Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Columbia City’

Your Fireplace Should Last Longer

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Wood fireplaces in Columbia City, IN are wonderful. Not only does the value of your house get driven up tremendously with a wood fireplace, but it increases your comfort and provides an incredible aesthetic that is irreplaceable. We completely understand why homeowners get so defensive about their fireplaces. They’re almost like another member of the family.

It’s always heartbreaking when a fireplace becomes so worn down that it’s nearly unusable by a family. We talk to homeowners all the time who say they wish they could use their fireplace, but they’re just not sure how well it works after years of neglect. Most homeowners don’t neglect their fireplaces on purpose—it just happens.

Today, we’re going to talk about some ways that you could get your fireplace lasting longer. We’ll talk about best practices and how our team can help.

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How Solar Panels Work

Monday, January 4th, 2021

We get it, you could probably go online to various other websites to watch hour-long documentaries about solar panels. There’s enough technology in the solar energy industry field to fill an entire career full of research. So why are we focusing on such a complicated topic?

Well, you just want to know the basics about solar panels that are important for your home and budget. You want to learn just enough about solar panels in Columbia City so that you can make an informed decision on whether you want them installed or not. It’s simple, really.

So, as your friendly, neighborhood solar company, we’ve decided to take the burden upon ourselves to teach you about solar energy. We’ll talk about the science behind how solar panels work, how the energy gets transferred to your home, and how much it could cost—or save—you.

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These Issues Could Spell Disaster for Your Boiler

Monday, December 7th, 2020

So you decide to head into your basement to grab something. After turning on the lights and walking down the stairs, you come across your boiler. It’s sitting there, still working like a charm, until you notice something that definitely isn’t normal—it’s leaking. There’s a malicious puddle sitting right under the system that’s giving you a headache and causing you to panic with phone calls to teams all over the county.

Well, while a puddle under the boiler is bad, it could be worse. We’re going to talk about some problems that could prompt boiler repair in Columbia City, IN today, in hopes that you call our team for help when you need it.

Puddles, leaks, corrosion … they are all potentially devastating for a boiler system, and they’re worth fixing with a team of trained professionals.

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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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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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Sign Up for Our HomeSavers Club This Spring!

Monday, April 15th, 2019

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When it comes to HVAC Services in Columbia City, IN, Collier’s is the trusted company and has been for more than three decades. Among the many reasons that homeowners turn to us to take care of their heating and cooling is because of our HomeSavers Club. This maintenance program packages the regular inspections and tune-ups an HVAC system needs with extra benefits. Customers receive tremendous value from membership, starting with reliable heating and cooling systems that don’t waste money when they run.

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Heating Services for the End of Winter

Monday, April 1st, 2019

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Winter is technically over now that it’s the first week of April. But winter isn’t really over until the weather outside says it is, and we can expect cool temperatures and a few cold days ahead before the spring starts to steadily warm up. As you get ready for the change in seasons, take some time to see if you need any heater service in Columbia City, IN. This may sound a bit strange, but trust us that a few precautions are worthwhile when it comes to your future heating needs.

Below are a few services you might need to schedule for your heating before the cold weather goes on vacation for the middle of the year.

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Where Is the Furnace Filter? How Do I Change It?

Monday, December 24th, 2018

man-holding-furnace-filterWe hope you’re reading this post because you have these questions on your mind—probably because you’ve seen mention on our site, or elsewhere on home service pages, that routine furnace filter changes are mandatory for top heating performance.

Yes, the air filter in your furnace must be changed regularly throughout the heating season. If your AC is housed in the same cabinet (and most are), then it shares use of the same filter and it needs to be routinely changed during the cooling season as well. Simple panel filters (which you can purchase in packs for about a dollar each) usually need to be replaced monthly, while stronger pleated filters can last from 3 to 4 months.

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Why Won’t My AC Keep Up at the End of Summer?

Monday, August 21st, 2017
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The Dogs Days of Summer. If only they were THIS pleasant.

Oh boy, here we are in the “dog days” of summer. (Which has nothing to do with dogs lying around on porches panting. The phrase goes back to the ancient Greeks and the position of the constellation Sirius the Dog in the morning sky. The more you know, the more… okay, this isn’t terribly useful information, but we’d thought we’d share it.)

Anyway, the late summer heat… it can be pretty bad, even with a few days of rain and some cooling now and then. Your air conditioning system in Columbia City, IN still has some heavy work ahead of it before the true cooling of fall arrives. And if your AC doesn’t seem like it’s up to battling the heat, leaving hot spots around the home and letting humidity get out of control, it’s something we recommend you investigate now. Don’t let problems linger because cooler weather is on the horizon. Delaying repair work for an air conditioner means bigger costs in the future—not to mention a possible full system breakdown.

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Choices for a New Air Conditioning Installation for the Summer

Monday, June 12th, 2017

outdoor-air-conditioning-unit-with-catWe’ve written previously about making the choice to retire an aging air conditioner and putting a new one in before summer arrives. But we didn’t address the next question you ask once you’ve answered, “Should I replace my AC?” And that question is, “What should I replace it with?”

HVAC technology never stands still. There are new models available today superior to your current AC even when it was new. And there are different varieties of air conditioners other than the standard split system central AC and the inefficient window unit. (We don’t recommend the latter, by the way.) We’ve put together a list of some of your air conditioner options, all of which our technicians install. To find out more about these choices for a new air conditioning installation in Columbia City, IN, and throughout Northeastern Indiana, talk to our staff today.

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