN.

The one problem we find with geothermal heating is that most homeowners we talk to about it don’t know how it works at all. After all, it’s a complicated system! Heat pumps are not the simplest devices to get a grasp of, so it can be hard to tell consumers about the benefits of a system like this. So, buckle up and let us take you on a journey through the benefits of a geothermal heat pump, to see if this is a heating system that could be right for you and your home.

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Pesky Pilot Light Problems

November 11th, 2019

If you’ve got a gas furnace at home, chances are pretty good that you know what your pilot light is. For everyone else, the pilot light is the flame that is used to light the gas burners that eventually heat your home. The pilot light provides a pretty simple yet integral part of the heating process.

So why are we talking about it? Well, problems with your pilot light can mean your heating system comes to a screeching halt, which is absolutely unacceptable during some cold winter days. We’d like to go over some of the more common pilot light problems and the possible solutions for said problems. Obviously, if you’ve got a gas furnace in Plymouth, IN and you’re experiencing any sort of problem, we highly recommend calling our team for specialized furnace care.

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Boiler Kettling: What It Means for You

October 28th, 2019

We all love those Saturday mornings when we wake up smelling the savory smell of bacon, or the frying of buttermilk pancakes, while the tea kettle begins to rumble with anticipation. Except what if that rumbling wasn’t actually coming from your kettle? That’s a great way to turn a wonderful morning into a moment of panic!

Kettling is not something to joke about. In fact, a boiler kettling can be a clear signal that there is a buildup of pressure in the heat exchanger. We’ll get into more of the specifics later, but we’d like to start with imploring you to hire a professional technician for boiler service in Wabash, IN if you’re noticing a whistling noise to come from your boiler. Many homeowners operate under the assumption that a boiler should be making a whistling noise, or that this kind of noise is just natural. That’s entirely not the case.

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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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