Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

4 Signs You Could Absolutely Use Boiler Repair

Monday, April 27th, 2020

We know that heating season is almost over, and you’re probably jonesing to get outside and enjoy the fresh air without the need for your boiler. However, we need to make sure that before you put your heater into hibernation until the next heating season, we deal with the problems that are occurring instead of waiting. Boiler repair can be less stressful when it’s not on a timer as low temperatures make their way back during the fall.

So, before you make the call to put your boiler away for the next few months, let’s address some problems that could be taking place. We’ve got 4 signs that signal a pretty clear need for a boiler repair in Pierceton, IN, and we’d love it if more homeowners knew when their heater was having trouble.

By calling our team, you could mitigate problems in the future and have a repair done today.

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Furnace Breakdown Checklist

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Let us set up the scene for you. Imagine it’s a chilly spring day as you and your family mind your own business while watching TV or reading your new favorite book—and all of a sudden it starts to get cold. Your heater isn’t turning on and there’s clearly something wrong since your thermostat is usually set at a much warmer temperature than this. Your family looks to you to figure out what’s going on and you’re starting to panic.

We’re not going to sugarcoat things. Furnaces do breakdown and sometimes it can be at the most inconvenient moment. However, the good news is that with a reliable contractor at your side for furnace repair in Wabash, IN, and some nifty tips, you could avoid the worst-case scenario.

Don’t panic, call us, and keep reading if you’re looking for help on your failed furnace.

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Is Your Furnace Making These Noises?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Furnace repair isn’t a word that homeowners want to hear, especially not when cold temperatures are still hovering at freezing. Though, what many homeowners don’t like to think about is the fact that furnace repair in Plymouth, IN is the end of a long chain of issues that could already be plaguing your home. You might be dealing with the effects of a furnace problem and a repair could make your life much better!

Take noises, for instance. While a homeowner might be dreading their furnace making noises, the outcome of said noises might be worse than the repair cost.

That’s why today we’re going to go over some common furnace noises, what they could represent, and why furnace repair could make your life a whole lot easier when scheduled appropriately. Remember, the longer you wait to address one of these issues, the worse the problem could be!

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AFUE Ratings: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, February 17th, 2020

When it comes to furnaces, homeowners know the basic idea of how they work. A gas furnace burns fuel to create heat that transfers from a heat exchanger to the air duct system of your home. This heat is then distributed through your home, effectively heating your home and keeping each room to the temperature specification you set on your thermostat. Sounds simple enough, right?

Well, not exactly. Efficiency plays a huge part in how well your furnace is functioning. Having an inefficient furnace might function in a similar way to an efficient heating system, but you’ll have much more trouble being able to tell the difference. That’s why we’d like to talk about AFUE ratings, the surefire way to tell how efficient your gas furnace in Columbia City should be running, and the guideline for homeowners who are shopping for a new system. Having basic knowledge about AFUE ratings can give you a leg up when trying to figure out how much money you’ll spend on heating.

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Do You Have a Boiler Leak?

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Boiler leaks are unfortunately one of the worst experiences a homeowner can deal with. They can cause all sorts of damage to your home, can cause your heating bills to skyrocket, and can ultimately leave you without heat in the middle of the wintertime. Keep in mind that while we’ll talk about ways to notice if your boiler is leaking, or explore what might be going wrong with the system, we discourage any form of DIY repair work on a system like that.

Boiler repair in Wabash, IN is a complicated procedure depending on many factors, including where the leak might be and what caused it. Basically, this should always be done by a qualified professional, no matter how much experience you think you might have. Don’t risk having your heater break down for the season!

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Complete Furnace Rundown: What You Should Know

Monday, January 20th, 2020

You’d be surprised by how many homeowners there are that don’t really know how their furnaces work. While it might be convenient to think of your heater like a magic box that makes heat, it’s more complicated and more interesting than that. Gas furnaces are marvels of modern technology, being able to burn fuel using combustion to turn cold air into warm air, they’re hyper-efficient these days and tend to run very affordably as well.

That being said, when something goes wrong in your furnace or you’re worried about your home’s safety having a gas burner inside of it, it’s always a good idea to have a good idea about what a furnace does and how it works. So, when you need furnace repair in Wabash, IN, you’ll be able to help a professional pinpoint exactly where the issue is and know how relatively expensive that fix should be.

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The Importance of Replacing an Air Filter

Monday, January 6th, 2020

While you might have heard us mention replacing your furnace filter time and time again, we’re still addressing the fact that many homeowners don’t know their furnace even has a filter! This is incredibly important to us because we’re all about providing quality maintenance to make sure that your furnace lasts as long as possible. A happy, healthy, furnace means low heating bills and a comfortable home for many years to come.

Unfortunately, when a furnace’s air filter clogs, it can begin to stifle your heater—reducing the airflow into your system while adding stress on certain components. This means your system will start consuming more energy to complete the same heating task, and you’ll need heater repair in Columbia City sooner rather than later!

So, let’s go over the benefits of replacing your furnace filter. There are plenty of reasons not to ignore this vital piece of your heater.

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Notice These Heater Ailments

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

If you’re one of the many owners of a furnace or other type of heating system, you’re going to already be aware of a few signs that show problems are developing. While problems are important to address, and furnace repair in Plymouth, IN should be made in a timely manner, there isn’t anything worse than having your heating system stop completely during the coldest months of the year.

Today we’re going to run through a checklist of some incredibly important things to notice that will signify imminent or immediate heating system failure. These aren’t your run of the mill repairs, these can be incredibly expensive, cause a system breakdown, and can often be dangerous as well. Basically, these are the issues that you can’t ignore and that you should always call a trustworthy team of HVAC professionals about.

Well, let’s get started!

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Holiday Season HVAC Savings Guide

Monday, 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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Pesky Pilot Light Problems

Monday, 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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